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Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Psychology

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

Bespoke suicide pods now available for death in style

Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.<br>Read …

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

6 Easy Ways You Can Become a Genuinely Better Person

<i>"When you take care of yourself, you're a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better." ~ Solange …

The one question we should all ask ourselves at the end of the day

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of the international bestseller, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your …

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Use your money to make more money.<p>Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts …

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

Do these 5 things right now to make sure you have enough money to retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” by Ray LeVitre.<p>…

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Experts Share the Tried-and-True Teeth-Whitening Techniques That Really Work

The annual spending on teeth whitening products is $1,400,000,000, and the teeth whitening product market is expected to reach 7.4 billion by 2024. …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

Language Learning

Your Complete Beginner's Guide to Investing In Stock

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stock<p>How Owning Shares of Companies Can Help You Build Wealth<p>Updated February 20, 2018<p>History has shown …

Investing

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

How to Keep Your Home Clean Without Losing the Whole Weekend

It’s hard to keep a clean house. Sure, I know some people who find cleaning therapeutic and have totally mastered the art of keeping a pristinely …

Want to Know If Someone's Actually Qualified for the Job? Ask this 1 Question

Why asking about an applicant's work tools can reveal their job aptitude.<p>Back when I was a kid working on constructions sites in Boston with my Nonno (that's grandfather in Italian, by the way), he taught me the most important interview question you could ask an applicant. Nonno was an architect …

3 Top Value Stocks to Buy in February

With the stock market up so much over the past few years, value stocks are like needles in a haystack. Thankfully, we've done the searching for …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset | Inc.com

"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of peace within yourself, you must try your best to live in the …

Mindfulness

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

Ob/Gyns Explain That Stuff in Your Underwear at the End of the Day

There’s a universal truth that all people with a vagina know, but rarely talk about: At the end of the day, there’s going to be some <i>stuff</i> in the …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great | Inc.com

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Self-improvement

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

Jeff Bezos

14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

Advice for standing out at your current gig or getting a new one<p>There’s no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self …

8 Hacks to Learn New Skills in Half the Time

Learning new skills doesn't have to be so hard.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t take a genius to learn something quickly. After all, learning is a skill, which is something you can develop over time.<p>While it might be frustrating at first to pick up on what …