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Meet the woman who gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

Personal Finance

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

Sleep

The best time to do everything if you want to get great results, according to research

We love to say "timing is everything" but often we sure as heck don't act like it (bookstores have an entire "how to" section but not a "when to" section).<p>As we're going to find out, timing really can be everything. And often we've got it all wrong. Luckily, bestselling author Dan Pink has come to …

Time Management

How to ‘unf—k yourself’ at work, in a relationship and in life

‘Unf—k Yourself’ author Gary John Bishop tells Moneyish tips on changing the way you think to live your best life<p>It’s time to unf—-k yourself.<p>Life is …

Dow Jones

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else | Inc.com

To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be exceptional, but according to the former Apple boss …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Use Stress to Your Advantage

Stress is how nature tells us we need to take action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us feel powerless to stress because we interpret our stress to be coming from sources outside of us. Whatever is outside of us may be cause for our stress, but it is not the …

This Coconut Curry Chicken & Rice Cooks in One Pan

When you don't have a ton of time to dedicate to cooking a main dish and sides for dinner, a one-pan meal is the perfect solution. In this case, …

Curries

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview | Inc.com

Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is one I very much enjoy.<p>Let's face it, there are tons of articles, opinions, and viewpoints …

Communication Skills

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You | Inc.com

Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. The first was when I suffered an …

Motivation

These 5 Easy Dinners Will Give You the Coziest Fall Feels

Now that we are squarely settled into fall, there is nothing I want more than a meal plan full of dinners that are hearty, warming, and above all …

Cooking

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

Starting a Business? Don't Forget These Seven Important Things | Inc.com

<i>By Abhi Golhar, host of Real Estate Deal Talk and managing partner of Summit & Crowne.</i><p>Coming up with a small business idea can be as simple as identifying a problem in your local area and finding a solution to it. But there's a reason why many small businesses fail in their first year, and there …

Small Business

The 10 Commandments of Effective Communication | Inc.com

Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. A lack of healthy communication causes marriages to fail, creates distance between parents and children and can destroy the culture of any organization.<p>Effective communication involves not only hearing what others say, but understanding …

Emotional Intelligence

Here Are 3 Ways to Tell Whether You'll Succeed or Fail at Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Since starting my own company, I have learned (very quickly) some major differences between entrepreneurs that succeed and those that fail--or forever pledge the title of "entrepreneurship" meanwhile staying snug and safe in their 9-5 job.<p>Before I took the leap to launch Digital Press, I looked at …

Entrepreneurship

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t …

5 Traits of Naturally Resilient People

Life offers us plenty of opportunities to practice resilience.<p>If you were in Texas or Florida over the summer and everything you’ve ever owned has …

Self-help

4 Ways to Build a Personal Brand That's Truly Authentic | Inc.com

We’ve all probably heard the hype about personal brands: We have to get one--and fast.<p>Yet, most people don’t really know what it is or how to go about making one.<p>Your personal brand is a reflection of the kind of person you are and want to be--your values, your motivations, your career goals. These …

Leadership

7 Ways I Combat Negativity in My Life to Remain Motivated and Stay Strong | Inc.com

There will be times in your life where negativity seems to be all around you. When that happens, that negativity can suffocate your dreams, destroy your hope, and halt your motivation. If that negativity becomes more frequent, you may eventually throw in the towel and accept that negativity is just …

Motivation

4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Fulfilled People | Inc.com

Mentally tough people increase their chances of success in life because of their perspective. One of their key traits is fulfillment. On the surface, fulfillment sounds like an easy concept, yet it remains highly elusive to many people.<p>Fulfillment isn't an elusive item relegated for the select few, …

Self-improvement

I'm a life coach, and there are 3 questions I get more than anything else

People come to me as a life coach for a multitude of reasons.<p>They hate their job. They feel stuck in a bad relationship. They are crippled by fear and social comparison. They know that they are not living an authentic or full life. They make decisions based on what other people think and expect of …

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be | Inc.com

You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler when she throws the 87th tantrum of the day. And …

Happiness

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Katy Perry’s MTV Video Music Awards Looks

2008 in vintage<p>Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock<p>2009 in The Blonds<p>Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock<p>2010 in Marchesa<p>Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock<p>2011 in …

5 Ways to Decorate a Windowless Kitchen Wall

Not every kitchen is #blessed with a window over the kitchen sink — especially when it comes to apartment living. And sadly, without one, things can …

Kitchens

17 Easy 5-Ingredient Breakfast Ideas

If breakfast means a bowl of cold cereal or a piece of buttered toast as you run out the door, there's something you need to know that's going to …

Breakfast