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6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

LDS Church leaders mourn reported deaths in Mormon LGBT community

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church responded Thursday to an unverified report about suicide deaths among Mormon LGBT people.<p>"We mourn with their …

Organizer Fay Wolf explains why you have so much clutter. (Hint: It's not about the stuff.)

Less stuff. Less paper. Less digital. These are some of the ingredients for a decluttered life to be found in "New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)" (Ballantine Books, $20), from L.A.-based Fay Wolf.<p>Having worked as an organizer for nearly a decade, Wolf views …

How to Retire 10 Years Earlier | Men's Health

<b>1. Calculate Your Number—Then Toss It</b><br>Those online calculators will say you need 70 to 85 percent of your current income annually in order to retire comfortably.<p>“That’s nonsense,” says David Gould, a former programmer who retired at age 45 with $800,000 in assets. “I was living fine on 50 percent of …

These are the coding skills you need to have if you want to build your own websites

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Mclek, ShutterStock With sites like Wordpress, SquareSpace, and Wix available to the public, it's never been easier to create and host …

Web Design

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Mindfulness

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

This Tiny Change to Your Morning Routine Will Supercharge Your Productivity All Day | Inc.com

Admiral William H. McRaven knows something about high-pressure, high-stakes situations. As head of United States Special Operations Command, he oversaw the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. And that was only the capstone of a lifetime of service as a Navy SEAL.<p>But when McRaven …

Osama Bin Laden

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who you are.<p>When you care, you want to do your very best--and that commitment and energy are a powerful force.<p>If you want to be …

Self-improvement

10 major differences between rich and poor people

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I've been rich and I've been poor. I know both sides very well.<p>Growing up poor, I knew that I wanted to be rich. I …

Self-improvement

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

Creativity

Study Seinfeld to Learn Everything You Need About Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity sucks.<p>For one, it's hard. I mean, let's face it -- when I sit down to "get something done," it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it …

Jokes

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and …

Procrastination

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …

Creativity

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't | Inc.com

Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very different. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current …

Leadership

4 Reasons Why Success Isn't Just a Goal, It's a Responsibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is success? Coming up with one definition can be tricky. Sure, money is a large indicator; few would call a millionaire a failure. However, there’s more to success than accumulating wealth: It is also about other people.<p>Here are four …

Entrepreneurship

Why Personal Development Is Critical for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are only two reasons we consciously, actively seek to change ourselves. Inspiration is one, and desperation is the other.<p>According to the late <b>Jim Rohn</b>, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, we also need to claim responsibility during the process. There are many factors that can dictate …

Self-improvement

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

Celebrity Gossip

6 Powerful Lessons on Failing for Success | Inc.com

Failure is part of life, debacles are part of living and disasters are most certainly part of business. It comes with the territory. No one has ever become wildly successful who has not been through some major failure.<p>But for many of us our first instinct when it comes to failure is to be ashamed …

Motivation

Four Steps to Finding Your Passion in Life

<i>Pejman Ghadimi is the author of "Third Circle Theory," which explains how some of</i> today's <i>top visionaries are made. He is the CEO of Secret Entourage and Secret Academy, the latter being a unique platform that helps motivate, educate and improve the lives of young entrepreneurs worldwide.</i><p>The …

Entrepreneurship

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Picture a circle.<p>Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.<p>The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work.<p>Now -- what do you think sits at the center?<p>Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve <i>this</i> or <i>that</i> problem?<p>No. It's …

Entrepreneurship

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Stock Markets