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The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

What Is Meditation And Why It Is Important for You

Why did I think to write this Article?<p>Last week I received a comment in one of my meditation related article, where someone mentioned that meditation …

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11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

7 simple tools you can use to take care of work tasks you hate

Summer shouldn't mean long days at the office, cooped up in a small space and missing all the outdoor fun.<p>If the latter describes how you've been spending your time, perhaps now is a good time to start outsourcing some of your workload.<p>Let a program do the annoying, tedious tasks your business …

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A psychologist explains how successful people do more in a day than others do in a week

Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, oh — train for a half marathon.<p>These kinds of …

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12 Lessons You Either Learn or Regret It Forever

Over the course of your life and career, there are certain problems that continue to surface until you learn your lesson. Here are 12 that you don't want to learn the hard way.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

Productivity

10 office gadgets to geek out your desk

“Gadgets are possibilities, they are potential, they’re what’s here and now with a dollop of what’s coming next,” said Jason Finn, founder and chief geek at Geek Chicago, a digital marketing agency and technology consultancy based in the Ravenswood Corridor. “It’s easy to get excited about …

Cocktails 101: The Perfect Chocolate Martini

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 oz base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)<br>• 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur - 1/2 oz white creme de cacao<p>Chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini …

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Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

12 self-sabotaging behaviors exceptional leaders avoid

It starts with making choices based on "bone-deep, intuitive goodness," according to Tim Eskew.<p>Setting authentic goals and working hard are also critically important. Robin Camarote says, "Rarely do reliable go-getters stumble into exceptional circumstance."<p>Living the life you've imagined is …

Self-improvement

10 Actually Free and Interesting Things To Do in London

London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps. I am the master of finding something free to do in this city (could be to do with the fact I usually have no money in my pocket and I'm Dutch which means I'm basically a tight a**e!). Here's a great guide to London that's …

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Walkthrough of a Luxury Camping Tent

Panoramic windows, adjustable shades, dining room, included companions<p>Minimalist, hardcore campers among you might scoff, but it's a lot of fun to …

BBQ 101: Cooking on Salt Blocks

<b>Tips for Cooking on Salt Blocks</b><p>Make sure your blocks are completely dry prior to applying any heat for around 24 hours.<br>• Although salt blocks have a …

Sigfox plans to build IoT networks in U.S. 100 cities this year

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Sigfox, which provides a low-power network for connecting sensors, said that it is expanding its presence in the US to 100 cities by the end of this year, Fortune reported.<p>The …

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The Only Charcoal Grills You’ll Ever Need

As it is with analog and digital cameras, the never-ending debate between gas and charcoal grills really comes down to style. Purists of charcoal …

3 Simple Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity

Complexity is the enemy of efficient execution. The more we can simplify things, the more efficient we can become and the better the results we will achieve. Here are three tips to lowering complexity and driving efficiency.<p>One of the biggest challenges in business is fighting complexity. The more …

Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it

What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that …

These 5 Tips Will End Your Struggle for Work-Life Balance

We’ve all been there: You’re checking emails on a Sunday morning, waking up in the middle of the night stressing about your to-do list and forgetting whether or not you shampooed your hair in the shower because you’re thinking about work. You’re not bored or unhappy at work; you’re <i>burnt out</i>. One …

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

This CEO's Trick to Managing Hundreds of Emails a Day Is Absolutely Brilliant

Swimming in your inbox and angering people because you're not replying fast enough or at all? How the founder of apparel maker Tommy John took control of his emails before they controlled him.<p>I have two words to say to everyone: I'm sorry.<p>I'm sorry I've been so swamped I haven't gotten back to you, …

Why ' Work-Life Balance' Talk Might Make Us More Stressed Out

Do you snicker when you hear the term "<i>work-life balance</i>?" As if. That elusive Zen zone can provoke anxiety, especially to those of us whose perfectionism tells us if we try harder, we'll find it. After 55 minutes of trying to force myself to relax in last week's yoga class, I finally found almost …

BBQ 101: How to Grill Mussels

<b>Grilling Mussels:</b><p>First, fire up the grill until medium-high to high heat (This can be determined by holding your hand over the cooking grate for …

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The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Lots of apps promise to make you super productive. But what are the best business productivity apps? Here are 13 of my favorites.<p><b>1. Expensify</b><p>As a frequent traveler, I used to hate expense reports. Then I found Expensify.<p>Take photos of your receipts, then thrown them away. Expensify's system will …

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Agave Pork Belly w/ Grilled Piña🍍 from @hartwoodtulum. "The agave provides balance to the hot pepper. And it works beautifully against the fat of the pork belly as a glaze," says owner Eric Werner. Get the recipe 🍴 and shop Open Kitchen platters for your next get-together using the link in profile. #myopenkitchen #tulummexico

These smart headphones just solved your biggest listening woes

Bragi have just introduced something that could make your workout, your commute and probably your whole day much smarter.<p>People listen to music while …

13 essentials to take on your next camping trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Personally, I enjoy camping a ton, although most of my outings involve attending music festivals in between nights spent at the …

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Most Modest for the Home and the Workplace

This San Francisco-based design studio should be anything but modest. Established in 2012 by Justin Champaign, Most Modest specializes in …

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.<p>Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent …