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An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System

It's Monday! We're into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know …

Minimalism

Where We Left Off With Every Single Game of Thrones Character

The start of a new <i>Game of Thrones</i> season can feel a little like the beginning of a new school year: You know everyone’s faces and most people’s …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

Drink Up, Business Travelers. The Minibar Is on the Way Out.

Do you think of hotel rooms as having spacious, old-school desks, the kind that invite long hours of working? And bureaus with a half-dozen drawers? Minibars, too? Well, perhaps you haven’t stayed at a hotel lately.<p>Ben Schlappig, a 26-year-old travel blogger and consultant, has spent more nights in …

Hospitality

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

The very best notebooks for getting yourself organized

Journals to write home about.<p>Whether you want to get more done every day—have you heard of bullet journaling?—or are trying to be more organized at work, school, or home, a notebook you cherish can be the difference between a happy hum of productivity and, well, watching another episode <i>Boston Legal.</i><p>…

Shopping

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

7 Interview Tips Every Introvert Should Know

Job interviews can be mildly terrifying for anyone, but they’re extra-extra-terrifying for introverts. (Wildly brag about my strengths? No thanks.) …

Personality

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

Business Development

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about it: How many times were you interrupted …

Work-life Balance

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I doing well?”, “Is there anything I could …

Self-improvement

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

Malcolm Gladwell

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning
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12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in their title. Some are focused on special interests like …

Self-improvement

The Best Irish Whiskey | The 8 Best Irish Whiskies Under $50

The 8 Best Irish Whiskies Under $50<p>2 minute Read<p>Scotland gets a lot of the credit when it comes to whisky making, but there’s another whiskey (with …

13 Cocktails That Start With a Can of LaCroix

Cracking open a can of LaCroix is a good idea any time of day, but especially during happy hour. If you've never thought about making quick cocktails with LaCroix, you're about to have a satisfying moment of realization as you see these 13 creative cocktail recipes anyone can re-create, plus a …

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Archives

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

Why time management is ruining our lives

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann. Their biggest professional problem was email, the digital …

Time Management

The Fallacy of Wine & Food Pairing

Yes, certain wines work better with certain dishes, but don’t be fooled into believing in ironclad rules. Here's what you should know about wine …

Do These 8 Things Daily to Increase Your Efficiency 1000%!

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are 24 hours in a day. 1,440 minutes. Which at first seems like a lot, but dwindles with every passing second as you race to accomplish as much as possible before the sun sets. And it’s not just work. There’s always something else …

Productivity

How to Use Evernote as a Bullet Journal

Advertisement<p>There is no shortage of calendar and to-do apps out there. All of them are competing for your attention on every platform imaginable. …

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Moving can be fun, but packing sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes so it …

How Gin Became the Meth of 18th Century England

Today, the gin and tonic seems such a safe, civilized concoction. But when gin first hit England it caused a swathe of drunken destruction.<p>It doesn’t …

Build Your LinkedIn Profile From Start to Finish With This Massive Visual Guide

You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management