Archana Ashok

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These 7 Daily Habits Will Make You Super Productive

These 7 daily habits have gotten a ton more productivity out of me, and increased my satisfaction.<p>I am just like you. I struggle with an abundance of tasks that I want to accomplish yet never get close to completing. But over the past year, things changed dramatically as I developed seven daily …

How to stop a colleague from taking credit for your work

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I liked your column about self-promotion at work, but my problem is that I have a colleague who seems to think that promoting his own …

James Herriot-inspired shepherdess sees her life turned into Hollywood film

Girl who became shepherdess after reading James Herriot novels will see her life turned into a film<p>It may not be the usual setting for a Hollywood film: a remote, weather-beaten sheep farm in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales.<p>But the quintessentially English fields of Ravenseat may soon be starring …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Infographic: The Gross, Deadly History Of Color

How we make colors isn’t something we think very much about in the digital age. They’re just shining diodes of light, beaming from our displays. But for the vast majority of human history, making colors was serious–and often deadly–business. If the poisons used in making them didn’t get you, the …

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Batband may be the goofiest bone-conduction headphones ever

You remember the Ostrich Pillow. Of course you do. You can't forget it. It's a large pillow you stick your whole head inside in order to block out the bustling world and get a quality nap. Plus, you can tuck your hands into it. It's delightfully weird, and it's a Kickstarter success story, having …

Movie Review – Paper Towns (2015)

<b>Paper Towns</b>, 2015.<p>Directed by Jake Schreier.<br>Starring Nat Wolff, Cara Delevigne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage and Jaz …

Movie Reviews

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Disneyland?

Disneyland celebrates its diamond anniversary this weekend--but that doesn't mean it's a role model for entrepreneurship.<p>Disneyland is celebrating its diamond anniversary this weekend with overnight parties and special events at both its U.S. theme parks. The long success of Disneyland and its …

If not sex, let's talk about ovaries

Tell a man he is about to lose one of his balls, his pitiable howl and cry of depression will stand justified by the masses. If the said man is …

Jude Law: the books that made me – from Charlie Brown to Iris Murdoch

As a teen, Jude Law read the Beats; in his twenties, the existentialists. And as for his thirties . . . well, that’s another story. Here, he presents his life in books<p>Jude Law has agreed to perform at the Hay Festival as part of the <b>Letters Live event (last year Benedict Cumberbatch headlined</b> …

How successful people work less—and get more done

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the …

Time Management

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

How to Get the Most Out of Having a Mentor

Three Dog Night got something right when they sang, “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” And as entrepreneurs we pretty much feel …

The Best Pregnancy Sex Positions For Every Trimester

Bump and grind.<p>Who could forget that scene in <i>Knocked Up</i> when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis?<p>But all jokes aside, it's totally normal to be freaked about having sex while pregnant. Crazy things are happening to your bod! But rest assured, the research shows …

Albert Einstein

22 successful entrepreneurs share their best productivity hacks

It makes sense, then, that the most successful ones have figured out some handy productivity hacks to make the most of their days.<p>We've collected some of the best we've found from entrepreneurs of a wide range of industries and experience levels.

Productivity

How (and Why) I Stopped Waiting for Others and Started Traveling Solo

Adventuring alone sounds exciting, but it’s also scary. Like most people, I’ve done the majority of my traveling with friends and family. That is, …

Solo Travel

10 Places to Go Before They're Gone

Nothing lasts forever, so you might want to get out there and explore while you still can. Consider using this infographic, which gives 10 examples …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong

What to do when you just can't quit--no matter how many times you've tried.<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. …

Self-improvement

The Smart Home Goes Gorgeous--and Fun

Jessica Banks--engineer, designer, and founder of RockPaperRobot--has a vision for a smart home both beautiful and technologically advanced.<p>Plenty of entrepreneurs talk about disrupting an industry. Jessica Banks, founder of RockPaperRobot, is going to disrupt your furniture.<p>Don't laugh. Banks, a …

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Check out the MTV badass’ ridiculously effective routine.<p><i>Emily Schromm nabbed our second-annual The Next Fitness Star title with her sick moves and infectious energy. Test out her ridiculously effective routine, below, and don't miss out on ordering The Next Fitness Star DVD (sold by</i> Women's</i> …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Nutrition

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

Northwestern University

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Workouts

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

The earnings of the fairer sex have soared by nearly 30 percent in the past three decades, and experts believe that by 2018, women may control half of the riches in the U.S. Want to join the ranks of these loaded ladies? Start reading.<p>Whether you want to have enough money to hobnob with the likes …

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

Want it, need it, have to have it — but what precisely is happening when you're climaxing? Here, the science behind the female orgasm<p>It's the only thing that feels better than diving into a cool lake on a sweltering day, biting into a juicy cheeseburger when you're starving, or even getting your …

Indiana University

Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Running Ready (After the Worst Winter Ever)

Transition from indoor to outdoor running like the fitness boss you are.

Do men really have a problem with witty women?

A new study appears to suggest that men aren't keen on funny women. Richard Holt looks beyond the attention-grabbing headlines<p>Generally I like to believe everything I read in the news, especially when it confirms things I already know to be true.<p>This is what most of us do; we skim through papers …

Who Should Rule Westeros?

<i>Samantha Cass on who should rule Westeros…</i><p>By now we know that there have been several “self-styled” kings, and many that have claimed the rights to …

Look Younger in 60 Seconds

Let the countdown begin.<p><i>Michele Promaulayko is the former editor-in-chief of</i> Women's Health <i>and author of</i> 20 Pounds Younger<i>, which is published by Rodale,</i> Women's Health'<i>s parent company.</i><p>Big goals can sometimes seem overwhelming. I’m a big fan of incremental tweaks, small changes that add up to make …

Mayo Clinic

5 Moves That Are Great for Masturbation

Because your solo-sex life could use some spicing up, too.<p>When you figure out those perfect moves that get you off every time, you probably don't feel the need to switch up your masturbation routine very often. But even if you have your style down pat, your solo sessions can be just as experimental …

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