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15 Books About Careers, Work-Life Balance, And Leadership To Help You Prepare For Your First Professional Job

If you've just graduated college and are about to begin your first hunt for a professional position, you might feel a bit like a fish out of water. …

Self-improvement

The Pilates Series of Five

The Pilates series of five is a popular sequence of Pilates mat ab exercises that you can put in any workout you do. If you are basically following …

Workouts

The 50 best books of 2017

Books

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

How the Truly Successful Make Time for Constant Learning | Inc.com

<i>How do successful people find time to learn so much everyday? 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 Bernie Klinder, serial entrepreneur, investor, and consultant, on Quora:</b><p><b>How do</b> …

War

The 1 Sentence That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker Every Time | Inc.com

"Clear writing is clear thinking." My 10th-grade English teacher shared that morsel of wisdom once as I was slogging through a 20-page term paper with no idea where I was going or how to make the points I wanted to make; every word I wrote led me further down a rabbit hole of rambling sentences, …

Public Speaking

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when …

How Artists, Scientists and Entrepreneurs Get Their Creative Juices Flowing | Inc.com

Simply put, it takes imagination to be creative, and it takes creativity to innovate. Here are some easy and fun ways to activate your imagination. Start experimenting today!<p>1. Take time to be idle and tap into your intuitive imagination<p>Pentagram's legendary graphic designer Paula Scher gets her …

A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault

We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define our lives.<p>While there have been many …

Psychology

Independent fashion labels have invented a whole new way of dressing well in India

“This brand does not define you. But damn you look good in it.”<p>Preeti Verma’s postscript-like message, imprinted on the tag of every one of her fashion label Runaway Bicycle’s floaty, sorbet products, echoes the sort of sweet and sassy exchange that forms the heart of female friendships: “N’aww! …

'Dreams are possible' says Frenchman Thomas Coville after smashing round-the-world solo sailing record by eight days

Frenchman Thomas Coville has smashed the round-the-world unassisted solo sailing record by a stunning eight days, in a Christmas feat he said he hoped would teach humans never to be "fooled into thinking things will be worse tomorrow".<p>An armada of vessels - including one carrying his wife and son - …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Listen to this sound bath recording for some super-healing self care

<i>Sara Auster, one of the rockstars of New York City’s booming sound bath scene, has generously offered up a five-minute crystal singing bowls</i> …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Self-improvement

The Little-Known History Of Why Washington, D.C., Is A Brutalist Playground

For fans of the oft-maligned style, D.C. is paradise. How did it get that way?<p>Washington, D.C., is a sea of exalted obelisks, elegant monuments, and at least one vaunted architectural expression of cultural experience. In contrast, its many hulking, concrete-clad Brutalist buildings might seem like …

The No-Brand: 11 Brilliant Ads From The Early Days Of Muji

The graphic design great Ikko Tanaka, who died in 2002, defined Muji’s anti-branding. Now, his work is getting an exhibition.<p>One December day in 1980, the readers of one daily newspaper in Japan opened it up to discover a simple one-page ad, featuring a thick, monochrome line drawing of a hand, …

Shake Shack CEO shares the 6 books he thinks everyone should read

As Seth Godin says, "The average knowledge worker reads fewer than one business book a year. On the other hand, the above-average knowledge worker probably reads ten. Show me your bookshelf, or the courses you take, or the questions you ask, and I'll have a hint as to how much you care about …

Books

The Urban Designer Who Brought Whimsy to London Is Turning His Eye to New York

So many places you travel to, you find it would have been better if you’d come 20 years earlier,” says Thomas Heatherwick. We are looking down, from …

This Beautiful Terrazzo Is Actually Made Out Of Ocean Plastic

The ultimate statement table is made out of plastic culled from the sea, carefully reassembled into a stone-like material.<p>Some 28 billion pounds of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. But as London-based industrial designer Brodie Neill shows, that waste can be transformed from an …

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

A Vietnamese Designer Is Updating Eco-Design with Ancient Knowledge

Up your trip’s artistic ante by learning the craft of eco-friendly garment design.<p>Few visitors set foot in Cao Bang, Vietnam, a remote village in the mountains north of Hanoi, but designer Vu Thao considers it a creative second home. Collaborating with ethnic women who live there, Thao grows and …

12 Futuristic Houses by Japanese Architects Photos

Innovative housing designs by such leading architects as Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, and Kengo Kuma are currently on display at the House Vision 2016 exhibition at Tokyo’s Aomi Station. Now in its second iteration—the first was held in 2013—House Vision pairs top Japanese designers with big-name …

Architecture

The Wildly Inventive Textiles Of Africa’s Print Powerhouse

The company behind some of Africa’s most popular fabrics is Dutch, but women vendors have managed to make the prints their own.<p>With its geometric patterns, bold prints, and rich, electric pops of color, the wrap dresses on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition <i>Vlisco: African</i> …

For Terreform ONE, Bioengineering is the Future of Design

Could an emergency shelter also provide its users with food? Could we make furniture you can eat? Could you merge furniture and farming into one …

One Statistic That Proves Why Bans on Plastic Bags are so Important - One Green Planet

These days, with the topic of plastic pollution finally coming out of the environmental closet, it is hard to imagine how detrimental only 60 years …

A free-standing, waste-trapping floating dam could revolutionize ocean clean-up

In a few months, a giant floating dam—in the form of a 328-feet (100 meters) long barrier segment—will be set up in the North Sea, some miles off the coast of The Netherlands. Its ambition: to cleanse the world’s oceans of plastic trash forever.<p>Plastic waste is a major threat to animals in the sea, …