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9 Tiny Things You Should Do Sunday Night to Have a More Productive Monday Morning | Inc.com

Productivity is the result of preparation.<p>Anyone who wakes up late, tired, in a rush, and disorganized, will find it very difficult to be productive.<p>But anyone who takes the time to prepare ahead of time will find it very easy to get into the zone, because they already know what they want to focus …

Time Management

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Costco tips to save you time and money

Paul Sakuma/AP Images<p>Costco is a goldmine for bargains.<p>But the opportunity to save can be overwhelming, as you face seemingly endless free samples and bulk deals.<p>There are great bargains at Costco — even Morgan Stanley analysts say the retailer offers some of the best deals in the industry. …

Personal Finance

21 Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Put these products to the test. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

The rules for setting your holiday table (and why they matter)

Setting the table is often a hurried, last-minute chore. But it’s the holidays; make it special. Mindy Lockard, an etiquette and lifestyle expert and founder of the Gracious Girl blog, says the art of table setting is an important part of her world. Many of our modern-day place-setting traditions …

Decorations

Maintain Emotional Balance During the Holidays: A Simple Meditation for Beginners

Balanced mental and emotional health is a blessing. Many people learn positive coping skills early in life and handle stress or stressful situations …

7 Better Ways to Control Your Mind and Increase Mental Strength

How to Control Your Mind?<p>Every person would like to control their mind to an extent that helps them to lead a better life. Everyone would like to …

How To Balance Your Chakras - Chakra Empowering

<i>We would suggest you to take the Chakra Test to determine which of your chakras needs balancing.</i><p><i>1. Root chakra balancing</i><p>To heal our attitude towards …

Spirituality

100 stylish London Fashion Week spots to visit this weekend

<i>The London Fashion Week countdown is on! Ahead of the biggest shows, from the likes of Burberry, Christopher Kane and Emilia Wickstead, start plotting your route around the capital’s hotspots now...</i><p><b>Roots & Bulbs</b> <br>Health hunters say this is where you'll find the best coconut water in town - to wash …

England

13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don't Realize

Most parents genuinely do their best to provide their children with a happy and healthy upbringing, but even these individuals can accidentally make …

4 Surprising, Practical Reasons Behind Your Home’s Gorgeous Architectural Details

Architecture

8 Principles to Keep in Mind to Reach an Unprecedented Level of Productivity

We all have those days: we show up to work after not getting enough sleep, or getting too much, and find ourselves with our chin in our palm staring …

The best space facts ever – in pictures

Did you know Venus spins in the opposite direction to all the other planets in our solar system and there are thought to be trillions of diamonds on Uranus? Space experts Dr Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman tell all – with the help of Professor Astro Cat

Astronomy

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

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 …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

Time Management

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

European Travel

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life | Inc.com

Success is a subjective notion, if there ever was one. But for simplicity's sake, let's assume the higher you are on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the better you're doing. In case you don't remember the levels from Psych 101, essentially, people can't be their best possible selves …

Self-improvement

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …

Take Our 21-Day Program For Radical Self-Improvement

#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We recommend participating with at least one other person, so you have more fun and keep …

Immune System

How to Shop Like a Snob in Foreign Cities

Bag Snob's Tina Craig gives us chic tips and tricks on shopping like a pro when abroad.<p>I shop for a living. Whether I'm on vacation or a business trip, it's actually my job to seek out the local goods to report back to our readers. So naturally, I know a thing or two about the best way to get your …

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

France

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

From A-Z: A Guide To The Lost & Unmade Films Of David Fincher

In advance of “<b>Gone Girl</b>” opening on Friday, <b>Fincher Week</b> continues here at the Playlist, and we’re moving forward on a subject that’s rather less …