Andi Sparrow

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4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

When It Comes to Social Justice, Our Brains See The World as 'Us' Versus 'Them'

But that doesn't have to be our destiny.<p>Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, …

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Emotional Intelligence

Here's How Long It Really Takes to Break a Habit, According to Science

You're gonna need more than will power.<p>From daily tooth-brushing to the 11am coffee, we all have dozens of habits that get us through our daily …

7 Apps Designed to Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety

The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain captured this week’s headlines, sparking a much-needed national conversation about mental health.<p>Just …

7 Visualization Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind (Infographic)

These simple tricks can help you relax and live a stress-free life.<p>Whether you’re juggling multiple jobs or taking care of toddlers, all that running around can often come with a side of anxiety. Instead of letting these nerves get the best of you, it’s important to figure out a way to manage them. …

Mindfulness

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture

<i>Correction & clarification: A prior version of this column misspelled Halle Berry's name.</i><p>In September of 2004, I received the call that every person dreads: My father had dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 61. It came at a time when I was already grappling with other issues, including …

Depression

Coloring Mandalas as a Meditation Technique

The simple act of coloring a picture can be quite beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety. One popular way to do this is to color mandalas and use …

Yale's most popular course of all time is now available online—for free

It's the most popular class of all time at the university—and it's now available free of charge.<br>Read More

Yale

Knit a Sweet Baby Blanket in Waterfall Cables

I love baby blankets because you can make them a million different ways and everyone needs them.This Waterfall Baby Blanket by Leelee Knits is really …

Knitting

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding

By Lindsey Bever<p>, Reporter<p>Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death.<p>Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 …

Public Health

10 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photos to the Next Level

My name is Albert Dros, and I’m a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. This article is both for beginners and advanced landscape …

14 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Mental Health

A new book identifies the toxic thought patterns that get in the way of happiness and success.<p>In early 2007, life coach Andrea Owen hit her own …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

The Pillars of Health

"You are what you eat" may be a simple truth, but the path to proving that diet influences not just the heart but also the brain, with behavioral …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

How Humans Use 'Strategic Ignorance' When Facts Get In The Way

Social science research explores how our minds push away information that gets in the way of our feelings and desires.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Trump has talked an awful lot about fake news this past year, and it's not just the president. Other Republicans use this term. Democrats use …

7 People On The Habits That Were Making Their Anxiety Worse

I've always been a perfectionist, since I was little, and as an adult that's manifested in pretty serious anxiety spirals. I'll start thinking about …

Helpful Intestinal Bacteria Counteracts Tendency to Depression

In a new study using rat models, researchers report adding a certain lactic acid bacteria to the diet can help to prevent a type of depression linked …