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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

The healthy 100: how many of these habits are part of your routine?

We now know that our health is a multi-faceted attribute, and that virtually every aspect of our lives impacts on our wellbeing.<p>So how do you score when it comes to eating habits, mindfulness, your relationship with alcohol and how you sit at your desk?<p>Here, ten of the UK’s top wellness experts …

5 Phone Answering Mistakes That Drive Away Customers

Make sure your automated system is simple and your live attendants are friendly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know the way you answer phone calls to your business could be driving away customers?<p>According to Marketing Land, one study found that 74 percent of …

Customers

Everything You Need to Know About Carbohydrates | Men's Health

I’ll often hear from clients that the last time they “cut out all carbohydrates,” they lost weight, but then they got sick of eating spinach, broccoli, and strawberries. Here’s the thing: spinach, broccoli, and strawberries all contain carbohydrates!<p>The most common carbohydrate question I get from …

3 science-backed rituals that will boost your motivation

You know what you're supposed to be doing… but you've come down with a really bad case of "<i>I-don't-feel-like-it."</i> You just don't have any motivation. …

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Fitness

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

How to Progress Your Way to a Perfect Push Up

<b>Push ups are the go-to exercise of the universe.</b> They’re used as strength tests in school and in the military, as punishments in gym class, and to …

Workouts

2 Single-Leg Exercises That Build Seriously Strong (and Better Looking) Glutes

You already do Squats, Deadlifts and Hip Thrusts, but if you are a serious athlete—or just want a nice-looking butt—you need to do single-leg …

Health

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

Procrastination

6 Ways to Build Muscle Under 20 Minutes

Fast Workouts for Maximum Results<p>20 Minutes of Muscle Gain & Fat Loss<p>Let's say you had only 20 minutes to spend at the gym. If you were to do your …

If You Can Master These Things, You Can Attract Any Woman (Point #5 Is The Hardest)

<b>Prologue</b><p>At first, they said you needed money to get a girlfriend. Money, and the traditional 5Cs: Cash, Condo, Credit Cards, Career, and Car.<p>Then …

How This Startup Raised $1.9 Million With No Connections

The founders of this user onboarding startup didn't know anyone in the Valley. Here's how they raised almost $2 million anyways.<p>Startup accelerators are a golden opportunity for raising capital. With unicorn success stories like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Twilio, Silicon Valley hit factories Y Combinator …

Startups

10 Ingredient Swaps for Better Mental Health

It's time to learn how to spot them, why you should avoid them, and how minimizing your exposure can improve brain health.<p><i>Adapted from Boost Your</i> …

20 Startups Nailing Instagram Marketing (and What You Can Learn From Them)

Find out what these 20 startups are doing right and how you can apply it to your own Instagram branding.<p>Instagram is a game changer for businesses. It's free, it's visual, and with more than 500 million active users, its potential to reach the right audience is huge. In fact, it recently rolled out …

Marketing

10 workouts to do on leg day

Training your legs is vital to any fitness goal, whether you want to build total-body strength, gain weight and increase your lean muscle mass, …

Full Body Circuit: Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!

Has there ever been a workout created that is more fun than “Arm Day”?<p>There’s just something very satisfying about doing mass amounts of curls and …

Jay Cutler

The 10 Best Weight Training and Bodybuilding Books to Buy in 2018

Whether you're a novice or an experienced weightlifter or bodybuilder, books are still an excellent source of information even though there is a lot …

Exercise

Low-fat diets and exercise are pointless for losing weight, warns surgical expert

Low fat diets and exercise are pointless for those wanting to lose weight and obese people should simply eat less, a former shadow health minister told the House of Lords yesterday.<p>Lord McColl, emeritus professor of surgery at Guys Hospital in London, warned that current health advice to avoid fat …

Why increasing exercise and cutting carbs is a recipe for disaster

It’s a common tale. You want to lose weight and get fit, so you decide to work out more and cut calories, in particular all those starches — breads, rice, pasta and cereal — that we keep hearing are making us fat.<p>Except it doesn’t work. What gives?<p>Weight loss doesn’t always come down to calories in …

Nutrition

A sleep scientist shares 11 easy ways to get a restful night's sleep

Many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to sleep soundly.<p>Sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, gave us some tips on how best to ensure a good night's sleep every single …

Televisions

7 Laws of Building Athletic Muscle - Quiet Corner

I almost quit.<p>Twice.<p>I failed as an athlete trying to <b>build athletic muscle</b> and as a college meathead trying to re-establish some semblance of …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

The different phases in an entrepreneur’s life

Have you ever had this undeniable urge to quit your job and start something on your own? I have, and I went through the following phases in an …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation