Kyle LaPlante

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11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

A retired Navy SEAL commander’s 12 rules for being an effective leader

Willink is now retired from the SEALs, and he and his former platoon commander Leif Babin released a bestselling book last year titled "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win." In it, they explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past five …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

How to Instantly Have a Success Mindset

What does it take to have a success mindset? It's easier than you think.<p>I've been waiting in the hotel lobby for two minutes. My temper begins to rise as I think, <i>How inconsiderate of them to waste my time!</i> But I catch myself.<p>I was about to tell myself a victim story, and I remembered: You can't run …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

5 things to say in your cover letter if you want to get the job

Cover letters are still important. Career advice expert for TopResume Amanda Augustine says that in her findings 50% of recruiters still pay attention to them. Be sure to include these things in your letter in order to be considered.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

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Psychiatric hospitals filling up with time travellers sent back to kill Donald Trump

<b>Psychiatric facilities across the United States are at breaking point after the number of people claiming to be sent from the future to stop Donald</b> …

Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions. But did you know there's a whole list of other homeowner-related tax breaks that you might be leaving on the table?<p>We're not talking chump change, either. …

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

I became a millionaire in my 30s, and here's the best advice I can give you about investing

In their 50s or 60s they realize they'll need to work until they're so old and sick that they just can't work anymore. This is a s----- life, and I want something better for you.<p>I just read the book "The Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ DeMarco. He talks about two ways to build wealth: the slow lane, …

24 Ways Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Success

The most successful people are just like you, but they do a few things differently.<p>Last year, I contacted the most successful people I know. I interviewed them on my blog, and then compiled those interviews into a book, <i>Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who've Achieved Extraordinary</i> …

Motivation

How to Train the Most Attractive Body Parts

In a previous <i>Muscle & Fitness</i> article, women ranked their favorite male body parts. Abs, glutes, shoulders, back, chest, and arms topped the list. …

14 tips to save up to $1,000 in 30 days or less

Getting rich is a long-term game, but saving a lot doesn't have to be. A few lifestyle changes here and there can add up to help you save hundreds — even thousands — each month.<p>Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich," launched a challenge to help people save $1,000 in a week, …

The 10-Minute Workout That Will Fry Your Abs

This plank jack complex will crush calories and carve your core<p>The plank strengthens the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips.<p>But if you jack your feet in and out as you do it, the plank suddenly becomes so much more than just a core builder.<p>The quick movement of your feet provides a …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

A 3-step retirement savings plan for 20-somethings

<i>I'm a 20-something college grad who, like many of my friends, would like to begin preparing for retirement. Unfortunately, personal finance wasn't the sort of thing that was taught in school. What, specifically, should I do to get started? --S.V.</i><p>You're hardly the only young person who feels he …

Retirement

Donald Trump is right: America's real unemployment rate is 40%

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is not predicated on the candidate’s mastery of or allegiance to facts.<p>His views on things like immigration or …

A Strange, True Story of the FBI and Organized Crime

Whitey Bulger is the name you know, but things were far bigger and more complex than you might imagine.<p><i>Excerpted with permission from the forthcoming book, WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him by T.J. English. Copyright © 2015 by T.J. English. To be published on</i> …

4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

Self-improvement

Why accelerators are getting hotter than B school

Four years ago, Nick Miller and Adam Zilberbaum were working 16-hour days trying to build Parking Panda, an online service that lets people reserve …

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.<p>One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational …

Leadership

The Chest and Triceps Routine That's So Fast and Effective You'll Want To Do It Every Workout

This super simple superset will make your pecs and arms pop<p>If you love a good pump, you’re going to love this chest and triceps superset. It’s incredibly simple: You do as many pushups as you can, and then roll over onto your back and do chest presses—with 15- to 20-pound dumbbells—for as long as …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

8 Common Worries That Aren't Worth Stressing About

You know the saying, "Worrying is like a rocking chair. It'll give you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere"? Well, it's true: Worrying is a complete and utter misuse of our energy, power, and imagination. All of us have fears, "what if's," and incessant mental chatter about what could …

5 financial milestones to reach in your 20s

To be a 20-something is to wrestle again and again with big life moments: Graduating from college. Getting a job. Moving into your own place. Getting another job. Getting married. Buying a house, maybe, or having a kid.<p>Each milestone comes with plenty of reasons to worry about money. Or as …

Personal Finance