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Most productive people: 6 things they 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>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Emotional Intelligence Test

For decades, a lot of emphasis has been put on certain aspects of intelligence such as logical reasoning, math skills, spatial skills, understanding …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 27, 2017)

Many of the biggest news stories in the U.S. this week involved Russia—their involvement in the presidential election, the connection of Trump officials to Russian officials and the ongoing investigations into these matters on Capitol Hill. While the majority of Americans want an independent probe …

3 rules I live by to get more done in a day than most people do in a week

Staring at my to-do list, all I saw were tasks that seemed to never end. Too much to do, and not nearly enough time.<p>This was when I believed that productivity was all about "managing your time." I'd hear things like we all have the same amount of time in the day as Beyonce, so none of us had any …

Here's 1 Simple Change That Will Make You Much More Successful | Inc.com

Do you have ambitious goals? You probably do, or else you would be reading some other website. But how, exactly, can you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be? There is a systematic way to go after the things you want, and while I can't promise that all your dreams will …

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Simple Sleeping Techniques To Relieve Your Back Pain Effectively

Back pain can strike at any time, and when it does, it can range from a general uncomfortable feeling to extreme pain. Many things can contribute to …

When Prude Investors Cockblock Sex Tech, No One Gets Off

If sex-based products and platforms seem retrograde (or worse), it may be because white male VCs are holding back innovation.<p>Cindy Gallop had just purchased a sex toy.<p>“I opened this box, looked at this beautiful object, and found myself thinking, ‘How the fuck do you use this thing?'” she recalls. …

Selling On Social? Four Ways Small Business Owners And Franchisees Can Use Social To Boost Sales

In the last few weeks, I’ve had an opportunity to speak to hundreds of multiple franchisee and small business owners on the topic of sales and marketing in the digital age. And, one thing has become abundantly clear – most business owners are still not grasping the power of social media to help …

Small Business

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Vanilla only: That’s right, no rice, no spice, no chocolate, no curry

I railed against the casual racism of the gay dating scene and considered myself a victim, then I had a closer look<p>As a high school junior and senior in the mid-’90s, my favorite after-school activity was having sex in the men’s restroom of the local suburban train terminal of Naperville, Illinois. …

How To Meditate Like a Pro: Beginners’ Guide to Meditation

5Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Let me guess. You keep hearing about this “meditation” thing but don’t know where to start.<p>Say no more.<p>With this mini-guide, …

7 secrets of people who bring their lunch to work every day

You probably have at least one coworker who, day after day, whips out a colorful Mason-jar salad or veggie-packed wrap. She’s on to something: 92% of …

Healthy Eating

30 Ways to make a Turkey for Kids

30 Ways to make a Turkey for KidsThanksgiving is a fun time to spend time with the kids making fun memories, and what better way than in the kitchen …

Handmade Holidays Nov. 1: Gifts for Students

Today, we kick off the Handmade Holidays series with a round-up of gifts to sew for the students in your life!

The Churn Dash Quilt Will Remind You Why You Love Quilting

You guys, the Churn Dash quilt pattern is everything. Each time I work on a Churn Dash quilt, I think, “Yes. Yes. This is why I quilt!”<p>There’s …

Quilting

The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how …

Self-improvement

5 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Advertisement<p>Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral …

The Hard Truth No One Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

Hard truths that nobody will tell you about being an entrepreneur<p>As I write this, I've been an entrepreneur for 7 years. Some entrepreneurs say they were born that way. Not me. I was a corporate guy. Happily so. Until I was fired. And then I wasn't a corporate guy any longer.<p>During the first two …

How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Startup Dreams a Reality in 12 Days

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

The 10 Commandments to Cooking With a Cast-Iron Skillet

1. Buy pre-seasoned, but don't cook with it right away.<p><b>Druckman says:</b> “You still want to give it a little bit of care when it first comes out of the …

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.<p>Also, if you’re more productive than average people, …

Time Management

10 Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

These varieties are as close to Bambi-proof as you can get.<p>Apparently, they don't like certain textures, scents, and flavors.

Plants

16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game

Now that Instagram is moving toward a Facebook-like algorithmic feed, creating photos that stand out just became a lot more important. And as great …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

4 types of time-wasting personalities, and how to get over them

It turns out that certain types of people are actually prone to ineffective time management.<p>Being the productivity nut that I am, I naturally probed a bit deeper on this one and asked Brownlee to describe her four personality types, and how to stop struggling if you have one of them.

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …