Michael Whitley

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8 steps to building a better nest egg for your retirement years

Imagine for a moment you're ill-prepared for retirement and don’t know what specific actions could change that situation.<p>Stephen Wendel, head of behavioral science at Morningstar, an investment research company, recently laid out eight changes that could help retirement savers do a better job of …

Retirement

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Self-help

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Lao Tzu

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Matsuo Basho

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Confucius

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - The Buddha

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox

Stay on top of your inbox -- without devoting your whole day to email -- with these tips.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago on a Monday morning, I opened my inbox with a tense tightening in my stomach. My inbox a few weeks prior was around 20 …

Productivity

In 4 Words, Billionaire Melinda Gates Gives What May be the Best Career Advice Out There

Truly, words to live by.<p>Melinda Gates is a billionaire, a philanthropist, and a striver. She's constantly striving for more--more influence, more aid distributed, more metrics to evaluate the efficacy of programs, more impact.<p>The Gates Foundation is a major player on the world stage when it comes …

Self-improvement

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

Should you retire in 2018? Questions to consider first

Not until you've answered these questions first.<p>Are you thinking of retiring this year?<p>No wonder, as retirement means having the time and freedom to pursue whatever your heart desires.<p>But before you decide that 2018 will definitely be the year when you clock out for good, there are a few important …

Retirement

Montana Treehouse Retreat

Nestled on seven wooded acres at the gateway to the Glacier National Park, the Montana Treehouse Retreat reimagines our childhood hideout. A spiral …

National Parks

21 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

Successful people are readers because being at the top of your game involves perpetually working on self-improvement.<p>Successful people are readers. For one thing, people at the top of their game are typically big into self-improvement. Not only that, research has shown people who read books …

startups

I downloaded all my Facebook data. This is what I learned.

LOS ANGELES — Like many, I downloaded the data that Facebook compiled about me over the years, and frankly, it was spooky.<p>I love the social network for showing off my latest photos, staying in contact with old friends and catching up on the latest news.<p>But to get those features, Facebook kept:<p>— …

Social Media

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

Productivity

Planning: 4 proven ways to boost your retirement income

One of these tips alone could add more than $350,000 to your nest egg!<p>Once upon a time in America, retirees had a "three-legged stool" to support them: Social Security, their savings, and employer-provided defined-benefit pension plans that provided guaranteed streams of income.<p>Today, just over 10% …

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a switch and turn our minds …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

The big surprise I found in my marriage -- after nine years

I had been sitting on the edge of my bed for about 20 minutes when my wife, Raquel, walked in. I didn’t even look up.<p>“I can’t do this,” I said. “I can’t do it, I can’t do it, I can’t do it.”<p>Raquel walked over and sat next to me.<p>“I’m sorry,” she said, putting her hand on my back. “I hate to see you …

12 Unexpected Ways to Take Bulletproof Coffee to the Next Level

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work

We are creatures of habit and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to think about the task.<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're …

Time Management

Must-watch trail running videos from 2017

Time is well-wasted watching these trail running videos from the past 12 monthsThe post Must-watch trail running videos from 2017 appeared first on …

What Makes Up A Gantt Chart? Find Out Here

While a simple to-do list may be sufficient for completing small projects around the house when it comes to project management, a more detailed plan …

Project Management

How I became Christian again: my long journey to find faith once more

After experiencing the horrors of war, <b>Bryan Mealer</b> lost his faith. Morning runs with a priest – and a visit to a more welcoming church – helped restore it<p>A few mornings a week, I go running with a priest.<p>We meet at 5.30 under a streetlamp in central Austin and make our way down to the state capitol …

Faith

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

8 lessons you’ll learn if you quit your job to travel

Roughly half a year ago, I packed a single checked bag, a carry-on, and a backpack, loaded everything else I owned into a storage unit, and happily …

Make a Year-Long Plan Instead of a Resolution

Forget January—where do you see yourself next December? Resolutions fizzle out, but a year-long plan for your hobby or habit can have a longer, …