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I Quit My Dream Job at LinkedIn After 4 Months. Here's What I Learned | Inc.com

124 is the number of days that I was employed by LinkedIn before I resigned from what was my dream job.<p>Despite leaving the company on amicable terms to pursue a better career opportunity, to this day I am still asked the question "What happened at LinkedIn?" and the answer is simple: It wasn't a …

How to go from lazy procrastinator to to-do list wizard — in 3 easy steps

Even for masters of productivity, to-do lists can be drudgery. Sure, knocking out your list with the swagger of a Type-A rock star feels great — but …

Millennials are more depressed at work than any generation

A growing body of research suggests that young workers are increasingly adding mental health days to their personal days, and young women are …

Mental Health

13 Habits You Should Steal From Successful Business Figures

Just what does it take to be as productive as Thomas Edison or as financially successful as Elon Musk? A great routine, for one. MBANoGMAT, a search …

13 Things You Must Give Up to Be Successful

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add things — we need to give up some of them. There are …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University …

Happiness

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is

To increase worker performance, employers often invest in a number of things, from rewards and incentives to education and training. These traditional approaches develop employees’ skills and enrich their work experience. But we discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity, one …

Psychology suggests that when someone calls you the wrong name, it’s because they love you

Many of us have been called the wrong name by a parent, have confused the names of our closest friends, or, most cringingly, called our new beau by the name of an ex. It’s such a common awkward moment between loved ones that it has become an entertainment trope: Ross calls Emily the wrong name at …

Psychology

13 Things Successful People Do Before Going To Bed [Infographic]

<b>The older you get, the more you begin to realise just how important a good night’s sleep can be.</b> Experts at the National Sleep Foundation suggest …

Sleep

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

4 secrets to leading a happier life, backed by research

In his book, "Authentic Happiness," University of Pennsylvania professor Martin Seligman (the Big Kahuna of happiness research) says that there are <i>four</i> types of happy lives.<p>That's right — not only do we have a blueprint for what makes a happy life, you even get four choices. That doesn't mean …

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

3 Steps to Building Your Own Successful and Engaged Business Network

The right introductions can catapult a startup to a well-funded machine. So what are you waiting for? Start your own group.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Networking and making connections is vital for a burgeoning entrepreneur. The right introductions can help catapult …

How to Get Your Water Past Airport Security

While some may choose to pay airport prices for beverages, there are a few sneaky ways around the TSA’s liquid rules.<p>Bear in mind that the rules …

7 Body Language Interview Mistakes You Might Be Making

A hiring manager won’t notice your slick suit, sterling resume, or clever conversation if they’re turned off by a weak handshake or poor eye contact. …

How to Disarm Your Biggest Critic

Some years ago I was teaching a course in a hospital in Sheffield, England. There was a psychiatrist in the course who was in his fifties and who, …

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Lake Michigan