Ellie Ludlow

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Mozart doesn't make babies smarter — and other brain myths debunked

The brain is the most amazing organ in the human body. Somehow, this collection of billions of cells gives rise to thoughts, feelings, action — all the things that make us who we are.<p>So it's no wonder that there are lots of misconceptions about how this three-pound hunk of flesh actually works. …

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

Learn the Science of How Michelle Obama Captivates an Audience | Inc.com

There's a scientific reason why you couldn't stop listening to or considering what Michelle Obama was saying when she spoke at this week's Democratic National Convention.<p>If you want to be an influential leader and deliver a highly regarded, respected speech, you'd do well to take note and make use …

Michelle Obama

4 Habits of the Most Resilient People | Inc.com

The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on resilience.<p>Resilience means developing a strong solid level of mental …

Self-help

15 Survival Tips For Anyone Living With A Mixture Of Anxiety And Depression

I just finished my fifth year of high school (barely) and I am beyond excited for the next chapter of my life as I am truly curious to see what the …

6 Bad Habits to Break to Be More Productive

Productivity can mean the difference between a task taking one hour or two hours. Over time, even a few minutes lost can really add up. You need to …

The One Big Mistake People Make Celebrating Vulnerability

Like many of my clients, I love Brene Brown's work. She's written several great books about how vulnerability is an asset in life - not a weakness. But if you listen to her message superficially, you might make the mistake of thinking her advice is to immediately drop everything and run out into …

Mindfulness

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Leadership

A Parent’s Touch Actually Transforms A Baby’s Brain

A child wants to be held and touched from the very first day of life. And a parent’s affectionate touch goes a long way, from boosting a newborn’s healthy development to shaping the child’s brain later on, a new study suggests.<p>For many animals, touch is a strong communicator of emotions, a signal …

The Brain