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This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It) | Inc.com

What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in general. Would you do it?<p>Well here it is: Put away your smartphone. Not all the …

Social Media

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you have to keep …

Time Management

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way | Inc.com

As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit from someone else's experience instead of your own--so much the better.<p>Here are seven such lessons that it would be great …

Motivation

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

How to Invite People Over More Often (and Be a Better Host When They Arrive)

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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

The 3 Keys To Relationship Building That Separate Mediocre Leaders From The Brightest And Best

Humans are hard wired to connect. They are social creatures that crave friendship and positive interactions with others. As much as we yearn for these interactions, however, many of us struggle to be good at building relationships. But why? To gain more clarity, my colleague Joe Folkman and I …

Employee Engagement

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

University of Pennsylvania

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Wellness

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

Researchers say the 'success syndrome' could explain why your best employees are quitting

Across industries, they say, the most knowledgeable and helpful employees are barraged by requests from coworkers throughout the company until eventually they burn out and quit.<p>It's a sort of "success syndrome," the researchers say — the more valuable you are to the company, the more demands get …

Time Management

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma

Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

Self-help

The One Word Key To Happiness

We all want to be happy. That’s obvious. But how much would people pay for a moment of happiness?Researchers did a survey — and the answer was about …

Happiness

Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer

“I own you!” Six thousand people—sales executives, marketing pros, software developers, me—are shouting those same three, potent words at a colleague …

How to Get Your Butt Out Of Bed For a Workout

My original IC started when I first moved to California. Dan Martin, an East Bay firefighter, asked if we could train some time. While the movers loaded boxes into my house, I drove to Coyote Point Park in San Mateo County to meet up with Dan and a couple other people.<p>Between piles of geese poop, …

Best Personal Fitness Gadgets: Men's Health.com

Jawbone UP ($130, jawbone.com)<p><b>BASICS:</b> This rubber wristband is, like its competitors, fueled by an accelerometer that tracks movements throughout the day and night. It syncs data to your phone using a headphone jack plug-in and companion app, which offers meal and mood tracking on top of the usual …

Men's Health Live: Banish Bad Thoughts

Banish Bad Thoughts in 5 Minutes<p>This simple exercise will help you see the bright side<p>Change your attitude to change your health. On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Jeffrey Huffman, M.D., director of cardiac psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how having a positive …

Can You “Manage” Your Family?

An interview with <b>Bruce Feiler</b>, <i>New York Times</i> columnist and author of <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>.<p>ADI IGNATIUS: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief of HBR, and today, my guest is Bruce Feiler, author of the new book, The Secrets of Happy …

Tony Robbins, Frank Kern and John Reese on the Most Important Skill of Achievers.