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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

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The 11 best habits for being happy and successful that people have stolen from others

We see someone with a particular routine that makes them happier or successful, and we try to emulate it. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it catches on and becomes part of our everyday lives.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for these habits: the ones they stole from others and then kept …

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

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A Michigan Frank Lloyd Wright House Is on the Market

If you're in the market for some real estate, here's something to consider: a Frank Lloyd Wright home in his famous Michigan development, The Acres …

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?<p>Photo by chris riebschlager<p><b>1. Planning</b><p>We can't work all the time, but then again we can't …

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

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Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers

If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

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20 Best Big Data Visualization Tools Reviewed

By Edoardo L’AstorinaBig Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much …

Remente Personal Development App Launches Worldwide

Personal development app Remente has launched worldwide with the goal of helping users complete their goals and live healthier lives.<p>With Remente, …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

Keeping A Journal Can Make You Mentally Stronger, Science Explains Why

Some people might think journaling is just for recording bits of daily life. But usually it’s more than that. Science has proven that keeping a …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries in Your Relationships and Life

Have you been feeling drained, tired, stressed out, and exhausted? Do you feel under appreciated, unseen, and unsupported? If so, it may be that you need to learn how to set some boundaries in your life and relationships.<p>So why exactly do you need boundaries in your relationships and life? Here are …

Celebrity photographer shows stars on cusp of success

Catherine Zeta-Jones is pictured at the age of 22 jumping on an unmade bed in The Dorchester Hotel in the series of pictures by John Stoddart, which are being auctioned<p>Playfully cavorting on an unmade bed in The Dorchester hotel, a young Catherine Zeta-Jones is pictured before her move to Hollywood.<p>…

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Amazon's Free-Shipping Price Increase Is Pure Genius

Source: Amazon.com.<p>E-commerce powerhouse <b>Amazon.com</b> has created a business empire by turning convention on its head.<p>Though the number of examples seemingly grows with each passing year, one of the most noteworthy, and divisive, e-commerce innovations ushered in by the Seattle-based e-tail giant is …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

7 Remarkably Powerful Body Language Secrets for Success | Inc.com

Sometimes, our bodies just know what to do. There's something to be said about natural instincts, about inherently knowing how to react in times of extreme stress and duress. In times when we can't process thoughts quickly enough, the millions of muscle fibers and tissues that make up our living …

Self-help

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …