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5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

1<p>What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

The Brain

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Simple advice for being productive—and not freaking out when you aren't

Why are we so obsessed with productivity? It’s a question Sam Altman is well-fit to answer. The 32-year-old Stanford dropout is president of Y Combinator, arguably the most successful startup incubator in the world. Altman is also the co-chairman, along with Elon Musk, of OpenAi, a nonprofit …

Time Management

Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask

The organizational psychologist Karl Weick is one of my intellectual heroes. Karl looks at the same things as everyone else but sees something …

How To Organize Your Life, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It's no secret that some people are naturally organized while other people — like me — struggle to even open their mail. If you don't have that whole …

Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

It’s normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn’t do.<p>Don’t freak out<p>Sara McCord, …

All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.<p>When …

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

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 Strategies to Painlessly Free up Time and Get More Done

What juggling a growing tech company, grad school and a toddler taught me about how to efficiently manage time and priorities like a superhero.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're all wearing many hats and trying to fit multiple roles into a single 24-hour day. When …

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

This is how you can use anxiety to help you succeed

Good news for worrywarts everywhere. Your ability to remember events in excruciating, embarrassing detail can actually be a benefit that sets you …

6 productivity hacks to become better at IT — fast

As an IT manager working at an SMB (small or medium-sized business), you have a lot of responsibilities you need to deal with on a daily basis. It means keeping existing systems up and running while juggling multiple projects at the same time.<p>While some of your tasks are extremely important, there …

Time Management

The Secret to Success in 2018? Start Doing This 1 Thing

Entrepreneurs are busy, but the most successful people know how to stop doing activities that don't add value and stay focused on their top priorities.<p>As entrepreneurs, we're notoriously busy--but I've found that the most successful people know how to <i>stop</i> <i>doing</i> activities that don't add value. …

What this Olympic-medal-winning figure skating pair can teach us about passion and drive

U.S. Olympic skating pair Maia and Alex Shibutani — also known as the “ShibSibs” — have succeeded in continuing to make career-defining moves and a …

9 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s

Your 20s were all about setting up your financial foundation and establishing good habits. Your 30s were about life changes like getting married, having kids, and building your career.<p>In your 40s, everything is amplified even more. You've got growing kids and aging parents — and what you <i>don't</i> have …

The One Weird Reason You Never See Frogs In The Snow

<b>FUN FROG FACTS!</b><p><b>Dear Fun Frog Facts:</b> My grandpa says when he was little, he seen frogs with their tongues stuck on metal in the winter. How come I never seen that? <i><br>Benjamin L., Duluth, MN, 8</i><p><b>Dear Benjamin:</b> Your grandfather has a good memory! As recently as the 1930’s, it was not uncommon to see frogs …

Zoology

How to Survive Your First Year of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs bail in the first year.<p>Why? To be honest, it is hard. It’s not all glamor and glitz. You don’t rocket to stardom in a few short months, drive a McLaren, date Hollywood celebs and take baths in hundred-dollar bills.<p>In …

This Parenting Mistake Could be Why Anxiety is at an All-Time High | Inc.com

Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people. While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian researchers have found that the overprotection of children may …

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13 signs that your relationship will last

Everybody likes to think that their relationship is ready to withstand the long haul. And while no one knows for sure what the future may hold, there are quite a few clues that can tell you if your partnership is built to last.<p>INSIDER spoke with relationship experts to find out some key traits that …

Here's What Will Help You Cross That Deadly Chasm To Higher Success | Inc.com

When the burning desire to change outweighs the need to stay the same you are ready to take the leap.<p>Now, you know change can be chaotic and scary. So before you take that deep breath and get into ready and set mode, before you go, its best to have a clear understanding of what's been holding you …

Winston Churchill

6 Ways Well Organized People Get More Done Every Day

There is a strong correlation between productivity and always knowing where you left your keys.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Disorganization is costly. Whether you're at home or in the office, it's stressful to be always looking for something. Organized people don't …

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because they're masters of time management.<p>While time management is a skill that everyone should …

Time Management

10 top-paying jobs you can do part time — or from home

If your company eliminated its telecommuting or flextime program, would you look elsewhere or brave the daily commute? Some workers, especially …

Feeling Unproductive? Try Using One of These 5 Techniques to Get Going | Inc.com

The path to getting things done always begins with doing.<p>Productivity is a word thrown around loosely within entrepreneurship circles, with everyone looking for "hacks" or "tips and tricks" to make their day more productive. Ultimately these are surface level, with a real change being fostered by a …

Time Management

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

Self-improvement

EU to tackle complaints over tech companies' trading practices

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive is planning a possible law to deal with complaints about unfair trading practices by leading online players such as Apple (AAPL.O) and Google (GOOGL.O).<p>The European Commission said on Wednesday in a mid-term review of its digital strategy that it …

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