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Forget Time Management. Do This Instead | Inc.com

How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You hate being limited by the 24-hour day.<p>Managing our limited time is well and good, …

Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

As we muddle through our days, the quest for happiness looms large. In the U.S., citizens are granted three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and …

21 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads With Ad Targeting

Shares 9K<p>Do you use Facebook ads?<p>Are you aware of all of the targeting options Facebook offers?<p>Facebook offers so many ways to target potential …

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Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.<p>Today is Black Friday, our national holiday built solely to motivate shopping. One hundred thirty-five …

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Why you need to stop obsessing over how happy you are

The more you fixate on your happiness or force yourself to be happy in the present moment, the worse you may feel.<p>Yet new research suggests you don't have to sit around waiting for Pharrell to spontaneously appear.<p><b>The key is structuring your days in advance to include activities that are likely to</b> …

50 books that transformed my life and my business

As an introvert, I'm a reflective person. Sometimes that can be a challenge, since in a startup you really need to get shit done. At the same time, I see it as one of my strengths. I will sometimes go on a walk just to ponder what's currently going on in the company and the things we could improve. …

9 habits that will help you build wealth on a small salary

Just ask LearnVest Planning Services CFP® David Blaylock, who doesn't simply advise his clients on the merits of good money habits — he practices what he preaches.<p>For example, "I do a periodic review of all the subscriptions I have — the ones that hit my credit cards each month," says Blaylock. …

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of …

Your Business Blog Sucks. Here are 6 Reasons Why.

6 tips for increasing the ROI of your business blog and engaging your audience to meet your content marketing goals.<br>See it on Scoop.it, via Web 2.0 …

12 Phrases You Should Never Say In A Professional Context

As the founder and CEO of Open Me, an online greeting card company, I understand the importance of being more thoughtful in both your professional and personal lives. Honing in on what you're saying in professional conversations, jotting down on your resume, and sharing in interviews may turn your …

Why We Say “O’Clock”

The practice of saying "o'clock" is simply a remnant of simpler times when clocks weren't very prevalent and people told time by a variety of means, …

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10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

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10 Fitness Tips Every Guy Should Read

Don't even give yourself the opportunity to stop by your apartment before you hit the gym. There are too many distractions there. When you look at how dirty your room is, how comfortable your bed looks, or how your television is just sitting there unwatched, it is easy to forget the fitness …

18 Body-Language Tricks To Make A Great First Impression

In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? Because within the first few minutes of meeting someone, we are already making decisions about what the other person's intentions are, and whether or not the person is credible and someone we want to do business …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when …

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 …

What’s Really Standing In The Way Of Reaching Your Dreams

Not to burst your bubble, but “follow your dreams” isn’t very realistic advice. Here’s what you need to conquer to really reach your goals.<p>“Follow Your Dreams” might be the most well-worn piece of advice in our culture.<p>Inspirational movies allow us to watch people achieve their goals and overcome …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I’ve personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week.<p>I have seen <i>a lot</i> …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Co-founder of thredUp.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out …

6 Sure-Fire Ways To Destroy Your Happiness At Work

Studies have shown that email can cause stress. It turns out some of us might even stop breathing when we read and process email. There's also something about the flickering light from a laptop screen, the hyper-focus on digital data on your phone, and the fact that our brains need to see multiple …

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What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up

Finally the SMS arrived:<p><i>“Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork.”</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to …

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How Your Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep Cycle | Inc.com

It's a common habit most of us fall into. Who doesn't send a few text messages or check their Facebook feed one last time before they fall asleep?<p>While it may sound harmless, using your smartphone, tablet, or any other electronic device before bed on a regular basis can actually have a detrimental …