Amanda Gougoumis

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52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

Self-improvement

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<i>Written by Andrew Potter; Updated July 20, 2017</i><p>If you don’t enjoy the food you regularly eat in your chosen diet, chances are you won’t stick to it -- but you have to cut calories to make that diet work. Healthful food can be made that actually tastes as good as its unhealthful counterpart. A diet …

Nutrition

Winter Wonderland: How To Make A Paper Snowflake

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>Ready to up your paper snowflake game? We're going to let you in on a little secret: it's all in the fold. No more of …

Crafting

Gamification For Serious Learning: 5 Facts That Will Impress Your Boss

<b>5 Facts About Gamification For Serious Learning That Will Impress Your Boss</b><p>In this article, I will share 5 facts about gamification for serious …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Leadership

3 Spiritual Practices For Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically speaking, in the lower brain, where the fight-or-flight response resides -- an inheritance shared by almost all animals. The second dimension of the …

Mindfulness

Giving Up Is the Enemy of Creativity

What determines whether the ideas we generate are truly creative? Recent research of ours finds that one common factor often gets in the way: we tend to undervalue the benefits of persistence.<p>In a series of experiments we observed that people consistently underestimated the number of ideas they …

Creativity