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Why Runners Should Do CrossFit

Celebs including <b>Jessica Alba</b> and <b>Cameron Diaz</b> love it, and if you're a runner, you may love CrossFit too. This workout is all about basic exercises …

Exercise

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What Your Squat Says About You

By now every lifter knows what A2G means. Ass to Grass baby! Getting low in your squat is crucial if you want to fully engage your glutes and grow …

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20

Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we're posting it here.

10 Signs You're Burnt Out

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it's what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I'm of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity. They’re Also More Important Than Ever.

When I was a college student interning in Washington, D.C., a senior manager, Bridgett, made a habit of treating each intern to lunch over the summer. When my turn rolled around, it was no surprise that Bridgett proved an adept conversationalist and an excellent host.<p>Several weeks after I’d …

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby’s Three Proven Strategies

<i>“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,”</i> H. P. Lovecraft famously advised aspiring writers. Indeed, reading is an essential skill on par with writing, and though non-reading may be an intellectual choice on par with reading, reading itself — just like writing — …

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

Secrets of the Most Productive People I Know | Inc.com

Like most everyone else, I worry about productivity. Since there aren't more hours in the day, how can I get more done? That's made me reflect on the truly productive people I've known or worked with throughout my career.<p>They all share certain characteristics:<p>1. They have a life.<p>Far from being the …

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better | Inc.com

Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start the moment they awake. They follow this pattern with a fierce devotion because it activates all sorts of subconscious and autonomic systems that put that …

Tiger Woods

Get Stuff Done: Productivity Tips From A Former Green Beret, Your Smartphone, And Beyond

In our tech-packed world, it is the best of times and the worst of times for accomplishing what’s on your to-do list. Here’s how to do more, and sweat it less.<p>It’s never been easier in human history to get stuff done. And it’s never been harder to get stuff done.<p>It’s easier in the sense that we …

The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

<i>“The trick to creativity … is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time,”</i> observed Denise Shekerjian in reflecting on her insightful interviews with MacArthur “genius” grantees. <i>“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and</i> …

How to network: 5 methods by top experts

They say networking is vital but nobody explains how to network<p>How to network is the real question. But first, in case you’re a doubter, some quick …

Innovators: "No!" Is Only the Beginning

Being an innovator is not an easy job. Especially when you're innovating within a large organization (and you are not the boss), you need to convince …

4 Great Leadership Lessons from the Arts | Inc.com

The Tony Awards for Broadway Theater are Sunday night, showcasing artists across America. As much as people spend money for movies, television, theater and music, why do business experts continue to ignore the incredible leadership teachings that come from the arts?<p>Several years ago, I published a …

Going Paperless: Tips for Using Evernote to Go Paperless with Your Family

There are many benefits of going paperless. There is less clutter around the house (paper clutter, anyway). It is much easier to find documents. You …

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career | Daniel H. Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career:<p><b>1. There is no</b> …

Maximize Your Happiness By Increasing Your 'Return On Life' - The True Measure Of Wealth

According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO of Tui Tai Expeditions, entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life.<p>I became acquainted with Tige, when I was researching examples of exemplary online customer service. In the resulting article, I …

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

Work Smarter with LinkedIn

Publication Date: <b>June 25, 2013</b><p>If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you're missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

I can’t promise you’ll be as successful as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates or whoever it is you think is super-successful.<p>But I can promise that if you …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We …

Job Interviews

Why My Success Is Exactly the Same as Yours

This morning, I heard Arianna Huffington say two words that started a storm in my brain. Those two words were "<i>redefining success.</i>" I imagine in so many ways, Arianna and Agapi, her sister, have done just that. And pondering those two words got me wondering what my own definition of success is …

Ever Tried Crossfit? CrossFit Guru Gretchen Helt Gives Us Her Top Five Fitness Moves

Meet Gretchen Helt, Los Angeles’ CrossFit guru. I’m kind of—totally—obsessed with her.<p>Don’t be fooled by Gretchen’s sweet smile and shy demeanor. …

8 Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings can get to even the most disciplined healthy eaters among us. One innocent little bite of a birthday cupcake and suddenly you’re face …