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A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Public Speaking

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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MOOCs

5 Epic Road Trips Across America

No mode of travel is more American than the road trip. It’s basically a national rite of passage. Dating back to Model T days, folks have been …

National Parks

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Hospitality

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

6 Things People Who Don't Get Easily Overwhelmed Do Differently, According To Experts

Imagine you’re walking into a full classroom on the first day of the semester. You look right and left, but unfortunately, you can't identify a …

Self-help

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Productivity

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

1/<p>'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' (2011)<p>The 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" profiles Jiro Ono, a Japanese sushi chef and restaurant owner who is …

These money decisions you make in your 20s and 30s could make or break your future

Have you ever wondered which life decisions brought you to where you are right now — at this very moment? Or, how your life might be different if you made a few decisions differently along the way?<p>The truth is, some decisions we make early on can determine where our life is headed — especially in a …

Personal Finance

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

How to Create a Life Plan in 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his ethos — his independence, his work ethic, and his …

Extreme sportsman Ross Edgley on how he swam 40km across the Caribbean Sea, while pulling a 45kg log

Ross Edgley was treading water next to a small boat in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. The boat's captain handed him a large zip-lock bag filled with brown liquid. Edgley ripped open the bag with his teeth, before guzzling the contents - ginger curry.<p>If the thought of a Caribbean jaunt and some …

7 good habits that will make you more successful

You can’t sit around waiting for success to happen, you have to make it come to you.<p>We’ve talked before about eradicating bad habits from your life. …

Mark Cuban Says Sales is the Key to Success in Any Field. Studies Say Focus on this 1 Thing to Improve Instantly | Inc.com

Not too long ago, Mark Cuban was asked on the podcast,<i>How I Built This, on</i> what he would do if he had to start all over again from scratch. "I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day," he responded.<p>According to Cuban, sales is the foundation for success in any …

Public Speaking

The book that completely changed the way I approach my life and career

One of the biggest mysteries in modern day life is something that we're all guilty of.<p>Please answer me this: Why do we work 8-9 hours a day so that we can earn free time, while we endlessly waste that hard-earned free time?<p>Have you ever looked at it this way? It's an absurd way of living. And yet, …

TV shows

For the Millenials Who Feel Overwhelmed: 13 Books on Adulting

The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood<p>In this humorously accurate guide, Instagram sensation Mari Andrew captures the complicated journey to adulthood for millennials, and offers advice to those that want to take the road less traveled. <i>Am I There Yet?</i> details how to climb over hurdles, …

13 Motivational and Wellness Books to Add to Your 2018 Reading List ASAP

13 Wellness and Motivational Books to Add to Your 2018 Reading List ASAP<p>2018 goals: read more.<p>By ·<p>Background image by …

Success

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

A researcher who spoke with 45 self-made multi-multimillionaires realized they all had something unexpected in common

You don't talk about money.<p>This tradition is extremely widespread in Germany, and the taboo has spread to science.<p>Very little research has been done so far on the extremely private group of the German super-rich.<p>Rainer Zitelmann from the University of Potsdam has therefore set himself on a rarely …

Real Estate

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Here's What Will Command CMOs' Attention In 2018

As we embark on the new year, I took a simple question to CMOs at major companies: <b>What will be the biggest marketing breakthrough in 2018, the thing that will command your greatest attention and, yes, your investment?</b><p>Here, their responses.<p><b>Antonio Lucio, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer,</b> …

Marketing

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

The 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Barack Obama | Inc.com

What has former president Barack Obama been doing since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our last president still had plenty of time to kill last year.<p>"With some extra time on my hands …

Books