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Elon Musk says he owes his success to a 3-step problem-solving trick used by Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla

It has nothing to do with how hard he works, and everything to do with how he thinks.

25 indispensable desk accessories we use to stay focused and comfortable at work

We see thousands of products every year, which makes us pretty selective in our own lives. These are the desk accessories we use to keep us focused and comfortable in the office.

5 ways you’re making your job harder than it needs to be

If you're not an efficient worker, you'll spend too much time getting too little done.
The author, not pictured, limited herself to two social plans a week from Monday to Friday.

I limited myself to seeing friends 2 times a week, and it had a surprising effect on me

As a New Year's resolution last year, I decided to limit myself to just two evening plans a week. It wasn't easy, but it has taught me something.

The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse

Inversion is a mental model that involves flipping your outlook to prevent the opposite of what you want to happen from happening. Warren Buffett used it to make Berkshire Hathaway successful.
Maintaining a side gig alongside a full-time job comes with a unique set of challenges.

I held on to my side hustle after I got a full-time job, and there are 5 things I wish I had known beforehand

Maintaining a side gig alongside a full-time job comes with a unique set of challenges, as millions of Americans know.
If you work from home, it's easy to get distracted by household tasks and other time-consuming activities.

I work from home 5 days a week, and I use these 8 products keep me focused and productive

When you work from home, it's easy to get swept up in household tasks, television, social media, or other time-consuming things.
But it's not all bad news.

I’ve cut back on screen time by following a strict phone routine, and it’s made my mornings more efficient and productive

I follow a strict phone routine each morning, which allows me to save time and get better prepared for the day while not giving up my phone entirely.
The author, pictured above, put her phone on airplane mode for an entire workweek.

I put my phone on airplane mode for an entire week to see if I could make it — and was surprised by how hard it was to reprogram my brain

I kept track of how many times I tried checking my phone, even though there was nothing to check.
Waking up before 6 a.m. has helped the author, left, maintain a work-life balance.

Waking up before 6 a.m. has improved my work-life balance — here are 7 tips to help you wake up earlier

Even if you're not a natural morning person, you can train yourself to wake up early without feeling groggy.