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How successful people make their to-do lists

But it's easy to get caught up in which fancy app or system you should use for your list. Lots of (very nerdy) internet arguments center around the right approach. Should you stick to pencil and paper? An iPhone app?<p>"I'm a firm believer in David Allen's <i>Getting Things Done</i> philosophy — that 'your …

Productivity

A productivity expert says the 'do it now' rule will make you more organized immediately

It makes sense — when you get into work in the morning, you don't want to spend an hour trying to figure out what to do first.<p>And yet, sometimes, all that planning and scheduling can work to your detriment. Which is why they're best used in conjunction with the "do it now" rule.<p>The rule is the …

Productivity

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Low-cost Android One phones are reportedly coming to the US

Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Now, according to a report from</i> …

10 CEOs Share Their Leadership Goals For 2017

CEOs across industries share the leadership lessons they learned in 2016 and the leadership goals they plan to pursue in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about how they would like to bolster and improve their leadership style in 2017. …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Motivation

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple)

Want to move forward? Work backwards.<p>Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going …

Time Management

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

This Should Be Your Approach to Hiring

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Never Do This 1 Common Thing, According to Science

When your kids are hurt or overwhelmed, should you rush to their side, or tell them to suck it up?<p>Picture this. You're a parent. You want nothing more than for your child to grow up to be successful and fulfilled.<p>But your kid is a kid. Sometimes, he or she gets hurt. Sometimes, he or she …

Parenting

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

50 Pieces Of Expert Advice On How To Have A Happy Marriage From 50 Marriage Professionals

The YourTango Experts share their best marriage advice.<p>We’ve asked 50 YourTango Experts to share their best marriage advice. Here are what may well …

With unions politically weakened, Republicans launch blizzard of legislative attacks

It's not just Gov. Scott Walker.<p>Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide are working to weaken organized labor, sometimes with efforts that directly shrink union membership. Walker's signing of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin on Monday puts his defiance of organized labor even more at …

Middle-class

Which Is More Effective: Anger, Calm Or Happiness?

Which of these three do you think is more effective at creating Commitment: Anger, Calm or Happiness? In reading Eyal Winter’s book, <i>Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think</i> (PublicAffairs, Dec 2014), I came across an interesting research in psychology that describes the human …

Psychology

What Luxury Brands Should Learn From The 2015 Wealth Report

Where do the world's ultra-wealthy live, travel and send their children to be educated? Here we reveal the key insights from Knight Frank's 2015 …

Luxury Lifestyle

Amy Schumer talks body image and Bill Cosby in a hilarious feminist stand-up set

Naturally, she kicked things off with a Cosby joke<p>Last night, Amy Schumer did a 5-minute set at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," and she was as hilarious and irreverent as ever, kicking things off with a Cosby joke before launcing into a hilarious bit about Hollywood's obsession with …

How Are Buildings Going To Stabilize Our Electric Grid? By Becoming More Like Electric Cars

Buildings in California will soon store large batteries that provide backup power for when demand is high.<p>Managing the electricity grid is a game of balancing energy supply and demand, and at the moment we’re not particularly good at it. To ensure reliability, grid operators have to keep redundant …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Warren Buffett's Secret of Success

<b>We welcome back our new contributing editor, Shawn Allen, who this week looks at the amazing career of one of the world’s great investors and offers his insights into the phenomenal success ofWarren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway Corp. Shawn has been providing stock picks on his</b> …

Investing

How the Most Powerful People Get Things Done: 4 Tips From a White House Staffer

We all have big decisions to make and deadlines to meet. And sometimes it can feel overwhelming.<p>This got me wondering: How do the most powerful …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

The Truth About Workplace Discipline

A new skill that we are learning together as we step into the Human Workplace is the ability to listen to our bodies. Your body is a better barometer for the rightness or wrongness of things going on around you than your conscious brain is.<p>Your body sends you signals, but a lot of us – maybe all of …

The Workplace

Politics was once about beliefs and society. Now it’s a worship of money

Remember when elections were about society, health, literacy, welfare? All bow now to the god of business<p>As elections draw near, the discussion shrinks to one simple question: are you better off now than you were five years ago? Maybe we don’t need a TV debate after all. Other issues come out for …

How Microsoft OneNote Helps Me Organize My Life on the Go

I'm not sure whether my job is becoming increasingly complicated or whether I'm just getting older and can't remember anything. Either way, keeping …

Don’t trust your phone, don’t trust your laptop – this is the reality that Snowden has shown us

Edward Snowden’s astute revelations show that no electronic communications device – from hard disks to sim cards – is trustworthy<p>Back in July 2013, a few weeks after Edward Snowden’s revelations about internet and mobile-phone surveillance began, I wrote a column that began: “Repeat after me: …

The latest ‘kidtech’ kits: tried and tested

Our young reviewers try the the Raspberry Pi 2, the Kano, the MakeyMakey and more<p>Children should have the opportunity to be creators, not just consumers of technology. I learned how to code when I was a kid and I’ve been doing it ever since. But introducing your kids to what’s possible with robots, …

Raspberry Pi

3 Buddhist Teachings That Will Make Your Life A Happier One

Buddhism has a lot to offer the world, and unlike many other religions, if you aren’t Buddhist, that’s okay with Buddhism. It’s not here to be …

10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time

If you've ever found yourself saying, <i>"I am stretched so thin with all the projects on my plate and sometimes it feels like getting help from an assistant isn't a help, but rather it's like adding another to-do to my plate"</i> then these 10 tips will help.<p>I get it. On the one hand you say, <i>"I know I</i> …

10 Small, Unexpected Things That Will Make You Happier

Who would have thought that reading your old diary entries and listening to sad songs would make you happier?<p>We never get tired of thinking about happiness, do we? Life is so much nicer when you’re able to couple it with joy and gratitude.<p>We’ve published posts before about simple ways to be happy …

The ROI of Employee Engagement In Hospitals

How does employee engagement drive results for healthcare systems? What is the hard return-on-investment (ROI) of engagement for hospitals?<p>“Without employee engagement, you’re never going to get the kind of ultimate patient experience you’re hoping for.” –Mike Packnett, CEO, Parkview Health<p>Hospital …

Employee Engagement