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How To Fake Humility (And Why You Sometimes Should)

Psychologists have found that even the most effective leaders benefit from being self-deprecating.<p>We’re generally quick to celebrate arrogant, egotistical people, especially when they’re clearly talented (Kanye, anyone?). But what if–like most people–you’re not extraordinarily capable? The answer …

Self-improvement

What Are The Differences Between Buddhism and Stoicism?

Two of the world's oldest systems of thought, Buddhism and Stoicism, are at first sight as different as can be. Developed within a century or two of …

Meditation

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

Switch Things Up With These 11 Scandinavian and Nordic Breakfast Recipes

Look, we *love* breakfast bowl recipes and breakfast cookie recipes. But sometimes you want something a little… different. If you’re bored of the standard options, look to other countries for brekky inspiration. One of our favorite breakfast cuisines? Scandinavian and Nordic-influenced meals (AKA …

Breakfast

Heartbroken? A Psychology Coach Says to Do This One Thing After a Breakup

No matter how long or short you've been in a relationship with someone, breakups are never easy. After all, you entered the partnership for a reason, …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting To Do This For Only 10 Minutes Every Day

“How’s your day?” People ask us about our day all the time. Sometimes, you brushed it off because you know these are just small talks. Often, you had …

Productivity

A Green Beret explains how the average person can learn mental toughness without joining the military

Mental toughness is, as inferred, a state of mind. An average person can develop this without being part of the military.<p>Mental toughness is resilience, an ability to stick to something regardless of obstacles, to be goal oriented, to be always trying to improve, to be dependable and consistent.<p>I …

Self-improvement

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Self-improvement

Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate | Inc.com

I'm sure I'm only one of many people who feel as if they're drowning in a sea of email. There are countless tips on how to manage your inbox if you're on the receiving end and how to write better emails if you're on the sending end. Yet still, sometimes emails simply go unanswered. I'll admit I'm …

Productivity

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

5 Ways You Stay Stuck In Your Own Toxicity And Won't Change

<b>Part of the series “Braving Up To Build Your Best Life”</b><p>Several years ago, I wrote an article on “6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How To Recognize Them In Yourself and Change Them.” A great deal about that post and the reaction to it was a huge surprise to me. But most of all, I was touched …

Self-help

5 Little Ways to Stop Being Stressed and Start Being on Time

I once had a boss—let’s call her Natalie—who was perpetually late. She would race into the office every morning, stressed and disheveled, and she’d …

Time Management

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak | Inc.com

While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's …

Miami Heat

15 Wise Quotes About Life By Cartoon Network Characters That Are Better Than Any Self-Help Book

Back in its glorious days, Cartoon Network shaped every kid's childhood.<p>There were so many great shows that it was almost impossible to pick a …

Cartoon Network

Letter to My Future Self | by Milos Raonic

Dear Milos,<p>I’m sure you’ve forgotten about it by now, but there’s an old Andre Agassi story that I want to remind you of. Andre wasn’t even your …

Milos Raonic

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain information, discover new sources of innovation, and jump-start your life …

TED Talks

9 Telltale Signs You Have Impostor Syndrome | Inc.com

Many high-achievers share a dirty little secret: deep down they feel like complete frauds.<p>They worry that they'll be exposed as untalented fakers and say their accomplishments have been due to luck.<p>This psychological phenomenon, known as Impostor Syndrome, reflects is the core belief that you are …

Self-improvement
Sleep

Alan Watts Reveals the Most Factor in Achieving Your Goals and Living the Life You Want

We all have big goals that we want achieve, however many of us are unsure about how to actually achieve them.<p>It’s not easy. Competition is always …

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

Get Smarter in 2017. Here are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning