Amanda Pfeiffer

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How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Self-improvement

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

One Hour Of Exercise On This Bike Can Power Your Home For A Day

Imagine powering your home with just one hour of exercise-for free. Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-hour Energy maker Living Essentials, is working to make …

7 Genius Brain Boosters to Try Before Work

To help you tackle the tasks of your day and sharpen your brain for years to come, add these simple brain boosters to your early-morning routine.<p>So …

15 things successful people do during their lunch break

Experts say your lunch hour is critical for keeping your productivity and energy levels up. Working or rushing through it can be detrimental to your success.<p>"Your lunch hour is your chance to get refocused, reenergized, and refueled (literally) for the rest of your day," says Michael Kerr, an …

Why the most productive people start their day at 4 a.m. (yes, we're serious)

Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his day at 3:45 a.m. Here's why you shouldn't miss the boat on this new trend.<p>A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what billionaire entrepreneurs do to stay productive in their spare time.<p>What I didn't know is that there's a recent productivity trend on the rise. A …

AOL

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

Project Management

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

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8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

How To Relax Like A Pro

by Terri Trespicio<p>There is a widely held misconception in our culture that relaxation is a <i>reflex</i>--meaning, if we can create the ideal environment, relaxation will just...happen.<p>Yet it's not so easy for many of us. We finally get a day off or take that vacation but instead of feeling relaxed, we …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

4 Habits of the Most Resilient People | Inc.com

The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on resilience.<p>Resilience means developing a strong solid level of mental …

Self-help

5 Ways To Stay Mentally Strong When You’re Stressed

The unpredictability of life – feedback from a boss or co-workers, the ups and downs of family relationships or just the day-to-day news – can keep …

The best gluten-free banana bread - Jamie Oliver | Features

Best enjoyed with a cup of tea as a midday treat, banana bread is a fantastic, not to mention classic, option. It’s a breeze to throw together, and …

5 useful apps to teach your kids coding right now

Intro<p>Now, you may have heard that, starting next year, coding will be part of the national school syllabus. Reception has been mixed, with many …

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

Breakfast

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

11 Powerful Ways to Create an Instant Connection With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that connecting with people is an innate skill that belongs only to the lucky few.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall …

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

This Exercise Will Make You Much Smarter, Says Neuroscience

A recent study reveals the workout that's good for both your body and your brain.<p>We already know that exercise can help make us smarter, happier, and less stressed. But all exercise is not created equal. If you're a time-crunched entrepreneur, might you like to know which kind of exercise is most …

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Goal Setting

7 ways to be great at dating, according to science

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly.<p>Shouldn't there be a better way?<p>Well, yes: There's no …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …