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Survey: 60% of American adults have entertained the idea of heading back to school

60% of American adults have entertained the idea of hitting the books again to secure a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate.


The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

By starting the day right, you can definitely accomplish what matters.


Here’s how to protect your time when you keep getting interrupted at work

Once you put out a fire at work, there always seems to be another one looming around the corner, threatening to steal your time away — yet again.


Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices

'Learning and understanding how confirmation bias works gives you the opportunity to compensate for its downsides and make more rational decisions.'


This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

Often, anger can tell you what’s important to you. If you listen and learn, you can overcome it and make it work for you.

Morning Routine

8 morning habits of the most successful people

The morning habits of leaders can offer insights into how they are able to create their successful businesses, products, and achievements. Here are the everyday morning habits that some of the most successful thinkers in the world do that we can copy.


8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

Most wildly successful people are complex — so complex that many of their defining qualities are paradoxical. Rather than an “either/or” set of static characteristics, they’re more likely to demonstrate both and that's a key to their success.


This is what meetings will look like in 2028

How the bring-your-own-device landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.


How writing a five-minute to-do list can help you fall asleep more quickly

We already know that writing a to-do list can help us hold ourselves accountable during busy work days. What you may not know is that your nightly to-do list can also be a way to cure your insomnia.


3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.


Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Getting over these four commonly held irrational beliefs will make you much happier.


How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero

Inbox zero doesn't have to be a myth. Here's how experts suggest tackling email overload in our inboxes.


10 things great bosses do every day

Great bosses change us for the better. Here are the top 10 attributes of those who do it best.

Side Hustles

4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love

Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new income can prove equally as challenging. Here's how to choose a side hustle.


What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet. Life goes by really, really fast, but it's better after 50.


Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.


This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

Dan Pink's new book "When" provides scientifically-based insights on the best and worst use of our time, for maximum productivity.


This can be the most important day of your month

As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?


When you fail at counting sheep, try this word game to fall asleep

if you still can't sleep after counting sheep, try this sleep trick backed by cognitive science on how to purposefully scramble your thoughts using a word game until you can fall asleep.


5 ways to take a work break — and none include your phone

The next time you need to take a break at work, choose an activity that is restorative so you feel refreshed and more prepared to tackle the rest of your day. Here are the top nine.


The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Beware the behaviors that will sink you at work. If you don't pay close attention you may just be guilty of one — or all nine — of them.


How to be persuasive: 7 secrets from hostage negotiation

Think you know what really influences people? Maybe you’ve read some stuff on the subject before? Well, you’re probably making a lot of mistakes. Here are the most counterintuitive — and effective — techniques you’ve never heard about.


10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that? Here are 10 easy ways that could change your life.


How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates

To recharge our tired minds and come back stronger than our competition, we need to leave the regular routine and distractions within our office. Here's how Bill Gates does it.


4 ways to push through holiday withdrawal

After the holiday season, you totally have permission to feel a little sluggish when getting back to work. Here's how to get through the holiday withdrawal during your first few days back in the office.