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10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

Does It Matter How Fast You Lift?

Here’s why you need different repetition speeds for different goals, according to the latest research in exercise science<p>In life, each of us tends to move at our own pace. Some of us walk, talk, and eat faster or slower than others.<p>Research tells us that different speeds come with different costs …

Exercise

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

Exercise Habits of Ultra-Successful People

What is one habit nearly all highly-successful people seem to have in common?<p>Exercise.<p>Exercise has been credited as Richard Branson's No. 1 productivity secret and the No. 1 thing super-successful people do before 8 a.m.<p>Here are exercise habits for some of the world's most successful people:<p><b>Barack</b> …

7 Ways to Increase Your Charisma, According to Psychologists

Anyone can become more charming and engaging over time--all it takes is a little practice.<p>As is the case with most personality traits, some people are naturally more charismatic than others. (Think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Clinton.)<p>But contrary to popular belief, anyone can become more charismatic …

Stopping Procrastinating can make us Happier

Quick links about Procrastination:<p>What is Procrastination?<br>• Why do We Procrastinate?<br>• The Consequences of Procrastinating<br>• What Can We Do to Stop …

Why You Should Be A Morning Person

What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here's why:<p>Waking up early gives you time to think before the buzz of the day begins. To put it simply, the early morning is "you time" --  a time to lay out your priorities for the …

24 Quotes About Kindness That Will Inspire You to Make a Difference and Be Happy | Inc.com

There are a myriad of things the world could benefit from having more of. Kindness is one of them. When you are a kind person, you're not only helping others, you are helping yourself, too. There's substantial scientific evidence that being kind makes you -- and others around you -- happy.<p>In a …

Motivation

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

4 Science-Backed Reasons to Read More (Even If You're Busy)

Don't have time to sit down and read? Don't. We've outlined some must-try tips for learning how to read more without making time for it.

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

17 Warren Buffett Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success and Happiness | Inc.com

It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors and businesspeople in the world. However, what is not as well known is that he is also one of the happiest.<p>While Buffett has built remarkable wealth over the decades, his feet are still firmly planted on the ground. He still …

7 Rituals to Help You Move Heaven and Earth

The things that we do to help ourselves only have ongoing positive effects if we make them into habits. Positive change is even more profound and …

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

5 Minutes of Meditation Can Change Your Entire Day

Meditation has recently becoming a very significant part of my life and I could not have discovered a better spiritual, emotional, mental or physical outlet for my own well being. I tend to do, feel and think a million things at any given moment and I always just told myself that I functioned …

To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey, and we’re in uncertain times for sure. With overwhelming complexity, insurmountable change and big competition, it’s became more important than ever to be strategic and intentional.<p>I want to share a …

13 Highly Useful Skills You Can Learn in a Minute

Everyone loves a good life hack, especially if it’s super quick to pick up.<p>While one minute may not seem like a lot of time to master a useful skill, …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Woman posts bravely honest weight loss photos to silence online haters

Before and after photos of weight loss can almost seem too good to be true, so it's always refreshing to see someone brave enough to share their …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

Reading doesn’t just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.<p>My favorite book is <i>War and Peace.</i><p>And I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, another writer wanting people to think he’s all intellectual and highbrow.”<p>But it really …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Speed as a Habit

<i>This article is by Dave Girouard, CEO of personal finance startup Upstart, and former President of Google Enterprise Apps. He’s well known for</i> …

Management

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

13 DIY Household Products That Could Save You Some Serious Coin

An American family spends an average of $504 per year on cleaning supplies. That’s a lot of money, especially toward products that are made mostly of water! In the spirit of saving, we’ve partnered with Sparkle® paper towels to bring you a way to seriously scrub down your cleaning budget: homemade …

5 Motivational Podcasts To Get You Off Your Ass

It’s really easy to fall into your own pity party. Recently, a combination of breakups, cheating rumors and a dent in my new car resulted stay-in-bed-all-day-and-cry type of depression that was seemingly impossible to shake. But since I’m an “adult” with “responsibilities” I was forced to leave the …

30 Motivational Fitness Quotes

Positivity<p>1 of 31<p>"A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can …

Motivation

3 Ways to Build Extreme Mental Toughness

Want to crush your next workout or fitness challenge? Unf*&K your mind. Here’s how<p>Our most important training philosophy at Gym Jones: The Mind Is Primary.<p>If your mind is strong, your body will be strong. You’ll be able to handle stress, cope with suffering, deal with adversity, make sacrifices, …

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