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14 garden tricks to make it look like you hired a pro

It's wonderful to be good friends with your neighbours, but it's ok to admit that you want your house and garden to be a little nicer than theirs. …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

22 clothing items every man should own before he turns 30

We've rounded up 22 of the most important essentials that every guy should have by the time he turns the big three-oh.<p>If you're approaching or over 30, it might be time to go shopping.

The Guy’s Guide to Wearing Navy

Summer is here, the sun is beaming, and colors are popping. Prime your closet for more color with this series of guides for bold shades. Each week SG …

The mind upgrade

Your mind. You'd think it would be on your side, huh? In fact it's a wanton lover, as deceitful and lazy as it is dexterous. But: celebrate. Science …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

10 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Will Survive (And Thrive) This Brutal Summer

These beauties will survive and thrive in the heat.<p>We hear it's going to be one hot summer, people. Prepare your garden for the temps to come by choosing flowers that are super tolerant of extreme heat, harsh sunlight and dry soil.

Rock Gardens

DIY Chicken Coop - 5 Ways to Build Yours

Looking to build a shelter for some fine feathered friends? These egg-cellent coop designs are so stylish that you may soon want to move into your …

7 leadership lessons from former commanders of America's most elite warriors

These units contain some of the most elite warriors in the world.<p>And though each unit in SOCOM has its own culture, certain approaches are universal.<p>From their writings and from our interviews with former Navy SEAL commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, former Delta Force commander going by the …

These Foods Will Help Preserve Your Vision

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the most common eye problems to affect older adults, leading to vision impairment and …

Five Habits Of People Who Get Promoted To Leadership

Are you one step away from a senior leadership role? The secret to getting over the line and being promoted to that new leadership level can be one simple thing: <i>giving yourself permission to lead.</i><p>People are often told that in order to move to their next level they need to “work on their …

Leadership

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

One Skill That Will Dramatically Increase Your Likelihood of Success

This weekend I was on a journey: my classmates celebrated ten years since our high-school prom in the north of Serbia. Nothing in life is a better equalizer than seeing the people you spent some time with in the past and realizing what aspects in our lives changed.<p>Let's face it: we are what we do …

12 Lessons You Either Learn or Regret It Forever | Inc.com

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school, or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, …

Self-improvement

Which Five Skills Boost Your Pay Over 20%? (And Tips For Getting The Skills Employers Want Most)

The 2016 Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report created by Payscale looks at the skills most desired by hiring managers. While it varies by type of job, there are five skills that boost average pay for their relevant occupation by over 20%:<p>• Go, Cisco UCCE/ PCC, and Scala boost pay over 20% for …

The Simple Secret to Project Management Success | Inc.com

Lazy CEOs have a different way of running projects than most of us. What they do, in a nutshell, is to assess the critical factors that determine whether a project will be successful or not and test them as quickly as possible. This allows them to kill doomed projects early and to then reinvest …

Project Management

How to Create Household Rules for Kids

While your neighbor might allow her kids to jump on the furniture, you might decide that's not OK in your house. Or maybe the kids are allowed to …

How to Convince Your Boss You’re Ready for More Responsibility

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Where to learn critical life-changing skills

Many Library of Congress texts are now available online. Xiquinho Silva / Flickr<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal …

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most | Inc.com

Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times when you need some inspiration.<p>Here's some collected wisdom to help motivate you …

Motivation

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

The Best Project Management Software: 50 Tools for Team Task Management

To-do lists alone aren't enough to send a man to the moon, build a pyramid, and create the device you're reading on right now. Humanity's greatest …

Project Management

What is Task Management? 3 Proven Methods Explained

The most productive people on Earth aren’t superheroes. They have the same amount of hours in their day as you do, and often find ways to work far …

New York's Best Outdoor Bars Are Serving Serious Cocktails This Summer

For most New Yorkers, simply escaping the city is a primary summer goal. But to get the quickest and easiest change of scenery, make a beeline for …

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By Michael Beck, GQ.</i><p>Getty Images<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the …

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

How to Build a Workout Routine

An effective workout is more than a sum of its parts. Its ability to build muscle, burn fat, and improve performance depends upon everything from its …

Exercise

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