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4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Your desire to succeed should be as great as your desire to help others succeed

“The most accurate term for happiness … is the one Aristotle used: eudaimonia, which translates not directly to ‘happiness’ but to ‘human …

How to win the biggest battle of all

“The toughest battle you’ll ever fight in your life is the battle within yourself.” — Anonymous<p>Within each day, each moment of life, each challenge, …

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

Are You Emotionally Agile? Find Out Now [Infographic]

Have you noticed that life is moving at light speed and it’s only getting faster? Have you also noticed that people are more stressed out than ever?<p>That’s why emotional agility is essential. You need it to navigate turbulent times, you need it to keep your sense of humor, you need it to deal with …

Emotional Intelligence

Why you feel unsatisfied in your career (and how to solve it)

We sure do a great job of covering up our anxiety. Our stress. Our feelings of self-doubt, frustration, not fitting in and general dissatisfaction …

The best career advice I ever got came from my mom, who made me quit my first job at age 22

Growing up, my family taught me, "Never quit." We even had a motto, "Quitters are losers," which, when I was little, was mostly applied to things …

Elena Ferrante: ‘If you feel the urge to write, there’s no good reason to put it off’

When writing is our way of being in the world, it continuously asserts itself over the countless other aspects of life: love, study, a job<p>If you feel the need to write, you absolutely should write. Don’t trust those who say: I’m telling you for your own good, don’t waste time on that. The art of …

Books

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Why Having A Professional Network Is More Important Than Your Technical Skills

What would you do if you had to start over from scratch? Jordan Harbinger reveals how he leveraged his relationships to (quickly) rebuild his empire.<p>Eleven years into one of the most successful business podcasts on the air, circumstances changed for Jordan Harbinger. Thanks to creative differences, …

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Be More Creative

When we think of documentaries, we often think of the films that investigate harsh truths about our world. The Oscar tends to go to a documentary …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

The Power of Showing Up — What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Writing

The Power of Showing Up — What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Writing<p>I’ve been writing for over three years now.<p>When I started, I had no idea I’d …

Creative Writing

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

The Simple Way to Find Your Passion, According to a Founder Who Built a Billion-Dollar Brand

Tom Bilyeu is a billion-dollar brand builder who is an expert in mindset. Here are the most important takeaways from my interview with Tom on how to find your passion and have impact.<p>There's a lot of talk about finding your passion, doing what you love, and making an impact in the world.<p>There's …

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement

O guia Motherboard para não ser hackeado

Quer impedir que criminosos invadam seu Gmail ou sua conta no Facebook? Teme que a polícia esteja te espionando? Este manual te protegerá.<p><b>Nota do editor: Esse é o guia de segurança digital do Motherboard, o site de ciência e tecnologia da VICE. Ele também está disponível em</b> <b>PDF</b> <i>, em inglês. Para</i> …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Motivation

How To Beat Self-Doubt And Stop Selling Yourself Short

Van Gogh is reported to have said this: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”<p>Thank goodness he did.<p>Chances are you sometimes get into psychic wrestling match with a little voice in your head that chips away at your …

Self-confidence