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10 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

You have to be kind to people who are rude to you.<p>Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer <i>before</i> freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of …

20 amazing facts about your dog, or your dream dog, or all dogs

Dogs are truly incredible. We are constantly awed by their unconditional love for their humans (this rescue dog is one of our favorite examples). And …

Heroic dog 'Oddball' dies after a long life, protecting tiny penguins

Last week, a dog died. Not just any dog. It was Oddball, the famous maremma.<p>Oddball was a lot of things: A penguin protector (seriously), loyal …

Pet-Directed Speech May Convey Intentions In Subtle Ways

You know that voice we tend to use when speaking to babies?<p>It's a sing-song voice, one with higher pitch, shorter phrases with simpler grammar, slower speech rate, more repetitions, and greater contrast in our vowels. It's called "motherese" or, more accurately, IDS (for infant-directed speech).<p>We …

10 Ways to Stop Procrastination From Standing in the Way of Your Goals

Use these tips to break through old habits<p>5 min read<p>One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goals is you. In the pursuit of success, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get out of your own way. And one of the ways that this can manifest itself is, you guessed it, procrastination.<p>More …

Procrastination

3 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Emotional and Mental Fitness

How well can your business do if your relationships and your inner dialogue are out of balance?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, as entrepreneurs we’re busy trying to make our impact in the world, while also keeping our personal world in order. …

Self-improvement

30 Powerful Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

11 Things You Can’t Change, So Quit Wasting Your Time Trying

This column is by Larry Kim, Founder & CTO, WordStream “YouThe post 11 Things You Can’t Change, So Quit Wasting Your Time Trying appeared first on …

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Social Media

22 Amazing Products That Will Bring Out Your Inner Yogi

The perfect accessories to help you get your Om on

Stressed Out? Three Tips to Build Resilience

Turn trauma into productivity and disappointment into wisdom.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be successful as an entrepreneur, you have to be resilient. If you can’t take getting rejected, knocked down and discouraged only to get up to try again, you are …

Self-help

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question With This Formula

Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, “So, tell me about yourself.” Where do you start? What do they want to …

Employment

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

Street Photography

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

Dogs Will Like You Better if You're Nice to People, Study Says

Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time.<p>Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, like she loves you unconditionally—but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time. According to a new study from researchers at Kyoto University, …

Monkeys

Learn How to Get Paid to Read, Including Writing Book Reviews and More

Get Paid for Reading -- Here's How<p>Updated July 03, 2017<p>Want to get Paid to Read? Here are a few ways you can get paid to read:<p>Book Reviews<p>Many …

The world's most unloved, underappreciated wildlife – in pictures

Photograph: Brian Gratwicke/Courtesy of Wildscreen

Wildlife

3 Mindful Breathing Exercises That Reduce Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Feeling a little stressed?<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than three quarters of Americans say they’ve felt stressed …

This Simple Exercise Can Help You Live a More Meaningful Life

A few minutes of self-reflection can help you feel a much greater sense of purpose and joy.<p>Happiness, according to the latest psychology research, comes in two distinct flavors. The first type is the simple, fleeting pleasure we get from satisfying a desire. How you feel when you indulge in an ice …

Happiness

16 Amazing Hair-Care Products From Natural and Organic Beauty Brands

We've been conditioned to think that sulfates, parabens, silicones, and [insert unpronounceable chemical here] are part of the bargain if you want great hair. The good news is that's not so. With consumers becoming increasingly ingredient-conscious, hair-care brands have been stepping up to harness …

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

How To Transfer A Photo To Wood

You may think that printing on wood is something that can only be done in a factory, but to our surprise there’s an awesome DIY way to do that. A …

Delicate baby hippo takes her first wobbly steps

While most of America was prepping for football, one little baby hippo was experiencing a life milestone.<p>We first met Fiona, a baby hippo born at the …

Having a furry companion can increase your wellness levels

Man’s best friend. So cliche, and yet so accurate.<p>Who could resist that face? Photo: Anita Peeples/Unsplash<p>Dogs are an integral subset of society, …

Kedi, A Heartwarming New Documentary, Stars Istanbul's Street Cats

In Istanbul, the cat is king. The city is famous for its legions of feral felines. Even though no one technically owns them, these hundreds of …

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The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

Time Management

Epic! Gives Kids Unlimited Access to a Massive Library of Children's Books

Giving kids the power to choose what they read is a great way to get them reading more. The Epic! app gives kids 12 and under access to over 20,000 …