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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

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5 Mistakes That Will Cause Your Pursuit of Happiness to Backfire

There are a lot of advantages to being a happy person. Studies consistently show happy people enjoy benefits ranging from better relationships and improved health to enhanced creativity and better problem-solving skills.<p>It seems as though people are trying harder than ever to be happy these days. …

Here’s a Little Inspiration to Get You Into a New Workout

Most of the time, fitness studios aren't in the habit of sending you to their competitors. But that's exactly what the indoor-cycling studio Peloton Cycle did when it partnered with nearby fitness brands SLT and The Fhitting Room to launch its #MEGAFHIXRIDE crawl. It's like a bar crawl—but instead …

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

Wild Mushroom Quinotto Recipe

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Harissa Quinoa With Shrimp and Chickpeas Recipe

Pair this light dinner with a simple green salad for a well-rounded and filling meal.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveinedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons olive oil1 shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)1 teaspoon ground cumin3/4 …

Quinoa Granola

<i>Let’s talk about why this granola is so excellent!</i><p><b>Quinoa (keen-wah)</b><br>Quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.<br>Twice the …

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from The Shiksa in the Kitchen• 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs<br>• 1 large onion, diced<br>• 3 cloves …

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Need a Confidence Boost? Read This First.

Confidence is one of those things that can either propel you forward to achieve your dreams, or hold you back for fear of failure. Everyone faces …

Why Can’t We Stop Working?

I hadn’t seen Jim in two years. When we reconnected recently, I was shocked. The handsome, dapper professional I knew had gained 30 pounds and started smoking. Bursting with nervous energy, he told me about his business travails — work so busy he was staying regularly until 10 at night, and a …

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

Don, a senior vice president for sales at a global manufacturing company, wakes up late, scrambles to get showered and dressed, has an argument with his teenage daughter over breakfast, then gets stuck in traffic on the way to work and realizes he will be late for his first meeting.<p>Donna, a …

10 Rules Of Sexting—With Seriously Hot Sexting Examples

First, the fun stuff—the “do”s of sexting:<p><b>1. Start Out Slow</b><p>"Building sexual tension can make the interaction and anticipation even hotter," says sex and relationship expert Rachel Needle, Psy.D. She offers these opening lines as a sexting example:<p><b>2. Be a Little Bit of a Tease</b><p>"You want them to have …

11 Places You Need to Have Sex At Some Point In Your Life

​<p>Changing locations removes you from things in your home that stress you out and gets your adrenaline pumping, which helps you get even more aroused than usual, says Morse. And get this: Sharing feelings of excitement can help couples get connected during the experience and after. "If you have …

10 Naughty Gifts To Give Your Partner (or Yourself!)

These maybe NSFW gifts <i>actually</i> keep on giving.<p>Okay, so you got everyone everything they <i>need</i> this year, but what about something they want? You know, like a little more passion, seduction, and fun in the bedroom? If you're looking for something naughty to get someone who's been extra-nice this year …

15 tips on turning your finances around in 2015

The standard advice to twentysomethings looking to turn their finances around is to skip those $5 lattes at Starbucks and put that money in a bank …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Back to Work

At times, it seems like procrastination is an actual affliction. It sneaks up when we least expect it, undermines our productivity and then diminishes our ability to get anything done. In the end, we're left feeling defeated and wondering why we can't get motivated to tackle the things we know we …

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What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch?<p>When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, …

Sleep is More Important than Food

Let’s cut to the chase.<p>Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you’d be fine.<p>Now let’s say you deprive …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

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Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified

You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.<p>The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in <i>Lean In</i>, <i>The Confidence Code</i> and dozens of articles. It’s …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

Why Saving Work for Tomorrow Doesn’t Work

Do you frequently tell yourself that you’ll do better “next time” and then don’t change when the time comes? Do you often decide to do something “later” only to find that it never gets done?<p>If you answered “yes” to either one of these questions, you’re probably ignoring the fact that your behavior …

Work + Home + Community + Self

<i>Take an assessment—produced in partnership with Qualtrics—of your Total Leadership skills, and learn how to strengthen them and about people who exemplify them.</i><p>Overcommitted. Distracted. Stressed out. Stretched too thin. This is how many of us describe ourselves today. I hear it from men and women; …

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

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