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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

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13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Happiness

20 Things that Will Matter a Lot Less to You in 20 Years

Too often we let the little frustrations of each day blind us to the beauty in front of us. We get caught up in our own heads, and literally don’t …

Social Media

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess | Inc.com

Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a millionaire. Why, then, do so few ever achieve this status? Well, …

Self-improvement

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Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost sight of our passions and goals along the way. Life doesn't have to pass you by, …

Self-awareness

How to Work Less Tomorrow and Get More Done Every Day

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

Time Management

5 Daily Habits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame of hope in the hearts and minds of people near and far. For most, it's a symbolic …

Entrepreneurship

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Emotional Intelligence

5 ways to market your personal brand

You—not your company, not your company’s product or service, YOU—are a brand.<p>And though you‘re employed, you never know when that will change, so …

5 Universal Success Principles That Have Nothing to Do With Motivation

<b>Most of the success advice you read is crap because it mistakes correlation for causation.</b><p>“Eighty percent of successful CEOs wake up at 5 a.m.—follow …

Motivation

5 Things the World’s Greatest Achievers All Have in Common

Something that has always fascinated me is what separates the world’s greatest achievers from everyone else in the world. What do they know that we …

Self-improvement

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier | Inc.com

Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us toward success.<p>Here are eight little habits that can make a …

Happiness

3 Daily Habits Of Peak Performers, According To Michael Phelps' Coach

Spend some time with U.S. Olympic men’s swimming coach Bob Bowman, as I recently did, and you’ll understand why some people go from good to great in a chosen field, while others, like Bowman’s longtime student Michael Phelps, go from good to record-shattering.<p>Phelps’ record is extraordinary. His 22 …

Swimming

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Self-improvement

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

Motivation

17 IKEA Hacks That’ll Answer All Your Craft Storage Woes

If there’s anything a DIYer loves — besides an endless supply of craft materials — it’s a brilliant IKEA hack to solve those #CraftSupplyStorageProblems. Whether you’re just hoping to hack IKEA’s summer collection or are finally ready to store *all* those craft supplies, turning that piece of …

Crafting

8 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the brain are housed, is degraded if we don't get enough sleep.<p>Working when you're sleep-deprived "we now know is the cognitive …

Sleep

12 Tiny Changes You Can Make Today to Start Streamlining Your Life | Women's Health

If you shove everything in your bag as you’re running out the door, you’re likely to forget something. You don't want to get to the gym just to realize you only brought one sneaker. Make sure you have everything you need by packing in advance. Choose your clothes the night before so you have one …

Richard Branson: Hire From Within and Let Your Employees Work From Home

Richard Branson leads a charmed life. Today, the founder of the Virgin Group travels the globe, running his multibillion-dollar empire from his …

Entrepreneurship

Could This Be the Key to the Perfect Wardrobe?

• The fail-proof style rule all fashion girls should know — Who What Wear<br>• How to remove stains from your suede shoes — SHEfinds<br>• Old-school office style rules that still apply — Glamour<br>• The celeb-approved way to do denim on denim — InStyle<br>• These Olympic uniforms are very fashion-forward — Racked<br>• How to …

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

DIY

What They're Saying About You When You're Not In The Room -- And What You Can Do To Influence It

“When you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,” former Governor of Texas Ann Richards used to say. She may have been referring to politics, but this is equally true in the worlds of business, academia and nonprofits.<p>The biggest decisions about your career are often made when you’re not in the …

Leadership

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

Small Business

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Zaha Hadid's final apartment building in New York looks magnificent, and we went inside

Zaha Hadid, one of the most visionary architects of our time, died at age 65 on March 31.<p>Over the span of her career, the controversial and …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

The most resilient among us make it through the worst of times--and we don't do it by accident. Are some people born a little more resilient than others? Sure. But make no mistake: Building resilience is something anyone can do--and needs to in order to thrive in the face of stress.<p>Regardless of …

Self-help

8 Things Successful People Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>Anyone can use these tips from ClassPass—even if you’re NOT a morning person.</i><p>We're always talking about how it would be great to have just one more …

Productivity