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How to spend the first 30 minutes of your morning so you can be more productive all day

One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing, and searching for new and novel ways to do more.<p>The truth is, your desire to do more and get more done will lead you not toward greater productivity, but toward burnout, if you don't take time each day to check in …

The 6 Healthiest Alcohols You Can Be Drinking

Getting drunk isn't the only thing alcohol does for you.<p>September 19, 2017<p>People usually refer to the act of drinking as "unhealthy," but it doesn’t …

Alcohol

7 Steps to Quickly Becoming an Influential Expert in Any Field

Developing the relationships you need to succeed can't be done if you are self-absorbed and transactional.<p>7 min read<p>Developing highly influential work is a process that can be mastered. Not only mastered, this process can be replicated again and again.<p>According to the number one writer on …

Self-improvement

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free | Inc.com

One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees you to live.<p>Steve Jobs said it best in his …

Motivation

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Personal Finance

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

7 Steps to Developing the Habits of Success

Use this simple, proven methodology to develop the habits you want to incorporate into your personality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | …

The Founder of a Million-Dollar Startup Has This Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most business owners can only dream of hitting the million-dollar sales mark. Then there are those who blow right past it, as if the elusive number was never even in their sights.<p>Allen Brouwer, co-founder of Best Self Co. and one of the eight winners of Shopify's recent Build a Bigger Business …

Entrepreneurship

11 Genius Products That Will Keep Your Living Room Organized

Keeping your living room in order can be quite the challenge. It's a shared space people are constantly coming in and out of, so things can get a little chaotic. Fortunately, there are some brilliant organization products out there that will keep your belongings exactly where they should be. All of …

10 Things You Believe That Are Holding You Back From Success (and What to Do Instead) | Inc.com

Beliefs. You've acquired them through your interactions with society, whether it was through your childhood experiences, education, relationships, entertainment or work. They're engraved in your mind. And often difficult to change.<p>But are they holding you back from success?<p>Chances are, the answer …

Self-improvement

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

What makes love last? Different researchers from different academic disciplines have examined the question over the years and now a professor has …

Compulsive behaviour? It may make more sense than you think

Some compulsions are simply expressions of psychological needs we all feel<p>There are endless motivations for human behaviour, from the basic drives for food and sex to more complicated ones, such as compassion, envy and anger. But none of these explain behaviours that we feel irresistibly, often …

Mental Health

Buy-to-let tax crackdown branded a 'terrible tax change'

Government plans to strip buy-to-let landlords of mortgage interest tax relief have been branded 'terrible' by former Bank of England economist David …

Trump approved Yemen raid five days after inauguration

The US military has launched an investigation into the scale of civilian casualties in a botched special forces raid against a suspected al-Qaida base in Yemen, the first such mission to be approved by Donald Trump, as questions mount over the operation.<p>After initially denying there had been any …

Middle East

Brexit White Paper: Read the 12 key points from Theresa May's plan for the UK

The Government has published its White Paper setting out the Prime Minister’s plans for leaving the European Union. It comes after MPs voted in …

Rotherham child sex abuse: Woman made pregnant aged 12 believes child was 'product of pure evil'

A woman who was sexually exploited by several men in Rotherham from the age of 11 and made pregnant when she was 12 believes her "child was the product of pure evil", a court heard.<p>There were chaotic and emotional scenes at Sheffield Crown Court after two of six men jailed for sex offences relating …

Crime

Brexit white paper spells out need for new immigration laws

Brexit secretary David Davis releases document highlighting need for new laws on immigration and customs systems after UK leaves EU<p>David Davis failed to placate Conservative rebels concerned about the status of European Union migrants and other Brexit details, despite publishing a 77-page white …

United Kingdom

The Brexit White Paper completely contradicts a key argument for Brexit

Parliament has “remained sovereign throughout our membership to the EU” despite people “not always feeling like that”, the Brexit White Paper …

Angelina Jolie on travel ban: 'Response should be based on facts, not fear'

Angelina Jolie has spoken out against Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, criticizing his restrictions as a response based on fear.<p>In an op-ed penned for the New York Times, the actor, director and UN ambassador expressed her anger at the recent decision to limit travellers from certain …

Donald Trump

Bank of England, ramping up growth forecast, in no mood for rate hike

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England made its latest sharp increase to forecasts for British economic growth in 2017 on Thursday, but appeared in no rush to raise interest rates, warning of “twists and turns” on the road out of the European Union.<p>Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England …

Economics

Everything you need to know about the Brexit white paper in 5 minutes

LONDON — The government today published its much-anticipated white paper on Brexit. It's 75 pages long and mostly contains information that the government has already released. Britain plans to leave the single market, European Court of Justice and the Customs Union. The government remains …

Schwarzenegger proposes job swap after Trump takes jab at Apprentice ratings

Arnold Schwarzenegger has told Donald Trump that the two men should swap jobs so “people can finally sleep comfortably again” after the US president joked about his TV ratings at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.<p>The Terminator star and former governor of California has replaced Trump as …

Donald Trump

Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott

Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, is stepping down from Donald Trump’s economic advisory council following intense criticism and an online boycott of the company over its ties to the new administration, the company confirmed on Thursday.<p>Facebook, Apple and Google pen letter opposing Trump's travel …

Donald Trump

Trump cabinet: Rex Tillerson sworn in as top US diplomat

<b>Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state.</b><p>The Texas native, 64, was cleared for full Senate approval in a 56-43 vote.<p>The vote came after Senate Republicans changed the rules in order to approve Mr Trump's …

Donald Trump

These are the five personality traits you need to be happy, according to experts

For years, psychological research has seemed to confirm that two personality characteristics are the most important when determining well-being: …

May defends decision to seek close ties with Donald Trump

Theresa May has made an impassioned defence of her decision to seek close links with Donald Trump, telling prime minister’s questions that while Labour wanted to “lead a protest” against the US president, she was protecting British interests.<p>The prime minister gave her strongest condemnation yet of …

Donald Trump

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

If you’ve read some articles on this blog, you’ve undoubtedly come across the name Thich Nhat Hanh. He is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist …

Mindfulness

6 Foods a Nutritionist Eats Every Single Day

From energy healers to thyroid doctors, we're surrounded by a wealth of experts who provide relevant information that can improve our health and …

Wellness