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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

11 Books That Will Teach You to Be Happier | Inc.com

Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable …

Self-improvement

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something.<p>Might sound silly but it's actually excellent advice on how to make your life better.<p>There's tons and tons and tons of …

Happiness

9 Habits for Eliminating Negativity From Your Life | Inc.com

<i>How can I avoid negativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela-Canovic, Productivity Hacker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>By adopting a positive mindset …

Happiness

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

23 small things you can do every day that will make you happier

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Our friends at <i>Esquire</i> asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve …

Happiness

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Motivational Apps That Will Help You Nail Your Resolutions | Inc.com

With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Though we may have started the last year with best of intentions, we're only human, and everyone …

Apps

How to Uncover Your Hidden Talent

Who inspires you?<p><i>This article was originally written for blavity.com by Ebony F..</i><p>You are brilliant, and not on some self-helpy, abracadabra type stuff. In the same way that your DNA and fingerprints are entirely unique, you posses an aptitude and skill that no one else on the face of the earth has. …

Wendy Williams

The potential benefits of mental distractions for the aging brain

<i>This is part of a series on aging well.</i><p>Focus, focus, focus. This mantra for success is drilled into us from childhood all the way up to our working years. In older adults, however, there may be an upside to a wandering mind.<p>Mental distractions may help reinforce memory in adults 60 and older – but …

The Brain

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful | Inc.com

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves.<p>Here are 13 ways super …

Self-improvement

Virtual Dating

Self improvement can help you become a better person in your mind and emotional improvement. The following article is to provide you some great tips …

How To Make People Like You Instantly Using These 19 Psychological Tricks

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

10 Awe-Inspiring Things You Can Do to Change Your Life Immediately

This is not rocket science. Who doesn't want to simplify their lives or cut down stress?<p>Why is change so hard? Because change can be scary. We fear the unknown. But as we give in to procrastination, we delay the greater reward: Producing good fruit and experiencing a better life.<p>If you know …

Self-help

Why EQ Matters More Than IQ

Because no man (or woman) is an island.<p>What is EQ?<p>EQ is often used as shorthand for emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Pack The Perfect Airplane Carry-on

When it comes to flying it is really a means to get to your destination, unless you are lucky enough to be a First Class flyer in which case you have …

What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

Motivation

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job | Inc.com

I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely in.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful, …

Small Business

9 Ways the Most Successful People Spend Their Free Time

Using downtime to recharge helps keep you mentally focused on your most important work.<p>For me, running a business is a lot of action and a lot of...waiting. I submitted my bid and now I'm waiting to hear if I won the work. I left a voicemail and now I'm waiting to hear when the new client wants to …

Productivity

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016 | Inc.com

Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander the last three days of the year. You pop out to …

Productivity

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Pomodoro Technique

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

Before You Grumble About Not Having Enough Time, Check If You Have These 8 Time-Wasting Habits

For many of us these days it seems like we have thousands of things to do and never enough time to get to them all. No matter how many things we get …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

Small Business