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10 Things to Do With the Empty Space Over Your Bed

You’ve got the perfect headboard and bedding set up. But does your bedroom still feel a little … vanilla? The large and empty wall area over your bed …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

The 5 Communication Tactics That Helped Me Become a Better Leader

Effective leadership starts with effective communication. From writing emails to giving a company-wide speech, what you say and how you say it will matter.<p>Having a strong vision for your company is one thing. Being able to communicate it clearly is another ballgame. As a leader, your job can take …

Self-confidence

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

American Airlines

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

30 Absolutely Brilliant Ideas for Your Small Living Room

Those pesky small living rooms always have us stumbling and second guessing what we should do to make the most of the floor plan. If you've ever …

Home Decorating

How to Be 20 Percent Smarter: Just Rearrange Your Schedule | Inc.com

If you want to get smarter, you could read more, try certain kinds of brain training, or learn study techniques suggested by science (or geniuses). Or, if you're feeling lazy today, you could just rearrange your schedule.<p>That's the surprising and useful assertion of bestselling author Daniel Pink …

Time Management

20 Satisfying Hobbies and How to Get Them

<i>The New Year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, try rock climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the</i> …

Manhattan

The Hasidic Question

THE BA’AL SHEM TOV, a charismatic folk healer, exorcist, clairvoyant, teacher, and mystical ecstatic who was said to have spoken to Satan and the …

Religion

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

Exercise

Travel Better in 2018: the 5 Best Websites to Find Crazy Airfare Deals

Yes seats are getting smaller and service is getting worse, but flying across the world has never been cheaper…if you know where to look. Make a …

Flying

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

Schadenfreude

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

<b>1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)</b> <br>An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.<p><b>2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)</b><br>This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of …

Literature

Learn some of the most in-demand management skills of 2018 with these online classes that are on sale

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

I Worked Out Like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for 3 Weeks

See what happens when a lady lifts like the most muscular dude in Hollywood.<p>Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson is known for a lot of roles: a former WWE …

New York City

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start | Inc.com

<i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo at AppSumo, on</b> …

Small Business

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

Artificial Intelligence

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Twentieth Century-Fox

4 Business Books You Need On Your Christmas List | Inc.com

For me, 2017 has involved a lot of business travel. And whilst the novelty of spending hours in yet another airport quickly wore off, travelling is at least a great opportunity to pick up a book and learn something new.<p>Growing a business is hard, and often there are very few people to turn to to …

Leadership

Becoming A Better Writer Is Like Sculpting Clay. This 3-Step Process Is Everything You Need To Know | Inc.com

If you want to become a writer, you have to write.<p>I am going to continue saying this, like a mantra, because it is truly the most fundamental habit required in order to write well.<p>I want you to think of your writing as a wet piece of clay.<p>In order for that mushy lump to turn into a ceramic bowl, …

Creative Writing

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

The Recipe That Will Make You Forget Brownies

<b>For more food, drink, and travel videos, visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Brownies get all the glory but it is time for their slightly lighter cousin blondies to get their day in the sun.<p>Luckily we have a recipe that will make you forget all about brownies. Claire Ptak from the Violet Bakery in London has …

Dessert

How to Make Cracker Jack at Home

<i>The only downside of making it at home? You have to provide the surprise inside.</i><p>Cracker Jack is an iconic American snack that has been around for over 100 years—and that means that most of us have tried the molasses-flavored caramel-covered popcorn and salty peanuts at least once in our lifetime. …