Christine Bruce

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How random is random on your music player?

<b>There I was, walking to the railway station, minding my own business, when... bam!</b><p>Our song.<p>That's the gamble you take when you set your device to "random". Sometimes you get good songs, sometimes you get bad ones. Sometimes you get songs that remind you of someone that was once in your life.<p>I …

Britney Spears

12 Rituals Happy, Successful People Practice Every Day

<i>“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”<br>―Ralph Waldo Emerson</i><p>Every day Angel and I work with coaching clients who …

11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs

To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency.<p>In a recent Quora thread, startup execs responded to the question: "As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack?" We've highlighted some …

Time Management

Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak

Here’s a test you might enjoy: rate these scenarios on a number scale, ranging from 1 for mild discomfort to 7 for outrageous distress.<p>Scenario 1: …

The Minimalists' Everything That Remains is a new memoir about living with less.

<i>Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—aka</i> <i>The Minimalists</i><i>—are a pair of best friends who grew up poor in Dayton, Ohio, and were working in</i> …

The Anatomy of the Perfect Blog Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Phew! Talk about pressure. Writing a blog post about how to write a perfect blog post is the most meta of burdens. It’s a bit different than writing about perfect tweets or ideal Facebook posts. There’s nowhere to hide when you’re blogging about …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times

<i>“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”<br>–Friedrich Nietzsche</i><p>The wisest, most loving, and well rounded people you have ever met are likely …

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

Nobody. Understands. Punctuation.

On the first day of what would be a depressing and alienating two-year trudge under the fluorescent lights of a rural high school, a soft-spoken bald …

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here’s …

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

<i>We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here.</i><p><b>Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth</b><p>The first day I was in second grade, I came …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

The way most students study makes no sense.<p>That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book <i>Make It</i> …

Magical thinking still haunts all our thoughts – Andrew Crumey

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? The question was asked in a survey in the United …

Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment

Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine …

Social Media

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

5 People You Should Regularly Talk Shop With for a Better Career

The right advice can dramatically change your career. But to get that insight, you need to talk to the right people. Build a network of people with …

This column will change your life: how to think about writing

What's the secret to writing well? As I've said previously here, an awful lot of people seem to think they know, yet their "rules for writers" are almost always (pardon the technical linguistics jargon) bullshit. For example, "Show, don't tell" is frequently bad advice. In the right context, the …

The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s busy world, we seem to be <i>obsessed</i> with the idea of “productivity” and “work hacks”.<p>It’s easy to see why: being able to get more done allows us to get ahead in life, and even gives us more time to do the things we love outside …

Time Management

Warren Buffett’s Best Money Advice

Warren Buffett is a hugely successful investor, and his tips for investing are surprisingly accessible. Most of his methods are simple, …

Personal Finance

The Medical Checkups You Should Get for Each Decade of Your Life

We're all busy people, but if there's one thing you should always make time for, it's to get to the doctor for regular checkups and age-appropriate …

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

Existential Depression in Gifted Children

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. …

Existentialism

How we end up marrying the wrong people

Anyone we could marry would, of course, be a little wrong for us. It is wise to be appropriately pessimistic here. Perfection is not on the cards. …

Road Safety

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

How Scrivener Helped Me Organize All My Writing

Scrivener is a name that gets tossed around a lot in writing circles, but it's not immediately clear how it's useful. Subsequently, I've avoided it …