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5 Ways Anyone Can Create a Profitable Podcast | Inc.com

Looking to get into podcasting? Here's how to gain -- and grow -- a following.

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Facts won’t always convince people you're right — a former flight director at NASA shares how he learned to argue better in the wake of a disaster

Former NASA flight director Paul Hill recalls his investigation of the 2003 Columbia disaster — and how it nearly tore the organization apart.

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How to break a lease: Pros and cons of breaking your rental contract — and tenants’ legal rights

Want to break an apartment lease agreement? Here's what to know about leaving your apartment — without hurting your credit score or having your landlord take you to small claims court.

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12 Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 5 Minutes

Breathe in, breathe out. If that doesn't help, try these other options.

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Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman | Technology | The Guardian

The Long Read: All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed

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8 Expert-Approved Time Management Tips | Mental Floss

We’ve all lamented that there aren’t enough hours in the day or laughed at memes that tell us the road to productivity is paved with cups of strong coffee. (They’re funny because they’re true.) But researchers contend that completing work on time—and well—doesn’t have to be a constant race against the clock. Add these tried and true action items to your to-do list for a more successful day—caffeine drip optional.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Gone for the Holidays

If you have travel plans for the holidays, you’re not alone. The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, according to the Department of Transportation. “Although July and August are the peak months for break-ins, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December,” says Sarah Brown, a home security expert.

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5 Tips for Loving Your Weekdays as Much as Your Weekends

It's a near-universal truth that Monday is the worst day of the week (and we've got the Sunday Sads to prove it). According to research done by Stanford University, even unemployed people see their morale dip on weekdays. Happiness rises with the number of hours you spend with family and friends, the study says, so even if you aren’t working, Monday morning can still bum you out.

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20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress | Inc.com

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.

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8 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs | Mental Floss

Missing a payment is an obvious no-no, but some credit card mistakes are easier to miss.

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6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success | Inc.com

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.

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8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.

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10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People | Inc.com

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.

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Need to Remember Something? Grab a Drawing Pad!

Drawing might be the smartest way to encode an idea in your brain.

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A Strong Personal Brand Will Enhance Your Life, No Matter What You Do for a Living

The sooner you take control of how you define yourself, the sooner you can get on with achieving the most important goals in your life.

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Emotional Exhaustion: Is Empathy a Choice?

Life offers endless opportunities to test your empathy—the ability to feel for and with others—sometimes to its breaking point.

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16 Little Things You Can Do For Someone With Anxiety

Be a person who someone with anxiety knows they can count on when they're having problems.

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24 Things You Can Do With 24 Hours Of Tech-Free Time

Not only does constant connectivity negatively affect your sleep, it also can take a toll on your mental health and can lead to workplace burnout. Ditching your devices gives your brain a much-needed rest.

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World famous chef Anthony Bourdain won't eat restaurant fish on Mondays — and there's a very good reason why

After more than 30 years of experience in the cooking industry, world famous chef and bestselling author Anthony Bourdain has learned the ins and outs of how food gets from the kitchen to your plate.

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5 Easy Ways to Network for People Who Loathe Networking

You don't need to be the most outgoing person in the world to succeed at networking—we promise.

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7 Networking Tips for Introverts

How even shy people can master the art of schmoozing.

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15 Things You Didn’t Know Your Hair Dryer Could Do | Mental Floss

You know a good hair dryer can fight frizz, tame cowlicks, and accentuate curls and layers. But its other functions might blow you away. You don't need to be a stylist to use your hair dryer as any of these things.

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7 Secrets for Tackling Your 'To-Do' List Everyday

When it comes to productivity, most of us start each day with the best intentions. We plan on plowing through every task that comes our way with maximum energy and creativity -- and minimal distractions. And, occasionally, things actually work out that way.

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9 Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter | Mental Floss

Unless you live in a scorching climate, heating your home is a necessary and unavoidable expense every winter. Rather than just accepting this as an annual hit to your wallet, try out some of these helpful tips to raise the heat and lower your bills.

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Why Pursuing Your Hobby Can Lead to Greater Success in Business | Inc.com

It may be worthwhile to find some spare time to devote toward your hobbies. These entrepreneurs have done just that and the rewards have reached all the way to their businesses.

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52 Ways to Chase Stress Away

It's hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping at innocent—and, occasionally,

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7 Steps to Stress-Free Sunday Nights | Inc.com

Rather than lying in bed anxious about Monday morning follow these steps get some sleep and wake refreshed and ready to fearlessly face your work week.

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60 Useful Thoughts To Help You Live In The Moment | Inc.com

Sometimes it is very difficult to stop all the distractions. Here are some useful ideas that can help you be fully present.

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Stop your gadgets from keeping you awake at night - CNET

Staying up late with your tablet or phone can rob you of a good night's sleep. Fight back with these tips.

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14 Ways To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention - In Photos: How To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention - Forbes

Free, user-friendly blogging software has turned the Web into a virtual soapbox. But for everyone from lone individuals to small business owners to chief executives, writing a successful blog is about getting the word out there

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Scammers use this guide to steal huge amounts of money from men on dating sites

Scammers are buying guides on the deep web that teach them how to get money from men on dating apps.

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9 Ways to Look Like the Smartest Person in the Room (Even When You’re Not) | Inc.com

When you are truly in the company of brilliant people, it's hard not to feel intimidated. Genius Moncef Slaoui of GlaxoSmithKline shares what helps regular people be super smart.

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Is Self-Help a Waste of your Time?

Self-Help? Some Psychologists are keen to attack the self-help industry. Interestingly enough, this usually coincides with them having a book of their own to promote.

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3 Simple Ways to Control Your Emotions in the Moment

Have you lost control of your emotions? What do you do right now, in the moment, to get yourself back on track? Here are three easy things you can start doing right away.

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Feeling Angry? Take a Nap

University of Michigan psychologists make the case for a workplace nap room in an upcoming issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

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Unexpected Cure for 3 A.M. Anxiety | Millie Grenough

One of those crazy mornings. Awake at 3 a.m., thunderstorm outside, mind thrashing with things I must do today... and tomorrow... and the next day... I must be nuts if I think I can carry it all off

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Why You Shouldn't Call Kids 'Smart' - The Atlantic

People are born with some innate cognitive differences, but those differences are eclipsed by early achievement, Boaler argues. When people perform well (academically or otherwise) at early ages and are labeled smart or gifted, they become less likely to challenge themselves.

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12 iPhone Storage Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Getting harassed by "Storage Almost Full" notifications will be a thing of the past.

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How to write compelling copy for the Web | Webdesigner Depot

Have you ever heard the saying “web design is 95% typography”? If you have, it’s with good reason: it’s 100% true, the majority of what you’ll encounter on the

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14 Ways You're Blocking Your Own Success | Tara Newman

Until I realized what was blocking me was ME and man, that really pissed me off. I look back on the younger, rule following, terrified version of me with regret. Why couldn't you just get out of your own way, follow less rules, be a little braver? So here

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This Is What Anxiety Feels Like | Alivia Hall

The first moment is the hardest, and the hardest things are the most truthful. So let your anxiety speak. Let it air its grievances with you and what you've done. When all its worries are on the table, you decide how you play the cards.

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How to Manage Financial Stress - Whole Living Balance

Browse Whole Living's How to Manage Financial Stress collection. Also get relationship & career advice, time management tips & natural stress remedies at WholeLiving.com.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Memory

Forget names. These days you can barely remember what you ate for lunch 20 minutes ago. First, you might want to slow down. Then take a look at these seven tips for boosting your brainpower. (P.S. You had grilled cheese, remember?)

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Sir Richard Branson's Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don't Be Afraid Of Fear

BY SIR RICHARD BRANSON - Conquering your fear will allow you to take the required risks to make your business a success and try new innovative approaches to business problems.

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19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

A list of household lifehacks to make your time at home more enjoyable.

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The 7 Worst Mistakes People Make In Their 30s

Your 30s are typically a time for settling down after using your 20s to take risks and find yourself...Maintaining personal relationships requires more effort in your 30s than it did in your 20s.

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The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep | Entrepreneur.com

Why are you feeling so sleep deprived? Here are some practical tips for mastering your sleep and having more energy.

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Going Through Hard Times? Keep Going

People who haven't been through hard times consider themselves smarter and wiser for having avoided the wall you hit. But what they don't understand is if we garner the necessary wisdom and lessons from this experience, those of us who went through h...