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Coming Out Day: How to come out – tips from the Human Rights Campaign

‘Coming out and living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or supportive straight person is an act of bravery and authenticity.’<p>This is …

The secret to happiness: How to feel better in five simple steps on World Mental Health Day 2017

Many of us know that one in five people will suffer health issues during their lives - but what about the rest of us - the 80 per cent of the …

Self-improvement

The 1 Surprising Trick to Staying Motivated And Productive (That People Are Too Afraid to Try) | Inc.com

Everyone knows that motivation and productivity are vital to success. People read empowering articles, uplifting quotes, and self-help books all in the name of finding inspiration to power through long days and difficult weeks. Because without something extra--be it metaphorical sugar or literal …

Motivation

Productivity Apps to Stretch Your Days

We’re the first to test-drive any app that promises to make our to-do lists a little less daunting. On the flip side, the sheer number of options can …

The Hidden Battle of the Sexes at Work - WSJ

For all the effort employers are pouring into advancing women in the workplace, why are they making so little headway?<p>One big obstacle: Men and women are at odds over whether there even is a problem to begin with.<p>In the same offices and on the same teams, women largely view gender equality as a …

Employment

Everyone touts the amazing benefits of mindfulness — but it's not what we think it is, and we don't really know how it works

But a review published today in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science shows the hype is ahead of the evidence.<p>Some reviews of studies on mindfulness suggest it may help with psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress.<p>But it's not clear what type of mindfulness or …

Mindfulness

The Education of Betsy DeVos

President Donald Trump’s most controversial, ideological Cabinet pick is discovering the limits of her power.<p><b>KANSAS CITY, Missouri—It is strange, if a bit</b> unsettling, to see U.S. Marshals constantly hovering near the U.S. secretary of education, a 59-year-old evangelical Christian grandmother whose …

Education

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue?<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled …

Medical Journals
Clothing

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

You may not want to hear this.<p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was "How Am I Doing?" Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

Retirement

'Exvangelicals': why more religious people are rejecting the evangelical label

Concerned about the rightwing stereotypes linked to the term, many say they no longer identify with it – especially after the 2016 election<p>“I don’t identify myself with that term any more,” Boz Tchividjian said recently. He was talking about being “evangelical”, the movement his grandfather, the …

Religion

Could Mindfulness Be Making You More Stressed? Here's What You Need to Know | Inc.com

They're doing it at Google and at Nike to boost productivity, they're doing it in schools to improve test results and they're even doing it in the British House of Commons, in an attempt to make international politics more peaceful. The ubiquity of mindfulness meditation might make you think …

Mindfulness

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why haven't our brains learnt to</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

12 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mood Right Now

Modern life can be very stressful. If you are busy with work, have a lot of family commitments or are studying at college, you may find that now and …

Self-help

3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A …

Mindfulness

11 signs you're going to be really successful, even if it doesn't feel like it

We tend to underestimate ourselves. We look at CEOs, or people with billions of dollars in the bank, and see them as way more successful than we are.<p>But if you're pursuing your passions, if you're learning, and if you're forging solid relationships, you're probably on track to do great …

Self-improvement

The One County In America That Voted In A Landslide For Both Trump And Obama

And what it can tell us about 2018 and beyond.<p>In the year since President Trump pulled off his stunning upset of Hillary Clinton, Democrats have …

Des Moines

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

Calligraphy

7 Tips on how to make travel affordable

We all love traveling and being able to explore the world, but one of the unfortunate realities of travel is its cost. Most of us do not have endless …

Best in Travel 2018 - Value

Estonia’s capital is compact, fashionable and terrific value. Explore one of Eastern Europe’s loveliest old towns on foot for free, stay in good-value dorms, guesthouses or private homes, and take in Baltic Sea views and a superb panorama of the city from the flat roof of the vast Linnahall (one of …

Travel

“Spiritual but not religious”: inside America's rapidly growing faith group

A new poll finds almost one in five Americans is spiritual but not religious.<p>Ava Lee Scott, an actress and theater-maker in New York, doesn’t practice an organized religion. Raised in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, Scott’s own spiritual life is far more eclectic. She studies ancient …

Religion

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

Don't call me 'Christian' any longer | Opinion | NOLA.com

When an angry reader emailed recently to ask how I justified calling myself a Christian, given my beliefs on social issues like marriage equality, I …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Procrastination

4 behaviors that may cut the risk of cancer by 30 percent

Researchers have figured out that about 30 percent of new cancer diagnoses and half of all cancer deaths in the US could be avoided.<p>That's a lot. So what's the secret? The most obvious way is to never smoke or to quit, but the researchers found three other lifestyle factors that matter a lot, too: …

Cancer

The Ghost of Matt Lauer

Why the departure of the longtime Today show host—who was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of sexual impropriety—represents much more than a casting change<p>“We just learned this moments ago, just this morning. As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of …

Media Industry