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9 Cool Infographics Worth More Than an MBA

Get motivated, set goals, avoid distractions, make yourself happy, manage your time ... What more could you want?<p>Napolon Bonaparte reputedly said that "un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours." (A good sketch is better than a long speech.)<p>Sincemost MBA programs involve long lectures, here are …

Infographics

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Higher Education

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good …

Self-improvement

How to Get a Great Workout at a Cheap Gym

Hint: You can also take Gaddour's tips home or on the road, too.<p><b>1. Head for the Dumbbells</b><p>"Free weights will provide a more effective and functional total-body workout than machines because they'll allow you to maximize your body's ability for movement," says Gaddour. Rigid machines, on the other …

Why An Anti To-Do List Might Be The Secret To Productivity

If you start each day with a rigid set of must-do tasks, you’re already doing it wrong.<p>I’ve gradually realized that my day is not occupied only by tasks from my to-do list. Often, there are lots of other tasks that deserve time in my day just as much as those I have in my to-do list. Previously, I …

Time Management

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity