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'I've been stupid. I should have saved instead of going on holidays'

I am 56 years old and I recently took out a £5,000 loan and moved to Prague, to take up a position as a wealth manager for high net worth clients. Before that, I was working as a cab driver in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. I was working between 65 and 70 hours a week, sometimes more.<p>My salary now is …

Personal Finance

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

Emmanuel Macron

Build a Node.js Web App using Google Cloud Platform

Remember the project ID, a unique name across all Google Cloud projects (the name above has already been taken and will not work for you, sorry!). It …

Google Cloud Platform

How to Tell the Negative Voice in Your Head to Shut the Hell Up

And Other Bad Habits That Keep You From CreatingEasier said than done, you think. Nobody <i>wants</i> to listen to their inner voice prattle on about how …

Self-help

If you want to start making better decisions, do this

Do you ever look back on your decisions and think, “Why I on earth did I do that?”<p>We all make bad decisions.<p>Buying an SUV that sucks up all your …

Self-improvement

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

Mindfulness

29 Unprofessional Habits That Make Everyone at Work Hate You

Whether you realize it or not, you could be driving your coworkers nuts.<p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at …

Body Language

19 activities super successful people do over long weekends

With the long weekend approaching, it is interesting to look at how super successful people spend their free time. Do they totally unplug from work …

Success

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Body Language

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 …

Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO

<b>Portland, Oregon (CNN) —</b> All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school.<p>She's never been able to be the mother she longs to be.<p>At 38, Erika is dying.<p>Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loïe, was born four years …

Cancer

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry

<b>“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than</b> …

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive.<p>Become a better human being (internal)<br>• Become a better looking human being (external)<p>Here are a …

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

LITERATURE: Leo Tolstoy

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

6 Strategies for Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed in Business

Some people who believe they were born to build a business only focus on the product. Here is how to add the required relationship talent<p>Unfortunately, people who are great at inventing things, and have high creativity, often don't have strong interpersonal skills or interests.<p>As a mentor to …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be a Servant Leader

Organizational effectiveness relates to a leadership style that seeks to put employees' needs as the highest priority.<p>5 min read<p>The concept of "servant leadership” may be new to you, but it is a concept (or perhaps, a philosophy) that has been around for centuries. Most would say that Robert K. …

Dollar-Plagued World Now Has Another Currency to Worry About

Winds of change in currency markets threaten to blow global investment trends further off course -- but from the East as much as the West.<p>While …

Stock Markets

Offline Object Detection and Tracking on a Raspberry Pi

In my last post I wrote about the YOLO (You Only Look Once) model used for object detection. The most surprising thing when reading the paper was how …

Need a Confidence Boost at Work? Use These Mantras Throughout Your Day

You're strong. You just need to remind yourself of it.<p>Confidence plays a huge role in getting you where you want to go, but unfortunately, it's not a static thing. Sometimes doubt creeps in and we need a jolt to feel like we're OK. If that's your situation, understand that a huge source of …

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Stephen Hawking

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

How To Know When Your Marriage Is Really Over, According To A Relationship Expert

Many years ago, I was sitting with a couple in my office, marveling about what a "perfect fit" they were: They were both into healthy living, rescue …

Relationships

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Self-help