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How to Become Instantly Smarter: Stop Doing These 9 Things Today

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Gratitude

8 Easy And Creative Ways To Add More Protein To Your Salads

When prepared deliciously, salads are the best. They’re often loaded with fibrous veggies and packed with other nutrients, while being totally low in …

Nutrition

50 Photos That Show The Raw Power Of This Year's Olympic Women

Do not mess with Team USA.<p>Becoming an Olympic athlete is no small feat. It’s an achievement that takes a lifetime of hard work, dedication and an unstoppable pursuit to be the best. And no one knows that better than the women of the 2016 Rio Olympics.<p>From Alaska to Florida, 391 women from around …

The Seven Things That Happy Couples Do

Why is it that some couples happily go the distance and so many others throw in the relationship towel along the way? The answer is that relationship …

5 Killer Kettlebell Exercises

There are few exercises more demanding or all inclusive than using the kettlebell. You could spend a lot of time in the gym going from rack to rack, …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Keep on running: train your brain

Even amateur sportspeople can learn to stave off exhaustion with a few mental tricks, says Amit Katwala<p>Where does fatigue come from? It doesn’t come from the body. Even when people exercise to exhaustion, studies have shown that there is fuel left in the tank – one found there was enough energy …

Worlds Best 42 Timeless Self-Improvement Quotes

Our life is a continuous process, an interesting book to learn. starting from the birth to death. Every bit of a second is a lesson. Such as, broken …

Motivation

Jamie’s top tips on how to live well - Jamie Oliver | Features

My new cookbook, <i>Super Food Family Classics</i>, is out now, and to celebrate, I wanted to share a round-up of the most useful info from my first …

Organic Products

10 Qualities That People With High Emotional Intelligence Have

What is that one quality which makes some people more successful than others? Could it be simple intelligence? Maybe. However, that doesn’t seem to …

Emotional Intelligence

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

14 ways to slash your email time in half

Wonder where your best, most productive hours go every day? Look no further than your email inbox.<p>The average American spends 6.3 hours a day checking email, with an embarrassingly high number of us doing it while we're in the bathroom (talk about multitasking!). That translates to roughly 1,575 …

Productivity

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown.<p>‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as …

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

10 Kettlebell Workouts to Build Muscular Legs

For a seriously dynamic lower-body workout, look to kettlebell training. Even the basic swing is seriously lower-body dominant—your hips and glutes …

Stretching

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

How To Get Yourself Highly Motivated All the Time By Using This Golden Rule

While we all have goals and aspirations in life, conceiving these is far easier than executing them. In this respect, learning how to motivate …

Motivation

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

Meditation

Understanding: Wants Vs. Needs

<b>Wants vs Needs</b><p>How often do we create mountains out of molehills? We should start by defining our needs and our wants. What qualifies as a need? What is a want?<p>A need is something you have to do. A want is something you would like to do. I often confuse them. There are days when I take my needs for …

How to Curb Your Social Media Addiction

More than half of American adults say they're addicted to their digital devices, but going cold turkey isn't an option for most.<p>As the parents of three young children, Paul and Milena Berry spend a lot of time thinking about the role of social media in their lives.<p>On the one hand, social platforms …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Want to Be More Confident? Science Says Do This

The superpowers that accompany a superhero stance might just surprise you.<p>While it's no secret that exercise releases a chemical fix of dopamine in our brains to instantly make us feel happy, many people don't realize how many ties our bodies--and the chemicals that regulate them--have to our …

Self-help

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Why work? A psychologist explains the deeper meaning of your daily grind

<i>It’s the question on everyone’s minds, as we hit snooze on the alarm clock.</i><p><i>Why work?</i><p><i>It’s not about the money, according to Swarthmore psychology professor Barry Schwartz. Expanding on a short talk given at TED last year, Schwartz’s new book Why We Work (Simon & Schuster/TED) explores that universal</i> …

Self-improvement

8 CEO's Reveal Which Daily Habits Drive Success

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, aspiring entrepreneur, local restaurant manager, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, there’s no denying that …

Jack Dorsey

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Self-improvement

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement