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CIOs recommend ditching project management

Is project management on its way out? The concept of having an IT project with a start and end date ...

Project Management

Psychologists say parents should do these 21 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, told Business Insider that a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing …

Self-improvement

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

Take Control Of Your Time With The Miracle Time Cube Timer

5:05 PM 08/06/2018<p>If you struggle with staying focused and on track with your work or daily tasks, the Miracle Time Cube Timer may be worth a try. It …

A Good Idea Is 1% of What You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur. Here's Everything Else

Know what you're good at, and where you need help.<p><i>What should all first time entrepreneurs know before starting their very first business? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jonathan</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Scientist debunks 6 common myths about healthy diet

Healthy eating is a big part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can help prevent many chronic health conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high …

Nutrition

A new study shows how managers can double employee satisfaction

Meditation retreats and free trail mix are nice, but what employees <i>really</i> want is less trendy, and less materialistic, than that.<p>According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, the top determinant of employee satisfaction and trust in their employer is the timeless concept of …

Research

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

Why You Should (Still) Start a Podcast, Even Though There Are Thousands Already Out There | Inc.com

New shows hit iTunes every day. At this point, everyone is starting a podcast, or talking about starting one. The good news is that listenership is still increasing, and people are on the lookout for new shows. Overall, it's still a good time to create a show, and for more reasons than you might …

Public Speaking

Here’s how to prep your calendar for a productive workweek

<i>“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”</i><p>Bill Murray was staring down another day in Punxsutawney when he uttered these prophetic words in the seminal classic <i>Groundhog Day</i>. But he might as well have been looking at an impossibly cluttered calendar. Our best hope for breaking the …

Time Management

Cryptocurrency is just one of seven types of cryptoassets you should know

• <b>Cryptocurrencies</b> like bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptoassets, are instruments of exchange, stores of value, and units of account. To wit, bitcoin today holds over $100 billion dollars and supports billions a day in global transactions. Banks are taking notice, going from “bitcoin bad, …

Cryptocurrency

The Future of Blockchain, According to the CEO of the World's Biggest Crypto Company

Changpeng Zhao is down to earth for a crypto billionaire. The CEO of Binance, which emerged out of nowhere last year to become the world’s biggest …

Blockchain

A head recruiter at Amazon says the best résumés are data-based — and there's an easy formula you can follow

Hiring managers look to your résumé to find out all about your previous jobs and experiences.<p>But Celeste Joy Diaz, a recruiting manager at Amazon, said there's a right way to talk about yourself — and quite a few ways to mess it up.<p>For starters, you can't just name drop the company or your job …

Employment

The Secrets to Transforming Your Life Are Simpler Than You Think

Jack Canfield breaks down some keys to working toward true fulfillment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a major change to your life is no easy feat. The progress of making a larger transformation can be a slow crawl that requires ample motivation, resolute mindset …

Thought Leadership

4 Ways Your Head Trash Is Stopping You From Making More Money

Are you your own worst enemy?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had just finished speaking at an industry conference for 500 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. As I was leaving the stage, a man from the audience rushed up and said that he wanted to hire me as his executive …

Self-improvement

Want Passive Income Today? Ask Yourself These 3 Critical Questions First

In my new book The Passive Writer, fellow independent Jeanette Hurt and I share three big questions to get your business passive income flowing today<p>The biggest challenge of solopreneurship, consulting and freelancing is that the money often stops when you stop. If you aren't working, then, …

TED Talks

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Bitcoin

Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes

We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren’t achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in …

Time Management

Trying to eat healthy? This mental trick could help, new research suggests

A new study suggests how you think can impact how you eat.<p>If you're trying to eat better, a new study from Germany’s University of Tübingen suggests that one mental trick might help.<p>Researchers discovered that people who merely thought about eating healthy while preparing their meals were more …

Nutrition

Science Says Doing This One Thing Will Make Your Kids Happier Adults

By AnnaMarie Houlis<p>Science says happier people are raised by parents who do this one thing, according to Jeff Haden. But I need to ask: What if the …

Happiness

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

Happiness

These 2 Hot Trainers Share a Beginner Dumbbell Workout Literally Anyone Can Do

Eric Leija, senior kettlebell trainer at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, and Jay Maryniak, NASM-CPT, CES, have teamed up to bless the world with their abs and full-body dumbbell workout. You might take one look at these guys and think, "There's no way I can keep up with …

Workouts

30 Killer Hacks That’ll Make You Wonder What You’ve Been Doing Your Whole Life

What if I told you that all of life’s tiny inconveniences have an easy fix? You’re skeptical? I understand, but hear me out.<p>Imagine how zen your life …

Hacking

Want to Succeed? Here's Why You Need to Only Focus on 3 Things at a Time

You must consider whether something is a distraction or an opportunity.<p>Not long ago, I had dinner with a promising entrepreneur. We discussed his startup, and I offered plenty of advice.<p>I hope he chooses to follow one particular suggestion: ruthless prioritization.<p>No matter who you are, you can't …

Time Management

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

How to Decide What Skill to Work On Next

Most of us know that success in today’s work world requires continuous growth and learning. You can’t just rely on your current knowledge and expertise if you expect to keep up, let alone advance. But how do you identify the areas in which development efforts will yield the best return on your …