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A house filled with joy, colour and personality

Brimming with colour and vibrancy, the house we will inspect today is sure to cheer up your day and make you long to brighten up your own home as …

Interior Design

18 bedtime habits that will jump-start your productivity

The importance of sleep is not to be refuted. It can be difficult to grab those zzz's, however, if you're feeling stressed, run-down, or overworked.<p>The 18 hacks ahead will assist you in getting a stellar night of slumber — even when it's hard. (And if you're up for it, try our workweek sleep …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Master Time

Learn how to get the most out of every hour.<p>We all want to be happier and more successful and to get more out of life. (Who doesn't?) If only it were possible to squeeze more time into each day.<p>I understand that desire for more time. As the founder of Aha! I have a very busy schedule -- sometimes …

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Why Learning to Read Body Language May Have Social Benefits

A trio of social scientists have proposed a new way to think about why some people are more prone than others to try to pick up others' social cues.<p>In recent years, an entire literature has developed around the art and science of interpreting body language. Learning to do it well could mean, for …

7 Tips for Being a Highly Effective Listener

Follow these seven tips to be a highly effective listener.<p>How many times have you thought to yourself "He just doesn't get it" or "I don't feel my supervisor understands me," or "She talks too much"? With all these, effective listening could actually make a huge difference. Whether it's a partner, …

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

10 Shockingly Simple Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered why some people seem to have it all - success, happiness, money, love - and other people seem to lean into the struggle every single day? It's not just luck. They have habits that are different from everyone else, and they put those habits into regular practice.<p>The best part is, these …

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence | Inc.com

You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and your body's physical systems to run optimally.<p>But how much time do you spend …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Fat Doesn't Necessarily Make You Fat, But This Does

If you haven't heard by now, eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. But too much sugar does.<p>The notion that fat makes you fat has dominated our culture and public policy for over five decades, but as nutrition science has evolved we finally now understand that dietary fat doesn't necessarily …

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Motivation

10 Great Hacks To Make You Sleep Better

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Time Management

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

3 Qualities the Most Remarkable Employees Always Have | Inc.com

They pick up the slack.<p>They show up early for work.<p>They always have a positive attitude.<p>These are the typical qualities you might look for in a good employee. But what about the really great ones? What about the remarkable employees who stand out from the rest? They tend to possess traits that go …

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.<p>There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.<p>“I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot …

7 ways to stop being 'busy' and actually start being productive

As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to balance a million work-related things at once, but it is neither effective nor sustainable to operate that way.<p>At the end of the day, we feel burnt out, utterly exhausted and unfulfilled in other areas of our lives.<p>To help …

Time Management

10 changes to make in your 30s to set yourself up for lifelong success

Image: Shutterstock/William Perugini<p>Image: Shutterstock/William Perugini<p>There's a huge caveat in the US' expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats<br>• 17 of the …

7 Strategies That Can Propel Your Success To A New Level

A great Shakespeare play once said that successful people are either born that way, forced into their attainment, or work hard to quickly rise …

5 Tips on Boosting Productivity While on Your Computer

Random<p>By Awesomely Techie<p>4501<p>0<p>Share:<p>When you think of modern technology, increased productivity often comes to mind. After all, thanks to …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How the Happiest People Make the Best Out of Everything | Inc.com

Life consists of a series of unfolding events; some of these events are expected and some are unexpected. The happiest people on earth have learned that they can't control everything in life. This is a key element in living happily. While having the best of everything is great, it is not …

Tips On How To Lose Belly Fat Fast

Are you worried about excess belly fat? Maybe your favorite jeans don't fit you anymore or you look unflattering in your favorite cocktail dress. You …

How to Get Smarter

Wouldn’t you like to know how to get smarter? Of course.<p>I’ve looked at the science on the subject many times in the past and there are some simple …

6 Surefire Ways to Eliminate Stress During the Workday | Inc.com

You've heard it many times, including in this column: Stress is bad. It can damage your brain, screw up your health, travel from person to person, and even kill you. Our modern workplaces are great at creating stress and anxiety. How do we turn that off?<p>Robert Allen Fahey, Ph.D., an academic dean …

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