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5 Ways to Get Everything You Truly Need

<i>“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try<br>sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”<br>―Mick Jagger</i><p>Too often we get so hung up on what …

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

<i>Remember today, for it is the beginning.<br>Today marks the start of a brave new future.</i><p>Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself, was …

This Prefab Building Is A First For New York

The Stack, a modular Manhattan apartment tower designed by Gluck+, makes us wonder why the city waited so long.<p>When architect Peter Gluck built his first prefabricated project, it was for a small cluster of vacation condos in Vermont. Nearly four decades later, he’s returned to the technique with a …

Architecture

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

The Simple Secret That Can Transform Your Marketing Strategy

One in four mobile applications are never used again after being downloaded, and 26% of applications are not used more than once. That’s why helping–you heard that right–your customers instead of simply throwing a product in their faces is the best move you can make.<p>In the age of infobesity, …

Get A Glimpse Of “A World Without the Internet”

Created by Michael E. Peter of 5 Second Films, the video is something of <i>A Computer Carol</i>, except instead of learning what he’s taken for granted, our …

Internet

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

How To Make Happiness A Habit

I'm not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy much of the time. And that's not something that depends …

9 Warning Signs You’re in Bad Company

<i>It is better to be alone than in bad company.</i><p>A big part of who you become in life has to do with who you choose to surround yourself with. Sometimes …

5 Ways to Meet the Right People

<i>Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.<br>―Anaïs …

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions

A question that makes you think is worth asking…<p>At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives …

30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

Learn something new by starting a free course at one of the hundreds of online self-education resources bookmarked here: 12 Dozen Places To Educate …

20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate

You don’t have to settle, it’s simply a choice you make every day. If you feel like you’re running in place there’s a good chance you’re tolerating …

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we …

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers.<p>Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.<p>How old would you be if you didn’t know how …

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our …

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only …

10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go

Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier.<p>Here are ten signs it’s time to let go:<p><b>Someone</b> …

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

<i>We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.<br>– Aristotle</i><p>Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it …

12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything

There are a lot of skills you don’t need. You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, …

10 Things To Stop Caring About Today

Every day is a new beginning. But in life, sometimes you have to stop before you can truly begin. So starting today…<p>Stop caring about everyone’s …

7 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Confidence

If you were able to maintain a level of self-confidence that no circumstance could shake, what would you be doing differently? Just imagine the …

6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself

What can you tell yourself that you don’t already know? A whole lot.<p>In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself. Your inner monologue …

28 Dignified Ways to Impress Everyone Around You

<b>Be authentic. Be true to yourself.</b> – Judy Garland once said, “Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody …

6 Things Happy People Never Do

<i>Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;<br>it is something you design into the present.</i><p>Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time …

12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself

<i>You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.<br>– Mae West</i><p>You know you’re on the right track when you can repeat each of the following …

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the …