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7 Productivity Habits That Will Make You A More Helpful Person

As a young professional, I thought one of the keys to success was to just hustle and work harder than everybody else. In a way, I was right, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that those who work smarter and are helpful to the people around them are thriving the most.<p>A lot of people confuse being …

Productivity

How to Make Your Customers Feel Valued

When your customers feel valued, they stay loyal to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>When your customers feel valued, they stay loyal to your business. Loyal customers also help you get new customers by sharing your business to their friends and co-workers. They …

Customer Experience

12 tips for organizing your work space

Put your cables, notebooks, and tools in order.<p><i>The following is an excerpt adapted from</i> Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Makers <i>by Gareth Branwyn.</i><p>Some studies suggest that organization leads to clearer, more productive thinking and creating, while others claim the opposite. …

Cover Art

If Want to Get More Done, It's Time to Stop Multitasking

When you've got a lot to do, the inclination is to try to do as much of it at the same time as possible. Multitasking has become the norm, but it's actually not always the best approach to getting things done. It's often better to focus on one challenge at a time rather than taking on too much and …

Time Management

8-Step Branding Strategy for Your Small Businesses

iStock by Getty ImagesBranding is so much more than having a cool logo or flashy website.Sure, today you have to be able to engage your audience and …

Small Business

7 simple productivity hacks to help you get stuff done

At the end of your workday, do you feel as if you could’ve done more? Maybe written more words, responded to more emails or completed more tasks? …

Time Management

4 Common Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Are Tight – and What You Can Do About It

This often-challenging muscle group doesn't have to be the bane of your existence after that long hike or run.<p>Oh, the hamstrings – those pesky …

Pain

10 Best Hikes, Walks & Sights in Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the highlights of Utah, with its incredible landscape of arches, unique rock formations, dramatic cliffs walls, and …

National Parks

6 Traits of a Great Nature Photographer - Do You Possess Them?

Grant Collier<p>There are countless articles and videos that teach the technical and creative aspects of nature photography. However, I believe that all …

Nature Photography

What to Know Your First Time Paddleboarding

Canoes and kayaks are always fun, but the trendiest rental at boat places these days is the stand-up paddleboard, or SUP. They’re fun to paddle, and …

Kayaking

Three Tips To Avoid Sneaky Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. It’s even worse when you don’t realize it. Sneaky self-sabotaging behaviors can damage your credibility and success, leaving you none the wiser. According to an article published in <i>Psychology Today</i>,”Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates …

Self-help

20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Brisbane Craft Beer - Find the Kegs of Glory Champion

Melbourne may have had the craft brewing jump on latecomer Brisbane, but what Brissie lacks in hop years it more than makes up for in terms of …

Inside Peru's Hidden Desert Oasis

When thinking of Peru, images of desolate tropical oases in the midst of sprawling sand dunes probably don't come to mind. But in a country with a …

South America

Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

Marketing

How To Invest: How To Buy Stocks, When To Sell, How To Read Stock Charts

Learning how to invest in stocks is an important first step to building wealth. But where do you start? How do you buy stocks? How do you know when …

Investing

15 Tips For Creating A Fictional World That Actually Makes Sense To The Reader

From Narnia to Neverland, literature is filled with fictional realms. There are High Fantasy worlds like Middle-Earth or Westeros, where everything …

Creative Writing

The Best Way to Get to Petra Is on One of World’s Best Hikes

Named one of the best hikes in the world, the Jordan Trail stretches 400 miles, from the forests of Um Qais in the verdant north to the Red Sea in …

Hiking

Hiking Ireland's northern coast will make you believe in magic

In the wilds of Ireland, fairies dwell.<p>A well-known fairy bush in County Clare delayed the building of a new motorway. The reason? Fear that its …

Ireland

What’s the point of gratitude journals?

Most approaches to psychotherapy now encourage clients to become more compassionate, non-judgmental and forgiving, both to others and particularly to themselves, and to focus on the positive aspects of their lives.<p>One popular technique to help develop these skills is to keep a gratitude journal – a …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Actually Make Money as a Travel Blogger or Lifestyle Brand

Natalie Sisson, 'The Suitcase Entrepreneur,' discusses her take on starting a personal travel brand today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you long to travel the world and run an online empire while you do it, this article is for you -- even if you think the laptop …

Entrepreneurship

These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Yoga

Skip Coffee—Women We Admire Start Their Day With These Career Podcasts

Not too long ago, the prospect of being able to learn directly from the world's leading entrepreneurs and CEOs was just a pipe dream. If you weren't …

Self-improvement

6 Things You Should Never Do in Paris

Visiting Paris can be daunting for faux-pas-conscious travelers, particularly as Parisians have a reputation for being quick to judge foreigners who …

France

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy.<p>Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more …

Marketing

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps 2018

There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. …

Apps