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This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Business Strategy

Don’t try to fake confidence – do this instead

Think about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide your insecurity …

Body Language

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

Healthy Smoothies: Best Smoothie Ingredients & 10 To Ditch

Whether you enjoy smoothies for breakfast, a snack or even dessert, they’re a great way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables.<p>But …

Healthy Eating

Learn to deal with—and not hide—excessive worry

• Home<br>• In-Depth Reporting<br>• Learn to deal with—and not hide—excessive…<p>On Well-Being<p>Shutterstock<p>According to the 2016 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation/ABA …

Meditation

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Healthy Eating

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

This lesser talked about American Express card lets you earn points for free travel quickly

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>While the Platinum Card from American Express is the better-known of Amex's flagship rewards-earning charge cards, American Express issues a few other charge …

Flying

35 things you should know about money by the time you’re 35

<b>By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you’ve probably heard dozens of financial acronyms and terms thrown around—from APRs to IRAs, expense ratios to</b> …

Personal Finance

A psychotherapist says there are 4 types of shame — here's what they are and how they affect us

When Joseph Burgo first proposed the idea of writing about shame, he found that people were afraid.<p>"My agent, when we went out with the proposal for this book, was very afraid it was too dark and people were going to be scared off," he told Business Insider. "I was told by agents and editors …

Psychology

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

Does Complaining About Work Relieve Stress or Create It?

The stark reality of most jobs is that even the most sought-after jobs bring some stress and frustration, often on a daily basis. It may feel natural …

Happiness

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do …

Motivation

Dwelling on failure can help you get ahead

Preparing for the worst may set you up for the best.<p>A study published today in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience found that beating …

Neuroscience

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Stephen Hawking Used Physics to Explain Why He Was Not Afraid of Death

The world-renowned physicist, who died Wednesday at the age of 76, confronted the fact of death for most of his life—and moved past it.<p>Stephen Hawking, who died in his Cambridge, England home at the age of 76 on Wednesday, never expected to live this long. The world-renowned theoretical physicist, …

Everything Your Weed Guy Knows About Weed Is Probably Wrong

Meet the person who probably should be on Canada's Legalization Task Force: Al The Alchemist.<p>Last week the Liberal Government announced the creation of its Legalization Task Force. Composed of doctors, politicians, addiction experts and cops, it has the people with the expertise—in the government's …

Cannabis

Here Are The Ages You Peak At Everything Throughout Life

Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

The Brain

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 …

Self-help

Being mindful is the key to success

You won’t find any meditation pods at Updater, a Union Square-based startup that makes an app that helps automate the drudgery people encounter when …

What To Do When Someone's Mad At You, According To A Psychotherapist

Many of us spend our lives trying to avoid pissing people off. If you think back to some of your biggest decisions, you might find that many of them …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

There's a term for people born in the early 80's who don't feel like a millennial or Gen Xer

I was born in 1980.<p>Some say that means I belong to the Generation X. Others believe this makes me a millennial and thus a member of Generation Y — a frustrating state of affairs if you are like me and prefer things to be all neat and tidy.<p>Anyone born between 1977 and 1985 will know this problem. …

Demographics

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-awareness

10 Simple Habits That Will Help You Sleep Better Right Away

Managing your sleep can be easier than you think.<p><i>How do I manage my sleep better? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Shawna Curry, Registered Nurse (BN), Bachelor of Kinesiology, CTI</b> …

Sleep

The Mongoose: Lessons in Fighting from Nature's Greatest Outfighter

Fightland Blog<p>There is a famous line in the <i>Bubishi,</i> the ancient Chinese text that shaped the way karate developed on the island of Okinawa, relating to the generation of power through the use of weight. It remarks that the tiger does not bring down its prey with its claws, they are just the …

Zoology

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

There are only four types of drunk in the world. Which one are you?

It’s easy to see alcohol consumption being a result of thousands of years of ritual and a lifetime of habit. But have you ever stopped to consider …

Alcohol

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …