Allen Mathew

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This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

What is Easter all about? Resurrection or eggs and bunnies?

Walk past any store's Easter display and you're guaranteed to see bunnies, eggs, and candy. What you probably won't see is much evidence of the Easter story itself, as told in the Bible's four Gospels: that Jesus was arrested, beaten, and crucified, only to be resurrected on Easter Sunday.<p>But …

5 Spring Organizing Tips

Spring is just around the corner and as you know, it is the season of blooming and awakening! Spring is also the time for spring cleaning.<p>Here are 5 organizing tips you can do this spring to make your life better:<p>1) Spring can be a rainy season so don't forget to put an umbrella holder by the front …

No matter what the boss says about flextime, get to work early

Flex-time is not as flexible as you might think.<p>The belief that getting an early start to the day is virtuous is widely held. In fact, finds a forthcoming study, it’s so pervasive that managers rate workers who get an early start higher than those who get in and stay late, no matter how many hours …

The Workplace

What managers do at a company that’s trying to replace them with software

The enterprise software company Asana manages to serve multi-billion-dollar startups such as Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest with only 65 employees. That’s because streamlining workflow is what the company, whose motto is “Teamwork without email,” is designed to do.<p>The company, founded by the …

Project Management

Solar Roadways Launches Popular Funding Campaign on Indiegogo | Inc.com

It takes a lot to be impressive on Indiegogo and other crowdfunding sites.<p>After all, Canonical's Ubuntu raised close to $13 million for for a hybrid smart phone that could double as a desktop OS in 2013. A year earlier, smartwatch maker Pebble snatched up $10 million from Kickstarter, smashing all …

Roads

A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags

The Help Desk uses a stencil to put essential school supplies in the hands of poor school children in India.<p>Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks. The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to …

Furniture

Forget drones: Microsoft’s plan to bring the internet to the world is all about TV

Google will spend between $1 billion and $3 billion to put 180 satellites in orbit, from where the company can beam the internet down to unconnected parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. That’s in addition to Google’s other high-tech internet missionaries: balloons …

Net Neutrality

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

How Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Work From Home (And Stick To It!)

There are two major categories of people who work from home.<p>First, there are employees who work either full-time or part-time from their own home. …

Seven Ways Speakers Can Enchant Their Audiences

How can you go beyond the usual efforts to create a successful presentation – and enchant the audience? What are the secrets to creating magic with a speech? Here are seven ways to take your speech beyond the ordinary. Some of these will be familiar to you, but I’m guessing that at least one will …