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Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Humanity

8 Questions to Help You Find Your Biggest Productivity Weaknesses (and Become Incredibly Productive) | Inc.com

Plenty of people are busy. Staying busy is easy.<p>It's a lot harder to be productive.<p>Think about it. Busy people are organized. They check things off their to-do lists. They get things done.<p>Productive people do all that--but they check the <i>right</i> things off their to-do lists. They get the <i>right</i> things …

Self-improvement

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

Self-improvement

The Secret Of Successful Saving And Investing

<i>We all want to amass the financial portfolio that will give us a secure feeling about our lives. Does it take some special genius to do that? Not quite. JJ Sessions, a senior financial planner in the</i> <i>Twin Cities</i> <i>office of The Planning Center, tells us how: by setting goals. But just how to do that is</i> …

Success

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

7 Minutes and 13 Moves are All You Need for Stronger Arms and Shoulders

Whether you want your arms to be crazy jacked or you just want to be able to open a dang jar without asking for help, this quick 7-minute HIIT …

The Case for Silence While You Work or Study

The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to some types of music can help with certain mental tasks. However, there’s a case to be made for working …

How to Become Infinitely More Attractive, According to Psychology

When we think about attractiveness, a fresh coat of lipstick, a striking outfit, and a fresh blowout stereotypically come to mind. At least, that's …

Psychology

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long | Inc.com

The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive attitude and a hearty breakfast so you can tackle …

Time Management
Africa

The Fall of Rome, the End of Fighting Sports

Fightland Blog<p>Clash between Byzantines and Arabs at the Battle of Lalakaon (Wikimedia Commons)<p><i>This article is the beginning of a series on Europe’s Medieval martial arts guilds, known as the “Masters of Defence.”</i><p>The Middle Ages in Europe are often described as dark times in which there was a dearth …

Ancient History

Exercises That Will Add a Serious Challenge to Your Workout

Are you an exercise enthusiast who loves a challenge? If so, you probably have a habit of testing your limits and trying different workouts to see …

The Reason You're Not Successful Is Because You Don't Want To Admit This 1 Thing

You know deep down it's true.<p>Success. Define it.<p>You want to have a certain number in your bank account.<p>You want to build something X amount of people validate and praise.<p>You want to be "remembered" or "known" for something, forever.<p>You want to be seen as the leader, the one who pioneered change.<p>You …

Self-improvement

How to Do a Perfect Shoulder Press

You already know the shoulder press—often called a military press—will turn puny delts into cannonballs. But a lot of guys don't realize that the …

This Shortcut to Success Could Save You Decades

Surprisingly, very few people take advantage of it.<p><i>What's the most badass life hack? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur, investor, optimist, on Quora:</b><p>Hands down, it's</b> …

Self-improvement

Use Graphic Organizers for Effective Learning

My 10-year-old has several learning and processing disabilities but his greatest learning strength is that he is an incredible visual learner. When …

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success | Inc.com

All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a relationship. It can keep us stuck where we are.<p>If <b>fear</b> is keeping you from being who you want …

Self-improvement

5 Methods to Make Sure You Use Time Effectively

If you are like most entrepreneurs, the resource you always wish you had more of is time. Learn to use the following methods and become a time-management expert.<p>When I interview successful business people who are at the apex of their careers, the one thing they all wish they had more of, is …

Time Management

Book Critics Pick Their Top 15 Summer Reads | Inc.com

For some entrepreneurs the generally slower summer months are a great time to learn something new or catch up on the latest business titles. For others, vacation season is all about feeding the brain with some great fiction.<p>Don't knock devouring a pageturner. Not only do figures like Mark …

Books

Budget Travel In The Maldives

Ever dreamed of travelling to paradise but thought you could never afford it? Think again, because solo travel in the Maldives on a budget is totally …

Asia Travel

The Lena Dunham Guide to Meditation

Hello, and welcome to Lena Dunham’s meditation practice. Please, remove your shoes. Lena is here to take you through a short relaxation exercise designed to alleviate stress, reduce tension, and make everything else disappear for a few sweet, blissful moments. During this video, you’ll press reset …

8 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s been said that your most valuable form of capital is your mind. Entrepreneurial Personality Types (or EPTs), discovered by Alex Charfen, are naturally capable of widespread success -- but what happens when you’re pushed off track? …

Luxury Lifestyle

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

These Motivating Quotes Will Help Start Your Day off Right

Motivating yourself can be tough, especially when you’re running on coffee, late nights, and early mornings — as most business owners do.<p>But there’s …

Motivation

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …