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Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule | Inc.com

"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute rule can help you develop the self-discipline you need to tackle …

Procrastination

Get an Energy Boost with This Seven-Minute Yoga Routine

If mornings aren’t your thing or you’re prone to an afternoon lull, try this quick yoga routine aimed at boosting your energy. You don’t need any …

Yoga

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Up Your Photography Game in 100 Seconds with These 5 Clever Hacks for Better Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five …

5 Easy Ways to Get a New Employee up to Speed

Thirty-three percent of employees in one survey said they knew their first week whether they would stay with the company. That hardly indicates a positive onboarding experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mike Armstrong, a blogger for the software company …

10 Haircuts That Need to Be on Your Radar This Spring

For a totally killer look in Spring 2017, you’ll need a hot new cut to match your fresh, post-winter color job. The possibilities are endless, from a bevy of bangs to short cuts that will switch things up — not to mention all of the long hairstyles fresh off the New York Fashion Week runway. With …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Helps Explain Why People Resist Hearing Constructive Criticism

Dan is a senior financial analyst and, in his mind, he’s the best one on the team. But according to his boss, while it’s true that Dan’s financial skills are very good, his emotional intelligence is virtually nonexistent. And Dan’s coworkers would describe him as smart but also narcissistic, …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 yoga poses you’re probably doing wrong (and how to fix them)

Warrior I, warrior II, cobra: If you’re a longtime yogi, these poses may be so familiar that you basically flow through them on autopilot—and feel …

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day | Inc.com

So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on how experiencing more "awe" in life boosts …

Happiness

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Practical daily things to bring real positive change in your life.<p>Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I'm more interested in how we can radically improve our lives. How can we stay truly …

Self-improvement

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership | Inc.com

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have--if you're a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results.<p><b>1. Empathy</b><p>One of the …

Leadership

How Pho Genius Andrea Nguyen Makes a Richer Vegan Broth

If pho is largely defined by its meaty origins—an otherworldly broth sprung from unwanted bones and off-cuts—then how on earth do you make pho without meat at all?<p>Cookbook author Andrea Nguyen's answer was to do it with plenty of care and respect for tradition—and a totally nontraditional, equally …

Vietnam

Spend The Long Weekend With One Of These 5 Uplifting Novels

I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been a doozy over at Glom HQ. Maybe it’s the complete meltdown in D.C. seeping into other aspects of …

The Most Important Mindfulness Attitude That Will Reduce Your Stress and Make Your Life Easier

We all have stresses and anxieties in life. But a lot of these troubles could be solved by one simple practice. A lot of joy can also be found from …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier In Life

Happiness is something that everybody wants but is misunderstood by many people. Happiness doesn't come by accident or as a coincidence. It is an intentional state of being that comes about as a result of practice and conscious effort.<p>Thankfully, effort does not always mean hard work! Happiness …

25 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Mindfulness

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

The Brain

15 Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes

This Saturday is Chinese New Year and we welcome in the year of the rooster. In Manchester we have such a big Chinese community, and there's always a …

Food

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

How to make the perfect lemon curd

A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to make), lemon curd is guaranteed to brighten up any breakfast or tea, as well as making a great filling for cakes. (You’re back on the cakes, right?) Formerly often known as …

Baking

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

The dessert recipe that’s healthier than most breakfasts

Emica Penklis, nutritionist and chocolatier at Loco Love, has shared her recipe for the ultimate (healthy) dessert. This raw tart is vegan, …

The Easiest Oreo Microwave Mug Cake Ever!

Throw out what you know about baking. This Oreo mug cake is so simple, you don't need to be an expert baker to make this rich and chocolaty dessert. Plus, this recipe only requires five ingredients — four if you want to skip the extra calories in the whipped cream. Quick, easy, and sure to satisfy …

Dessert

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …