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Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

The Case Against The 100-Hour Workweek

About a month ago, Michael Moritz of the venture capital firm Sequoia published an article in the Financial Times titled <i>Silicon Valley Would Be Wise To Follow China’s Lead.</i> In the article, Moritz argues that the work ethic of those employed by China’s technology companies has outpaced that of …

How To: Keep Your Night Vision Sharp with the iPhone's Hidden Red Screen

There were a lot of cool new features introduced in iOS 10, but some were more hidden than others. One option called "Color Tint" snuck its way in, …

Tutorials

3 things the most successful people do at work every day, according to neuroscience

<b>• Having the right mindset is key to your ultimate success.</b><p><b>• But achieving success isn't as simple as just working hard.</b><p><b>• Strong focus, a positive attitude, and "flow" can all help set you up for success.</b><p>We have an obsession with successful people. From the small things they do every day to their …

Denmark has the happiest people in the world — and there are 3 ways anyone can be more like them

Sometimes we all feel anxious. Sometimes lonely or disconnected. Sometimes unhappy, and maybe even a little crazy. You know what might fix all of this?<p>Would you believe me if I said… a war?<p>From Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging:<p>Hold on a second before you send me that angry email. I'm not really …

The time of day you apply for jobs could be the reason you're not getting interviews

If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that applying for a new one is a full-time gig in and of itself. But if you're firing off applications after work, you could be sabotaging your efforts.<p>According to an analysis of over 1,600 job applications from TalentWorks, applications received at …

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live happy lives?<p>Success and happiness: <i>That's</i> the combination we all hope to achieve. But the …

Self-improvement

'The Burner List': A simple to-do list to help you tackle major life goals

Bestselling author Jake Knapp keeps his to-do list focused on one priority at a time. It’s a to-do list, he says, that defies all the rules.<p>“The rules are you should capture everything — you should keep track of everything,” Knapp tells NBC News BETTER. “But for me, I found it was better to let …

Productivity

What to Buy, and Skip, at ALDI

Grocery stores are at a confusing juncture. Amazon is Whole Foods’ dad now, Publix expands ever northward, and Trader Joe’s prices keep creeping up. …

The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

Research has found about 9 zillion things you can do to increase happiness.<p>Of course, you’re probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people …

11 Outlook Email Productivity Hacks You Never Knew About | Inc.com

If you've ever worked for an enterprise-size organization or an established business, you've likely encountered Microsoft Outlook.<p>This quintessential email experience has been king in the business world for a long time, especially since it's typically bundled with other Microsoft Office …

Productivity

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because they're masters of time management.<p>While time management is a skill that everyone should …

Time Management

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Want to Lead an Epic Life? This 1 Word Will Make All the Difference | Inc.com

The world we live in, with its constant alerts and notifications, is built to distract. In a few short years, we've been conditioned to constantly seek diversion--leaving us less time to work on the more important things.<p>But let's get one thing straight:<p>You can't rush quality.<p>You can't do it with …

Bucket Lists

Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

This column is authored by James Clear, Author & Researcher With wellThe post Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and …

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 …

Combine Cardio and Strength With This 30-Minute Treadmill Workout

Ready to hit the tread and get a great sweat sesh in? This treadmill workout was designed by Gold's Gym Director of Fitness Andy Coggan just for POPSUGAR.<p>"This is a full-body treadmill workout designed to burn calories and build strength," Andy told us. "No need to hit the weights after this …

Workouts

Research Reveals How to Take a Better Break

Until recently, when I needed a break I’d grab my phone. Whether I was bored, mentally fatigued, or just wanting a pick-me-up, I felt relief checking …

Most of Us Have a Bank Account, but Very Few of Us Keep A "Time Account"

Once wasted, we can always earn more money. Yet, time wasted is lost forever. Create your personal Life Dashboard and learn how a Timesheet can help …

28 Effortless Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Life Easier | Inc.com

You want your life to be easier. But, here's the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, <i>easy</i>.<p>Hey, I'm right there with you--which is why I've pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, <i>simple</i>!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more …

Productivity

How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

How to Better Manage Your Energy, Time, And Attention to Achieve Peak Performance

You can only do effective and productive work if you know how best to manage your <b>energy, time</b> and <b>attention</b>.<p>All three are absolutely essential if you …

Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley

George Burke has a talent for tossing back his daily cocktail — which contains vitamins, minerals, muscle-building compounds, some little-known research drugs and a microdose of LSD — in almost a single gulp. It’s a weird but handy trick for someone who swallows 25 pills a day, most of them …

The Brain

Caffeine Is A Silent Performance Killer

This tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this …

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does) | Inc.com

Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a few days myself), know this: To become more productive, first …

Time Management

Here's why it feels like you have no free time, in one chart

Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea.<p>At the 2017 TED conference, the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three bar graphs showing data for how people in 2007, 2015, and 2017, spend an average workday.<p>Relying on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the app …