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10 daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words, though they're actually an interpretation of a passage from Aristotle's writings by historian Will Durant. And for most of my life, I didn't believe them.<p>I fought …

Time Management

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

Getting off offline: when porn gets in the way of a real-world relationship

Many believe that porn is addictive, and that the endless stream of on-demand internet erotica makes real-life sexual experiences not stimulating enough<p>Gregor Schmidinger was eight when he viewed his first porn magazine, found in a rubbish bin in his hometown in Austria. Aged 11, he had access to …

Oil giant Shell claims Project M concept is the car of the future

Shell reckons it has designed the car of the future - but the jury is out whether British motorists will agree. The Project M, dubbed an 'energy …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness

How to get stuff done when you’ve hit a wall

Remember the excitement you felt when you launched headfirst into your latest project? That bliss of knowing every door was open and the opportunities were endless. But then, if you’re like most people, something happens as you near the finish line. You trip. Fall. Get a cramp and take a break. And …

Productivity

These Breathing Techniques Will Change the Way You Exercise

We asked personal trainers for breathing hacks that will make exercise feel easier and work better<p>"I probably say this a thousand times in a day to …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

How To Get Strong Biceps Without Using Protein Shakes.

You can get ripped biceps without protein shakes by following the right training regimen and nutrition plan.<p>Having a pair of well-defined biceps can …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

Add This 12-Minute Workout to Your Routine For Sculpted Abs

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Ever have one of those weekends that is exceptional and you hate to see it end? That was my weekend. It was relaxing, productive, fun and with a lot of laughs. See why I …

Kevin Hart's Total-Body Workout Will Kick Your Ass

Kevin Hart's personal trainer takes us through the funnyman's very serious workout.

Kevin Hart

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment

We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those …

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

The One-Dumbbell Workout For Bigger Arms

This high-volume workout will upsize your arms in under 10 minutes a day<p>Muscles respond to both heavy weights and high volume.<p>When you’re talking about arm muscles, though, there’s only so much weight you can use on biceps curls and triceps extensions without screwing up your form and putting your …

3 things Expedia has learned from analyzing airfare data

Expedia, the travel technology giant, has analyzed its trove of data to identify key trends in air travel.<p>The data was consolidated primarily from …

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - Artificial Intelligence and IOT are inseparable

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong.<p>Big data analytics for IOT software revenues will experience strong growth, reaching $81 billion by 2022 says Strategy Analytics<br>• Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016 says Gartner<br>• By 2025 IOT will be a $1.6 trillion …

Artificial Intelligence

The Key to Speaking With Confidence

Presentations are all about what we do with our bodies. The trick is to make yours have impact.<p>If I asked you to walk around a room as though you were the most confident person in the world--if I asked you to show me confidence, only with your body and without words--what would it look like? You …

6 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Speech (On Any Topic)

By far, the best way to learn how to write speeches is to read the great ones, from Pericles’ Funeral Oration, to Dr. King’s Mountaintop speech, to …

10 Tips on Giving a Killer Presentation

Here's how to stand out from the crowd when you're in front of the room.<p>As presentation software goes, PowerPoint has long been ubiquitously chosen by presenters, but other good options exist, depending on what you want to communicate and how you're putting it all together. For example, Google …

Professionally Speaking » 10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Know about the panel you are on<p>There’s a vast difference between participating in a political slug-fest such as Crossfire or light entertainment like …

4 Hacks to Eliminate Fear of Public Speaking

Calm your nerves for the big speech with these mind tricks.<p>With a few mind tricks, you can banish your fear of public speaking.<p>Our body responds to psychological stress in a similar way as physical stress, says Nancy Duarte, the CEO of presentation service Duarte Inc. That might manifest itself in …

The 6 Worst Ways To End A Speech

If so, you not only experienced a brilliant display of light, color, and sound against the night sky, but you also witnessed one of the most important principles of effective presentations: ending with a bang, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations …

Winston Churchill

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED<p>The weekend …

The Five Beats of Successful Storytelling & How They Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Author Philip Pullman wrote, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Whether we’re talking …

World's Most Popular TED Speaker, Ken Robinson, Shares 5 Secrets Of Giving A Great Speech

Preparation, confidence, and the ability to relax, Ken Robinson told Business Insider in an interview at this week's World Business Forum in New York. Eight years ago, Robinson gave a TED Talk on how schools stifle creativity. It has since been watched more than 28 million times, making it the most …

Public Speaking