Anna Wilga

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Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• Poor writing can make others think you aren’t intelligent.<br>• I’m the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Language

Life is too Short to be Spent at War with Yourself

Shares 136<p>—<p><i>“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must completely come undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything</i> …

Motivation

17 ways to become a more interesting person

Everyone has the potential to be interesting.<p>You don't have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people's attention — you can just …

Optimistic People Do These 10 Things Every Day

1 of 12<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. They Go to a Job They’re Passionate About<p>If you wake up dreading the day and have to drag yourself out of bed to get to …

This Self-Sabotaging Behavior Slows Your Growth. Do These 5 Things Instead

Five tactics to tackle procrastination from a New York Times bestselling author and success coach.<p>We all have our procrastination horror stories. Mine almost kept me from graduating college.<p>It was my senior year. For my marketing final, my group had to come up with a new branding strategy for …

7 books every job hunter should read before sending out résumés

It doesn't matter whether you're a college student or a mid-level professional — making a career change can be intimidating.<p>Sure, sending out cover letters and going on job interviews is panic-inducing. But perhaps the scarier part is figuring out what you <i>really</i> want to do and how you can best …

Résumés

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Mouse Study: Running May Ward Off Stress-Related Memory Loss

Exercise, particularly running, while under stress may help protect memory, according to a new mouse study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young …

Positive Self-Esteem Is Overrated, Here’s What You Need Instead

Acting as if everything is fine is not going to make you feel better.<p>In a 2007 study, researchers asked people to come into a lab, sit down in front of a camera, and tell a made-up fairy tale or some other kind of children’s story as it recorded them. There was just one rule: It had to start with …

Strong-Willed Chimps Reveal Evolutionary Origins of Human Willpower

'This is in line with how we tend to think of self-control in humans.'<p>The rush of joy we get from a measly Instagram like is a frightening thing. Our …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

How Agile Are You?

For decades, we’ve been told that willpower and mental strength are the secret sauce to dealing with life’s challenges. That unless you eat nails for …

The Connection Between Obesity and the Blood-Brain Barrier

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an important physiological formation tasked with protecting the brain from multiple chemicals that might circulate …

If Only I Could Get Everyone To Like Me…

<b>The curse of being a people-pleaser.</b> It helps us adapt in society; we do well at work since we are so “cooperative,” we get along well in …

Male Hormones May Alter Autism-Related Genes in Utero

A new French study may shed more light on why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects males around four times more than females. The researchers found …

Stop Making New Goals—Create Habits Instead

The scenario: You declare a change you want to make to achieve the results you desire. You eagerly set a goal and plan the steps. You tell yourself …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

3 Easy Exercises That Will Make You Mentally Stronger in Just 5 Minutes

Everyone has the ability to build more mental muscle.<p>Whether you're tempted to skip the gym because you don't feel like getting off the couch or you're questioning whether you were cut out to be an entrepreneur, it isn't easy to summon the mental strength you need to reach your goals.<p>But before you …

10 things you should do every day to improve your life, according to science

These are the 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life.<p>1. Get out <b>in nature</b><p>You probably seriously underestimate how …

Kristina Dropped 102 Pounds by "Doing Zero Exercise" in the First Year

Kristina went to the doctor and saw 250 pounds on the scale. That, along with a friend's unexpected death, quitting her job, and getting accepted to her dream graduate school program across the country, inspired her to make a big change — so she did! Her weight-loss journey began in March 2014.<p>She …

Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent.<p>After examining materials that were blocking the …

Cold-Curing Soups, Easy Shrimp Pastas and the Best-Ever Game Day Tacos

F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list.<p><i>F&W doesn't expect you to see</i> …

Being healthy or not might depend on your dad

If you have diabetes, cancer, or heart problems, maybe you should blame it on your dad’s behavior or environment. Or even your grandfather’s.<p>That’s …

Six sublime historic buildings in France's Auvergne

The Auvergne wins admirers for its brooding scenery, a jigsaw of valleys, lakes and craters sculpted by ancient volcanoes. But this French region is rich in man-made beauty too, and its historic buildings are made all the lovelier by their setting.<p>Lustrous basilicas nestle among rough mountain …

France

The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

After the year’s best children’s books, art and design books, photography books, science books, history books, and food books, the 2011 best-of series continues with the most compelling, provocative and thought-provoking psychology and philosophy books featured here this year.<p>YOU ARE NOT SO SMART<p>We …

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …