Shane Laufman

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Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Kitchens

A former Wall Street exec is trying to do to real-estate what technology did to stock trading

Jarred Kessler, a 15-year Wall Street veteran and former head of US equities at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, came up with his big idea when a friend lost his job.<p>His friend was in a tough spot and thought about putting his house on the market, but didn't want the associated "public …

Real Estate

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you …

Travel Deals

Cute and Fun Christmas Crafts For Kids

Sometimes the only reason we even put up a Christmas tree is because of the little ones. Sure, it’s fun to decorate the tree and the house and to go …

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

Land a six-figure project management salary with this ‘Agile and Scrum Career Advancement’ training bundle

Over the past several years, Agile project management has become the premier method powering software development industry-wide. You can join the ranks of fully-trained and certified Agile masters with this Agile and Scrum Career Advancement Bundle. For a limited time, grab this high-level …

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

Time Management

Primary school bans homework after pupils and parents voted to read books instead

A primary school has scrapped homework after the move was backed in a poll by parents and pupils.<p>Children at the 193-pupil Inverlochy Primary School in Fort William have been urged instead to use the time they would have spent on homework to read books, magazines and comics.<p>Nearly 80 per cent of …