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7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Self-help

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

Hip flexor exercises: Stretches to strengthen

• What are hip flexors?<br>• Stretches<br>• Strengthening exercises<br>• Risks of tight hip flexors<br>• Takeaway<p>People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk …

Giving up alcohol for a year salvaged my mental health

My self-worth and confidence were shot to pieces, and something had to change. Quitting drink gave me some control over my life<p>As the clocks strike midnight on New Year’s Eve, I will finish a 12-month stretch of self-imposed sobriety. A year ago I had got to a point where I was drinking and smoking …

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Like many people, you may negate everything you do and blow things up as if your mistakes are the worst that one can imagine. Learn how to answer …

Self-help

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science

Depressing research demonstrates just how irrational human beings are.<p>Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out …

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

Emotional Intelligence

Unloved Daughters and Holiday Triggers: Seven Ways to Cope

<i>I know, going in, that not one of my gifts will measure up. That I will count myself lucky if she doesn’t dress me down before we even sit down to</i> …

8 Things All Ambiverts Can Relate To

Personality tests like the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram are all the rage — and for good reason. Identifying your personality type can help you understand yourself and how you interact with the world around you, including work, friendships, and romantic relationships. Along the same lines, knowing …

Psychology

7 Things All Kids Should Study to Get a High-Paying Job in the Future

Chances are, there is something on this list that they are missing.<p>As parents, we want many things for our children including health, happiness, and a secure financial future. As technology advances, however, thousands of jobs are being threatened by machines and artificial intelligence, and it's …

How the Keto Diet—Even Without Exercise—Slays the Opposition

An American research team wanted to know which combination of diet and exercise has the most beneficial results on metabolic syndrome in 10 …

Diabetes

The 1 Question Burger King's CEO Asks Job Candidates Is Much Harder Than You Would Think

It's all about having the right attitude.<p>To be honest, I'm a bigger fan of McDonald's than Burger King. But, when Burger King's CEO Daniel Schwartz talks, I listen. (After all, he turned things around for his restaurant chain, and brought it to the same league as McDonald's.)<p>In a<i>New York Times</i> …

Are You a Divergent Thinker? Take This Simple Paper Clip Test to Find Out

A study from 2011 by Sir Ken Robinson is still useful today for anyone who wants to think outside of the box.<p>I love the word <i>metacognition</i>. It means to <i>think about thinking</i>, and it's a favorite topic of mine because it can really help motivate us, find success, or advance a cause. It's not …

'I'm scared of my own autistic child'

<b>Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children are not being properly supported by local authorities, the National Autistic Society says.</b><p>For some, a violent outburst can be a daily occurrence.<p>"I'm scared of him. You live on a knife edge. You don't know what's coming next," Lucy …

Autism
Housing

6 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

The world is always rich in opportunities, but only for those who can see and seize them.<p>Succeeding requires that we engage in the process of our own personal growth. It can be incredibly hard to remain forever open to being wrong and changing direction. It is natural to become overly attached to …

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>Every extremely successful person I know -- and every great leader I know -- is extremely good at convincing other people to follow them, convincing other people that their ideas make sense, …

6 pieces of bad advice people give their kids without realising

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life--and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I …

The degrees that make you rich... and the ones that don't

<b>Hundreds of thousands of young people are in the process of applying to university, in time for a 2018 start. Their choices can make a huge difference to future earnings.</b><p>For most university graduates, having a degree pays.<p>Over the course of a lifetime, estimates suggest women can expect to earn …

Higher Education

Magic Tricks for Kids to Learn and Perform

Among the many easy magic tricks that I teach here on The Spruce, there are many that I feel are particularly good for young kids to learn and …

If music gives you chills your brain might be special, research finds

If listening to music gives you goosebumps, you’re not just in touch with your emotions, you might actually have a unique brain, research has …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Jeff Bezos Just Revealed the Remarkably Powerful Mind Trick That Made Him a Multibillionaire

It's no accident Jeff Bezos built one of today's most successful online businesses, and that it made him the richest person in the world.<p>We all know the story of how Jeff Bezos quit his Wall Street finance software engineering job to start up Amazon.com in his garage way back in 1994. Since then, …

Jeff Bezos

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional

Good communication is the key to personal and professional success.<p>Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to …

Language

Why the ketogenic diet may help fight diabetes, cancer

A diet extremely high in fat may not seem like the best way to lose fat. But there’s a growing body of research showing that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is not only good for weight loss, but also may help in preventing disease.<p>The ketogenic diet, or keto, relies on using your fat …

The First American Woman to Win the NYC Marathon in 40 Years Needed Just 3 Words to Reveal the Secret to Success

To what does Shalane Flanagan attribute her achievement?<p>On Sunday, Shalane Flanagan did what no American woman has done in 40 years: Win the New York City Marathon. She finished a full minute ahead of the three-time defending champion, Kenya's Mary Keitany.<p>Flanagan suffered a stress fracture in her …

Marathons

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …