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If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Every choice has a cost. Just make sure that as we juggle in life, we choose the things that are the most important to us.

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

Emotional Intelligence

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Isaac Asimov

What becomes of Black Lives Matter in the age of Trump?

Author Wesley Lowery on why the movement will become much broader in the years ahead.<p>On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooter was Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department.<p>At the time, not much was known about the …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Meditation

Income Inequality Keeps Growing–And It’s Worse Than We Thought

The bottom 50% of Americans haven’t seen any economic improvement in 34 years and the things that will fix it–higher taxes on the wealthy, stronger unions–aren’t coming any time soon.<p>If you’re part of the bottom-half of the American income scale, the last 34 years has been a tough time. Your wages …

Income Inequality

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Some people seem to be born with self-esteem--and some of us have to work at it.<p>Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If …

Self-help