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The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals

Here's how intense visualization can help you achieve millionaire status.<p>There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct …

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

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5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

<i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to reread them several times -- often two to three times each -- for the information to …

You're Probably Recycling Wrong

An expert explains how to do it smarter, and why some materials muck up the sorting process.<p>Maybe you’ve found yourself mystified by the symbols and rules of recycling. Counterintuitively, the single-stream system—which allows residents to toss any and all recyclables into one bin—hasn’t cleared up …

How to Overcome Workload Paralysis and Get Back into Action

We're all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where the work piles up and it seems like it might never end. You might have so much work that …

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That Snooze Button Habit Is Putting Your Productivity To Sleep, So Quit Hitting It

You need to respect the alarm. But don’t just take it from us–consider recent research. Here are five ways to get out of bed the right way.<p>Every morning, millions of people fight a battle–with themselves.<p>The battlefield is the bedroom, and the weapon is the snooze button. When the alarm goes off, …

Why Curators Matter Now More Than Ever

Thanks to the ease of publishing online, virtually anyone can do it now. As a result, the volume of content available on the internet has skyrocketed in the past few years. Back in the early nineties, you had to know how to run a Web server if you wanted to publish online. By the late nineties, …

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …