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5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Tired of all the complex, theoretical definitions for emotional intelligence? We can actually sum up it up in a single, simple sentence.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as the …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Signs You're Dealing With a Sociopath

When you think of a sociopath, you probably picture Christian Bale in <i>American Psycho</i>, or Anthony Hopkins in <i>Silence of the Lambs</i>. But like most mental …

Psychology

Psychopathic traits linked to witnessing abuse in childhood

Children who witness domestic violence may be more likely to have psychopathic traits in adulthood, according to a new study.<p>In the study, the researchers looked at psychopathic traits among nearly 130 male prisoners and asked the men whether they had witnessed domestic violence in childhood. …

Here Are Some Tips How to Write and Send Professional Email Messages

How to Write and Send Professional Email Messages<p>Updated April 19, 2018<p>Whenever you send professional email messages, it's really important to make …

12 features you probably didn't know exist on WhatsApp

But there's a lot more to the Facebook-owned messaging service — which surpassed 1 billion users in February 2016— than most of its users possibly know.<p>We take you through some of its most useful but less well-known features, including how to get WhatsApp on your computer, how to switch phone …

Apps

You Really Can Read People's Emotions Through Their Eyes

In times gone by, they used to say the eyes were the gateway to the soul. Science now says they were probably onto something.<p>A new study published in …

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

The Best Way to Stand Out on LinkedIn (According to LinkedIn)

Take a tip from LinkedIn's top bloggers and discover how to attract more clients and generate more sales leads with your content in 2017.<p>In today's online marketplace, content is currency. Love it or hate it, you <i>must</i> create useful, actionable free content if you want to "buy" the time and attention …

sales

Emerging LinkedIn Profile Trends to Maximize Your Success in 2017

Impressive stats indicate that LinkedIn is the place to be in 2017. Use it well. Here's how.<p>There were 45 billion page views from LinkedIn members during Q1 alone in 2016.<p>Two new members join LinkedIn every second.<p>Each month, 106 million unique users visit LinkedIn.<p>41% of millionaires use …

Employment

22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily …

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Listening to this song 'can make you 65 per cent more relaxed'

A 2011 study into music and relaxation has resurfaced online in recent days, with many music fans sharing a song dubbed the 'most relaxing ever'.<p>The track is called Weightless, and was created by Manchester trio Marconi Union, who worked in collaboration with sound therapists to create a piece of …

Meditation

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

7 Tips to Cope With Extreme Anxiety

Just in case you're in need of some advice in the area.<p>I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a few of my readers might be feeling a little stress and anxiety this morning. There's not much a blog post can do to alleviate the underlying causes of your worry, but I'm based in Europe and …

Johns Hopkins University

FACT CHECK: Coconut Oil Improves Focus and Cognition?

CLAIM<p>Coconut oil has a positive effect on cognition and focus.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Coconut oil products have seen an uptick in popularity due to myriad claims …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

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Mental Health

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

Self-improvement

Do You Need to Develop Emotional Intelligence? Here's the One Question You Need to Answer

Instead of a test that invites you to compare your EQ with others, I encourage asking a single question.<p>Although it's gained popularity in recent years, the topic of emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) is still new to many. Since emotions play such a large role in our ability to make …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Meditation Works and How it Benefits the Workplace

The business world can be a stressful place, which is why many business people extol the benefits of meditation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, meditation has a negative connotation. To be honest, there was a time when I would've seen meditation in that …

How Emotional Intelligence Fueled Everette Taylor's Rise to the Top

From living out of his car to four-time entrepreneur, Everette Taylor speaks about the role of EQ in his remarkable journey.<p>I discovered Everette Taylor about a year ago, after he shared some of my advice on social media. Amazed at how many Twitter followers he'd amassed (he currently has over …

Leadership

9 Mindful Social Media Practices That Will Make You Happier

<b>“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.” ~Steve Furtick</b><p>Social media …

Social Media

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

Three Reasons You Can No Longer Ignore the Mindfulness Trend

What was once optional has emerged as a unique solution to the demands of the modern workplace.<p>Everyone from Fortune 500 executives to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, and …

Mindfulness

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …