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Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Self-improvement

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

5 Things to Know About Slide Stops—A Pistol's Most Misunderstood Control

There’s a little lever on the side of most semi-automatic handguns. It’s called the slide stop. It’s there for a reason. When you’ve fired the last …

3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance | Inc.com

When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, determination, but also courage. It's a mindset, and leaders in …

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

The Latest Dump of Alleged NSA Tools Is ‘The Worst Thing Since Snowden’

Thanks to the Shadow Brokers, any hacker can now easily attack and pwn millions of Windows computers on the internet.<p><b>UPDATE: Microsoft has patched the majority of the exploits released by The Shadow Brokers. More details can be found here, and the company recommends updating to a supported version</b> …

Why Are We So Reluctant To Go On Anti-Depressants?

I never wanted to go on anti-depressants. They were a last resort for when I was so disconnected to the world, from anything but this numbing …

Scientists Just Discovered How to 'Super-Size' Memory

There are good and bad ways to improve your memory. A bad way is to follow the advice of Ben Carson and blast your brain’s hippocampus with …

Humanity

25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken

This post is by Osama Iqbal, Founder and Writer atThe post 25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken appeared first on iamwire.

The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

Programming

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:<p>Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global …

Economics

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Why Everything Is Your Fault and Why That's Good

When your whole life is somebody else's fault, powerlessness is assured. Empowerment is about taking responsibility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m about to turn 30. God willing, I’m about a third of the way through, but I’ve already learned some things thus far. …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life | Inc.com

Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals -- and live the life <i>you</i> want to …

Motivation

Hypertrophy Is Not a Bad Word: Functional Hypertrophy Training

<b>As I wrote about recently in regards to the future of the fitness industry, one of my big picks for training trends is a return to hypertrophy</b> …

Exercise

Get Bigger Shoulders: The Only 5 Moves You Need

One of the easiest ways to look great in your shirts and suits is to have a yoked set of traps and round, cannonball deltoids. Unfortunately, just …

Muscle

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 …

The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try | Inc.com

The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at its core a simple planning process, regardless of mission type.<p>And guess what?<p>This …

Armed Forces

Don't gloat about reading Ulysses: all books follow the same six storylines, researchers find

There may once have been cachet in ploughing one's way through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka's Metamorphosis.<p>But according to one study, there is no greater cause to boast about reading James Joyce than EL James.<p>All novels contain one of just six possible plots, with similar emotional arcs …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

US homeowners get a huge tax break almost nobody knows about, and it's even part of GDP

But what makes it different than an apartment in, say, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is that in the eyes of Dutch tax collectors, owning that home means the Van de Klunderts became landlords. Their tenant? Well, that's where things get weird. There isn't one.<p>The Van de Klunderts owe taxes on roughly what …

Shilling for Hitler

Eminent historians defended Holocaust denier David Irving in the name of free speech and scholarship. Deborah Lipstadt’s account of her libel trial with Irving proves how colossally wrong they were.<p>Let's imagine that there was a writer who took as his subject World War II. And let's suppose that …

Here's the patent that could crush Monsanto and save the world

Monsanto has a new enemy… fungi. Mycologist Paul Stamets holds a patent for insect-killing fungi – or mycopesticides – that could disrupt the …