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4 More Ways To Automate Your Workday | Inc.com

Automating tasks at work can save you time, energy and money. And the best part is you don't need a futuristic robot to do it. Software programs, smartphone applications and other easy-to-use add-ons can automate things just as well.<p>If you enjoyed my last article about workplace automation hacks, …

Artificial Intelligence

Dreams → Reality: Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Entire Process

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy LastThe post Dreams → Reality: Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Entire …

Self-improvement

Oprah: Every Successful Person Can Answer These 4 Questions | Inc.com

Nearly everyone wants to be successful, but that doesn't mean that everyone wants the same things out of life. The definition of success is different for different people, and you'll never get far chasing your own personal understanding of the word unless you first pause to consider its …

Motivation

These New Earplugs Are Like a Volume Button for the World Around You

A new line of high-tech earplugs called Knops promises to grant wearers the gift of selective hearing. According to The Verge, the plugs can be …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

9 ways to stop overthinking (so that you can start living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

Self-help

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness …

Over 30 superhero movies are coming out in the next 5 years — here they all are

In the next five years, there are well over 30 superhero movies that have been announced to hit theaters.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of the cinematic universe while finally launching its first solo superheroine, Captain Marvel. DC is giving Wonder Woman her own solo outing and will build on …

#TLP Hip Hop Ain’t Dead Mixtape Series Volume 003

• Pay Your Dues – Apathy<br>• Today Right Now – Ugly Heroes<br>• 365 (feat. Buckshot, Rass Kass, Rockness Monstah) – Craig G<br>• Wrist (feat. Pusha T) – …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, …

Albert Einstein

19 Words You Should Never Say the First Time You Meet Someone | Inc.com

Plenty of people use tired clichés, overblown superlatives, and breathless adjectives to describe themselves in social media profiles and marketing materials. Plenty of people write things about themselves they may not have the nerve to actually say.<p>But some go ahead and say them.<p>The following are …

Social Media Marketing

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Five Pro Tips To Beat Procrastination Every Time

Experts take aim at our penchant for putting things off and help us get back on a more productive track.<p>The pursuit of productivity in the workplace has become its own national pastime. Success is often synonymous with the ability to squeeze the maximum amount of productivity out of each day. As …

Joe Budden's Drake Dis, ‘Making A Murderer (Part 1),’ Is Here — And So Is His Explanation

After weeks of suggesting that Drake had been sending subliminals his way, Joe Budden had had enough. On Thursday night, he fully went for it, …

25 Of Talib Kweli's Favorite Hip Hop Verses Of All Time

<i>[Editorial note: this is a republication of a list Talib Kweli did for his own Tumblr page three years ago. It is re-published here with Talib</i> …

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

<i>In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album,</i> Reasonable Doubt<i>, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

16 Worst Decisions You'll Ever Make in Your Life | Inc.com

• <b>You can control everything.</b> Control is an illusion we feed ourselves when we things get out of hand. You have to let go of the control and allow things to fall apart so you can put them back together the way they were meant to be.• <b><br>You won't even try.</b> There is a difference between giving up after a …

Self-improvement

Joe Budden Aims at Drake on New Track “Making a Murderer (Part 1)”: Listen

Joe Budden first met Drake in person in 2009, when Drake was a guest on his web series “Joe Budden TV.” On the episode, a nascent Drizzy talks about wanting to stay away from beef. The YouTube description for that video still reads “if u couldn’t tell by now, i support this dude whole heartedly.... …

8 Ways to Declutter Your Life

If you have ever taken the time to realize how cluttered your life is with work, school, finances and entertainment that doesn’t leave much time for …

Minimalism

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Learn How To Banish Negativity In Your Brain

Negative thoughts are no good for anyone, but can be very hard to dispel unless we know how. If we do something wrong and constantly blame ourselves …

Self-help

Four Gadgets That Will Upgrade Any Entrepreneur's Life

If you're in need of a jump-start for this summer, here are the gadgets to pick up and change your life for the better.<p>With the amount of connected devices, tools, apps, and resources available for an entrepreneur, it can be intimidating finding what will help you succeed at work. What's important …

13 Parenting Tricks You'll Wish You Thought of First

All of these ideas have that why-didn't-I-think-of-that magic we love.<p>Summer vacation can be a long (long) few months. Especially when you don't have any tricks up your sleeve to keep your kids entertained, mess-free and, most importantly, happy in a pinch. Try these ideas and we guarantee both you …

Police Reveal Harrowing New Details About the Home Life of the Texas Mom Who Killed Her Daughters

Christy Sheats fatally shot her children last Friday, before being killed by police.<p>Police believe the woman who shot and killed her two daughters last week in Katy, Texas, suffered from a "history of mental illness" — and new details suggest that the family's home life was extremely chaotic as a …

5 'Soft' Skills You Need to Succeed in Business | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>When it comes to to succeeding in the workplace, a college degree isn't necessarily enough. Nor is years of experience on the job.<p>That's because the most in-demand skills that employers …

Emotional Intelligence