Christian Melendez

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These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

How to Be More Knowledgeable

Learning new skills at any age reaps a huge amount of benefits including raising self-esteem, increasing our sense of accomplishment and personal …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

Time Management

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

13 high-paying side jobs for people in their 20s

You just graduated and accepted your first job — congrats! That probably means you'll be moving into a real, adult apartment. You'll have rent to cover, bills to pay, and furniture to buy. Oh, you'll also need a new work wardrobe — and you'll probably want to grab the occasional drink or meal at …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Self-improvement

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Ensure a Sickness-Free Year With These 6 Habits

Credit<p>One of the greatest blessings anyone can have is living a healthy life. But the abundance of sicknesses and diseases in the world today makes it almost a difficult task.<p>The outbreak of both curable and incurable diseases which are all expensive to deal with is a real problem. But just like …

9 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

Becoming a millionaire by 30 is possible, and you don't have to found the next Facebook or Snapchat or win a Powerball jackpot to do so. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark, we rounded up nine pieces of advice from people who became millionaires at a young …

Self-improvement

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Can SpaceX land a rocket on a barge off California?

Elon Musk’s ambitions to corner the space cargo market via reusable rockets will stand a crucial test Sunday morning, when SpaceX engineers will attempt to guide a Falcon 9 rocket back to a ship off the Southern California coast.<p>Neither of the two previous attempts to stick a sea landing has …

The Man Who Survived Hiroshima & Nagasaki

In an excerpt from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain, Giles Milton profiles a man who survived two nuclear blasts.<p>He was traveling …

10 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

What's stopping you from being successful and living the life you want? Chances are, it's at least one of these 10 reasons.<p>There's a persistent belief that some people were born to be successful, and others were born to be unsuccessful. This is terribly untrue; ask any successful person, from the …

Motivation

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Public Speaking

How to be a moderately successful person | Emer O’Toole

Being highly successful sounds stressful, so I’m sharing these closely guarded secrets to allow you to muddle along just fine<p>Right now, across the internet, approximately 12m articles purport to share the secrets of highly successful people: 2016 is a new year, and if you simply restructure your …

successfulperson

The Easy Way to Stop Wasting so Much Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

15 healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks, and as a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 15 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

50 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs launching startups (including one founder who launched a startup while fighting …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

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 …

To Be a Success You Have To Stop Making THESE 8 Mistakes

I know it sounds crazy. How could you be blocking your own success, you want it more than anything.You’re always thinking about how you want things …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Electric Airplanes Poised to Transform Aviation

When I started taking flying lessons in 1998, one thing that surprised me was the relatively primitive engines that modern airplanes use. These are …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …