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The Ultimate Guide to Being Happier and More Productive at Work

Ready for a dismal stat? Less than half of Americans are happy at work. Since happiness is linked to productivity (and thus, a company’s bottom line) …

Time Assets and Debts: A Different Way of Thinking about Productivity

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency, like how to get more done each morning or workday. But certain strategic choices impact …

Hibernation Doesn't Affect Memory, At Least For Bats

Sleep deprivation saps much more than your energy. Studies show it also weakens your memory, changing the way we convert short-term memories into long-term ones. But not for bats.<p>This time of year, millions of bats from a spectrum of species are hunkered down in caves, where they’ll huddle together …

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11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

Don't worry, be happy.<p>Bobby McFerrin was onto something when he wrote those words. There are so many benefits to happiness, and worrying causes so …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

The Ultimate Entrepreneur Pep Talk: 4 Important Affirmations for Any Innovator | Inc.com

You were prepared for the uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship. You braced yourself for the long workdays--and for your first business failure. You were ready for just about everything--except the inner strength it takes to be your own biggest motivator.<p>Sure, it would be great to have your …

Motivation

Does Money Buy Happiness? Up To A Point

Both individuals and nations as a whole get a little happier once they stop being poor. But true happiness depends on more than wealth.<p>As nations become richer, they tend to become happier. But only up to a point. At a certain level of wealth–when our basic needs are met–people cease becoming …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

How to maintain a habit when life shifts your focus

I was already writing about this issue, but I have to revise the topic, because I believe it’s of the biggest importance in improving your life. …