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19 Charts That Will Help You Be An Actual Adult. Why You Need a Daily Prioritization Meeting. We live in a culture of urgency, constantly throwing our emotional energy into the latest public scandal, emergency, or cat video.

Why You Need a Daily Prioritization Meeting

Most of us work in always-switched-on companies where everything feels urgent. Call backs, emails, and meetings are wrought with peak energy. How quickly do you expect a response to an email or changes to a report? 5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive. I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry.

5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive

It pressed every button. 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal. Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?”

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing. Top five regrets of the dying. There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps.

Top five regrets of the dying

A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. 7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People. While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of others.

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life. Here’s the problem we face, every day of our lives.

A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life

Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus, and even some discomfort along the way. Creativity Tools for Developing Creative Solutions from 10 Habits Of Highly Successful Students. Before I realized I wanted to be a scientist, I didn’t give a hoot about studying.

10 Habits Of Highly Successful Students

I went into college with no idea how to study. Seth Godin! How to Build a Paper Research Database. October 1st, 2007 · 46 comments How a Pulitzer Prize Winner Writes A few years back, I watched a CSPAN2 interview that changed the way I write major papers.

How to Build a Paper Research Database

The program was Booknotes, and the guest was Pulitzer Prize winner, Taylor Branch. House Cleaner Habits - Secrets of a Housekeeper. Gianna Lucci Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't not find her.

House Cleaner Habits - Secrets of a Housekeeper

Tanaka is actually an artist (check out her work here), but she needed a day job to keep the lights on. When her friends saw a job posting from the green house cleaning company Two Bettys in Minneapolis, they immediately sent her the listing. How to Know if You're Committing Financial Suicide. Being able to properly handle your finances is one of the things that proves that you are a mature person.

How to Know if You're Committing Financial Suicide

This is easier said than done, and even if you are in possession of some extra cash at the end of each month, it’s still not proof that you’re being responsible. In other words, simply not being irresponsible does not necessarily make you a prudent individual. Don’t Be “Nice.” Be Instrumental. Horses have always understood a great deal more than they let on. It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion about them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possibly to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever. – Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency The Power Lens is one way that distorts how we see and understand one another. Work Less, Play More, and Other Productivity Hacks From a Manchurian Emperor.

If you’ve read our article “A Day in the Life of a Chinese Emperor,” it may have struck you just how little actual work Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty did on a daily basis in order to be effective. Of his day, meetings made up only 1.5 hours. All other business was done over breakfast and lunch. The rest of the time was spent in his library reading, being entertained by song and dance, or in religious reflection. And yet he managed to expand and protect Chinese territories, foster trade with the West, compile a compendium of Tang Dynasty poetry, and catalog every word in the Chinese language. The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners. Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some of the most important companies and organizations in the world.

I wonder, though, how many of these leaders (and the business world more broadly) have truly embraced the lessons he shared that day. Gardner, who died in 2002 at the age of 89, was a legendary public intellectual and civic reformer — a celebrated Stanford professor, an architect of the Great Society under Lyndon Johnson, founder of Common Cause and Independent Sector. His speech on November 10, 1990, was delivered to a meeting of McKinsey & Co., the consulting firm whose advice has shaped the fortunes of the world’s richest and most powerful companies. But his focus that day was on neither money nor power. Six Scientifically Supported Ways To Crush Procrastination. Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. The Science Behind Why Scheduling Improves Your Life. Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School.

12 Human Resources Blogs You Need to Start Following. The comfort and nurturing one-on-one attention from parents while reading together encourages children to form a positive association with reading and books. Books have always played an important role in my son’s life, even before he was born. I read all sorts of marketing and self-improvement books, as well as fashion and computer magazines to the baby in my tummy, hoping it would help him (or her) grow familiar with my voice and the different sounds of the words being read.

Reading (together and independently) continues to be a part of our daily lives. It helps us unwind after a full day of classes, meetings, and activities. Books encourage us to feed our minds and share our individual understanding of the same book (this helped my child learn that different people can interpret one idea in many different ways). Wealthy People Save Money Like This. How To Have The Most Productive Day Of Your Life. Your body has a natural rhythm that allows you to be productive. Secure Your Internet Privacy With This Guide. There’s a lot of talk these days about internet privacy and online security. With over two billion people accessing the internet on a regular basis, it’s about time you started protecting yourself!

So, I figured I’d put together a little guide to some of the most popular security precautions and privacy measures available to you online. In this easy-to-follow guide I’ll show you how to make your internet life more secure, starting right now. Two-Factor Authentication. How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression. Everyone's Trying to Track What You Do on the Web: Here's How to Stop Them. 6 Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files You Need To Know. PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs.