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Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

Best schools for high pay and low debt: These 7 colleges give you the most bang for your buck

You don’t have to trade your financial future to get a great education. One popular proposal to address the disconcerting rise in student loan debt …

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Leadership

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Public Health

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Self-improvement

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

While this sentence is one you might not expect from Steve Jobs, it is one that all of us can -- and should -- say.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's …

Hung Up

This New Study Shows That People Who 'Think Backwards' Are More Successful

Research shows that how you plan determines how likely you are to succeed.<p>Your boss just messaged you saying she wants to talk tomorrow morning about the big idea you pitched at the weekly meeting.<p>Great. Right?<p>If you're like most people, your brain will start firing on all cylinders at this point, …

Research

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else?

The average person shifts to cruise control during the weekend while the high performer is gaining an edge for the upcoming week.<p>The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times …

High Level

Success Lessons From The World's Biggest Rejects: Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Meryl Streep and 10 More

People dismissed them for lacking talent, intelligence, imagination, and even good looks--but they succeeded anyway. Here's why.<p>The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, …

Motivation

5 Books You Need to Read This Fall If You Want to Be Mentally Tougher

The first step to improving yourself is to shed unnecessary mental fat and that starts with these mind-enriching books.<p>It's often said that you can only go as far as your mindset is properly equipped to transport you when chasing after business and health goals.<p>During my own personal journey of …

Self-improvement

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

subconsciousmind

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

Harvard Business School

The best men's hiking boots you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Steven John/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>When I was sixteen years old, I travelled to Spain with a group of high school students to …

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The World's Wealthiest People Share This Simple Lifestyle Habit

It'll help you make smarter financial decisions.<p><i>Is life harder for frugal people? 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 Bernie Klinder, EMBA, Entrepreneur, Investor, Consultant, on Quora:</b><p>…

Personal Finance

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning

Over the last few years, many of my colleagues have asked me questions about cars. Recently at NPR West in Culver City, Calif., we got two electric chargers. When my colleague Melissa Kuypers said she wanted an electric car, I thought: perfect guinea pig for a little test.<p>"I drive by myself 13 …

You Can’t Earn Someone’s Trust Without This One Thing, According to an FBI Agent

Forget the “golden rule.” You should start following the “platinum rule,” instead.<p>Your mom’s advice was completely wrong. You shouldn’t treat others …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

Bible Verses About Work

Stay Motivated With These Bible Verses About Work<p>Work can be fulfilling, but it can also be the cause of great frustration. The Bible helps put those …

Theology

The Mini PC That Runs Windows 10 And Fits In Your Pocket

In today's world computers are smaller than ever before. The Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC is both physically small enough to fit in your …

Tucker Carlson: If we want to erase the past, we must prepare for the consequences

One thing President Trump said Tuesday deserves more attention than it will likely get.<p>On Monday a mob tore down a civil war soldier's memorial in Durham, North Carolina. Police stood idly by and liberals across the country applauded it. Which statues are next, the president asked today, George …

Top 16 Highest Paying College Majors

Securing a high-paying job after graduating college may not be at the top of everyone's list of "must-haves," but for many, it is at least an important consideration. Not surprisingly, the type of degree chosen -- specifically associates, bachelors, or graduate -- plays a big role in determining …

10 Trader Joe's Cheeses That You Need To Try

10 Cheeses From Trader Joe's That You Need To Try<p>This sounds cheesy, but Trader Joe's takes its cheese seriously.<p>After spending a year in Madison as …

Trader Joe's

Kershaw Steel SpeedSafe Knives from $13 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>We spotted a pair of highly-rated Kershaw knives on sale at Amazon and Walmart today. The Kershaw 1306BW Filter Knife with …

How to make perfect scrambled eggs without pre-scrambling them in a bowl

Really? Another gimmicky internet article about how to make perfect scrambled eggs? I'm imagining a collective eye roll behind tiny glowing phone screens and big computer monitors alike.<p>Scrambled eggs are ostensibly one of the first things we all learn to cook, so by the time we're adults, we …

5 ways to work out without weights

With all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You can’t argue that you …

Workouts

Chastity