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Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive | Inc.com

It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most important resource of all: your time.<p>It's no surprise, then, that I hear many professionals say that they are always too busy, …

Time Management

3 Budget-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom

When it comes to upgrading your home, the most-used room (AKA the bathroom) can easily be overlooked. Sure, it’s a staple, but for a space so small, investing money in a revamp isn’t always ideal. With a variety of budget-friendly options around, you can take it from drab to fab without tapping …

11 Warm & Inviting Rooms That Will Give You Fall Feels

(Image credit: Herz & Blut)<p>When the days get longer and the leaves start to fall, I find myself craving darker, moodier colors. Obviously you can't …

Get Ready for the 'Reaper' Botnet: It's Already Infected Over a Million Devices

Just in time for Halloween, a growing hacked device botnet named "Reaper" could put the internet in the dark.<p>Over a million internet-connected cameras and routers have already been infected, researchers with the Israeli-based firm Check Point says — and the number is growing.<p>"Our research suggests …

Cybersecurity

The 4-Step Process That Mentally Strong People Use to Make Quick Decisions | Inc.com

Whether it's from fear, slow to take action or a multitude of other potential causes, indecision is the kryptonite to growth.<p>It's better to make a decision and it is the wrong one than to not make a decision for fear of it being the wrong one. When you make a decision regardless of the result, …

Employment

Oprah's Brilliant Career Advice for 20-Somethings Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

If there's anyone in the world qualified to talk about the path to massive success, it's Oprah Winfrey.<p>A self-made billionaire, Oprah is not only one of the wealthiest women in the world but also obviously committed to contributing to humanity.<p>Her talk show educated millions on important topics …

Oprah Winfrey

5 Daily Habits to Become More Productive (and Mindful) in Your Company | Inc.com

It's often hard at work to be mindful--the state of fully focusing your awareness on the present moment--when faced with distractions like the constant ping of emails and texts and the fact that we constantly push our brains to the point of fatigue.<p>Gloria Mark, Ph.D., who studies digital …

Time Management

The time of day you apply for jobs could be the reason you're not getting interviews

If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that applying for a new one is a full-time gig in and of itself. But if you're firing off applications after work, you could be sabotaging your efforts.<p>According to an analysis of over 1,600 job applications from TalentWorks, applications received at …

Employment

Research report: 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?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

These 5 Overlooked Habits Will Instantly Make You More Creative and Productive | Inc.com

When people think of high performance, they often associate it with complexity. But, elevating your game and boosting your creativity is far from being complex.<p>In fact, when you're looking to elevate your game, mastering the basics of your particular craft is more than enough to separate yourself …

Productivity

12 unanswered questions before the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale

Yes, Jon Snow, we too know nothing.<p><i>Spoilers ahead for all of</i> <b>Game of Thrones</b><i>.</i><p>The <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7 finale airs this Sunday, and it’s sure to be full of bloodshed and gore, possibly with a dash of incestuous romance. With an ice zombie dragon that bears resemblance to a certain Yu-Gi-Oh! card …

The feel-good Hallmark Channel is booming in the age of Trump

There's a very good chance that you or someone in your close circle of friends watches the Hallmark Channel.<p>Ratings are booming. Hallmark was the only non-news channel in the top 15 to see substantial viewership growth last year. In November and December, when Hallmark aired Christmas movies almost …

Hallmark Channel

Why we should learn German

To help make the European debate decent and civilised, it is now more important than ever to value the skills of the linguist<p>I began learning German at the age of 13, and I’m still trying to explain to myself why it was love at first sound. The answer must surely be: the excellence of my teacher. …

Language Learning

The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

Step away from the lighter fluid.<p>Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, …

BBQ

Why You're Reading Work Emails Right Now

First, the good news: More Americans are taking advantage of the vacation time granted to them by their employers. The bad news: They’re spending more of that supposedly off-the-clock time working.<p>A new annual report from the U.S. Travel Association found that, after dropping to an all-time low of …

The Workplace

'House of Cards' Season 5: A complete list of main characters killed

Another season of <i>House of Cards</i>, another batch of deaths that you can at least partially credit to the Underwoods. Season five takes its time in …

11 Home Libraries That Will Inspire You to Hit the Books

It’s time to get literary.<p>A home library (sort of like a swanky laundry room) is the ultimate indulgence. It's chic, scholarly and straight-up …

Cheap Thrills: Home Decor & Accessories Under $50 from Canopy

Amazon is like an adult playground. It's a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your …

Food & Dining

8 Ikea Desk Hacks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Ikea is the go-to destination for people who don't want to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for furniture, but still want something with a bit of style. But buying your furniture at Ikea doesn't mean you have to be limited to their color palettes or design combinations. And one of …

11 daily questions that could improve your life forever

In fact, many great thinkers embraced the idea of constantly questioning things.<p>As Albert Einstein reportedly said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."<p>Of course, getting into the habit of self-reflection is easier said than …

6 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from success

As it turns out, many people carry around a set of self-limiting beliefs, which are often lies they tell themselves.<p>To become successful, you need to identify those lies and then "get rid of some these old beliefs," as Robbins said.<p>What do the financial professionals have to say about this? They …

Success

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

How to Make Latte Art at Home

A step-by-step video guide<p>For many of us, latte art is a mystery. The way baristas create designs like hearts and tulips seems like magic. But with …

Coffee

‘Jason Bourne’ in 3D is making people sick, just like ‘Jason Bourne’ in 2D

Yes, <i>Jason Bourne</i> is a bad movie when you see in 2D, but the 3D experience is much worse, and there’s a distinct possibility that watching Matt …

The Art and Importance of Managing Up

Want to be put on the fast track for a promotion? Or become one of the top performers on your team?<p>Well then there’s one skill that you need to …

A Designer's No-Fail Secrets to One of the Most Powerful Color Palettes

A black and white color palette is a powerful one, no matter what style of home it's used in. Its potency lies in the contrast between two such …

New Frontier’s Tiny Homes Can Be Delivered Right to Your Doorstep

Meet the founder of a company that offers tiny residences that are big on design<p>Tiny house living is much more than downsizing for the sake of simplicity. David Latimer, the founder and CEO of New Frontier Tiny Homes, got involved in this niche market as a way of encouraging people to live with …

5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work

Don’t underestimate the power of small things done at home to impact success on the job.<p>We all want to find happiness at work and at home, but 24% of U.S. employees say the balancing act is getting tougher to manage, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY). That’s because work is spilling into …

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

24 thought-provoking living room ideas for your home

Living rooms can really make or break your home as, more often than not, they're the hub of the home and where you spend most of your free …