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If You're Looking for Something to Read in 2018, Barack Obama Has 10 Suggestions for You

The ex-president has time on his hands these days. He's used it to catch up on his reading.<p>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 …

Books

Declutter Your Brain And Be More Productive

At times you will find that when you sit infront of your computer, you are too overwhelmed to focus on the task at hand. The information overload …

6 ways to limit your work stress, according to a clinical physiologist

Simple stress-relief tactics<p>If the emails are stacking up and you feel like it's all getting too much, take some advice from Physiologist Marcus …

Need A Boost? These 15 Habits Will Put You On The Road To Better Self-Esteem

<i>What are some tips for boosting self-esteem? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Self-help

How to win with a narcissist: 5 secrets backed by research

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I’ve broken down the research on how to handle …

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other</b> …

20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger

Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. There are times when this is more …

Motivation

15 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth checking out.<p>Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than a …

Mary Shelley

The Science of Journaling: Why Writing Things Down Makes You More Productive

A few months ago, I was tasked with starting Shopify’s own ecommerce store and the idea for The Stockroom was born: a place where ambitious …

The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From <i>The Power of Now</i> to <i>The Artist's Way</i> to the <i>7 Habits</i>, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, Forbes.com reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.<p>And summer is …

5 Ways To Teach Good Money Habits To Your Kids

For most adults, the first meeting with money management comes in the form of a coin collector box. You remember getting a buck from family after a …

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Yes, but are you happy?’ If Alison asks me this one more time I’m going to flick wasabi in her eye. Once I’ve issued a warning and helped myself to another albacore-tuna roll, I trot out the same reply I give her every time she asks: ‘I haven’t thought about it.’<p>There’s the usual narrowing of the …

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet.<p>Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still …

Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Don’t Worry, It’s Just Another Fad

Why our giant, bloated cesspool of self-proclaimed experts and unicorn startups is about to go dry<p>As human beings we have the remarkable ability to …

Silicon Valley

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. …

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Immune System

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

Try these guaranteed mood boosters, created by game designer Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Superbetter.<p><i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. …

The 20 most popular business books of 2015

Amazon recently released its list of the best-selling books of 2015, including the most popular business and investing books.<p>Whether you run a company, work for one, or work for yourself, these 20 books are guaranteed to teach you something new. Scroll down to see which books made the list.

Most underrated colleges in America

Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>We often hear about the best colleges in the US, but there are dozens more outstanding schools that don't always get the recognition they deserve.<p>To discover the most <i>underrated</i> colleges in America, we compared US News and World Report's rankings of the best universities …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …