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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

The Habit Action List

There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action.<p>They engage in what’s sometimes called …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Inc.com

Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to …

Will Power

10 Habits of Unhappy People (And How to Fix Them)

<b>“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’” ~Marianne</b> …

Positive Thinking

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Declutter Your Life

There was a time, about 8 years ago, when my life was cluttered. I had too much stuff, and it kept coming in all the time. I had too much to do, and …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Self-improvement

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free …

Online Education

How to Be Alone: An Antidote to One of the Central Anxieties and Greatest Paradoxes of Our Time

If the odds of finding one’s soul mate are so dreadfully dismal and the secret of lasting love is largely a matter of concession, is it any wonder that a growing number of people choose to go solo? The choice of solitude, of active aloneness, has relevance not only to romance but to all human bonds …

The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common Body Problems

The amount of sleep you get every night is important, but what's even more important is that the sleep you're getting is good sleep. If you have …

Sleep

How to Keep Going When You're Demotivated at Work

Sometimes, you get to a point at work where your motivation is completely depleted. But circumstances dictate that you can't quit. So how do you keep …

Self-help

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification.<p>That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

What I Do When I Fail

I fail at things much more than you might imagine, given that I’ve written books on forming habits and being content with yourself and being a …

How to Meditate in 5 Minutes or Less

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for little-known tips that only insiders know. This week, Gabrielle Bernstein—yoga and spiritual guru and 'The New York Times' bestselling author of 'Miracles Now'—reveals that it is possible to meditate and find some zen even when things seem busier and more</i> …

Six ways our brains make bad financial decisions

We all do it: hold on to a stock when every indicator screams sell, or spend our entire bonus on a new car instead of paying off debt. A whole new area of science called behavioural economics, or BE – a blend of psychology, economics, finance and sociology – has sprung up to explain why. According …

Overcoming Indecisiveness: When We Fear Making the Wrong Decision

<b>Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has</b> …

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Stop Laziness In Its Tracks | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is procrastination eating into your valuable study time? Does it stop you from making the change to a healthier lifestyle or affecting your …

Procrastination

Stop Assuming the Worst: Your Thoughts Shape Your Reality

<b>“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” ~Buddha</b><p>My morning bicycle ride had been uneventful until I spotted a small …

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

7 Signs You're in Over Your Head | Inc.com

You might not believe this, but probably the biggest problem in the business world is when leaders don't lead. When people in charge don't take charge. They have the title, the role, the responsibility, but they don't act that way.<p>It's surprisingly common, and not just among new managers and …

CEOs

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>–Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming — so why does it so often fail us? Below I offer 19 science-based reasons why will and will alone isn’t enough, with suggestions peppered …

12 Simple Ways to Really Improve in 2014 | Inc.com

The New Year brings hope of beginnings and commitments. And yet many resolutions fall flat after a month or two. It’s no surprise why this happens. Many make lists of all the behaviors they intend to change and then try and make it happen all at once. Sadly this approach often ends in failure. It’s …

Self-improvement

15 Things You Have to Forget to Get Ahead

<i>“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”<br>―E.E. Cummings</i><p>This morning, after back surgery nearly a year ago, one of my close childhood …

Are You Limited by the Fear of What Other People Think?

<b>“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>A few months ago, I found myself on the busy streets …