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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

Meditate to Start the Day

I would’ve never been someone who meditated.<br>It seemed to weird. To hippy.<br>What is a hippy? I wouldn’t say I was even 100% sure what a hippy was but I …

How To Develop A Mindfulness Practice (Part One)

<i>MoHow Posted By Dr. MO</i> Over the past twenty-five years of my life I have focused on living more mindfully, and while I don’t always succeed, I have …

Here's How to Hack Your Brain to Turn Bad Habits Into Good Ones

<i>This post was written by Dr. Michael Roussell, PhD. The views expressed herein are his and his alone. For more from Dr. Mike, follow him on …

Why You Should Write Daily

One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day.<p>For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It …

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Meditation For People Who Don't Meditate (A 12-Step Guide)

Congratulations! You want to meditate, but you’re not sure what to do. If you’re one who can’t handle too much esoteric sweetener in your spiritual …

An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. …

6 Ways Your Mind Tries to Control Your Life

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~</b><b>Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Our mind is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s awesome. But …

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Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

5 Practical Steps to Attract Prosperity

Prosperity is not all about hard physical efforts and long working hours. There are many people out there who despite working 10-20 hours a day, are …

Subtle eye movements betray the impulsive and impatient

Ever notice how a fast-talking short person walking alongside a lanky, laconic friend will eventually leave him in the dust? Despite the difference in the length of the walking partners' legs, the impatient one will get to his destination first every time. Why? Because he just moves faster.<p>A new …

The Decoy Effect

You’re making dinner plans with a group of friends. The group is divided between two choices of similar price — that is, the cost of the meals isn’t …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

6 Simple Tricks to Help You Save More Money in 2014

You work hard for every dime in your paycheck; why not make your money work just as hard for you? The first step, of course, is holding on to more of …

7 Warning Signs Your Finances Are Out of Order

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

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Poor Credit Reports Start Vicious Economic Cycle; Can It Be Stopped?

For some people, bad credit is a result of being irresponsible. For others, it’s a matter of bad luck and overwhelming circumstance. Alas, the credit …

10 Dumb Habits That Are Keeping You From Earning More Money

It seems like there's a constant competition within us to both work and build something that other people can use and benefit from (and ultimately …

17 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Year

Many people are hitting the gyms hard in January — but have you considered your financial fitness plan for 2014? To help you bulk up your finances …

Dreaming Big: How Real People Reached Their Ultimate Money Goals

If you had a financial fairy godmother, what would you wish for? A new home? A robust retirement account? An emergency fund that could cover you no …

The $1,000 Challenge, Part 2: Turning Down Your Utility Bills

<b>I</b>n the first installment of The $1,000 Challenge, we tackled the easiest spending category of all to cut -- junk spending on things you won't miss …

Tuesday Afternoon Punctuation: Commas, Part XV—Absolutely

Mots Justes is nearing the end of its ongoing series on commas. Just a few more posts on this multitasking punctuation mark, and we’ll move on to the …

5 Parallelism Problems in Sentence Structure

<b>Warsaw Willon December 29, 2012 6:34 pm</b><p>@D.A.W. – I think we’ve already discussed your strange idea that “would” is a form of the English subjunctive …

How to Improve Your Vocabulary

There are many ways to improve your vocabulary. When working to do so, it's important to know your goals in order to best choose the way in which you …

4 Ways Improving Your Writing Can Improve Your Life in 2014

Now that the holidays are over and we no longer have an excuse to stuff ourselves with pie and watch television until we fall asleep (not that we're going to stop doing these things, mind; we just don't have an excuse anymore), many of us turn to New Year's resolutions to get ourselves in …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

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