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How to be happy — lessons from an Amazonian tribe

One month ago I returned back from an adventure in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Myself and a friend spent 5 days learning from and living with the …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who taught that our highest good comes from confining ourselves to social roles. Nor were they placid wise men preaching harmonious coexistence with the natural …

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8 Reasons to Quit Dreaming and Start Your Company Today

Freedom to live life on your terms starting right now.<p>I had a dream that I went to a corporate picnic and I had to tell my kids to please be on their best behavior so it wouldn't limit my career. Actually, this wasn't a dream; it was a nightmare. If I had to create a title for my nightmare, it …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

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3 Lessons Small Business Can Learn From “The Profit”

Running a small business is no easy feat – it’s a truth that Marcus Lemonis knows all too well.<p>If you don’t know who Marcus Lemonis is or haven’t …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

This site lets you dig through tons of classic hip-hop vinyl

If you’ve been reminiscing (I reminisce, I reminisce) over the good old times when you could go to a vinyl store and readily browse golden-era hip-hop albums, this website might just be the place for you.<p>Digging Into Hip Hop (dihh) is a hip-hop-themed 3D interactive website that simulates the …

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Gene Brown</i><p>Long before Kanye West called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to help him achieve his dreams, he dialed Gene Brown.<p>Brown, a …

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The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, March 3

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, March 3.<p><i>Mental Floss</i> …

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10 Must-Read Books For the Modern Entrepreneur | Inc.com

It seems like every year the world gets busier.<p>I often find it a challenge to find the time to catch up on emails, make the time for breakfast, and still catch a good night's sleep.<p>Reading has always been an important hobby of mine.<p>As a writer, I find it valuable as a way to improve my skills and …

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25 of the best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

We've highlighted 25 below, including books by psychologists, economists, and competitive athletes. Each one offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential.<p>Read on and start stocking your shelves with inspiration.

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Treach Responds To Praise From Eminem

Eminem has listed Treach as one of his main influences. The Detroit rapper explains how Treach has influenced him in Ice T’s <i>Something From Nothing:</i> …

The 2015 Rap Power Rankings: Who's Dominating L.A. Hip-Hop Right Now

With one new song, this list could change tomorrow. That’s sort of the point.<p><b>10. RJ</b><br>Affiliated with DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers imprint, the lanky South …

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A 3-star general shares his top leadership lessons

Armies and corporations may be entirely different animals, but there's a lot that business leaders can learn from the way military leaders rally their troops.<p>"Leadership is deliberate: You don't accidentally have successful teams," retired Lt. Gen. Frank Kearney said last year at an executive …

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3 Strategies That Turned $6 Into a 6-Figure Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day I decided to start my business, I had $6 in my pocket, no experience and zero connections. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. However, within that first year, I was able to overcome a lot of obstacles and learn what it …

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7 Ways Millennial Managers Will Change Work | Inc.com

Like it or not, here they come.<p>As of this year, the so-called Millennials (born from 1980 to 2000) are the largest generation in the U.S. work force, according to Pew. They represent one out of three workers, and they're climbing fast. Soon they'll be taking over management positions en …

We Like Leaders Who Underrate Themselves

The Stanford Graduate School of Business asked the members of its Advisory Council which skills were most important for their MBA students to learn. The most frequent answer was self-awareness — possessing an accurate view of your skills, abilities, and shortcomings, as well as understanding how …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective | Inc.com

It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. Amid these expectations, and these are but a …