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Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

Self-improvement

The 8-hour sleep myth: How I learned that everything I knew about sleep was wrong

I’ve always been at odds with sleep. Starting around adolescence, morning became a special form of hell. Long school commutes meant rising in 6am …

Virginia Tech

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Self-improvement

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Employment

Escape Your Comfort Zone

<b>Andy Molinsky,</b> professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your career. His new book is <i>Reach: A New Strategy to Help</i> …

Leadership

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

To Be Successful, You Need to Have This First

<i>By Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW</i><p>Peeling back the onion of success and peering deep into its core, I found something so critical that without it all the achievements in the world will never feel good enough. Without it, we will never feel truly successful regardless of money, power, …

6 Habits of The World’s Richest People.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Can Brain Training Games Really Improve Your Focus and Productivity?

If you want to start some real beef between a group of scientists, here’s what to do: ask them how brain training games work. Specifically, the …

The Brain

Hand sanitizer vs. soap and water: Which works better?

PORTLAND, Ore. -- During cold and flu season, having clean hands is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick. So, which is …

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Processed Food

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Cheap flights: What are ‘mistake fares’ and how can you bag crazy discounts?

When does paying $300 (£217) feel like getting something for free? The answer is when it’s the price of a round-trip ticket from the United States to …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

Why the Drinking Bird Toy Is Actually a Brilliant Piece of Thermodynamic Engineering

At some point in your life you’ve almost certainly marveled at the classic drinking bird toy, and probably lost a few brain cells trying to figure …

Why the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus Obsessively on This 1 Thing | Inc.com

It was April 30th, 2013, one of the most exciting days of my life. I'm talking movie stardom excitement. With naïveté and wishful thinking, this is the day that we launched our startup at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York.<p>I wasn't a startup junkie. I didn't follow the industry trades at the time, so …

Entrepreneurship

Willpower Won't Change Your Life. This Will. | Inc.com

According to <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and fitness expert, Adam Bornstein, "<b>Willpower can be faulty, so building systems that guide behavior can ensure that when willpower breaks down failure is not the only option."</b><p>There are a few very simple reasons why willpower is an ineffective …

Self-improvement

We compared grocery shopping at stores in the US and the UK — and it was shockingly clear which country does it better

America's grocery scene is in the midst of a major shake-up.<p>Last year, German discount store Lidl announced plans to expand in the US, and Amazon bought Whole Foods - both of which threatened to upend the US grocery market and send established national chains into aggressive price wars.<p>The grocery …

eCommerce

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018 | Inc.com

If you're looking to get off to a fast start leading your troops heading into 2018, three crucial conversations must take place. But first, some context.<p>Good listening skills in any conversation is the foundation for superb human communication. With technology, we are becoming less opportunistic in …

Leadership

The Best Movies You May Have Missed in 2017

<i>Rafael Motamayor lists the best movies that may have went under your radar this year…</i><p>2017 was a great year for movies, and you can’t convince me of …

Construction

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Twentieth Century-Fox

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success) | Inc.com

Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of mindset. On paper, she was perfect.<p>She quickly passed the …

Employment

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Do This 1 Thing If You Want Your Company To Make It Big | Inc.com

One of the coolest things about Spanx founder Sara Blakely is that we know her answer to "what would you do if you had a gazillion dollars and no pressure to work?". The world's youngest self-made female billionaire has woken up every morning for the last 17 years and gone to work at the company …

Entrepreneurship