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7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather …

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

When Seeing Is Not Believing

For decades, studies of how our brains work by neurophysiologists and psychologists have turned up a massive User's Manual that seems to explain how and why we think the way we do, the nature of our subconscious, how emotions affect our perceptions, and even why superstitions and magical thinking …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

10 Things Tough Minds Don’t Do

Success isn’t simply a matter of rearranging files and appointments. It’s about mental strength. From letting go of control to taking smart risks, here are 10 things tough minds have mastered.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time trying to boost productivity by clearing off our desks, walking while we …

The Nativity (scientifically accurate version)

The nativity is the classic Christmas story still told and performed in schools all over the UK. However, to reflect that we live in a modern, secular society, a new and more scientifically accurate update of the story is needed<p>The nativity is the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus …

"We tend to like people who think like us. If we agree with someone's beliefs, we're more likely to be friends with them. While this makes sense, it means that we subconsciously begin to ignore or dismiss anything that threatens our world views, since we surround ourselves with people and information that confirm what we already think." 8 subconscious mistakes our brains make every day: http://f-st.co/fNx85vO

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Tesla

Not sure if your salary is commensurate with your skills and accomplishments? Curious how your pay measures up to others' in your field? Want to know what you're really worth? Here's how to determine your value in the labor market: http://onforb.es/1hEAJ8Z

Scientific Proof That Exposing Kids To Art Really Matters

11,000 Arkansas students never lived near an art museum before. The opening of Walmart heiress Alice Walton’s new collection provided a unique opportunity to test how kids responded.<p>Ask the average 9-year-old what she likes about field trips to art museums, and the first answer might have more to …

Museums

How working at McDonald’s taught me to sell false eyelashes

I spent the summer working full time at McDonald’s before starting my first year at university in September 2008. I was supposed to revert to part …

McDonald's

5 Big Happiness Myths Debunked–And The Power Of Negative Thinking

Oliver Burkeman, author of the book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, has spent years studying what makes people happy. It’s not what you think.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full</i> …

Seven networking tips for introverts

But a key part of my job is getting out into the world and meeting people, conducting interviews and building up contacts – so it’s a good job I’m a …

Personality

Gmail's top nine hidden features

Most tech-savvy email users have a Gmail account - but how many of them know its hidden features? Here's a list of the top nine tips<p>Most email users probably have a Gmail account, unless you're still using aol.com, in which case my first tip for you is to immediately set up a Gmail account.<p>But for …

Google

16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

How To Deal With Favoritism At Work

Do you have a colleague who is subject to special treatment while everyone else gets pushed aside? Are you the one praised incessantly by the boss, or the go-to person for all the great projects? It’s no secret that the playing field among workers isn’t level in most workplaces—and chances are …

4 Steps To Truly Making Strategy Part Of Your Strategic Plan

Such plans were born in the early 1920s to better manage unpredictable business cycles, and by the 1950s had evolved into short-term budgeting exercises. It’s time for change.<p>“We put the ‘strategic’ in strategic planning,” said Michael Froehls, a brilliantly creative strategist who led the internal …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

The Year Of The Gold Crash

For 12 straight years, the price of gold has increased in value in the face of the popping of the Internet bubble, Enron accounting scandals, the Iraq war, the boom and bust of housing, the financial crisis, and the era of massive monetary stimulus. The yellow metal soared as high as $1,900 an …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, study suggests

A weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, a new study suggests.<p>Several consequences of sleep deprivation such as increased levels of stress hormone and inflammation of the body can be reversed following a long night's sleep.<p>However, researchers found people who were drowsy …

Sleep

Five Really Good Reasons To Quit Your Job

Everyone has bad days at work. We all have cycles when our jobs are boring, frustrating, or too stressful. We can start to ponder quitting, even checking out job sites or Linked In to see what’s out there. It ends up being a very tough judgment call — when is the time right to move on?<p>There’s no …

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. …

Data Visualization

The Top Five Vitamins You Should Not Take

I used to take vitamin supplements almost every day. Taking vitamins seemed like a good idea: after all, we know that vitamins are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. I always thought that vitamins were an inexpensive way to get a little bit healthier.<p>Millions of …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley