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Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

Form a Revocable Trust to Avoid Probate of Your Property

How Does a Revocable Living Trust Avoid Probate?<p>Assets Held in a Revocable Trust Bypass Probate<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>One of the primary purposes of …

Retirement

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health

This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.<p>What are your dreams trying to tell you? Research suggests they could be …

Neuroscience

Science Predicts You're Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul

They're weighing on you more than you think.<p>A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

How the Six-Hour Workday Actually Saves Money

In February, after almost two years worth of six-hour workdays, nurses at the Svartedalens elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden went back to …

Health Care

Zen Master Explains How Your Desire for Love Only Results in Total Suffering

In the short passage below, the Zen Master Osho has an incredibly powerful insight to share about the acts of giving and receiving love.<p>He …

The Love Lives of Bolsheviks

Berkeley, Calif. — The Bolsheviks were a millenarian sect formed in the expectation of world revolution.<p>Revolution was inseparable from love. It demanded personal sacrifice for the sake of future harmony and required harmony — in love, comradeship and book learning — as a condition for its …

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Psychology

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

Energy Storage

Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Time Management

Good Work Habits That Nearly All Geniuses Have In Common

Good Work Habits Of Geniuses<p>A very interesting new book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, examines the good work habits of over 150 of the greatest …

Most Productive People: 6 Things They Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Research Reveals 5 Powerful Rituals That Will Make You Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?There are all kinds of strategies for …

You probably suffer from scattered brain syndrome

Forget multitasking, our interruption addiction is doing something unintended to our brains.<p>When instant messaging became popular in the 1990s, Judi Wineland was not a fan.<p>The constant disruption of chat pop-ups made it difficult for her to accomplish daily tasks. But that wasn't the case for …

Time Management

5 Ways to Make More Money in 2017 Than You've Ever Made Before

We are in the midst of the holiday season and Christmas is fast approaching. Most people have their minds on things like buying holiday gifts, holiday parties, the big New Year's celebration and other festive events. That's all well and good and everyone likes to have fun, but what are you doing to …

The Continued Unravelling of the Middle East: A Deep Dive into History

<i>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announcing the creation of the Islamic State, June 30, 2014</i><p>The political constellation of the Middle East has been, until recently, relatively durable for the better part of three-quarters of a century. Except for the division of the British mandate of Palestine between Israel …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Thirty Years in Captivity

One woman’s escape from a London cult.<p>Rosie grew up in a succession of decrepit houses in South London with one man and a rotating cast of women, who claimed that they had found her on the streets as an infant. The man, Aravindan Balakrishnan—Comrade Bala, as he wanted to be called—was the head of …

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

Dinosaur tail trapped in amber offers insights into feather evolution

A length of fluffy plumage discovered within a piece of amber has been identified as part of a dinosaur tail, offering new insights into the evolution of feathers.<p>Why palaeontologists are aflutter over new fossil feather finds<p>Read more<p>Around 3.7cm long, with chestnut-coloured feathers on the top …

Paleontology

Why I'm revealing how to improve your credit rating

Seeing first-hand the lack of financial literacy among millennials, Tom Eyre decided to create a business to help debunk credit scores.<p>Credit Improver was born during a family meal. It was 2011 and my younger sister, who had just moved into her first flat and started a good job, was irritated …

How To Get Really Rich In Life

<i>“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholem Aleichem</i><p>There are 7.5 billion people on …

Achieving a perfect credit score is a lot easier than you may realize

Americans would probably be lost without their credit cards. According to ValuePenguin, the average balance-carrying household had more than $16,000 in debt as of May 2016, with total outstanding consumer debt hitting $3.4 trillion, including $929 billion in revolving debt. Considering that roughly …

One of my favorite time management techniques

Today I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE systems that supports me in managing how I spend my time even when things feel especially hectic that is simple, yet powerful.<p>It's called the Urgent/Important Matrix and has been attributed to both Eisenhower and Stephen Covey. It is built on the …