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How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

RVs

The Psychology of Productivity: How to Work Better, Longer, Faster

Tuan86 / Pixabay<p>Productivity is the defining word of the modern workplace.<p>It’s nearly impossible to read any business-focused blog and not come …

Time Management

7 Ways To Prevent Stress At Work And Regain Productivity

In today’s culture of busyness, people think it’s cool to brag about how little sleep they need to get by. They think burning the midnight oil is the only way to get ahead. But in reality, it’s only burning them out.<p>I used to clock 16-hour days, 7 days a week, working my life away to grow …

How To Become Happier, Healthier And More Successful In 60 Days

Improving your life does not have to require drastic and onerous changes. It is possible to completely turn your life around in just 60 days by …

How To Stylishly Nail Men's Suit Combinations & Seperates

Whether it’s because your boss has finally stopped wearing suits or you’re going somewhere upmarket in town, learning to mix and match separates is a …

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet – and how to get better shut-eye

It's hard to overstate just how important sleep is in terms of our health. I know, because I learned the hard way.<p>My first job was as a stockbroker, which meant waking at 5am, starting work at 7am, and then often staying out in the evenings to entertain clients. I can’t count the amount of times my …

10 Life Habits All Extremely Happy People Prioritize | Inc.com

Many things in this world are a waste of time. I find myself wanting to maximize every second of my day--from the moment I wake up to the minute I fall asleep. Unfortunately, this high motivation creates a problem--discerning worthwhile habits from practices that don't contribute long-term …

Why Highly Productive People Use 'Time Blocking'

Would you like to learn the secret to becoming insanely productive?<p>Productivity and organization go hand-in-hand. When we get busy or face times of stress, it’s easy to let things slide. And before you know it, your desk and habits are in disarray. “Time blocking” is a method that just might help …

Time Management

The 21 best universities in the world for budding economists

Economics is among those subjects. The profession has got a bad rap in Britain recently due to the inaccuracy of Brexit forecasts, but despite this interest in economics is on the rise.<p>The QS university ranking is based on the institution's reputation with academics and employers, and the number of …

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful …

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

14 things successful people do over holiday weekends

At this point, most successful people have planned out (or at least thought about) what they'll do over the next three days.<p>"Successful people recognize how important it is to take advantage of a long weekend to refuel their passions and recharge their batteries," says Michael Kerr, an …

The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity

What is lost when disadvantaged students are forced to commodify their backgrounds for the sake of college admissions?<p>Shortly after moving to New York two years ago, I began volunteering as a writing mentor at Minds Matter, a large, multi-city nonprofit that helps prepare underserved high-school …

Education

8 Ways Photography Can Improve Your Life

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most inspiring people on 500px. To see more of his work and advice, follow</i> …

The 25 most popular tourist sites in the US

But according to Swarm, Foursquare's check-in app, Americans have much more eclectic taste when exploring their backyard.<p>Using Swarm check-in data from August 1, 2015, to July 31, we determined the 25 most visited monuments and landmarks in the US.<p>From the world's largest thermometer to mere …

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

1 Major Change You Need to Make to Find Happiness, Success, and Joy | Inc.com

There's a quote by well-known author Donald Miller. He said it during a recent conference, but it is worth repeating here. In fact, it's downright life-changing.<p>He said: "Insecure people talk about themselves, confident people talk about others."<p>Here's what makes that so profound. For anyone trying …

Happiness

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

European Travel

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …

A steak master shares his 7 steps to grilling the perfect cut of meat

But if you're looking to truly impress guests at your next backyard barbecue, you'll want to try these steps to the perfect steak, courtesy of chef Wade Wiestling of Mastro's Steakhouse.

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Larry Summers: Donald Trump is a serious threat to American democracy

Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p><i>Lawrence H. Summers</i><i>, the Charles W. Eliot university professor at Harvard, is a former</i> …

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12 essentials every guy needs for spring

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Club Monaco<p>There are a couple weeks of winter weather left, but spring isn't far off; midway into March the temperatures outside …

You Don't Need More Time, You Just Need to Spend It Doing What Matters

There’s a common misconception that everything in life comes down to time. Every day I find myself slipping into these same statements: <i>If only I had</i> …

Time Management