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Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

Mindfulness

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

The Secret to Making Your Employees Work Harder

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Julie Burchill's son committed suicide, coroner rules

Columnist Julie Burchill's son, Jack Landesman, 29, lay dead for up to a week before his body was found<p>The son of columnist Julie Burchill killed himself after battling mental health problems.<p>Jack Landesman, 29, was found dead slumped on the floor of his bedroom by his housemates in his North …

How to trick your brain into being productive when you can't focus

Or, worse, it's completely blank, save for the cursor mocking you each time it blinks (rude).<p>It's happened to all of us, and it's a <i>really</i> frustrating feeling. Especially when you've dedicated specific time to work on this project, and it is quickly ticking away.<p>It's even more nerve-wracking — and …

Five easy ways to ruin your marriage

At some point in my mid-thirties, it started happening to young couples around me. Their relationships began fracturing and falling apart, and it wasn't always the people you would expect.<p>These were good folks with good intentions who said every word of their marital vows with conviction. But …

These Sneaker Entrepreneurs Are Proof that Footwear Innovation Can Come From Anywhere

A closer look at the men behind Athletic Propulsion Labs.<p>Back in 2010, Ryan and Adam Goldston were working out of a tiny office in southern California and trying to build a following for their upstart footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs, which launched just a year prior. Former college …

8 rookie investing mistakes to avoid

Invest for the long haul.<p>If you're like most investors, you'd probably rather spend your free time with family, friends, watching football, shopping or taking the kids to the park.<p>The financial markets are complex, and there is a lot of information that can be confusing to someone who's simply …

Investing

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Albert Einstein

7 Simple Strategies to Help You Live Your Dream Life

So how do you stay motivated? How do you keep pushing forward regardless of the circumstances? I'm going to share some strategies to help you stay motivated and achieve anything you want in life.<p>Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets it. The difference between the people who get what …

Motivation

The 4 Most Important Things to Say to the People You Love

Forgiveness is a fundamental concept in most religions, but it does not get much attention in modern discussions of manners, morals, ethics or parenting.<p>According to Christine Carter, Kids in the House Sociologist and Happiness Expert, forgiveness is one of the most important factors in long-term, …

Forgiveness

CIA director says ISIS has used and can make chemical weapons

Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported Thursday.<p>Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters …

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told.<p>Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<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>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

Here's What Should Really Scare Investors About Bank Stocks

Wall Street has fallen out of love with Wall Street.<p>Back in early December, at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services conference, the bank’s lead bank …

These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

Nutrition

9 sneaky psychology tricks companies use to get you to buy stuff

And marketers may not be scientists, but they've mastered the art of using your psychology against you. By exploiting your vulnerability to different style of propaganda, companies can trick you into buying more stuff and paying more for it.<p>We've scoured the research on some of the strategies …

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

If you’ve been sitting on a great idea for an app, learning this popular mobile platform could help bring it to life

<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>Shutterstock / photovibes When it comes to building apps, those new to coding have a variety of options in choosing the language that …

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

The 6 Career Advice Books All Successful People Read

Yes, your parents may have read these books too, but sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you’re looking for a new job or just wanting to move up in your current career, …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep search bar on iPhone

Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.<p>Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.'s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the …

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’<p>Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State …

Gravitational Waves

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be More Successful

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …