Martin Secher

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Now Anyone Can Build Ikea’s Experimental Garden

A few months ago, Ikea’s innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don’t have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On Friday, Space10 published the entire set …

11 Life-Organizing Hacks & Tips That Can Help Even The Most Scatter-Brained Person

If my dad could sit you down and tell you, he'd let you know that I'm the most scatter-brained, disorganized, shockingly messy person to walk this …

Six Steps To Turn 2017 Into A Year Of Ongoing Career Success

As you celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2016, how can you turn 2017 into a year of ongoing career success? By creating a career strategic plan.<p>Someone once said, “Success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.” Achieving success requires more than luck, …

Self-improvement

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

Neuroscience

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

If you’re struggling to get more done in a day, it might be because you’re thinking of productivity as a one-size-fits-all endeavor, says Carson …

Time Management

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

How to Become a Contractor and Save (or Make) Money Renovating Homes

If you've successfully DIY'd a few home improvements around your house, you might be wondering how to become a contractor. After all, why hire someone to oversee renovations when you can just take on the role yourself? You might even turn it into a profitable side business! If you've ever wondered …

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Gratitude

How Walking Away Leads to Profit, Happiness and Success

"And what happens if you just leave?" I remember my business coach asking one afternoon when I felt particularly overwhelmed. "Won't you be able to do your job better if you take some time to care for yourself?"<p>I looked around me at the piles of work on my desk - the emails to be answered, …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

Self-help

The Art of Turning Yourself Into a Morning Person

By: <i>Jolie Kerr</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>For many people, mornings can feel like the seventh circle of hell, a circle determined by biology: you either wake up amped to grind out another day, or you slog through it. But there are subtle ways you can shift yourself into the kind of person who …

Astonishing, rare images of the Vietnam War from the winning side

Another Vietnam<p>Unseen images of the war from the winning side<p>1972<p><b>UPDATE, Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.:</b> <i>Based on serial numbers visible on the tail fins,</i> …

Are Your Goals Too Big?

I remember when reaching my goals felt like a lottery.<p><i>Maybe it's my turn. Maybe I'll stay motivated this time.</i><p>All of the books and articles I read told me if I wanted to succeed in my goals, I just had to want it more. If I failed, it was because I didn't have enough desire. To show and ignite my …

Motivation

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Nutrition

Why Happiness Matters

<b>"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." -- Aristotle</b><p>Happiness matters, more than you might realize. It's important to your physical and mental health, your resiliency in the face of obstacles and crises, and believe it or not, your happiness is …

3 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

Ask anyone why they made a certain choice and their answers will run the gambit from "I thought it was the right thing to do," to "Just because."<p>But truly, all of us make choices based on only one belief; the belief that the choice we are making will ultimately make us happy. <i>Happiness</i> is our …

Happiness

How the science of happiness could help you succeed

Does it ever seem like happiness and success are pie-in-the-sky notions? And that only a lucky few seem to have found both a great job and a happy …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

8 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Successful people often exude confidence -- it's obvious that they believe in themselves and what they're doing. It isn't their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first.<p>Think about it:<p><b>Doubt breeds doubt.</b> Why would anyone believe in you, your ideas, or your …

Self-improvement

12 Beautiful Quotes To Inspire You In 2016

Meditate on these words as you celebrate New Year's Eve.<p>New Year's Eve is one of those rare moments during the year when regardless of religion, age or nationality, people around the world take a break from their busy lives to celebrate the startling fact they've made it another 365 days.<p>As you …

New Year's Eve

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Self-help

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

5 TEDx Talks that will help you strike up a conversation with anyone

I thrive on alone time and constantly find myself holding up the wall at parties, only interacting with people I've met before.<p>Being in a new city where I only know a handful people, I'm slowly beginning to wean myself off of the wall — with the help of TEDx Talks.<p>Though I watch them all alone and …

Public Speaking

20 Images That Guide You To A Happier and Healthier Life

#1 Spread happiness around you<p>#2 Take some time off for yourself, to think and to keep calm<p>#3 Just be yourself<p>#3 Don’t dare to dream big<p>Advertising<p>#4 …

Happiness

Discover Today's Neo Hippie Counterculture

Electric Forest Festival, Michigan.<br>Steve Schapiro<p>1 of 13<p>For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American …