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Amazing Online Productivity Resources for Procrastinators

If you’re looking for ways to improve your productivity, there are plenty of educational resources to be found online. The hardest part about finding …

Productivity

How to Avoid Headaches on Planes

Because the last thing you need during a flight is a migraine.<p>There are enough metaphoric "headaches" when flying: missed connections, delays, long security lines. So the last thing you need is an <i>actual</i> airplane headache—a.k.a. "aviation headache"—which can be caused by the change in altitude as a …

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Healthy Lunch Ideas: Brown Bag Recipes

1 of 29<p>Say good-bye to ho-hum cafeteria salad. This freshly chopped turkey salad is brimming with market-fresh veggies and perfectly crisp bacon. …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

How This Entrepreneur Paid Off $400,000 in Debt and Healed His Business

<i>This story first appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>From the outside, fit and photogenic French-born physician Michel Cohen was on his way to becoming the 21st …

4 Steps to Fit Your Parenting to Your Child's Temperament

Every child is different, so learning their temperament differences can help you custom fit your parenting style to their needs.<p>Shutterstock<p>As a …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

This Is Where Most People Drop the Ball in Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

Anti-Aging Yoga: Healthy Knees, With a Twist!

<i>by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and</i> <i>certified Iyengar Yoga teacher</i><p>"Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun."--Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Master<p>After reading this quote from my …

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

6 Creative Ways To Meal Prep For The Week

You can write down everything you eat all day long, but the true secret to healthy eating habits is all in the preparation. With hectic schedules …

Healthy Eating

Turn Your Water Into A Tonic With These 5 Simple Recipes

Must. Drink. More. Water.<p>Boring, right? We all know what we should be doing, but drinking more water can be a bore if you don’t want to add heavily …

Spices

Avoid the Afternoon Slump with 3 Energy-Boosting Smoothie Recipes

Need some extra energy? We’ve got you covered! There are some days when coffee just doesn’t cut it, and your body craves more than just caffeine. Not …

Healthy Eating

19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

Yes, Yoga Can Modify Your DNA

Yoga promotes physical health, decreases stress levels, makes you less susceptible to chronic diseases, <i>and</i> helps improve your DNA function?! Yes, …

Yoga

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

Yoga for bone health

Bone disorders are growing, and are beginning to strike younger people. The likely cause: stressed, skewed lifestyles.<p>We reach our maximum bone mass …

Yoga

An Energizing Yoga Sequence To Start Your Week Off Right

Ever feel so tired and strapped for time that nothing but a bottomless pot of coffee could save you? Cue superhero yoga sequence! This simple (and …

Yoga

7 Smart Ways To Invest $1,000

You’d like to learn how to invest $1,000.<p><i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don’t many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you’re new to investing? Where do you start?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it’s not enough to know some …

Retirement

5 Blue Chip Dividends That Will Beat The Street

As we approach tax time, many investors open their brokerages statements for the first time in a year. Those that “outsourced” their investing decisions to fund managers are often disappointed. On the whole, these vehicles tend to underperform the broader market.<p>Of course there are exceptions. For …

Investing

The 2 Best Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio

Investors, still spooked by the massacre of 2008 and the market selloff earlier this year, are making the same mistake again. They’re shifting into so-called “safe” fixed-income investments like CDs and treasuries—and moving out of stocks altogether.<p>A recent survey by Franklin Templeton found that …

Investing

What a Marriage Therapist Really Thinks

They try to encourage commitment and not take sides<p>Does your marriage therapist take sides? Think you’re a jerk? Secretly know whether you’ll make it?<p>William J. Doherty, a marriage and family therapist in St. Paul, Minn., discussed what goes through the mind of someone paid to help couples with …

University of Minnesota

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …