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5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

7 Shortcuts to Work Smarter, Not Harder

<b>2. Recognize and eliminate distractions</b><p>This should be obvious, but the most dangerous distractions are the ones you don’t even realize are …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

How to Use Siri in macOS Sierra

With macOS Sierra, Apple has finally brought its well-known personal assistant, Siri, to the Mac. Siri for Mac differs from iOS' version of Siri in several ways, taking advantage of the larger real estate of a Mac's display and the Finder file system. Users can also easily transfer or pin Siri's …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?

Here are five common types of procrastinator, and the best tactics to help them get unstuck.<p>If your desk gets tidier as your looming deadline gets closer, you’re probably familiar with the effects of procrastination. Putting off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today isn’t just a harmless act—a …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress and Improve Performance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Time Management

"How do you get so much done?"<p>That is a sentiment I have heard quite a few times in my adult life. I always found it odd because I believe I am inherently lazy but upon taking stock, I do seem to get a lot done. I am the co-founder and co-operator of two for-profit companies, a co-founder and …

How And When To Exercise To Boost Your Productivity

Of all the productivity hacks in the book, a simple workout may be among the most reliably effective.<p>You already know that exercise is healthy and important. Sticking with a regular workout can leave you looking and feeling better. And you’ve probably also heard about its mental and cognitive …

Difference Between Time Management and Task Management

If there is something that everyone in the world was given in equal measure then it must be time. Yes, even oxygen is not equally distributed. People …

Is Your to-Do List Limiting Your Success?

An author who has interviewed hundreds of high achievers claims none of them use to-do lists.<p>Got lots to do? Then a to-do list seems like the obvious solution. By getting it all down on paper, you can organize your tasks, make sure nothing is missed, and provide yourself the satisfaction of ticking …

Swap Your To-Do List for a "Break List" to Get More Done

To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve …

Productivity

Time management skills: The check-in

Here’s an interesting little dichotomy around time management skills. Many people <i>don’t</i> have them, but they’re essentially crucial to projects and …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Be Happy

There is beauty in simplicity. Turns out, there is also happiness. I’m all for making life more manageable and easy. The name of this blog, after …

10 Ways to Free Up at Least 20 Extra Hours a Week

What would you do with more time?<p>"I'm too busy." "There is never enough time." "I want more "me" time."<p>These are all phrases we hear everyday, and maybe even say ourselves. What would you do with more time? Read on for a list of 10 ways to free up an extra 20 hours a week.<p><b>1. Look at how you</b> …

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

The secret to keeping healthy knees for life

Take action now to prevent knee damage later.<p>So, what's behind the epidemic of dodgy knees that has seen a 32 per cent rise in the numbers of knee …

3 Ways Successful People Manage Their Time | Inc.com

I once worked with a team where the guy who was always "the busiest" got the least amount done. That's because he spent more time managing his personal distractions than actually completing his work. He was certainly talented and had the skills to do the job, but had no idea how to manage his time. …

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life | Inc.com

It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health. It's like the approach you make to the tee on a golf course. You plan out how …

How to Say No to Taking on More Work

Sometimes you have too much on your plate or you’re just not interested in taking on a project you’ve been asked to work on. You might not have a choice in the matter, but if you do, how do you turn down the opportunity in a way that won’t offend the person offering? How can you avoid being labeled …

Are You Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?

“That’s my shirt, Sophia. Take it off!”<p>“Daniel! Get off my bed!”<p>“Isabelle, get out of the bathroom!”<p>It was 6:45 am and my three kids were already fighting.<p>My wife Eleanor and I have tried everything. We talked to them about how important it is to have a good relationship with your siblings, made …

Work Less and Do More by Applying the Pareto Principle to Your Task List

The Pareto Principle says that in most situations roughly 80% of effects come from only 20% of the causes. We can use the Pareto Principle to better …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done

I can be a pretty bad procrastinator.In school, I put off writing essays until the day before they were due. At home, the dishes pile up and out of …

How A 5-Hour Workday Can Make Your Employees More Effective

A friend of mine told me point-blank that he only works about four hours each day. His company still makes him log a full eight hours, though, so he spends the other four sifting through the Internet and sending me distracting photos of puppies.<p>What’s interesting about his situation is that he’s …

Employment