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These 7 Daily Habits Will Make You Super Productive | Inc.com

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 habits that have increased my throughput without adding more work time.<p>1. Don't set an alarm unless …

Time Management

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 …

Self-help

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 | Inc.com

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 continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

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 …

Digital Age

Batband may be the goofiest bone-conduction headphones ever

Do you want to strap a large Bluetooth band to your cranium? Yes? Then check out the Batband headphones on Kickstarter.<p>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 …

Crowd Funding

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 …

Books

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Disneyland? | Inc.com

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 expansion into a world-wide vacation empire is unparalleled in the world.<p>Considering Disneyland's long success as well as the …

Entrepreneurship

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> …

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 …

The New England Journal of Medicine

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 …

Leadership

Have Hot Pregnancy Sex: The Best Positions for Every Trimester

These will feel comfortable—and freaking amazing.<p>“Engaging in loving, sexual activity has been shown to have positive benefits for both expecting mother and unborn child,” says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of …

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.

Startups

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, …

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 …

TV
Self-improvement

Meet the Robotics Engineer Who Wants to Disrupt Your Furniture

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 …

Furniture

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

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

Workouts

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

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

<b>2. Make Your Sex Life Work for Your Marriage</b><br>"Don't expect the same breathlessness as you have early in a new relationship," says Tina Tessina, Ph.D., author of <i>Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage</i>. "Instead, make sex about enjoying each other, being …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

<b>Rich Chicks Have a Vision</b><br>Having a goal can help you set your eyes on the prize, but to steer through tough times, you need a vision—a detailed picture of what the result of your hard work will look like. Visions remind you of the purpose behind your goals, says Richard Sheridan, author of <i>Joy, Inc</i>. …

Self-improvement

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

That's what evolutionary biologists have been trying to figure out — with little success. <i>The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution</i> by Elisabeth Lloyd, Ph.D., a biology professor at Indiana University, shoots holes in virtually every theory that has ever attempted to pinpoint …

Sexuality

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

Transition from indoor to outdoor running like the fitness boss you are.<p>Did you hear that sound? The sound of winter finally beginning to thaw? Ladies, March has arrived! Pretty soon, the only opaque tights you'll need to wear outside will be your running tights. Boom. If you're a little nervous …

Exercise

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 …

Jokes

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 …

TV Series

Look Younger in 60 Seconds

<b>Build a bonfire to burn more calories.</b> Two simple facts: Muscle burns more calories than fat does, and firm glutes look good in jeans. To get the most bang out of your exercise time, then, focus on the largest muscles in your body first—your legs and butt. Do it with one simple exercise that can be …

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 …