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Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

How to Destroy Your Comfort Zone and Optimise Your Success

<i>This column is by Elle Kaplan, CEO & Founder at Lexion Capital.</i><p><i>“Growth and comfort do not coexist” — Ginny Rometty</i><p>You’ve definitely been told at …

Motivation

Setting Your Mind in the Right Direction: 5 Mindsets of Successful People - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

We all know that becoming a successful person requires changes in our daily habits, cultivation of some superior skills and learning to behave …

Should designers be generalists or specialists?

Chris Thelwell and Ujay Gajendar sound off on this week's design leadership prompt.The post Should designers be generalists or specialists? appeared …

UX Design

10 Hard Truths About the Heartbreaking Fantasies We Tell Ourselves

We stress ourselves out… because of fantasies.We procrastinate to the point of failure… because of fantasies.We get angry with others, with …

Success

Learning to handle stress like a pro – techniques to avoid Professional Burnout

Last Tuesday we videoed a Mental Health Essentials Masterclass. One of the attendees asked, “How can we take care of ourselves when we seem to cop so …

How to Make Life and Leadership Easier (Hint: It's a Matter of Common Sense) | Inc.com

As a child growing up in a gang-ridden section of Chicago, I learned about the importance of listening to my gut very early on in life. Over the years I've honed my instincts and consider keen intuition the most critical resource available to me. On more than one occasion it may have even saved my …

Meditation

5 Simple Steps to Get Motivated When You're in A Rut

Even the most motivated people in the world can lack motivation at times. And sometimes we can get into such a rut that even thinking about positive …

Motivation

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

<i>Everyone, from the best keynote speakers to company leaders or a customer service representative, can harness emotional intelligence (EQ) to build</i> …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Motivation

4 Time Management Tips That Will Give You an Extra Day (Pt I)

Do you ever feel like your work time is <b>slipping through your fingers</b>? That feeling you have at the end of the day, when there are still things to do …

Time Management

10 Daily Motivational Habits Of Highly Organized People

Image Source: Ask<p>Organized people are often way too successful than the ones who love clutter. The logic is simple, they don’t waste their time or …

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

7 Ways to Attract Someone Who Adores You

Who are the people in your life you adore and are inspired by? What is it about these individuals that stimulate your inspiration? Perhaps it’s a …

Relationships

Here's The Right Kind Of Lube For Every Kind Of Sex

We asked the experts about the best stuff for all your slip 'n slide needs.<p>FYI: We talked to Dr. Jennifer Berman, urologist and female sexual health expert; Claire Cavanah, co-founder of woman-friendly sex shop chain Babeland; and Dr. Mary-Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics and …

Skin Care

Dear Husband: You Are Not The Man Of My Dreams

<i>Originally published in The Advertiser.</i><p><i>A note from the author: On Valentine's Day, I can't write a romantic letter or poem to my husband. I refuse to pretend there's a happily ever after. I won't mislead anyone who is reading this into believing that romantic, mind-blowing, center-of-my-universe</i> …

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.<p>Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than …

The Brain

Never Complain; Never Explain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Never complain; never explain.</i><p>This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as …

Self-improvement

8 Valentine's Day ideas you can even dominate last-minute

You've managed to ignore every pink, heart-shaped store window for the past month, but look what good that did you. It's Valentine's Day and you've …

7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

I have anxiety, and I believe I can speak for everyone with anxiety when I say this: it’s gotta be hard to be close to us. But there are seven things …

It’s Okay To Love Fiercely (And Expect Fierce Love In Return)

It’s okay to love fiercely and expect that in return.<p>To love with passion. The kind that pulls back the window blinds and lets in the sun. The radio …

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

Demolish that to-do list.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: Concentrating on work for eight hours straight is downright impossible.<p>An office is packed with …

Time Management

26 Bad Workplace Habits To Kick In 2016

New year, new you, right? There's something so enticing about starting fresh on January 1, and resolutions don't have to be limited to exercise, …

사쿠라 볼사인 볼펜 | SAKURA Ballsign

교보문고에 갔다가 구매한 사쿠라 크레파스의 볼사인 볼펜. 우리가 잘 아는 파이로트의 하이테크C나 Uni의 시그노 같은 잉크 타입을 중성Gel이라고 부르는데 사쿠라 크레파스는 1984년에 세계 최초로 이 잉크를 개발한다. 다이어리 꾸미기용으로 많이 쓰는 겔리롤이 이 …

Uni Jetstream: A Comprehensive Guide

The Jetstream is Uni's answer to every negative stereotype you ever had about ballpoint pens. With a slogan that boasts "smooth writing that becomes …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

Literature

5 Simple Tactics to Never Let People Intimidate You Again

Stressful, isn’t it?Dealing with people who intimidate you.It can be as nerve-wracking as a job interview, or even speaking in public. And, unless …

Self-help