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Quit Your Job And Move Abroad: The Cheapest Places To Live In 2018

It’s the ultimate fantasy: Escape the 9-5 by moving to a place where it’s so cheap you barely need to work — and could even retire early. The Panama-based Live and Invest Overseas advises people on how to do just that, and the company has just announced its list of the 10 best places in the world …

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13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

Time Management

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

11 books to read if you’re thinking about quitting your job

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Career-focused books are far more than reading material for your morning commute. They help motivate you and give you the confidence to …

Self-improvement

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

How Introverts Can Become Great Leaders, And Eventually, a Successful Entrepreneur

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”<br>― Albert Einstein<p>The most common, …

Self-improvement

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

LinkedIn HR chief recommends 3 books to all new managers

As the head of HR for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 400 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors is constantly having conversations about what tools and resources managers and their employees need to succeed.<p>She says learned two fundamental truths about …

Self-improvement

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks
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7 Motivational TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

To lead a life that we dream of, we need to learn, explore and then bring certain changes to our lives. TED is an incredible source of learning to …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

United Nations

Why You Should Give Yourself A Year-End Review

Reflecting on your accomplishments and failures is a useful tool for personal growth. Here are six steps to help you set goals for 2016.<p>A growing number of companies, including GE, Accenture, and Deloitte, have done away with the annual review, opting instead for quicker feedback via monthly or …

Management

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

8 Things I Wish I’d Known In My First Management Job

Having started out my career as a building site engineer, then a software programmer, all I really wanted was to become a manager. Managers have …

36 Quotes to Keep You Motivated Towards Success

For many of us the days are starting to get a bit darker and colder. The urge to stay in bed a bit longer is getting stronger with each passing …

Motivation

The one tip to get ahead in your company no one talks about

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

These pickup lines have the highest success rates, according to the dating app Hinge

A lot of people talk about opening lines, whether by debating the best thing to say to get someone's attention or by taking screenshots of the most awkward ones.<p>But Hinge, a popular dating app that introduces users to friends of friends, says it has figured out the best lines to initiate …

Relationships

Why First Time Buyers Are Crazy Not To Buy A Home Now

With some of life's milestones, there may not be a picture-perfect time to take the plunge. But when it comes to buying your first home, the …

Real Estate

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

HBR STAFF<p>I’m increasingly jealous of people with fantastic working memories — as psychologists define it, the ability to ”hold and manipulate information in a temporary active state.” These people can get where they’re going without constantly staring at the GPS, can remember new people’s names …

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Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

Mindfulness

Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary

Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly.<p>But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and their work can begin to feel like a chore. Eventually …

Middle Age

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

How Being a Boring Investor Can Make You Rich

Think like a millionaire and learn how to boost your returns without resorting to exotic—or risky—investment strategies.<p>Most millionaires don’t rely …

Investing