Rebecca McNeil

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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Offer These 50 Free Professional Resources to Your Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most employers recognize providing professional development opportunities is a benefit many employees expect. In fact, a 2013 survey of 4,000 randomly selected members of the Society for Human Resource Management found 88 percent of …

How 30 Days of Yoga Can Improve Your Productivity | Inc.com

As is the case with many entrepreneurs, my free time is precious, so when I decide to exercise, I want to get the most intense workout possible in the shortest amount of time. That is one of the reasons I love CrossFit. But when my chiropractor told me I had to start working on my mobility and …

Yoga

How You Can Finally Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Public speaking anxiety is a common and oftentimes debilitating problem. Our speaking coach explains practical ways to deal.<p>“According to most studies, people’s No. 1 fear is public speaking. No. 2 is death. Death is No. 2. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a …

110 essential resources for creative freelancers and small business owners

It’s here. Creative Boom’s list of 110 highly recommended, essential resources for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, because a hundred wasn't …

30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

Hacking

This National Park In Canada Might Be One Of The Prettiest Places In The World

Some U.S. national parks are expected to raise their entrance fees this year, but one thing will likely stay the same: the crowds. The only way to really avoid crowded parks is to find a lesser-known alternative, and we've found just the place to escape to. Nahanni National Park Reserve, which many …

30+ professional events in advertising and social media

The <i>Mashable</i> Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public …

Google Analytics: How to Know If Your Marketing is Working

Shares 7K<p>Do you use Google Analytics?<p>Want to know how data can help improve your marketing?<p>To learn how to measure what’s working with Google …

3 Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal

We talk a good game about opportunity in this country, but here are three signs that we're failing to provide young people with a fair shot at prosperity.<p><b>Sign #1: People typically achieve most of their earnings gain in the first 10 years of employment.</b><p>A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of …

Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics

A few years ago, Stage Stores—a $2 billion department store chain across 40 American states—decided to use analytics to drive sales. But its executive team faced a problem: not enough employees to handle the data.<p>In today’s hyper-competitive sales environment, buyers compare prices with a click and …

Big Data

Turn Your Brand Into a Religion | Inc.com

In your endless quest to find digital and automated ways to attract customers, build audience, and raise awareness, it's interesting that many entrepreneurs are beginning to realize that an antiquated method, word of mouth, is capable of pulling better results.<p>With the increasing footprint of …

Public Relations

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Why Everyone Needs to Stop Saying Yoga Doesn't Count as a Workout

Can you be incredibly strong thanks to yoga alone? <i>Yes!</i><p>Here’s the thing that the mainstream world doesn’t understand about yoga: All yoga doesn’t revolve around gentle stretches, chants, and seated meditation. There’s a general misconception that yoga will make you flexible and limber but not fit …

How To Create A Leadership Development Program That Actually Works

If you want to develop your company’s next best leaders, first put your money where your mouth is. Next, make it worthwhile with these tips.<p>There’s no shortage of challenges facing business leaders today. From data breaches to competition from emerging markets, the list goes on. But the most …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat. If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get …

Self-help

The reasons why none of us can resist a good list

The discovery of a sheet of Andy Murray's secret motivational tips is the latest proof that our brains crave a list<p>It contains the sort of cod motivational speak that one might assume would be better suited to a middle-ranking ASDA manager rather than an elite sportsman. The discovery of a list …

Harvard

The White Sand Beach P*rn You Need Right Now

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's never wrong to daydream about white, sandy beaches and crisp, aqua waters. But when it's cold, slushy, and there's four feet of snow out your window, well, those thoughts take on an entirely new voyeuristic value. And if <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> taught …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

National Parks

How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools

Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to …

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 1]

<i>This is the Part 1 of the "Recommended Marketing Tools" series - where successful bloggers share the marketing tools they couldn't live without. Co-authored by James Richman.</i><p>Most successful bloggers are not only great storytellers. They know the best and most effective tools of the trade too.<p>In …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

7 Things I Learned on an Elimination Diet (and How They Still Keep Me Healthy Every Day)

Honestly, I'm totally averse to "diets."<p>I've never put myself on one because I think they often set people up to "fail" because they are not sustainable in the long-term. It's this really sad, vicious cycle of trying to find the next easy way to "get skinny" that ends up making people feel really …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Motivation

Five Easy, Essential DIY Winter Tuneups

These quick maintenance jobs will keep your bike running smoothly in 2015<p>For cyclists, winter is a time to restore and recharge. But as much as your body needs some TLC, so does your bike. That doesn’t have to mean an exhaustive overhaul. These five quick maintenance jobs are easy enough for any …