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Want To Be Perceived As a Great Leader? Know This Know

Take control of how others define your reputation.<p>Our subconscious mind starts evaluating people the minute we meet them. Can I trust this person? Do they seem happy? Are they qualified? Reputation and how we're perceived is critical when navigating relationships and business ventures.<p>Want to …

Leadership

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Even the most confident person has moments of self-doubt (and if you don't, please teach us your ways).<p>But, as much as it can suck to doubt yourself, …

Self-help

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

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

How The Economist Uses Data Analytics In Publishing | Articles | Digital Publishing

Steve Lok lives for getting his hands dirty with transformative technology across industries with 22 years of experience evolving from ISP to DSP and …

How to Exorcise Your Trading Demons

In today's lesson, I am going to discuss some of the most vicious trading 'demons' that possess traders' minds and give you the power to exorcise …

Trading

The diet that could reduce the risk of depression

A new study has provided further evidence that a healthful diet is good for the mind as well as the body, after finding that a diet rich in fruits, …

4 Steps to Shift Perspective and Change Everything

When facing potential stressors, the way we view what we're experiencing can exacerbate our stress — or minimize it! Cognitive reframing is a …

Thinking About Trying Retinol? Make These Serums Your First Port of Call

There's a lot of talk about retinol in the beauty sphere at present, so we're not surprised that you're thinking about giving it a go—it is what …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Perfectionism Can Literally Kill You. And It Makes You Worse at Your Job

Most perfectionists think perfectionism is a good thing. They're very, very wrong.<p>Are you a perfectionist? And if the answer is yes, are you secretly proud of your perfectionism? You may think the fact that you never accept second best from others or yourself is behind all your career and personal …

Self-improvement

What is Pathological Narcissism?: A Primer for the Layperson

This article first appeared in the author’s own blog, From Andrea’s Couch at andreaschneiderlcsw.com<p>What is narcissism? We have all heard the word …

A Little Known 9-Word Tom Brady Quote Is The True North Of All Success | Inc.com

First things first. This isn't a Patriot-ic column. Yes, I'm from Boston. Yes, I'm rooting for the Pats this Sunday. Yes, I cannot help but be drawn into the Super Bowl frenzy. And yes, I too was wondering if Tom Brady's gloved hand was masking surgery to implant a sixth finger.<p>Truth is, I'm far …

Tom Brady

Fitness: Runners are on the path to a longer life

It’s been a heck of a winter in my neck of the woods, with repetitive bouts of extreme cold, extreme snow and extreme ice. But through it all, …

Hands On: Self publish the next great novel with Vellum 2.1.2 from your Mac

Hands-On<p>The latest version of the eBook creator application Vellum does just about everything to streamline book creation for iBooks, Kindle and …

Writing

A “thunderstorm asthma” epidemic may lead Australia to a cure for the disease

On a sweltering afternoon in November 2016, the Bureau of Meteorology in the Australian state of Victoria issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several regional areas around metropolitan Melbourne.<p>It was a relatively routine announcement for the time of the year. Thunderstorms are a common …

Your smartphone📱is making you👈 stupid, antisocial 🙅 and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds<p>In the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by …

Psychology

How to Begin to Write a Book

Every stage of writing a book is a challenge—the beginning, the middle, and the end—but I think figuring out how to begin to write a book might be …

Writing

The Strongest Sign That a Partner Is Not "The One"

You have a date with your new love interest on Friday, so you start planning on Tuesday. What will you wear? How should you behave? What will you …

Psychology

These 5 Brain Hacks Will Help You Become More Grateful | Inc.com

As I wrote my book, "Top of Mind," I spent time studying how brains learn new habits. Specifically, I wanted to explore the science behind training your brain to practice new habits naturally and consistently, making them almost second nature.<p>We can train our brains so that the actions we want to …

Happiness

What To Eat (And Avoid) For Better Skin This Winter

Tips to keep in mind this holiday season<p>Not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but the holidays (and winter, in general) are pretty much the <i>worst</i> time of year—at least when it comes to our skin. Not only are we eating all sorts of crap, which, in turn, wreaks havoc on our bodies, but the frigid …

A Super-Simple Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Every single homemade chocolate truffle is a masterpiece. That beautiful exterior coated with salty nuts or a dusting of chocolate coating holds …

Dessert

Jeff Bezos, Julia Child, and 17 more highly successful people who changed careers after age 30

But as some of the most successful people prove, you don't have to have it all figured out from the start.<p>Plenty of highly successful people chose to make major career changes, some even many years into their adult lives.<p>Here are 19 highly successful people who prove it's never too late to change …

Success

Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Self-improvement

The Coziest Books of All Time

There’s nothing we love more than cozying up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and a great read—especially as the weather turns cold and those …

An innovative introductory economics course at Stanford is now free online

Econ 101, the introductory college economics course that is often held in overcrowded lecture halls packed with half-asleep freshmen, is finally getting a facelift.<p>At the front of the class is Raj Chetty, a 38-year-old economist who publishes some of the field’s most intriguing papers year after …

UC Berkeley

7 Yoga Poses That'll Put You Right Back To Bed When You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night

I can confidently say that sleeping is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. But when I cuddle up in bed for some blissful shut-eye, there's …

Yoga

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain