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Self-made millionaire: 'I don't save money'—here's why

You’ve heard the saying, “cash is king,” but what if I told you it’s not? In fact, cash is garbage — inflation eats it. $1,000 in 1960 had the …

Personal Finance

6 Things That Will Help You Grow Wealth (That Most People Won't Do)

“How can I grow wealth?”<p>As a financial planner, I hear this question (or some variation of it) almost every day. And while I’m happy to provide answers and advice, there’s something I’ve noticed about most people who ask this question.<p>They don’t take action on the answers. They don’t follow the …

Personal Finance

My Life Changed When I Bought These Travel Accessories on Amazon

If you took a look at my Amazon account, you'd see that among the past orders of Kind Bars and shampoo, there are a plethora of travel accessories. …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel Watch” and …

How To Increase Productivity and Happiness (And Do It In Style)

Is your smartphone habitually glued to your hand—or an arm’s length away? Be honest.<p>In our tech-obsessed world, opting for digital over analog is the norm. Case in point: How often do you forgo writing for typing? My bet is often. And yes, I’m guilty as well. Smartphone addiction is real—and proven …

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One size doesn’t fit all. You have to know yourself in order to …

Time Management

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

This article originally appeared on Time and Barking Up the Wrong Tree.<p>John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% …

Relationships

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

14 Things You Didn’t Realize You Could Do to Pay off Debt

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Psychology

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

Sleep

Here Is Which Workout You Should Try Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1U2y798<p>Exercise is necessary for every personality type – but which exercise you choose to engage in …

12 Simple Things Couples Can Do To Fall In Love All Over Again

By Mélanie Berliet,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1LsAdYn<p>1. Exchange “This Is Why I Love You” lists.<p>There’s no better way to remember exactly why …

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

The 6 Secrets Of Couples Who Stick Together Forever

Maximize your happiness and strengthen your bond with these smart relationship tips.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Recognize and embrace change<p>People change throughout their lives. The “ultimate key to successful relationships is the ability to grow and adapt together,” says Dr. Steven Craig, a clinical psychologist …

How to prevent yourself from dying a slow death

July 31st, 2015 • no comments<p><i>Image from ahhh_poetry</i><p>Have you heard the story of the frog in a boiling pot?<p>Well, if you drop a live frog into a boiling …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

Winnie-the-Pooh

12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world: Conflict, cruelty and suffering — not love and peace

<b>Pat Robertson (AP/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>Our shared moral/spiritual core matters. But religion has also promoted some of the worst ideas humanity has known<p>Valerie Tarico<p>May 19, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval …

10 steps to make each day exceptionally productive

No matter what your job, in one way everyone’s day is basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That’s why how you use …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

“Endless life is not worth living”: The comfort of living with a conclusion in mind

<b>(ArtmannWitte via iStock)</b><p>In my youth, death was part of my literary imagination — time had been granted to me without term of expiration<p>Alberto Manguel<p>March 21, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Curiosity”<p>Sometime in the nineties, when I was visiting Berlin, the writer Stan Persky took me to see …

Literature

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

7 Things You Should Insist On No Matter What People Say

<i>Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Do you live?</i><p>About 15 years ago, I had an intervention with myself. I sat down at the local …

Success