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What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Self-help

You Need These Gym Playlists In Your Life

Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That’s why it helps to think of your gym time as a middle school …

Exercise

3 Secrets of People Who Always Crush Their Personal Goals

Motivation leads to disappointment; systems lead to success.<p><i>What are some life-changing hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brenton Weyi on Quora:</b><p>We live in a dizzying world …

Will Power

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

“The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan<p>Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the …

Self-improvement

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

Four Antidotes to Procrastination

Lately I’ve been procrastinating a bit more than normal, and of course it doesn’t feel great.<p>The truth is, though, that there are a number of good …

Procrastination

9 ways to find more happiness in your life

Happy International Day of Happiness! Genes and circumstances play a role, but you really do have some power to feel happier.<p>Happy International Day of Happiness!<p>The famous pursuit is so powerful that it has its own holiday, with March 20 set aside by the United Nations to recognize contentment as …

Happiness

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Success

1 Question That Can Completely Change Your Career

If you want to reach your goals, start by helping others reach theirs.<p>What's the secret to success? How did our favorite leaders make it to the top?<p>Some entrepreneurs will tell you the secret is you've got to hustle to make it. Others say if you never give up, you'll get there eventually, and still …

Entrepreneurship

To Massively Increase Your Confidence, Plan to Spend Your Time Constructively

Replace something you do every day you don't want anyone to know about with one thing you've been putting off longer than you want anyone to know and your confidence will soar.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A friend asked me if I was planning to write a book and what I …

Self-improvement

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

This article would have been much better if I hadn’t waited until the last minute to write it.<p>But then I wouldn’t have been able to claim that I did …

Procrastination

7 Quick Tricks for Turning Procrastination Into Action

There's almost nothing better than being in a zone of flow and banging out a bunch of work.<p>When it comes to your job, there's almost nothing better than being in a zone of flow and banging out a bunch of work. But if you've ever been on the flip side--sitting at your desk wasting time on the …

Procrastination

5 Tips for How to Get Over Long-Term Shame and Anxiety Fast

It seems unbelievable that people might be able to work through longstanding emotional baggage quickly and easily. However, in some circumstances …

Self-help

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

PLATO

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p><i>"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the</i> …

Self-help

Want to Live Longer? A Neuroscientist Says These Surprising Daily Habits Make It Much More Likely

'I have no explanation for it,' said the lead researcher. But she's certain it works.<p>If you want to live long and prosper, step one is to make sure you "live long."<p>We've seen recently that drinking lots of coffee makes a long life more likely. (Also, never smoke.)<p>But now, stunning new research …

Hobbies

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker: The No. 1 communication mistake that even smart people make

"There are many battles of history that were lost because of botched communication," says Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard …

Creative Writing

Jerry Seinfeld's Favorite Story Reveals the 1 Thing Successful People Always Do

Achieving your definition of success starts with one simple thing.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a great example of how successful people are successful because they do things differently than other people. (So much so that I've written about one of his processes before -- and included a story about a different …

Success

Why Asking This 1 Question Will Get You a Job Much Faster

Finding a new job will be faster and easier when you take this important first step.<p>Hillary spent seven months in 2017 looking for a job. She didn't get any interviews. She was convinced there was something wrong with her. Her career confidence dwindled. I don't blame her for feeling this way. The …

Employment

15 Life Lessons I Learned by 50 (That I Wouldn't Have Believed in My 20s)

Everyone else is as insecure as you are.<p><i>What do 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don't? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Phyl Bean, Attorney at Phyl Bean Law, on Quora:</b><p>Here …

Vocational Education

Tardigrades are the toughest animals on Earth. What would it take to kill them all?

A lot.<p>In the end, there will be tardigrades.<p>If a cataclysm wipes out most of life on the planet — including humans — it’s likely that tardigrades will survive. These oddly cute microscopic animals are among the toughest creatures on Earth.<p>Some can withstand the shock of boiling water and …

Biology

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Self-improvement

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

List-Worthy

The High-Intensity Workout That Will Erase Your Crappy Day | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Jump Squat<p>Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and reach your hips back to lower into a squat as you reach your arms forward, parallel to the floor <b>(A).</b> From here, drive into your feet and explosively jump upward leading with your …

23 Low-Carb Dinners Under 500 Calories That Actually Look Good AF

Proving that low-carb can actually be very tasty.<p>Plus, they look delicious. Dig in!<p><i>All nutritional information was calculated using caloriecount.com.</i>