Shannon Frost

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Procrastination: The Illusion of Freedom

Procrastination offers the illusion of freedom. It tricks us into believing we have countless hours, only to rob us of them (Edward Young). It …

Use These 3 Questions To Keep Your Team High Performing

In the SEAL Teams, whenever we were patrolling to a target, each operator in the patrol would ask himself three questions. These three questions helped us ascertain our relevance as individuals which, in turn, determined our relevance as a team. Those three questions were:<p>Is my gun up (ready)?<br>• Where …

Team Building

21 People With Desk Setups That Will Seriously Inspire You

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Home Decorating

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Tutorials

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night | Inc.com

When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and life hacks. It's rooted in a focus on systems and daily habits which …

Lifehacks

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Curly-Hair Products You Need To Know About

The curly-hair market has been booming lately. New natural hair brands are popping up left and right, while "mainstream" lines are adding more …

Hair Care

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

Apps

The Coconut-Oil Product You Need to Try (Oh, and It's Less Than $10)

When a beauty-obsesed friend recently insisted I try a new coconut-oil body lotion, I nodded and smiled. I know coconut oil is the cure for everything from chronic dry skin to international terrorism, but I personally don't love the stuff. I figured this would be another moisturizer that smells …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

Carbohydrates

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users, and it means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy the best news and weather apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and the most beautiful game we've seen this year.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find …

The New Yorker’s “Comma Queen” Mercifully Explains the Difference Between Who/Whom, Lay/Lie, Less/Fewer & Beyond

From <i>The New Yorker</i> comes "The Comma Queen" video series, which features Mary Norris talking about the finer points of language that come up again and …

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”<p><i>“When you’re an artist,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her magnificent manifesto for the creative life, <i>“nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own</i> …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

Self-improvement

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

10 Mind-Blowing TED Talks On How To Be Confident, Gorgeous- And A Better Person

1. Your Body Language Influences the Way You Feel<p>In this video, social Psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses research that shows how body language shapes …

How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps

Web browsing. Email. Calendar. Microsoft’s Windows 10 defaults to Microsoft’s own choices, and makes it harder for non-Microsoft apps to compete.<p>Most Windows users don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser (or “Edge,” in Windows 10), which means at some point they checked a little box to use …

These Brutally Honest Parenting Comics Will Crack You Up

Brian Gordon — a cartoonist and dad of two — has been making fun of being a parent since he became one. In an attempt to keep himself sane and bond with other parents, he shamelessly started creating funny-because-it's-true parenting comics — and we can't stop laughing at them.<p>As soon as he brought …

Parenting

17 Warren Buffett Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success and Happiness | Inc.com

It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors and businesspeople in the world. However, what is not as well known is that he is also one of the happiest.<p>While Buffett has built remarkable wealth over the decades, his feet are still firmly planted on the ground. He still …