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3 science-backed ways to combat procrastination

Procrastination has been the bane of our existence for hundreds of years. But although procrastinators are often thought of as having poor time management, research suggests they really have a problem with regulating their emotions.<p>As Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

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Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

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10 Habits To Adopt Now To Be Better At Your Job In 2016

If you want to be better at your job next year, consider changing your habits.<p>So much of being successful at your job has little to do with the actual work you do. A lot of success comes from how you approach your workday: Are you optimistic? Curious? Productive? Did you get enough sleep?<p>As we head …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

9 Bad Work Habits to Kick in 2016

As we write our New Year's career resolutions, it's easy to focus on what we <i>should</i> do—ask for a raise, vie for a promotion, snag a corner office—and forget that there are a host of unsavory behaviors we'd be wise to stop at work.<p>"Bad work habits develop over time," making them tough to recognize …

How To Be The Person Who Never Misses A Deadline

Missing deadlines is a bad habit that’s easy to fall into, but it hurts your professional reputation. Here’s how to change it.<p>I’ll be the first one to admit that in certain areas of my life, I have fallen into a pattern of lateness. In fact, as I type these very words, this piece is late, and I can …

11 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy, productivity, <i>and</i> self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>…

7 brilliant habits to boost your productivity by 9 am

Here are seven that you can embrace immediately, and if you are fast and focused, you could complete all of them before you finish your first cup of coffee.<p>The act of writing down your goals for the day with a pen and paper will force you to clarify what you want to achieve, and if you leave them …

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between …