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Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

How To Make Sourdough Bread

<b>Make sure your sourdough culture is active:</b> If your sourdough has been in the fridge, take it out 2 to 3 days before you plan to bake. Feed it daily …

Changing the Change Rules at Google

At Google, change is constant. But how we managed and messaged change wasn’t always working. So we developed a simple framework to rethink reorgs and …

Let this brain scientist optimize your morning routine

What you do in the morning can make or break your brain’s performance. Here are some simple habits to adopt between wake-up and lunchtime, in the right order.<p>Struggling to focus throughout your workday? You’re not alone. We live in a world of never-ending distractions, making it harder to …

My dad taught me how to deal with bullies, because he was one

Lifelong lessons no kid should ever have to learn.<p>“Teddy, what’s three times five?” It’s asked in a voice I can’t ignore.<p>“Fifteen.”<p>“And what’s four times five?” More demanding now.<p>“Twenty,” I say, dreading the next question, knowing exactly where he’s going with this. Knowing, too, that tears are …

Free From American Style Pancakes | Pancakes | Recipes | Freee

I liked the pancakes somewhat although they didn’t look like American pancakes. But what was the melted butter for? I wasted 50g as I prepped the …

The Timothy Ferriss Diet and Workout Routine for the Ultimate Physique

Odds are, you’re a man who doesn’t want to be known for having the world record in a keg toss. (Unless you are, in which case…good luck.)Most males …

Full-Body Kettlebell Workout For Beginners

One major advantage that kettlebells have over dumbbells is that you don’t need a wide range of weight increments to create a workout with them.One …

How You Can Win the 'David and Goliath' Battle With Big Brands

Small businesses are using street smarts and creativity to stay in the game against major corporations.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon, Microsoft, Google. Is it possible to play in the same spaces these big names already occupy and still keep your company in it …

8 Steps To Project Success, Even If You're Not A Project Manager

Do you have a new project but don’t know where to begin? Are you an organizing whiz but prioritizing tasks doesn’t come as easily? Have you been assigned to manage a large project with multiple teams, but you’ve never been a project manager?<p>Whether you’re already a project manager — or you’re …

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

40 Years of Leadership Taught Me 3 Rules That All Managers Should Follow

Leadership is greater than the sum of its parts.<p>In more than four decades in the corporate world, I've learned many management lessons -- some the hard way.<p>I've also endeavored to share some of the wisdom I've picked up from those lessons with the sharp, ambitious, young men and women at Stanford …

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

8 proven habits for ultimate success

We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, "Success is not an action, but a habit."<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of …

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

5 More Top Creative Directors Tell Us the Best Advice They Ever Got in Their Careers

Our video series “Best Advice I Ever Got” continues today with part two—as five more top advertising creative directors reveal the best advice they …

Why You Should Read Instead of Watch TV, According to Science

"Is the situation as simple as categorizing books as good and TV as bad?"<p><i>by</i><p>There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day …

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Social Media

Google's One-Time 'Chief Technology Advocate' on Making Facebook Likable

Over the years I’ve often turned to my friend Michael Jones for guidance about the cultural and social effects of technology.<p>For instance, five years ago I did an <i>Atlantic</i> interview with him about how the dawn of omnipresent mapping-on-your-phone was about to change personal and collective life. (He …

A handy guide to making awesome photos

Kainaz Amaria • October 29, 2015<p>Visual storytelling is really vital to reach a wider audience. It’s how more and more people are communicating.<p>This post will guide you through the most important elements of it.<p><b>Photography is a language</b><p>What do I mean by this? There is a method to creating images and …

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

The Case For Chaos

I was kindly invited to speak at the DMX conference in Dublin last week. Since so many people asked if the presentation I gave would be available and …

Dublin

5 Fundamental Skills for First-Time Managers

New to leadership? Hone these time-tested skills to accelerate your effectiveness and impact as a leader.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), director for partners in leadership, and an expert and author on breakthrough communications, global human resources, and talent development</i><p>If you're like …

My journey with the five Tibetan Rites

The five Tibetan Rites are a daily practice to build prana and power up the chakras…or so I’ve heard. <i>But are they really?</i><p><b>The inner scientist in me</b> …

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 …

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.<p>The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to …

Why I decided to ditch all the apps and go back to a paper planner

Time Matrix aside, I grasped some of the value in going analog right away: Digital to-do list apps give you seemingly unlimited space to make …

Money and Confidence are Interchangeable

So, I’m assuming you are here reading this because you want to get yourself some more money.And since this is Mr. Money Mustache and not a standard …

The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything

There are four simple steps to <b>the Feynman Technique</b>, which I'll explain below:<p>Choose a Concept<br>• Teach it to a Toddler<br>• Identify Gaps and Go Back to The …