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This 5-Minute Routine Calmed My Mind and Made Me Feel In Control

A few months ago, racing thoughts started to plague my mind. The second my eyes opened each morning, it was like my brain was rapidly downloading a …

Steve Jobs called HP at 12 years old to ask for help — and his story shows what sets highly successful people apart

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i>— sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>Granted, it's often not easy to …

How to achieve work-life balance in 5 steps

Achieving work-life balance can look impossible. And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder.<p>In the ten years from 1986 to 1996 work-life balance …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

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Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

How to plan your most productive workday *ever*

Six o’clock rolls around and with a little luck (and a whole lot of hustle) you’ve decluttered your inbox, hosted a killer brainstorm session with …

Can't Leave the House? Here Are 15 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

There's no place like home for the holidays, but if you're stuck in a town that doesn't have your favorite gym or boutique fitness studio, you might be wondering how you're going to get your workouts in! Fear not: here are some bodyweight workouts for every mood — even if your in-laws don't have …

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

Working Moms: Tips

How to Find Fulfilling Jobs for Moms How to Successfully Integrate Breastfeeding Into Your Work Life<p>Free Guide: How to Nail Your Next Interview

Breast Feeding

7 Surefire Techniques for Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

Step one: if you are going to do it later, why not start now?<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever put off something on your “to-do” list for months and months before it disappears into the “to-do list cemetary” forever, then this is for you.<p>For …

Procrastination

Science Says Self-Control Is A Key Success Factor. Boost Yours With These 4 Tips

Self-control, like a muscle, can be strengthened with training.<p>Many drivers of entrepreneurial success are uncontrollable, including timing, the market, competition, and well, lucky breaks. However, there is one thing you can control--yourself. And according to science, self-control is a key …

Self Control

Why It's a Really Bad Idea to Tell Your Kids They're Smart, According to Science

A new study warns that telling your kids they're smart might turn them into cheaters.<p>You'd never say the F-word around your kids. Now scientists are suggesting you ban the S-word as well.<p>What's the S-word?<p>Whatever smutty possibilities came into your mind, it's none of those. In fact it's a word …

Research

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

There's no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.<p>Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and …

Employee Engagement

7 signs you aren't managing your time effectively

Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life. It's important to be on the lookout for the following seven signs that things may not be going as well as you think.<p>Once you become an effective manager of your schedule you won't just become a time and calendar boss. You will …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain, …

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I'm a life coach, and there are 3 questions I get more than anything else

People come to me as a life coach for a multitude of reasons.<p>They hate their job. They feel stuck in a bad relationship. They are crippled by fear and social comparison. They know that they are not living an authentic or full life. They make decisions based on what other people think and expect of …

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Productivity

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Time Management

8 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Almost everyone wants to start their own business.For most people, owning a business means taking control of their future. There’s a lot of freedom …

30 of the best Android games for kids between the ages of 2-8

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our <b>Apps & Games Roundups</b> series.<p>I see this question asked quite a lot. While there are plenty of sites out …

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely

Little things become big things.<p>Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change …

Self-improvement

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. …

Success

Productivity Secrets From Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Wojcicki, And More

From streamlining decision-making to starting work at 4 a.m., this is how the CEOs you admire get so much done.<p>The average CEO works 58 hours a week, putting in 10 to 11 hours per day, plus an extra six hours on the weekend, according to <i>Time</i>. That’s 11 hours more than the average full-time worker. …

Productivity

20 genius uses for salt: Clean your appliances, remove stains and more

The next time a pot boils over, sprinkle some salt on the mess. When you finally get to cleaning up the spot, it will wipe right up with no scrubbing required.<p>Published: Caption:Alina BradfordPhoto:Alina Bradford/CNET<p>Salt can be used as an abrasive to get grime off of pans in a cinch. The coarser …