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A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

The Surprising Secret To Getting Your Emails Read

Do you feel like you send your emails into a black hole? Let’s get to the point: You need to start with the conclusion.<p>“Vagueness is the opposite of useful,” Geoffrey James writes for <i>Inc</i>. “The clearer the goal, the more convincing your e-mail will be.”<p>That’s why, James says, you need to ask …

E-Mail

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships

The most extraordinary professional relationships are built by ordinary actions like these.<p>Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

Motivation

Just one week without artificial lights can magically make you a morning person

Eight lucky people out in Colorado got to be part of the best scientific study ever. It involved, basically, going camping and sleeping. And that was …

Turning Fear Into Fuel: Jonathan Fields at TEDxCMU 2010

YouTube

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

What The Most Productive People Do Before Bed

Sleep is your body’s most important program. Which is precisely why you should hack it.<p>Breaking news: When you’re asleep, you’re still alive–and you’ll probably be alive the next day. So it follows that your circadian style will dictate whether you greet the day like Michael Phelps or a drunk (or, …

Sleep

That Snooze Button Habit Is Putting Your Productivity To Sleep, So Quit Hitting It

You need to respect the alarm. But don’t just take it from us–consider recent research. Here are five ways to get out of bed the right way.<p>Every morning, millions of people fight a battle–with themselves.<p>The battlefield is the bedroom, and the weapon is the snooze button. When the alarm goes off, …

Time Management

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

A Spectacular Japanese Maple Grove

Japanese maples, of the <i>Acer</i> genus, are remarkable trees that offer so much diversity of color, texture, size, and form, including dwarf, weeping, and upright. And with so many cultivated varieties available, you can find suitable cultivars, which will grow beautifully in sun, shade, containers, and …

Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Yeah, she got busted.<p>Laraine Cook, a former girls' basketball coach at Pocatello High School in Idaho, was fired from her job in October over a Facebook photo in which her fiance, Tom Harrison, holds her breast.<p>"I don't feel that it's an immoral photo, and that's what the termination is based on," …