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If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Winter Fashion

Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive | Inc.com

It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most important resource of all: your time.<p>It's no surprise, then, that I hear many professionals say that they are always too busy, …

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

Management

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

1. Write down three things you're grateful for<p>Quora user Nela Canovic suggests writing down three things you're grateful for every morning.<p>'Think …

Tips of the Trade From a Professional Storyteller | Inc.com

Connecting with your audience is vital to your business.<p>It is the same for when you're on stage.<p>Last week I wrote about every business is show business when it comes to public speaking. This week, I asked for tips and insights from a professional story coach, The Moth storyteller and podcaster and …

Public Speaking

Seven Ways to Make Your Thoughts More Empowering

How to bring more positivity and optimism into your day.

9 Packing Mistakes Everybody Makes and How to Avoid Them

Don't do these things when packing for your next vacation.<p>While you won’t be seeing anything about it at the Met or the Louvre anytime soon, packing …

10 Best Little Beach Towns in Florida

1 of 10<p>Islamorada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Fernandina Beach<p>3 of 10<p>Anna Maria Island<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Key Biscayne<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Captiva …

How to Parent Without Punishing ... and Still Have Well-Behaved Kids

Purchasing the Time-Out Chair and talking about how many times you’ve had to ground your tween/teen almost seem like rites of passage. While it's …

Debate stirs over mysterious "void" found inside Egypt's Great Pyramid

The scanning project, called ScanPyramids, was launched in late 2015 and set out to scan four specific Egyptian pyramids using a variety of new and …

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

I used to toss and turn all night — until I started using this $20 machine

I've never slept so well!<p>Some people immediately pass out as soon they see a pillow. The rest of us aren't so lucky. We toss and turn for hours on end. Then, after falling asleep, we can be woken up by thunder, snores or even a faint sound coming from the kitchen.<p>Growing up, I shared a room with my …

How to Install Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

This easy DIY project lets you transform a room — as often as you want. Sponsored by Get REALTOR®

Miss Manners: Shutting down a humble-bragger

<i>Dear Miss Manners: I am a 25-year-old law student at a school that is not nearly as competitive and cutthroat as some. For the most part, my classmates are positive people, and we are genuinely supportive of one another's accomplishments. Of course, there are a few classic "gunners,'' and I simply</i> …

How to Get a Hotel Deal

These booking tools can knock hundreds off the cost of a stay. Sign us up.<p>Everyone loves an upgrade, but not every wants to pay for it. If you're smart about how and where you book, though, these tips, apps, and websites will have you cashing in—and trading up.<p><b>Use Upside:</b> Priceline founder Jay …

How to Make Basic, Great Pho

Craving a bowl of hot and comforting soup? This is the noodle soup for you: a basic, great pho. All you need is a couple of hours and you're on your …

How to Keep a Sketchbook

Ideas for Getting Your Sketchbook Started<p>Keeping a sketchbook is a great way of keeping track of creative ideas and getting in the habit of regular …

Anti-aging stem cell treatment proves successful in early human trials

The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the …

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer | Inc.com

When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed."<p>Bannister was describing "flow", a unique state of mind when we're so …

Roger Bannister

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

<b>Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online.<p>The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of …

Physics

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Architecture

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Mindfulness

How 1977 Broke All the Rules and Changed Music Forever

David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and Chris Frantz could have called their debut record anything. But even with a world of potential titles …

Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. …

Meet Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s six model finalists

And then there were six.<p>On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated narrowed down their model search for their Swimsuit Issue to six finalists: Allie Ayers, …

How Buddhism & Neuroscience Can Help You Change How Your Mind Works: A New Course by Bestselling Author Robert Wright

Buddhist thought and culture has long found a comfortable home among hippies, beatniks, New Age believers, artists, occultists and mystics. Recently, …

7 ways to reshape your brain and learn anything

But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all day, but you won't eat if your fish all jump out and wriggle back out of the boat.<p>Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, has ransacked available scientific …

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

Get hired as a graphic designer with this online bootcamp that's just $15

These days, graphic design is one part talent, two parts Adobe proficiency. Full command of all the popular tools and tactics used by graphic …

Graphic Design