Sharmin Khan

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13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone …

When I Follow This Simple Email Rule, I Actually Finish Work on Time

This time last year, I was at breaking point. No matter what time I arrived at the office, I couldn't get through the ever-mounting pile of emails …

Time Management

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful | Inc.com

1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 minutes per year (25 X 365). Sadly, my guess is we're wasting far more …

Motivation

Our 6-year-old has a fun, comfortable life. Why isn’t she grateful?

<i>Q: We have a 6-year-old who, for the past six months or so, has acted frustrated and apathetic about most things if she’s not doing exactly what she wants. We are not extravagant, but we live a comfortable life and want to do fun things with the kids. But it’s hard when we feel like it’s not being</i> …

Parenting

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Whether your summer is a beach, a boat trip, a roof party or just throwing stones at bottles on a warm night, we have the perfect seasonal soundtrack – thanks to Rag’n’Bone Man, Charli XCX, Ezra Furman, Kesha and others<p>This summer’s been absolutely amazing for me. We’re playing festivals in …

Jorja Smith

Nutrition Science Isn't Broken, It's Just Wicked Hard

Stop freaking out.<p>My dad is an old-school rancher who uses a flip-phone, refuses to wear a seat belt and swears by the Atkins diet. Like many …

4 Impactful Reasons Moms Make Great Managers | Inc.com

I often hear tales of working mothers being passed up for promotions, and as a woman and a business owner, I understand that the issue may not be such a simple one to untangle. On one hand, you have competent women who have chosen to contribute to society both by bringing new citizens into the …

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite) | Inc.com

Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, a flair for turning extreme adversity into advantage. Where <i>sisu</i> flourishes, entrepreneurs report higher levels of hope (unshakeable …

Motivation

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

Productivity

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

Everybody wants to be happy.<p>That's why the science of happiness has gained more attention in recent years —researchers have started to produce …

5 essential people skills everyone should know

Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about soft skills. I believe people skills should not be optional.<p>When you have exceptional people …

Here's How Good Managers Give Bad Employees Feedback | Inc.com

Raise your hand--who likes to discipline an employee? I hear crickets chirping in the background.<p>Yet discipline is a cornerstone of highly productive companies. Without it, employee performance is at risk.<p>But don't see it as a negative. If conducted with a constructive, future focus, it provides …

23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

5 Hacks To Speed Up The Learning Process

The ability to learn things quickly is a tremendous asset. People who can rapidly grasp new concepts, learn and apply new and effective skills, and …

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

One and Done: How To Stop Procrastinating

This week I launched a new podcast – The Lawyer Stress Solution – and it’s no accident that the very first episode is about procrastination. Every …

Electroconvulsive therapy on the rise again in England

The use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems, a procedure long thought to be in steep decline, is on the rise again in England, a Guardian analysis indicates.<p>Exclusive data covering four-fifths of NHS mental health trusts in England shows that more than 22,600 …

Radiation Therapy

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Zen Buddhism Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About it)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before when discussing Buddhism and suffering.<p>…

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

Communicate

The 5 Things I’d Wish I’d Know Before Being Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

I am going to be honest, slap your in your face, the 5 things no one tells you about being beautifully bipolar before you are diagnosed.<p>Nothing can …

Mental Health

Dating is a tricky business at the best of times, but even more so if you have a history of mental illness. Here are some dos and don’ts …<p>Dating is hard. It’s paved with heartache and unrequited crushes and the blurting out of gabbled nonsense in front of the unimpressed person you like. When I …

Mental Health

'A suffocating feeling of dread': What it's really like to struggle with anxiety and depression

They say waking up every day is a struggle. That it’s like fighting a battle day-in, day-out. And that often the hardest part is trying to hide …

Mental Health

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

A new wave of designers is being inspired by nature and the great outdoors. Becky Sunshine meets three fabric artists brightening up the material world<p>Traditionally, textile designers have been tucked away in studios like busy worker bees, producing library-loads of mostly anonymous designs, for …

Design

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

What it's like to eat at the best restaurant in California, where a meal will cost you $310 a person

It's been called "the best restaurant in the world" by Anthony Bourdain, and recently ranked as the number-one restaurant in California on our 50 best restaurants in America list.<p>For $310 a head, diners can choose between two prix-fixe menus — the chef's tasting menu or the vegetable-tasting menu — …