Claire Castro

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Are You Winning At Life?

<b>Are you winning at the game of life or are you just simply playing not to lose?</b><p>Let me tell you a story…<p>There once was a fish named bobby.<p>He swam all …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

7 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Your posture and the fact that you insist on walking through doorways could be to blame.<p>Memory is a tricky thing. Why is it hard to recall what you had for lunch yesterday, yet singing the theme song from Gilligan’s Island presents no problem? The reason some things stick and …

You Might Be the Reason Your Employees Aren’t Changing

We all need a coach. Research we conducted at VitalSmarts shows that 97% of employees readily admit to having a “career-limiting habit” — some behavior that will forever hold them back, unless they can learn to change it.<p>Consider the example of a CFO we worked with who had his heart set on landing …

How to silence negative thinking

Psychologists use the term “automatic negative thoughts” to describe the ideas that pop into our heads uninvited, like burglars, and leave behind a mess of uncomfortable emotions. In the 1960s, one of the founders of cognitive therapy, Aaron Beck, concluded that ANTs sabotage our best self, and …

How to Clean Up and Speed Up Your Mac Hard Drive

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

How to Speak Your Mind Without Making Someone Else Wrong

<b>“Would you rather be right or free?” ~Byron Katie</b><p>Do you have the freedom to say what you really feel? Do you share your true thoughts and ideas, or …

Positive Thinking

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

• 10 mins<br>• Prep: 10 mins,<br>• Cook: 0 mins<br>• Yield: 1 1/2 lbs. Fondant (24 Servings)<p>Ratings<p>(568)<p>By Elizabeth LaBau<p>Updated 04/06/18<p>Share<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>print<p>Marshmallow …

25 Habits Of People Who Are Happy, Healthy & Successful

Who among us doesn't want to be a happy, healthy and successful human being? Still, it can be easy to lose your way, which is why I've compiled a …

Happiness

The Best Ways to Pump Up Your Mental Muscles

From gardening to green tea, we dug up the most effective tools to bolster your memory, refine your problem-solving skills, and improve your mind<p>You …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

Your Mind at Work

Distracted and scattered<p><b>PRACTICE:</b> Learn a practice where you follow a simple object (like your breath). The repeated returning to a focal point …

Sanjay Gupta, MD: 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Memory

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity

8 Tips For A Smooth, Happy Day Ahead | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Especially for that Monday with its terrible blues attacking you from all directions.<p>And the way I see it, the typical solutions out there are well, …

When Doubt Gets In The Way Of Productivity (And How To Overcome It) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Every time you try to work on your new project, or towards your new goal, you find yourself stalling. At first you think it’s just been a while. That …

The 5 Step Process to Develop Life Long Motivation

<i>Motivation</i> is often cited as the magical answer to everything you want. If you were motivated you would lose that weight, write that book, start the …

Why Too Much Hard Work May Be Really Bad For Your Success

You probably have been told things like: “if you want to succeed, you have to work very hard”, “only those who work really hard will make it in life”…<p>…

The Healthy Tea You Haven’t Heard Of

You'll love this tasty, good-for-you concoction<p>Step aside, green tea—there’s another herbal drink that’s getting major hype lately. <i>Kombucha!: The Amazing Probiotic Tea that Cleanses, Heals, Energizes, and Detoxifies</i> hits shelves tomorrow. Haven’t heard of the drink? Kombucha is a bubbly fermented …

Tea

Jessica Alba's Slimming Smoothie Recipe

The actress shares a Halloween treat that's actually good for you<p>Just because it’s officially sweets season doesn’t mean your figure has to suffer. The latest proof? This delicious concoction from Jessica Alba, which she posted recently on honest.com, her eco company’s website. Dubbed her “Green …

The Best Kale Salad Ever

Bonus: It so easy, you can make it all the time<p>If you get a little too excited for bagel Fridays at your office, then you’re about to get very jealous when we tell you that Google offers its employees free lunch every single day (not to mention unlimited free snacks). One of the most popular items …

13 Reasons You Aren't As Successful As You Should Be

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

How to Increase Your Energy Levels

Time to Wake Up!<p>Even if you’re a morning person, you’re probably far from firing on all cylinders when you first open your eyes. “It can take up to …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

3 Ways to Keep Your Body and Your Brain Fit for Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The “no pain, no gain” mentality is prevalent in our culture when it comes to exercise. But if you are out of shape, overweight, or are no longer a …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …