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6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

The Smart Way to Increase Mileage

Follow these steps to avoid injury as you start adding in longer runs.<p><i>Alex asks: I'd like to increase my weekly mileage, but I'm concerned about getting hurt. Unfortunately, I have had several running related injuries already. Right now I'm running between 12 to 15 miles a week but would like to</i> …

Why most definitions of leadership are wrong

What makes someone a leader anyway?<p>Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business.<p>We've written several books on leadership, and yet it's a rare thing to actually pause to define leadership.<p><i>Let's start with what leadership is not…</i><p><b>Leadership has nothing to</b> …

Leadership

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

3 Tips from Tiger's New Coach

Drop your club and learn to pure it with your irons<p>Swing Model: Jamie Lovemark<p>1. SET YOUR LEFT SIDE HIGHER<p>Without a club, you'll have a better sense for what your body should be feeling. At address for an iron shot, position your left side higher and feel slightly more pressure on your left foot</i> …

Kids Explain Gay Marriage

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Windows Phone

11 critical things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>Time is really the only capital …

Popular Task Management App 'Any.do' Comes to Mac

Any.DO today announced the launch of a Mac version of <i>Any.Do</i>, the company's popular task management app for iOS, allowing users to manage their tasks and to-dos on multiple platforms throughout the day. While the app quietly went live last week, today marks the official launch with a major Editor's …

Apps

Fitness Friday: 42 ways to get fit

Being "fit" can mean a lot of things, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear), who trains many of the game's top players, including Luke Donald, Russell Henley and Webb Simpson. It can be anything from having your best blood-pressure reading in a decade to being able to slip into a …

The Top 25 Salads to Help You Shed Pounds

If you're looking to lose weight, salads are bound to be a big part of your life, but that doesn't mean you need to pile on the same old toppings day after day! All 25 of these nutrient-dense salads support weight-loss goals, fuel the body, <i>and</i> satisfy your taste buds with their fresh flavors and …

40-Minute Metabolism-Boosting Workout

This full-body workout will get your heart rate up while building metabolism-boosting muscle. Plus, it's fun! Grab a set of dumbbells between five and 10 pounds, press play, and get ready to sweat.

Heart Rates

A 10-Minute CrossFit Workout Your Body Will Love

Get ready to take your workout to the next level with Jessica Alba's CrossFit trainer, Yumi Lee. This workout is excuse-proof: you don't need any equipment, and it's only 10 minutes long, but it will definitely get your heart pumping. No need to be intimidated by CrossFit either: Yumi provides …

CrossFit

Spring Clean Your Body With a Quick, Sweaty, Full-Body Workout

How sweaty can you get in 10 minutes? Well, with this workout, the answer is pretty darn sweaty. This quick workout keeps your heart rate up to burn calories while toning your entire body. We hit the muscles from all angles to ensure that you look good from every perspective. Best of all: you don't …

Fitness

This Treadmill Workout Will Be the Most Intense 30 Minutes of Your Day

It didn't take much convincing to see why Sandra Bullock, Amanda Seyfried, and Kim Kardashian all flock to Barry's Bootcamp — 15 minutes into my first class, I was in love. The hourlong mix of high-intensity treadmill intervals and circuit training left me a sweaty mess, and I was already planning …

Print It: 300-Calorie Interval Workout

Extreme Sports

Your Arms and Abs Will Transform After This 2-Week Challenge

Plank is one of the most effective total-body moves, so here's a new challenge for you to conquer — a five-minute plank. Since holding a straight-up plank wouldn't be any fun (and could end up causing an injury), this challenge mixes up five basic variations to not only tone your abs and arms, but …

Workouts

What are the best exercises to strengthen the core and improve posture? - Canada Q&A

ThinkStock<p>From Ann Ranson<p>Reader Ann Ranson asks: “What are the best exercises to strengthen the core and improve posture?” Kathleen Trotter, Globe Health‘s fitness expert, says it’s equally important to know which exercises are conducive to “anti-posture.”<p>The worst offender is any abdominal …

Business Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in business …

The 4 Quadrants of Creation

Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create...<p>Now answer this question:<p>Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?<p>This questions speaks to the two primary components that lead to success in business and in life -- commitment and competence. Commitment is …

6 Ways to Boost Your Creative Thinking | Inc.com

Many people think you're either a creative person or you're not. While I agree that some people may be slightly more predisposed to thinking creatively than others, I think creativity is a muscle that can be exercised and improved upon. Here are six ways to stimulate creative thinking.<p><b>1. Consume</b> …

Creativity

4 Ways Great Leaders Handle Arguments | Inc.com

Great leaders know how to handle arguments. Instead of viewing disagreements as a negative, they learn to use conflict as a way to improve.<p>To do this, they learn the art of how to argue. They listen well, are comfortable admitting they are wrong, and make a real effort to get to the heart of the …

Anger Management

The 48 Laws Of Power

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Greene<p><b>'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times</b><p>Robert Greene's laws are now famous:<b><br>Law 1:</b> Never outshine the master.<b><br>Law 2:</b> Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies.<b><br>Law 3:</b> Conceal your intentions.<b><br>Law 4:</b> Always say less …

Make a Lasting Impression in Under 5 Minutes: 14 Ideas | Inc.com

Most entrepreneurs expect to find themselves at networking and industry events at least a few times per calendar year, if not per month. But far too many promising conversations turn into one-sided pitches punctuated with a business card.<p>Before you head out to your next event, why not practice a …

Self-help

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

What makes a great leader? These TED Talks offer surprising, nuanced approaches on how to inspire and empower others to do their very best.