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7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money

Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn?<p>Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in …

Personal Finance

7 nighttime habits that guarantee a more productive morning

Since most of us work in the morning and afternoon, productivity is often seen as a day strategy. However, your nighttime habits and rituals can have a major impact on how productive you are the next day.<p>Try implementing these habits in your nightly life to guarantee yourself a productive morning:

Time Management

8 Daily Habits That Will Keep Your Brain Young and Sharp

Find a fast, easy way to fight off dementia<p>Working at your desk all day can feel monotonous—but at least your brain is breaking a serious sweat: Regularly using a computer makes you 42 percent less likely to show symptoms of cognitive decline, finds new research from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s …

The New England Journal of Medicine

13 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.<p>If you're not quite where you expected to be, you probably spend time wondering why.<p>Focus on some common causes--so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be--and start addressing …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

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 …

10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<p>"If you are not willing …

Motivation
The 100

57 Easy Ways to Be Happier and More Successful

A collection of guidelines to keep you focused, productive, and satisfied at work.<p>I've already posted most of the advice below but scattered among five or six posts. I thought it would be useful to collect all of my happiness and success rules in a single place. Enjoy!<p>1. Assume people have good …

Self-improvement

17 Ways to Make More Money in 2016

There are concrete ways you can begin to improve your economic outlook starting now.<p>Look at the most popular New Year's resolutions. In addition to spending time with family, living life to the fullest, and getting healthy, people want to stop being broke. It's understandable -- and also one of the …

Motivation
Nutrition

6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

A study of some of history's most creative minds uncovered six powerful strategies that you can use to boost your creativity today.<p>I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's …

Tim Ferriss

30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter

Discover a wealth of websites where you can expand your mind and grow your business.<p>Most of us spend some amount of time--sometimes a lot!--online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in …

Learning
Motivation

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility

Want your writing or speech to be more persuasive? These words will help.<p>If you think choosing precisely the right words doesn't matter much, you're wrong. A single word can have amazing power to change human behavior, usually without our being aware of it. Which means those who know how to use …

Self-improvement

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

12 Little Steps That Lead You to Your Happy Place

Happy people are more successful people. So why not be happy?<p>Research shows that happier people are more successful people. That's reason enough to make a point of being happy at work. But wait--there's more! Happy people have more successful relationships, better mental health, and live longer …

Happiness

I tried a startup that claims to make 86% of users happier — here's the science behind it

My initial happiness level.Happify.comHappify, a startup "experience" that claims to help people improve their emotional well-being through research-backed activities and games, has created a lot of buzz since its launch two years ago.<p>In 2014, the New York Times called it "perhaps the most …

Happiness

How to Rest Your Overworked Mind

In the go-go-go world of today we need to be sure we’re giving our mind ample opportunity to rest and relax — recognizing when we need a mental break.<p>…

If You Don't Do These 5 Things in an Interview, You Won't Get Hired

When it comes to job interviews, you can't let your resume or references speak solely on your behalf. It's up to you to demonstrate your unique energy, genius, and grit.<p>Interviews can be one of the toughest, most nerve-wracking parts of the job search process. It's a time when the spotlight is on …

Employment

4 Terrible Questions Job Interviewers Should Never Ask Again

Sometimes we do things simply because that's what everyone else does--and that's especially true where interview questions are concerned.<p>Job interview questions: We all have them ... and we all wish we had better ones.<p>That's why I asked Dharmesh Shah, co-founder of HubSpot (No. 1,100 on the 2014 …

5 Daily Habits That Can Radically Improve Your Satisfaction With Life

Researchers have analyzed their subjects and crunched the numbers to determine what you can do to be happier with life and work.<p>When Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence he argued that all people have the God-given right to pursue happiness. But what's the best way to go about …

Happiness

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

While science has proved that memory games don't make you smarter, there are 5 methods that actually do work.<p>About a decade ago, some early scientific research suggested that playing memory games could increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity to solve problems in novel situations, …

Humanity

5 Questions Guaranteed to Weed Out Bad Job Candidates

Here is some of the best questions that I use while interviewing potential employees to help find the best talent.<p>You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new …

3 Things Everyone Should Do in the First 5 Minutes of an Interview

Sadly, many interviewers are not that well prepared, and don't let that sidetrack you.<p><i>How should you introduce yourself in an interview? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Mira Zaslove, Fortune 500 manager, on Quora:</b><p>First impressions are important, so take some …

Employment

5 TED Talks That Will Make You Happier and Healthier--and Give You More Free Time

Changing for the better may be easier than you think.<p>Do you want to be a more effective leader? Fitter, better rested, and generally happier? The folks at TED have compiled some talks designed to help you get there. From acquiring new skills to getting more exercise to freeing up some of the time …

Matt Cutts

7 Things Science Says About How You Improve Your Intelligence

Do brainteasers help? Exercise? Here's a quick survey of the state of the science.<p>I like to think I'm a pretty smart guy--but we all do stupid things sometimes.<p>For example, I graduated near the top of my law school class, but I sometimes question how smart it was to go to law school in the first …

The Brain