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Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

For all those times you really can't "just touch base real quick."<p>A coworker sends you an email asking if you’re available for a 2:30 p.m. meeting, and your first thought is: <i>How am I going to get out of this?</i><p>You haven’t blocked out that time on your calendar, because technically you aren’t already …

Productivity

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Feeling Disheartened? This Simple Exercise Can Change Your Mood

<i>Lauren Porat is a yoga instructor and the founder of YogaSpark.</i><p>This is not a political post. But with the world focusing on political events on a …

Yoga

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Self-help

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Self-improvement

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

It was 2012. The economy was in shambles, my industry was reeling, and I was increasingly being asked to do multiple jobs at work. I could barely keep up.<p>I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself …

Entrepreneurship

Only a Market Crash Can Stop Warren Buffett From Winning This $1 Million Bet

It was a $1 million bet: Could hedge funds outperform index funds over a decade?<p>Warren Buffett said no in 2007. Now it looks like the billionaire investor was right.<p>His chosen index fund, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares, climbed 66% from the start of the bet through the end of 2015, …

Wall Street

Artist Unveils an adidas BOOST Headphone Concept

Designer Kegan McDaniel, who previously brought us the YEEZY BOOST headphones and OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH speaker concepts is back again with an adidas BOOST headphone design. These headphones feature ear cushions molded from adidas BOOST material and branding reminiscent of a few of the …

Sneakers

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Houses

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

Credit Cards

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Let Them Fail

A clinical psychologist explains how playing the role of parental protector sabotages kids' ability to soar as adults.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: …

Parenting

Which Unlimited Data Plan Is the Best?

Earlier this week, Verizon shocked us by resurrecting its unlimited data plan, albeit with some caveats. It turns out that if you use a lot of data, …

Net Neutrality

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production car money could buy. The name was derived from the engine …

Highly Motivated People Seldom Boost Their Motivation, They Have These Habits Instead

Do you struggle to stay motivated? Why does it seem like other people seldom need motivation? Is it an inborn trait others have and you don’t? The …

Success

The Wet Kiss - Marius Superrich

Red parted lips, opalescent teeth and partly closed eyes may at first suggest an erotic encounter in this latest piece by German based photographer …

Photography

Is Your Comfort Zone Really That Comfortable? 10 Facts You're Not Quite Sure

“Comfort zone” is considered to be psychological space of a human being in which he feels relaxed. This zone is called comfortable due to the fact …

Self-improvement

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren't fundraising. Here's how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

Investing

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Success comes to those who look for it, not to those who wait for it.<p>Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain …

Success

This Sentence Will Help Guide Your Career

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life -- the work that is going to make you happy and fulfilled. Now, describe the entirety of that vision in just a few words. Not so easy, right?<p>This is a topic that …

Success

Mentally Strong People Don’t Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

Self-help

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins designed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A new …

Aerospace

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performing (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

Success

Avoid Death by PowerPoint with 3 Tips From the Top TED Talks

Are bullets killing your presentation? Breathe life into your slide deck with visual design tips from the top TED talks.<p>Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 …

Public Speaking

3 Steps to Build Your Resilience

Cut yourself slack on the results you're getting and celebrate how hard you're working it.<p>Success of any kind takes time, consistent effort, failure and resilience. Take the late Louis L’Amour, for example. He’s regarded as America’s greatest storyteller, with over 60 published novels -- most of …

Success

These headphones have a built-in VU meter, and I’m not even mad

What else would you expect from a company named Meters Music?<p>Headphone design is no stranger to invasions from other categories, whether you’re talking LED lights, belt buckles, or, um, cat-ear speakers. Usually, I snarl at those excesses, but I find myself smiling at the latest example: a fully …

Headphones

A Male Garter That Ensures Your Shirt Always Stays Perfectly Tucked In

Traditionally, garters are won by women, first to hold up stockings and then for fashion.<br>More recently, Slovenia-based brand NV has created the …

Shirts

8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.<p>Trouble is, you can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues. Doing so is …

Emotional Intelligence

The Real Formula to Success Is Something You’ve Always Been Taught

What if I told you that there is a formula that can predict your success in nearly all endeavors of your life? It can determine how much you earn, …

Success

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of our troubles could be solved by one simple practice.<p>A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written …

Meditation

9 Daily Habits of People Who Are Relentlessly Confident

You've already made it, so act like it.<p><i>How can I develop self-confidence and self-esteem? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by William Beteet, The Lazy Philosopher, on Quora:</b><p><b>You are going to</b> …

Success