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It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

I'm 29 and manage $100 million — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about investing

At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I'm on the young side to be managing so much money, but with multigenerational clients — everywhere from millennial parents looking to enter the market all the way to boomers trying to secure their savings — my age is one of my …

Investing

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

A Real Life Inspirational Story That Will Motivate You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams

You're reading A Real Life Inspirational Story That Will Motivate You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Motivation

Why You Should Avoid Entrepreneurship

It is a ride many people dream about and most wish they had never gotten on.<p><i>This article was written for visionaries and masochists alike.</i><p>During a particularly tough business cycle, I asked my friend and mentor Rick Voirin about whether it was the right time for me to change the direction of one of …

Entrepreneurship

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Living Danishly: 6 hacks for a happier life

What does the happiest country in the world know that the rest of us don't? Author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell, reveals why people …

Happiness

Facebook is teaming with an ad agency to launch a branded morning show

Soon you'll be able to start off every morning with a cup of coffee and some fresh branded content.<p>Facebook is teaming with ad agency DigitasLBi to …

Study: Millennials want brand managers out of their ears—and feeds

“If you build it, he will come.”—“Field of Dreams”<p>Many social media managers probably don’t approach consumers with a “Field of Dreams” …

Public Relations

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Time Management

8 Ways to Uplevel your Success By Rebooting Your Mindset

One of my favorite scenes from the movie <i>Dirty Dancing</i> is when Patrick Swayze says <i>"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."</i> It was a powerful reminder about how we need to stand up and shine. Yet so many of us put ourselves in a corner.<p>While we know intellectually that anything is possible if we set our minds …

Highlights of Pope Francis’ Remarks in the U.S.

Rise in student loan defaults driven by for-profit colleges, study says

The recent rise in student loan defaults has been driven mostly by the increase in those attending at for-profit colleges who left school in a tough economy with debt that outstripped their earnings potential, a new study has found.<p>The study, the first to match loan data with tax information from …

IMF: China must wait to join exclusive currency club

PayPal Continues Acquisition Spree, Buys E-commerce Startup Led By Former Obama Campaign CTO

eCommerce

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Humanity

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a …

Motivation

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

Apple iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: What's The Difference?

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

iOS

Apple announces its streaming music service, Apple Music

Can the tech giant pose a legitimate threat to Spotify?<p>Apple has finally jumped into the music streaming race, unveiling Apple Music at WWDC this afternoon. The company revolutionized digital music with the iPod and iTunes, but is now playing catch up, trying to align itself with the current era of …

Music Industry

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

Why is the U.S. investigating FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

Circular Economics: Generating Jobs for the Young in the Middle East and Africa

With the many challenges facing the world from climate change to resource scarcity, we need to employ the energy and talents of our young people. Yet in regions like the Middle East, we are seeing unacceptably high levels of youth unemployment. Almost 30 percent of the region's youth are out of …

Richard Shelby

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

Asia Travel
Economy

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

Productivity

RadioShack to Close Fewer Stores

RadioShack (RSH) is backing away from a plan to close up to a quarter of its U.S. stores, saying the company could not reach an agreement with lenders.<p>In March, the electronics retailer unveiled plans to shutter as many as 1,100 stores, amounting to one out of every four company-owned locations. …