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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

This Workout Will Delay Aging (Science Says So)

According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, high-intensity interval training, or HIIT workouts, was the most effective in keeping adults …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

Know Before You Go: Malta

Travel<p>Ancient history and island adventure merge seamlessly in Malta. Here are the details you need to plan a trip to this Mediterranean destination.<p>Steeped in history and set in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta’s three inhabited islands offer visitors the perfect mix of relaxation, …

European Travel

This Insane Waterslide Lands You in a Gorgeous Turquoise Ocean

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p>If you're lucky enough to make a trip to the beautiful Maldives in your future, there's a spot you will not …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator

A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw …

15 Little Ways To Practice Self-Care And Improve Your Mood

The more things change, the more they stay the same — and the one thing that will <i>always</i> fall into that latter category is stress, stress, and (you …

11 Surprising Habits That Can Shorten Your Life, As Innocent As They May Seem

Most of us know that habits like smoking or not exercising can harm our health, but there are a number of everyday habits that may seem less obvious, …

Plant winter flowers to help bees survive till spring, Government urges

People should install evergreen plants in window boxes and allow sections of their gardens to grow wild to help bees survive the winter, the Government has urged.<p>Experts are calling for a nationwide effort to protect the threatened species during the cold months, including boosting food supplies by …

This Pilates-Inspired Workout Will Make You Feel Taller Instantly

We spend all day leaning forward (driving, typing, reading, cooking, the list goes on). And, “The more time we spend in these forward positions the …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Parenting

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

26 of the best (ever) DIY tips!

DIY home improvement is fantastic because anybody, with any skill set, can have a go and there will be one or two projects that work wonderfully …

DIY

What Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and 13 other successful people do on weekends

For others, the weekend is a myth — Saturday and Sunday are mere extensions of the workweek and a chance to get ahead of the competition.<p>Judging from the ways successful people spend their — at least theoretical — time away from work, there really is no right or wrong way to structure your …

Tony Robbins: Success Without Fulfillment Is the Ultimate Failure

Tony Robbins is on a mission to help entrepreneurs like you succeed - not just in business, but it life. In my interview with him, he shares why your fulfillment is even more important than your business success.<p>If you've been reading my articles in the past 18 months, you know that I've had an …

Self-improvement

Day In The Life: The Morning Rituals That Power My Productivity

<i>Women@Forbes</i> <i></i><i>‘Day In the Life’ series gives an insider’s view into the lives of women entrepreneurs. In this series, I’ll be giving a</i> …

9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

personaldevelopment

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Why You Should Visit These 8 Spanish Towns That Time Forgot

Spain is such a diverse European Country, from the breathtaking heights of Ronda, the vibrant culture of Salamanca to the freaking delicious …