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How to Use Self-Doubt to Catalyze Positive Change

Self-doubt is commonly synonymous with lack of confidence, low self-esteem, and a belief in one's own inefficacy. Lack of faith in oneself makes it …

Nike, Intel, and Coca-Cola All Use Feng Shui to Boost Productivity: How to Use It In Your Life

Are you holding yourself back from success? Ask this question to find out.<p>I have file folders everywhere, piled on my desk, stacked on my shelves, filling up my bookcases and plopped into incline sorters that I've nailed to the wall beside me for easy access. Hundreds upon hundreds of file folders. …

Rediscover the Pleasure of Solitude in These Micro Cabins Across the East Coast

At $125 a night, a startup offers rentable micro cabins to help urban dwellers escape the daily grind.<p>When it comes to escaping the city for a restorative stay in nature, few retreats offer the conveniences and charm found in the tiny cabins of Getaway. Riding the wave of the tiny house movement, …

New York City

How to Enjoy Your Work — Even When You Don’t

If you wake up not wanting to go to work, or your days drag you down, you and your work will suffer. Even if you put on a happy face, your …

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

The Purpose of Life Isn't to Be Happy

<i>The following post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>The term "happy" was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn't something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn't. …

Happiness

Take away the idea of true love and we would all have a better chance of happiness

The concept is dangerous because it sets up a whole battery of expectations and it downgrades the business end of love<p>I have been invited by the Oxford Union to debate the question “This house would abandon the ideal of true love”. I’m not sure why they invited me, a Family columnist, but I suppose …

11 Habits That Can Absolutely Transform Your Productivity

You're reading 11 Habits That Can Absolutely Transform Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>”This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …