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How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Culture<p>There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to investigate. They each arrive at a different part. One runs his hands over its …

Wildlife

25 Indie Video Games That Are Way Better Than AAA Titles

Clear your schedule because these games are seriously good.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Decorate Your Door With These Modern, Minimal DIY Wreaths

Wreaths are the first thing guests see when rolling up to your home during the holidays. Right over the knocker or right next to the doorbell, any of …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

This Brothy, Silky Chicken Breast Recipe Is the Ultimate Recovery Food

Chef Seamus Mullen on one of his favorite post-workout meals<p>I exercise quite a bit. I mean, I really like being active, riding my bike, hiking, getting outside, doing yoga...it’s like playing for me. And I think playing is important. It makes us smile and keeps us from getting old and cranky. But …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

Self-improvement

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

19 Chicken Recipes That Are Ready in an Instant (Pot, That Is)

Versatile, powerful, and easier-to-use than conventional pressure cookers, the Instant Pot is one appliance we, and the food world at large, can't get enough of. One task it performs particularly well at is cooking up tender, juicy chicken in a fraction of the time roasting, broiling, or grilling …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s shellfish recipes

British shellfish is up there with the best in the world, so make the most of our indigenous mussels, crab, clams and prawns, and get using them in the kitchen<p>Earlier this year, I went on a beach holiday with my family near Aldeburgh, in Suffolk. Well, I say “beach holiday”, but this was back in …

North Africa

Online learning may be the future of education — we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way

<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>Thanks to online learning platforms, a physical classroom is no longer the only place to gain an education. You can now learn anything, …

Online Education

How to Get Smarter Every Day

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups IntelligenceThe post How to Get Smarter Every Day appeared first …

9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Positive Thinking

9 productivity tools and apps to maximize your time and energy

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon We'd all like to use our time efficiently — however that translates for us: waste less time refreshing social media we ultimately …

Productivity

These Are the 10 Things the World’s Longest-Living People Do

Scandinavian home and lifestyle trends have been all the rage in 2017. What first began as a hygge takeover (AKA the Danish word for a cozy or charming feeling) has now become even more widespread, with offshoots like friluftsliv and lagom gaining in popularity on Pinterest and Instagram. But the …

Buck and Antfood poke fun at creating music for advertising with a well-timed, animated fart joke

LA, New York and Sydney-based production company Buck has created animated titles for the annual Association of Music and Promotion (AMP) Awards. The …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

Employment

Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Are you always trying to find ways to make plain rice more appetizing? Well, your search has ended. In this recipe, fresh spinach, herbs, and …

'Ellie in Concert'

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>If you don’t have young kids, you might be excused for missing out on many of the great picture books getting published today. …

5 Things That Parents Can Learn From The Happiest Kids in the World

The authors of The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less reveal the secrets of the world's happiest children.<p>In UNICEF's most recent table of well-being the Netherlands came out on top out of 29 industrialized counties. The USA ranked towards …

Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Every Night of the Week

March is nearly over, Easter is just around the bend, and spring will be here any day, right? (Right?!?) Although the farmers' market—with its apple, …

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Ultimate Shrimp and Grits

For the grits:<p>3 cups milk<br>• 3 cups heavy cream<br>• 1 cup stone-ground white cornmeal<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<p>For …

Now you can take Pixar’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’ course for free

Have you always wanted to be Pixar animator? Now that process is a tiny bit easier. The animation studio recently made a number of courses available on the Khan Academy website to help you start your journey — and they’re free.<p>The group of courses are called “Pixar in a Box” and include short …

Studio Ghibli's Animation Software Is Now Free

Are you the next Hayao Miyazaki? Now you'll have the tools to find out.<p><i>Princess Mononoke</i>. <i>Spirited Away</i>. <i>Howl's Moving Castle</i>. All films packed with mystery and gravity, thanks largely to the imagination of Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. In peeling back the layers of what makes these films so …

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

If you've ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, you might want to take a look at GlobalXplorer: a browser-based app that trains ordinary …

Archaeology

Hurricane Irma: ​Be ready for the next hurricane with a go bag

The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to be above normal in activity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This probably isn't a huge surprise after last year. The 2016 hurricane season was the most active since 2012 and included seven hurricanes and four major …