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22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

8 Essentials for Developing Mental Fortitude

Adversity is inevitable, but you have to work to develop the strength to get through it successfully.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mental fortitude is a necessary element of success. Mental fortitude is defined as the ability to focus on and execute solutions when in …

Want to Live an Extraordinary Life? Say This 1 Phrase to Yourself Regularly

<i>What do you think is the most important and empowering sentence a person should say to themselves regularly in order to have an extraordinary life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

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To Improve Your Storytelling Skills, Use Abraham Lincoln as Inspiration

The Gettysburg Address follows a structure that will work for you, too.<p>Time magazine lists it as one of the 10 greatest speeches of all time. It is a poignant expression of the travails of a troubled nation. And it contains an opening line that most Americans can still recite years after they …

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

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Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

Fleeing — but not to Europe

Never before have so many people been on the move, migrating in search of jobs and security. Large numbers are coming to Europe, but the majority are …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits?<p>Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky patch of grass. “My family and I …

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Why Parts of Beijing Look Like a Devastated War Zone

BEIJING — At night on the edges of Beijing, the migrant workers who keep China’s capital city fed, cleaned, swept and supplied wait in fear of a knock on the door that could ruin their hopes of finding a better life.<p>Far from the skyscrapers and monuments downtown, squads of police and safety …

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

joshua smith miniaturizes hong kong through tiny architectural settings

<b>australia-based miniaturist, joshua smith, has completed a project based on 23 temple street, kowloon, hong kong.</b> the project is built from scratch, …

It's Official: These are the 10 Best U.S. Cities to Buy Real Estate

With millennial homeownership in the US at a record low, to say that buying real estate is out of reach is an understatement. But if research …

Want to Change a Bad Habit Forever? Here Are the 4 Proven Steps to Make the Change Stick.

Everyone has bad habits. Not everyone is successful at getting rid of them. Find out the why and the how to.<p>In a few key ways, our bad habits aren’t too different from our good ones.<p>They are both created to meet our needs, for instance. And these routine behaviors get assigned to a part of the …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident

No famous quotes, no lofty ideas. Just actions that lead to greater confidence and greater success.<p>There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in …

3 Captivating Elements of Storytelling That Will Help You Sell More

How to use stories to capture buyers' attention<p>Once you understand how our brains react to storytelling, you'll wonder why you ever tried a different way of selling.<p>Through his research, neuroeconomist Paul Zak found out that the brain produces two hormones during storytelling: cortisol and …

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2017全球有哪些值得一去的重要展览,收藏可以用一年

<i>2月:草间弥生、安迪沃霍尔</i><p><b>1. 草间弥生「我们永远的灵魂」</b><p>东京国立新美术馆<p>2017/02/22-2017/05/22<p>世界著名艺术家草间弥生,1929年出生于日本长野县松本市,1957年移居纽约并开始展露出她的前卫艺术创作,创作领域包括绘画、雕塑、装置、影像、小说及诗歌等。她是60年代美国「性解放」运 …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

How to Achieve Your Goals By Creating an Enemy

DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls "they."<p>"They don't want you motivated. They don't want you inspired," he blares on camera. "They don't want you to win," he warns. On Ellen DeGeneres's talk …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

[筆記術-7] 編輯教你整理一本書最快的索引筆記法,紙筆記可用

上次在電腦玩物分享「如何開始一場寫作風暴?編輯給任何人寫不出東西時的建議」一文,獲得很多的迴響,也有很多讀者寫信來鼓勵我,可以用多年主編工作的經驗,多分享一些相關的知識工作方法。<br>於是我便想到,或許可以來分享「<b>整理一本書</b>」的方法,在我的編輯工作中,整理一本書的原稿,讓原稿變得更易讀、更有重點、更有魅力 …