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The electoral college’s many flaws prove American democracy is surprisingly undemocratic

The results are still being tallied, but it is now apparent that Hillary Clinton has garnered well over two million more votes than her victorious opponent, US president-elect Donald Trump. Predictably, the outcome of this election—which is the fifth time in US history that the incoming president …

Government

10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Employee Benefits

Okay, so maybe I obsess over employee benefits. But I figure my obsession has saved my family thousands of dollars a year . It’s helped cut the cost of day camp, commuting on Metro North, braces, even a pass to the town pool where I swim laps. By enrolling in my health insurance plan, which has a …

Retirement

30 Little Things To Do To Become A Different You In 2016

Are you ready to improve yourself and your life in 2016? Making changes in your life doesn’t have to be totally overwhelming. There are many little …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Every now and then, we need a little something more than words on a page to get inspired. Hearing someone talk to us--or even just hearing someone's voice--is really all that's necessary to get our gears turning and make us more motivated to change. Here are five TED Talks that'll inspire you to …

Self-improvement

40 Ways to Feel More Alive

<b>“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell</b><p>As I …

Positive Thinking

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

You’re Getting In The Way Of Your Own Success – Here’s How You Can Fix It

I truly believe we can only reach our fullest potential when we’re challenged.<p>Challenges are often described as barriers or brick walls that get in …

10 Secrets of People With Extraordinary Willpower

<i>This post is based on the book titled 10 Secrets of Extraordinary Willpower: Eat Less, Drink Less, and Claim the Life You Deserve, to be published by Katie Morton in 2014.</i><p>Willpower: I've spent much of my life curious about why some people have it, and some don't. Some say they're going to lose 10 …

How to Stop Procrastinating Once and For All

ShareEmailComments<p>How to stop procrastinating<p>Many natural procrastinators I know are people who are praised for their intelligence, and misinterpret …

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Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

Aquatic Sports

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Sea Salt

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …