Andrea Reddy

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The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Consciousness

Study Says Pizza Works Better Than Cash to Motivate Employees. But One Thing Works Even Better

And guess what? It won't cost you a thing.<p>Who doesn't love pizza?<p>That's the question Dan Ariely implies in his upcoming book <i>Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.</i> In the book, Ariely, a behavioral economist, recounts a week-long experiment in which employees working at a …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

'I've looked at over 40,000 résumés, and these are the 3 most annoying things I've seen'

"I realized people simply did not know how to market themselves or their achievements," Nicolai tells Business Insider. "And that's how I knew there was a market to educate job candidates at all levels and in all industries."<p>So in 2010, she founded Résumé Writers' Ink.<p>"Since launching my company, …

Résumés

How to get your life back after being depressed

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

Mental Health

7 Tiny Daily Habits That Can Lead to Huge Success

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that …

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Yes, You Should Wash Your Jeans. Here's the Right Way to Do It.

Because freezing them doesn't do a damn thing.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><i>Hi! Why do my jeans smell like milk?</i><p><i>Let me start with an admission that I am not a Clean Person. I'm an</i> …

8 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity …

Success

GRE study hacks for when you are in school or working

If you’re trying to prep for the GRE while working or going to school (or both!), it can seem like sacrificing sleep is the only way to make time for studying. Fortunately, that’s not the case.<p>With these GRE study hacks, you can prepare for the test without losing a wink of much-needed sleep.<p>1. Use …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

With Depression, Nothing Is Permanent

Robert J. Wicks, psychologist and bestselling author of <i>Riding the Dragon</i>, recently told me a story about impermanence.<p>A psychiatrist (Epstein) went …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

4 Useful Tips to Get the Job You Want Without Experience

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

How One Man Found Inner F*cking Peace Creating Profanity-Filled Guided Meditations

<i>F*ck That: An Honest Meditation</i> is a new book by filmmaker Jason Headley that makes the overly blissed out language of mindfulness a notch more …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

3 Factors To Help Clarify Your Vision

You're reading 3 Factors To Help Clarify Your Vision, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Motivation

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

7 things not to do when you first wake up

There's no one morning routine that works for everyone.<p>Maybe yours involves reading the news, or guzzling water, or dancing to pop music in your …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

10 Signs Your Life Is Changing For The Better (Even If It Feels Difficult Right Now)

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1QBj0QY<p>The best thing about the worst things we go through is that they are always pathways to …

How To Improve Mental and Emotional Stability with Simple Writing

Can writing improve mental and emotional stability? Does it help people to deal with traumatic situations? The answer to both of these questions is a …

Mental Health

US officials think ISIS will attack America this year

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS — aka the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh — "will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the US homeland in 2016."<p>US Director …

Terrorism

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

<i>(Photo: David Denney/The Denver Post/Getty Images)</i><p>By Tanya Basu<p>The ultramarathoner, as Science of Us has noted before, is a special sort of person. Generally, when people think about running and intensity, the two seem to follow a pretty correlated path: The more one runs, the more intense one must …

TED Talks

A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

How To Get A Six-Pack In One Month

Last Updated on January 10, 2018<p>LQ McDonald III<p>Read full profile<p>I have a six pack. Ok. Sometimes I have a six pack. Ok, Ok. For like 2 months of the …

Muscle

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

4 Training Plans That Will Turn You into a Running Pro

There’s no doubt that pounding the pavement is a good-for-you-activity. Running boosts brain power, strengthens the heart, reduces stress and can even lower your blood pressure. And signing up for a race in 2016 — from a 5K to a marathon and everything in between — is a great way to stay focused, …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Meditation