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13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is …

This Is What Happens When You Combine Weed and Meditation

Marijuana can be a shortcut to enlightenment.<p>I’m a cannabis nurse—a registered nurse who specializes in medical marijuana—and I serve as a patient educator at MarjuanaMommy.com. This makes me intimately familiar with the medical benefits of weed. I also meditate daily. And while I do use cannabis …

Read These 3 Books to Harvest Your Creativity in 2017

Draw, design and become a Neo-Generalist for better outcomes in your business, and in your life.<p>Enter the new year resolved to continuously cultivate your creativity. Why? Because creativity is the fundamental means to discovery, reinvention and attunement. It is a "chaordic system" consisting of …

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

How To Have The Most Productive Day Of Your Life

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

What's Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

Once she got the discussion going, the questions came rapid-fire. "My biggest challenge usually is trying to keep them patient," she says. "They just …

Top 10 Unusual Ways to Make Your To-Do List Actually Doable

We’ve shared an awful lot of to-do list tips over the years, including how to simplify your to-do list and understand why they fail. Beyond the …

We heart it! Evoking emotion through typography

Starting from the point of view of Donald Norman, author of the book Emotional Design, and from the most recent book of Aaron Walter, Designing for Emotion, this presentation will explain how to use typography to trigger emotion and engage your website visitors.<p>Typography is an essential element in …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

The Best Soundtrack for Productivity

Researchers find that “nature”-type sounds help people in open-plan offices regain focus faster<p>Now that more employers are transitioning to open-plan offices, workers increasingly get to enjoy all clacking of keyboards and yakking of their colleagues—sorry, “spontaneous collaborative input.”<p>In …

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12 Highly Practical Tips On Starting A Social Good Business, From A Founder Who Learned The Hard Way

Sales didn’t happen overnight. In hindsight, the website was very unprofessional and the product photos were pretty bad. But I got three things …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Does it seem like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get through everything you need to do? With so many competing demands on our time, we can all benefit from learning to ramp up our own personal productivity. HBR recently ran a series called Getting More Work Done. …

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

Corporations' Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?<p>Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find …

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Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

50+ Free & Cheap Internet Tools for Designers, Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Startups

A list of services to help you be awesome.Check out this list of online resources which can give you jumpstarts and shortcuts to gain quick momentum …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

The Short but Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” <b>– Arnold Toynbee</b><p>Following your passion can be a tough thing. But figuring out …

The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but no matter your definition, it seems people always have a reason why they …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

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Too busy to innovate

I've begun to wonder if the concept of innovation in large corporation is an exercise in pointless navel gazing. And no, this isn't another bashing …