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14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Self-improvement

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Faster Learner

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations

I don't say "Thank You" as often as I should and I doubt I'm the only one.<p>In fact, I'm starting to believe that "Thank You" is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let's …

There Are Two Paths to Success and Happiness. Which Will You Choose?

Sometimes reaching your dreams involves taking a detour.<p>How do you go after your goals for career and life? Do you map out the steps you have to take between here and there and lay out a plan for completing each step? Or do you take a more holistic, improvisational approach?<p>It turns out both work …

The writers Russians don't read – and you should

Asked to name their country’s greatest writers in a new survey, Russians stick with the classics. The Levada Center’s survey of 1,600 Russians is topped, predictably enough, by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Pushkin. So far, so normal. UK polls can be similarly old-fashioned. Work your eyes down …

Books

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success | Inc.com

All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a relationship. It can keep us stuck where we are.<p>If <b>fear</b> is keeping you from being who you want …

Self-improvement

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

8 Horrible Work Habits You NEED to Break RN

You’ve busted your butt to become an amazing employee, from pouring over productivity tips in your free time to figuring out how to communicate like an adult at work so that you project athlete-level confidence on the job. Yas, girl! But a few seemingly innocent behaviors can shape what your …

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This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”</i> -- Harold Geneen<p>You worked hard, you made some smart bets and here you are, successful. Maybe someone …

Get a Better Butt With This 30-Day Squat Challenge

With summer in full swing, you probably don't want to spend any of your precious downtime in the gym, but you still want to feel fit and strong, right? (Right.) Enter this perfect 30-day squat challenge, handcrafted with love for <i>Glamour</i> by Reebok trainer Alexia Clark (pictured above). You can do …

7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People

Over the past several years, there’s a way of being that I’ve gradually been cultivating in myself – I’ve been taming my tendency to overreact and …

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

5 Universal Success Principles That Have Nothing to Do With Motivation

<b>Most of the success advice you read is crap because it mistakes correlation for causation.</b><p>“Eighty percent of successful CEOs wake up at 5 a.m.—follow …

Why Success Comes From Being Yourself!

Every now and again we all identity crisis when we start questioning ourselves, our confidence & decisions, thinking we're not enough, letting the doubt creep in and comparing ourselves to others. It is after all only human to experience difficulties when becoming the person we are meant to be, and …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Workouts

4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life

You're reading 4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

6 Mental Traps That Keep You From Making Smart Decisions

Decisions: We all make them, and we all want to make better ones. Science to the rescue!<p>Why do we sometimes regret a decision we've made?<p>The main problem is that we are all, to use the title of Dan Ariely's great book, predictably irrational. We're people. That's why markets aren't always rational. …

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you're passive about voicing your opinion, you may come across as submissive. And if you are aggressive with your viewpoint, you may come across as a hostile or, …

Body Language

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

13 Etiquette Strategies to Ace a Job Interview | Inc.com

You nailed every interview question. You asked the right questions. You are the kind of job candidate who truly cares. Your handshake was firm--you were conscious of body language, knowing nonverbal cues "communicate your credibility and intentions."<p>Your skills were a perfect fit for the position. …

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

This Common Way of Thinking Is Holding You Back From Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Top 5 Exercises to Get Rid of the Annoying Love Handles

People endearingly call them love handles. Others prefer to call it a muffin top. Either way, the excess fat that sits on the side of the torso is …

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Squat

<i>By Michael Schletter for Life by Daily Burn</i><p><i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn</i><p>If you're no stranger to the gym, chances are the squat is a part of your regular routine. Not only does this powerful exercise build muscle in your lower body, it strengthens your upper half (abs included!) as well. But if …

8 Real Truths about Saving Money Everyone Should Know

Give up Starbucks. Stop eating out. Ditch cable. Get a cheaper phone plan. There are a million ways to save money that work. However, in our quest to add to our bottom line we sometimes forget some basic truths about money. Below are 8 that I return to time and again. They serve as a wake-up call, …

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …