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Ten Nervous Habits That Will Damage Your Career

We don’t know our own habits. Other people have to tell us about them.<p>I worked with a woman who could not let anyone around her finish a sentence. We will call her Beth.<p>Beth had a nervous habit that drove her co-workers crazy. Whenever anyone spoke to Beth, she cut them off. She couldn’t help it. …

Self-help

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<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>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

I Ditched 100 Beauty Products for These 10 Basic Items—and I've Never Looked Better

Here's what made the cut.<p>For most of my adult life I've been drowning in beauty products. Literally.<p>When I lived in Los Angeles, I had an amazing antique claw-foot bathtub set against the back wall of my bathroom. In between the tub and the wall, I balanced bath bombs, body washes, sea salts, sugar …

Beauty

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

Summer Pie Recipes That’ll Make You The Hit Of Every Picnic

Raspberry, blueberry, peach, oh my.<p>The never-ending supply of fresh, seasonal produce is one of the best features of summer. Eaten just-picked and bursting with juice, fruit can be a transcendental experience -- a little taste of heaven on earth. The only thing better than that gastronomical joy is …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do | Inc.com

What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, there are some habits that work and …

Self-improvement

4 critical (and common!) 401(k) mistakes to avoid

Relatively few workers in America have pensions these days, so it's increasingly up to the workers to provide for their own retirements. Employers help to some degree, often by providing workplace-based retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s. It's great to have a 401(k), but that's not enough. You …

Retirement

A top Harvard professor says this is how to trick your brain into conquering fear

But, the TED Talk is only one of Cuddy's defining moments.<p>In her book, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," Cuddy discusses how to feel liberated and perform at your best.<p>She defines presence as "the state of being attuned to and able to comfortably express our true …

5 Roth IRA investing tips that could earn you thousands

The Roth IRA hasn't been around as long as its traditional IRA counterpart, but the tax-free nature of the Roth in retirement opens up some unique opportunities for those willing to add them to their overall retirement savings arsenal. In general, because you don't have to worry about paying taxes …

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

Smartphone app could help treat anxiety and depression

In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application …

User Generated Content

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, …

Mental Health

17 tips to save money, from a woman who lived on $14,000 a year

Expenses can add up quickly.<p>Danielle Wagasky, who stretched $14,000 a year to cover her family's needs for five years, would know.<p>Before becoming such a savvy saver, she dug herself into a financial hole when her husband was deployed to Iraq, leaving her in charge of the family finances. "I went …

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Depression

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Dive in to this ancient spiritual tradition.<p>Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight. Following in the Buddha's …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Cheap flights: Best day to book, top sites and insider secrets

There are plenty of ideas out there to make long-range travel cheaper and faster, such as Elon Musk's Hyperloop and supersonic airliners. But until they actually arrive, we're stuck with regular air travel, which can take all day and put a serious dent in your bank account. I can't do anything …

4 creepy psychological tricks companies use to get you to buy things

The human brain is a powerful reasoning machine, but it has its Achilles' heels. These mental shortcuts help us navigate the enormous amount of information we're exposed to at any given time, without feeling paralyzed.<p>And companies are aware of these pitfalls.<p>Here are a few of the ways marketers …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.

Your next innovative meal is at this pop-up restaurant in Portland

It's not just an eccentric hobby. Fox then goes into the kitchen and prepares what he gathers at Nomad.PDX, one of the most innovative new restaurants in Portland.<p>Fox's approach to cooking is risky and adventurous: He takes whatever is in season — and <i>only</i> what's in season — and transforms it into a …

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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