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A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential | Inc.com

Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in a two-bedroom apartment. He was a self-described ordinary kid and worse-than-ordinary student. Forty-two years after starting his …

Self-improvement

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Costa Rica holidays,North and Central America holidays,Travel,Adventure travel,Beach holidays,Hotels<p>This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches<br>• <b>Readers’ tips on</b> …

Central America

Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason …

Psychology

These 11 Healthy Home Musts Do the Body Good

Your environment has a major impact on your overall health and well-being. From getting the proper night's sleep to eliminating toxins from your air, …

Toxins

Feng Shui - 7 tricks to attract money into your home!

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.<p>One of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, …

The box home with a surprise inside

Windows are arguably the most unremarkable feature of any home. Sure, they serve the very important purpose of letting in natural light, but in …

22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city

DARPA wants to create autonomous, Agent Smith-like security software

What if finding and fixing security flaws were just as fast and automated as the computer systems they’re trying to protect? What if cyber defense protocols were as seamless, sophisticated, and scalable as the internet itself?<p>Those are questions at the heart of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a …

'Pokémon GO's Biggest Secret? Type Is Way More Important Than CP

The longer <i>Pokémon GO</i> is released, the more the game seems like it’s separating into the haves and have nots. Casual players are content to hover in the 300-500 CP range for their top level Pokémon, while the no-life players (including myself) are now staking claims on gyms with 1,600 Gyaradoses and …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

9 Household Chores You Should Stop Doing Right Now

Scour the kitchen, scrub the bathroom, vacuum the living room, and then get ready to do it all again. Sound familiar? While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often or stop doing altogether, whether you're renting …

Wikkelhouse - Modular Microhome Made of Cardboard - Quiet Corner

At first glance, cardboard doesn’t seem like a suitable material for building. Yet, we have seen it done, either by award-winning architects using …

Off-grid

Royal Navy commander and wife 'died in suicide pact to avoid going into care'

A former Royal Navy commander and his wife of 61 years died side by side in their living room in what is thought to have been a long-planned suicide pact, rather than end up in care.<p>David Brittan, 86, and his wife Bridget, known as Biddy, 84, were found dead at their home in the village of …

Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells, Study Finds

Lab data suggests THC and cannabis compounds deserve further testing<p>Alzheimer’s disease may now be added to a list of diseases with promising treatment from cannabis compounds, a new study from the Salk Institute says.<p>While there has been research and trials to use compounds to treat chronic pain, …

Definitive proof that Queen Liz is cool AF

‘I’ve never met the Queen... but this policeman has’<p>When she avoided a conversation by hiding behind a bush<p>Even The Queen has people who, given the …

What addiction science says about getting - and staying - off opioids

Two insights over the last half-century have transformed scientific understanding of the nature of addiction:<p>Slideshow<p>What addiction science says …

The 77 best kids' films of all time

What Your Desk Looks Like Can Reveal Your True Personality

Rumour has is that owners of messy spaces have messy minds. We might have also heard that those with messy spaces are the creative types, the …

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Consciousness

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

The Glass House Built Around A Tree

A significant number of my childhood fantasies revolved around <b>tree houses</b> - but this design by Kazakh architect <b>Aibek Almassov</b> just flips the whole …

E3 2016 - Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV gets August release in select theaters

One of the surprise announcements that came out at the <b>Final Fantasy XV</b> reveal was that of <b>Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV</b>, a entirely CG movie leading up …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Smart people value friendships and relationships just like anyone else, but they tend to be more selective with how they spend their time.

Relationships

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

This Is Why You Might Want to Put a Strip of Tape On Your Laptop Camera

If you have anything to hide from the internet at large — including your naked body — you might want to cover up your laptop camera.<p>As hacking …

One Day: ‘Our village fed us for a year after our son died’

I still find it hard to believe that two years ago, we were an ordinary, happy family. My husband, David, and our children, Holly, then three, and Oscar, one, went on holidays to France and spent our weekends at the local cricket club in Kirtlington, the Oxfordshire village where we had lived for …

Blond Hair