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5 Inspiring Books That May Change Your Thinking About Life

Books are my guilty pleasure.<p>I should be working but I am reading.<p>I should be sleeping but I am still reading.<p>I should be exercising but I have been …

Books

These 10 Books Under 200 Pages Are the Answer to Not Having Time to Read

If you do a quick Google search of the phrase "the best books under 200 pages," you'll find list after list containing proverbial classics such as …

Books

How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself to Others — And 5 Ways You Can Do It Too

<i>You really need to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others.</i> My counselor was on to something when she spoke those words to me. I was …

Self-help

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome With Self-Compassion, According to Science | Inc.com

I can remember the first day I taught at Stanford. I looked out into a sea of eager future MBA faces and thought, "how will I ever connect with these students?" It was a mixed bag of insecurity and feeling like an imposter-- was I really standing at the front of one of the best business schools in …

Self-help

11 Introspective Books That Are Perfect For Fall Reading

It's very nearly fall, and you know what that means: It's the perfect time to reflect on the beauty, sadness, pain, and absurdity of life with these …

Books

5 TED Talks That Will Make You Feel More Powerful

Want to feel a little more confident and in charge? All you need is 20 minutes and an internet connection.<p>The good news is that these days there are so many awesome TED Talks that you can learn about basically any subject from the organization's legion of smart speakers. The bad news is that …

Public Speaking

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair warning: Sometimes when we think about self-improvement, we …

Business Strategy

3 Steps To Develop Your Career Plan

<i>“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”</i> Antoine de Saint-Exupéry <b></b><p>If you’re anything like the average working person, you can expect to change careers five to seven times in your life. That’s a lot of change… The best way to be prepared for it is to make a plan!<p>Having a career plan is vital to your …

Self-Reflection

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

12 Devastating Fiction Books To Read If You're Looking For Something Truly Grim

In the mood for something dark? Collected for you on the list below, I've got 12 books that are truly grim to read, so buckle up for some crying, …

Books

An 80-Year Harvard Study Says This 1 Thing Will Make You Happier and Healthier

Our lives depend on our relationships. From the moment we're born, we rely on others to help raise us, nurture us, care for us. No matter how independent or self-reliant we become, we will always accomplish more with the help of others.<p>But achievements are only the beginning.<p>Robert Waldinger is a …

Happiness

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Planagram is an app to help marketers get the most out of Instagram

Nobody wants to admit it, but most Instagram users <i>know</i> the optimal time to post a photo and get the biggest ego boost. It's also known as Insta Prime …

1200 Infographic Templates

Check out this huge bundle of 1200 infographic templates with depth!Designed by Oleksii Kolosov, this bundle is probably the biggest collection of …

Graphic Design

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

Go download your Instagram history now (then delete your account)

So you've deleted your Facebook account and feel pretty good about it. But there's still that nagging feeling, that itch in the back of your mind, …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Kim Kardashian

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and At Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Banning These 2 Words From Your Vocabulary Can Instantly Increase Your Willpower

Stop saying 'I can't' and start saying this instead.<p>Life is easier when you have more willpower.<p>That's common sense - how often has each of us wished bitterly that we had the willpower to get off our butts and go to the gym or stop ourselves from shooting off that angry email? - but it's also the …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Design

'Imposter syndrome' makes people feel like they don't deserve success — here are 10 ways to keep it from getting to you

Have you ever walked into a meeting hoping that you'll be able to convince others that you're an expert in your field, when in reality you feel as if you're faking it? Have you ever feared that you would be "found out" to be less competent than others think you are? The "impostor phenomenon" was …

How to Build (and Run) a Content Marketing Calendar

kang_hojun / Pixabay“It’s all about content.”You’ve probably heard this phrase uttered from your agency or marketing department sometime in the last …

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals

You can find more purpose and happiness at work and in life by asking yourself better questions.<p>Have you ever done a copy-and-paste of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with everyone …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Black Mirror

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

40 Cheatsheets & Reference Guides for WordPress

While WordPress is known for making content management rather simple, the depth of this CMS is surprisingly vast. There are multiple facets to …

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …