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These 5 Overlooked Habits Will Instantly Make You More Creative and Productive

It's not the complex actions that will lead to higher performance. It's the often overlooked actions that will raise performance.<p>When people think of high performance, they often associate it with complexity. But, elevating your game and boosting your creativity is far from being complex.<p>In fact, …

Productivity

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness

It's time to re-think your approach to happiness.<p>Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also …

Happiness

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Leadership

The 5-Minute Ritual That Transformed My Sex Life

My boyfriend and I have an app to thank for our solid relationship, but not a dating one. For the past year or so, we've been somewhat addicted to …

The Main Reason Changing Your Life is Tough

Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience and mindfulness habits, …

Self-help

How to Work Less Tomorrow and Get More Done Every Day

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

Make Your Strategy More Agile

Can you run fast and go deep at the same time?<p>Originating from agile software development, the sprint has entered the business mainstream as an increasingly popular means to accelerate business model, product, or service innovation. Sprints break an otherwise long, complex process into sizable, …

3 Ways Failing to Know Your Worth Can Hurt Your Career

Salary negotiation is stressful. Here's why knowing your worth can make it much easier.<p>One of the most challenging aspects of managing our careers is trying not to flub salary negotiations. When you think about it, we're all salespeople in that moment - trying to sell our services to the employer. …

6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business

In their new book, <i>Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children,</i> Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward …

Education

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

NYT Now is the best news app on the iPhone right now

The New York Times recently updated its NYT Now app for the iPhone to version 2.0. It was already an excellent app for staying on top of the day’s news, and now it’s the best.<p>The update packs a lot of improvements, but the most notable change is that it now costs nothing to use the app.<p>The Times …

Apps

Teaching Boys Better

A Weekend Home Along the Banks of the Hudson River

A busy New York City-based couple reached out to Fauzia Khanani of Foz Design to design a new weekend home in Saugerties, New York. Located along the …

Articles about 5 tiny family homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>The industrial material of choice is making its rounds in …

Writing

Articles about 5 spacious kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

From unique pendant lighting to interesting cabinetry, how you design your kitchen can be just as admirable as what you create in...<p>They say the "kitchen is the heart of the home" for a reason.<p>Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking …

Kitchens

Oscar nominations 2015: Six snubs and surprises

The announcement of this season's Oscar nominations from on Thursday offered its share of expected honorees ("Boyhood, "Birdman") and plenty of other unexpected ones. Who was in that observers thought would be out, and vice versa? Here are a half-dozen of the most notable snubs and surprises.<p><b>The</b> …

Laura Dern

Rock Stars: See Historic Climbing Moments on Yosemite's El Capitan

1958: Warren Harding climbs the Nose El Capitan soars 3,000 vertical feet above the Yosemite Valley. The climbing commu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of the …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

France’s SEAL Team Six

The famed French paramilitary hostage-rescue unit took down the Charlie Hebdo killers. But there are fears it’ll be overwhelmed by a wave of new …

Terrorism

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.<p>Writing in today’s issue of <i>Science</i>, Carnegie Mellon’s Juergen Pfeffer and McGill’s Derek Ruths have warned that scientists are treating the wealth of data …

6 Mistakes Many Marketers Make Daily

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>It …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

You're actually hurting your business with these five 'productive' habits

Entrepreneurs are expected to do everything and be everything at all times. It's part of business, especially when you're first starting out.<p>However, there are some seemingly productive habits that you may have formed that are actually killing your success in the long term. The candle that burns …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Why Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart need Apple

Apple may not give Black Friday discounts on its blockbuster devices, but experts say retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy are turning to the …