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Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

What’s The Best Age To Be?

If your raison d’être is being popular, peak happiness could occur at age 29. At least that’s according to a recent poll that a lot of people are …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

15 Ted Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch [Plus 3 Amazing Interviews]

“Ideas worth spreading.” That is the very powerful, and very accurate slogan of TED, the non-profit organization that is taking the world by storm …

Public Speaking

5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>1) Want to be happy?</b><p>It’s more about perspective than anything else. Write down three good things that happen to you every day.<p>Via Flourish: A …

Intensive Care

The One Word That Sums Up Everything You Need to Do to Be Happier

That word is “PERMA.” It’s an acronym for:<p><b>P</b>ositive Emotion• <b><br>E</b>ngagement<br>• Good <b>R</b>elationships• <b><br>M</b>eaning• <b><br>A</b>ccomplishment<p>Martin Seligman is a professor at the …

Happiness

The career advice you probably didn't get | Susan Colantuono

David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

How to Find The Perfect Job for You

Should you follow your passion?<p>It may not be that easy unless we can all be athletes and artists:<p>Via So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump …

Happiness

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Top 10

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

Time Management

Can Money Buy You Happiness?

It’s True to Some Extent. But Chances Are You’re not Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck.<p>By<p>Andrew Blackman<p>It’s an age-old question: Can money buy happiness?<p>Over the past few years, new research has given us a much deeper understanding of the relationship between what we earn and how we feel. …

Happiness

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

How to Have a Great Relationship — 5 New Secrets From Research

What is love? (Sit down. This might take a minute.)<p>I’ve posted a lot about the science around love, including how to tell if your spouse is cheating …

Relationships

How To Deal With Anxiety, Tragedy Or Heartache – 4 Steps From Research

<b>“You don’t remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life.”</b><p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

What do the words you use say about you?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

How do frequent emails and texts affect productivity?

It reduces mental ability by an average of about 10 IQ points.<p>For men, it’s about three times the effect of smoking marijuana.<p><b>A study done at the</b> …

How to Never Be Bored Again: 5 New Secrets From Research

What can we do to cure boredom?<p>If you’re alone, it’s pretty straightforward: get up, go out, see friends, put yourself in a new situation where you …

Roller Coasters

How To Go From Dreaming To Doing: 4 Steps To Motivation

You have stuff you know you should be doing. But it doesn’t get done. You need to go from dreaming to doing — but it’s hard.<p>You want to accomplish …

4 Things Millionaires Have In Common, Backed By Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

10 Videos Guaranteed To Inspire You

1) How to be happier<p>Harvard professor Shawn Achor is the author of the wonderful book The Happiness Advantage.<p>2) Is it better to come in first… or …

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

How to Increase the Number of Hours in Your Day

Nothing can <i>actually</i> increase the hours in the day. That’s impossible. But you can do things to trick your brain into <i>feeling</i> you have more time.<p>More …

Customer Service

How To Ace A Job Interview: 7 Research-Backed Tips

1) Be Similar To The Interviewer<p>“Be yourself” can actually be a problem.<p>If you want to know how to ace a job interview it’s important to note that …

What are the top five books you must read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

10 Networking Tips That Will Make You A Success

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …