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What are the best essential oils for allergies?

Essential oils are among the most popular natural remedies for allergies. These concentrated aromatic liquids are distilled from plants and have been …

Essential Oils

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions

Unless you figure out where you are, you won't get to where you want to go.<p>Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean …

Top 5 healthy snacks for kids

For hungry bellies in an afternoon slump, these healthy snacks are what's needed. They're perfect for little hands, too, and packed full of …

This toy company for girls is out to disrupt the "pink aisle" and create more female engineers

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GoldieBlox<p>GoldieBlox isn't your average toy company for little girls, and it certainly hasn't had an average trajectory.<p>In 2014, the …

Kids

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

Busyness Can be Counterproductive. Schedule Breaks on Purpose

Great thinkers, writers, innovators and creative people schedule breaks on purpose. It makes perfect sense that our attention spans and concentration …

Your Visual Perception Skills Are Linked to Creativity, Study Finds

Symbols matter. Companies spend tons of money and many patient months developing logos that represent the soul of their mission. The idea is to …

Creativity

20+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new. Creative online classes pick up where conventional schooling has left off by sharing helpful artistic approaches and tutorials on industry-standard software. Plus, new courses are being added all the time; this …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

Employment

Write a Page Every Day

Write a page every day. That’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough. Nothing will …

Writing

3 Advanced Ways to Craft Better Sentences - Copyblogger

While the goal of “improving your content writing” may seem complex, it’s not necessarily more complicated than improving each sentence you …

5 Things Being a Journalist Taught Me About Writing Fiction

There’s a world of difference between long fiction and daily journalism, but writers of both share a surprisingly common toolbox.<i>This guest post is</i> …

Writing

Letters to a Young Writer review – sound advice for novelists

Despite the occasional misstep, Colum McCann’s book of guidance for writers is full of clarity, wit and forceful instruction<p>Oscar Wilde once said with characteristic breeziness: “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” Rilke, quoted at the start …

What you need to know about climate change

The issue:<p>President Trump's decision to pull out of the global Paris climate agreement — joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not in the …

Quitting the Paris climate agreement is a moral disgrace

President Trump is selling out our kids to give false hope to coal workers.<p>No laid-off coal miners will get their jobs back from President Trump pulling the United States from the Paris accord on climate change. No extra oil rigs will sprout in the Gulf. There is no employment upside to an "America …

Climate

Study Says Instagram Is Ranked The Worst Social App For Causing Young People To Feel Depressed

According to a study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM), Instagram is ranked the worst out of all the major social media platforms in terms of detriments to the mental health of young adults. Instagram is a rapidly growing photo social …

Why William Shatner refuses to talk about Donald Trump

Canadian actor William Shatner won’t discuss American politics or President Donald Trump.<p>“I don’t want to discuss Trump or [George] Takei,” the …

Your brain may eat itself when you’re overtired: study

Brain food isn’t always a good thing.<p>Sleep deprivation actually causes the brain to feed off of neurons and synaptic connections, a new study …

Stop Trying to Motivate People

<b>Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work</b><i></i> <i>People are always motivated. The question is not if, but why they are motivated.</i>Those two lines immediately stand …

How to Break Your Smartphone Addiction in 21 Days

Having our phones, laptops, and tablets constantly powered on and within reach takes a toll on our mental well-being, experts agree. "When people are …

Parent Burnout Is A Real Thing — Here Are 6 Ways To Avoid It

Do you ever feel exhausted by parenthood? Does it seem like you just don’t have the power to produce the effect you want to have on your kids? Do you …

Working Mommy Rehab

As a working mother I never really unplug. Like ever. On work trips I’m still figuring out who is picking up the boys from practice. On “vacations” I …

5 Tiny Changes to Your Desk That Will Make You Much More Productive

Small changes to your work environment can have a big impact on your output.<p>Increasing your productivity can often seem like a big task, involving radically rethinking your workflow, investing in new tools, or breaking bad habits that are deeply ingrained in your lifestyle.<p>Sometimes though, all …

Time Management

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

Rule No. 1: Make your bed, so you'll start the day with a consistent accomplishment.<p>A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be …

8 Books That Help Parents Explain All the Things We Don’t Know How to Explain

When you become a parent, there’s an expectation that you’ll be able to answer a whole lot of difficult questions for your kids. Which isn’t really …

Internal Combustion Engine

A psychologist explains what too many people get wrong about parenting from the start

Most people know that, simply from observing the way their friends' lives change when they have children.<p>What's harder to accept is that you shouldn't sacrifice <i>all</i> your time, energy, and dignity when you become a parent.<p>It's a common mistake many first-time parents make, says Carl Pickhardt, a …

10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid

Some writers love writing dialogue and others find it intimidating. Given that modern novels are full of dialogue, it is something we need to take …