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The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends (They Rewire Your Brain) | Inc.com

You're told entrepreneurs are loners, and that visionaries go it alone. To be successful, you've heard you must leave naysayers behind and surround yourself with others who think like you. Is there really any truth to this? What's the science behind why the right crowd can propel us ahead, while …

Self-improvement

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

Productivity

How HGTV Personality Anthony Carrino Builds his Business With Evernote

From Scannable to Sunrise, HGTV personality and business owner Anthony Carrino relies on Evernote to organize his work and effectively manage his …

Apps

How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015

<i>Figure 2: Create a Goal Detail Note for Each Goal</i><p>* Enter the actual goal as the title of your Evernote note. Include the number.<p>* Sort the Goal …

10 Steps to Cope With Overwhelm

It is no secret that in this busy world we can often end up feeling pretty overwhelmed. We are surrounded by things to do, people to see and goals to reach. Then when you add the extra pressure of what life "should" look like and the constant practice of comparing ourselves to others it is not …

Minimalism

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

15 Poses to Help You Sleep Better

Ease into a restful night with this practice to try at home.<p>2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Ease into a restful night with a quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing …

This is what happens when you put away your phone for a week

I've never seen my co-worker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I've called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the …

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Jennifer Karmon<p>Kendrick Lamar, deemed “arguably the most talented rapper of his generation” by Rolling Stone last year when he was 27, has written …

Real Estate

Get Out of Bed and Keep Your Hands Busy If You Wake Up at Night

Waking up during the night is a common problem and a type of insomnia. Whether you're a light sleeper or a bad dream wakes you, the video above from …

Average mortgage loan size outpaces home prices

The increase in average loan sizes for purchase mortgage applications has outpaced the recovery in house prices.<p>The <b>Mortgage Bankers Association’s</b> …

Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Saving for Retirement

If we ever hope to stop working and enjoy our golden years, we have to save and invest for our retirement. Here are ten things to know so we can grow …

Create a Minimalist Wardrobe with These Essential Clothing Items

You don't need a ton of clothes to look great every day. Streamlining your wardrobe to only the clothes you'll actually wear will, in fact, save you …

Go Inside Scarlett Johansson's New LA Home

The actress settles down with her husband and daughter in the city's Los Feliz neighborhood.<p>After a whirlwind 2014 that included several blockbuster films, the birth of her first child and her marriage to French journalist Romain Dauriac, Scarlett Johansson is finally looking to settle down. <i>Variety</i> …

The Top 5 Countries To Visit in 2015

Luxury travel consortium Virtuoso has unveiled their 2015 travel report of the year's top destinations. Here, the five countries that ranked as the best places to vacation next.<p><b>1) Italy</b><p>With destinations such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan and the Amalfi Coast, it's no wonder that Italy is the top …

5 Ways to Be Happier Today

<i>Brrr, its cold outside!</i><p>These cold, grey winter days can send even the most positive people into a downward funk. Now that winter is truly upon us, what can you do to keep your spirits up? Here are five ways to be happier TODAY:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Start a gratitude list or journal.</b> Concentrating on what you are …

Happiness

"Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

When it pays to remodel your home — and when it doesn’t

As home values increase and interest rates remain low, real estate in the U.S. could see a healthy rebound in 2015, with more people entering the …

Home Improvement

My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive

It’s funny, because many readers seem to think I’m a super productive, ultra focused, uber disciplined guy.<p>I’m not.<p>I get lazy, I sneak snacks when no …

Productivity

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

<b>1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.</b><p>Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that "life is too short." We're saving our favorite things for "a special occasion," which automatically sends a message to our brain …

Happiness

5 biggest threats to the housing market

Sure, plenty of housing experts and economists are expecting the housing market recovery to gain steam in the new year. But a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.<p>As we head into 2015, here are fivethings real estate watchers are keeping an eye on.<p><b>1. Big investors cash out.</b> …

Real Estate

The 8 Steps to Happiness

<b>1. Know what you want.</b> Don't think you know what you want -- really, truly 110 percent KNOW what you want. Don't chase titles in your career or in your relationships. Don't say you want something just because you have some ridiculous life timeline that includes said something. Don't think you want …

Happiness

Distracted? 11 Hacks That Will Help You Focus. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you’re not doing work right now doesn’t mean there’s no work to be done. I’ll bet you’re just about to get started on that work right after you read this. Well… you do have to return that phone call first, but then you’ll do …

Hacking

2015 Real Estate Predictions You Can Count On

Looking to make your fortune in real estate this year? These proclamations offer wisdom to guide you.<p>At the start of every year, real estate experts …

Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications

Mortgage rates keep falling, and that has borrowers rushing to close a deal.<p>Applications for home loans soared 49% for the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn., the largest pop since 2008. The jump from a week earlier came from a 66% increase in refinances, and a 24% gain in …

Why You Should Surround Yourself With Productive People For Success

Working with productive people can make a huge difference to your own personal productivity.<p>You don’t always get a choice about who you work with, but when you do get a say, by choosing to work with productive people you can boost your own productivity.<p>If you work with productive people, then …

Time Management

Fitch: 6 predictions for housing in 2015

We may be two weeks into 2015, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the range of predictions for the year. Analysts from <b>Fitch Ratings</b> weighed in with …

Wear OS