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Get to Know Someone in 5 Minutes with this Party Game Personality Test.

This engaging party trick is based on a cube and it is supposed to reveal the innermost thoughts of anyone you choose to play it with.<p>The test is …

Spirituality

Is Distraction Stealing Your Life? 8 Ways to Stop This Thief!

<i>With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching, I was reminded of a conversation I had had with a friend earlier in January. We had been discussing how the busyness over the Christmas and New Year period can distract us from our true resolutions. And as women this distractional pull is</i> …

Mentoring

100 Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas

Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with these easy decorating ideas.<p>Everyone loves decorating for Christmas. Grab your garland and get …

Decorations

This Is Why You're Not Sleeping

Great, hyperaroused brain. Great.<p>Your brain sucks. Sure, it is the "center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity," but it also does things like make you stress out about that stupid thing you said at the lunch table in 3rd grade when you're trying to fall asleep at night. So go ahead …

Sleep

5 (More) Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior. You can imagine why this quality greatly increases one's chances to …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. We hear the term all the time, thinking it's some abstract leadership model that only the elite use to improve themselves and their teams.<p>I'm here to tell you that EQ is real and the opportunity to use it occurs many times a day, if you're willing to listen and use it. Here …

Self-help

3 Reasons To Just Stop Trying To Be Happy Already

Listen up.This blog post will be a little different. It's going to be a little harsh even. So expect some form of controversy.Let me say it: <b>Just stop</b> …

Happiness

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

University of Michigan

What's Your Type? Functional Workplace Application of MBTI.

MBTI or Meyers-Briggs Personality Theory started in the early 1900's and evolved through the years into a self-analyzing tool that in some circles is cult-like. Originally started as a means to understand one's affinities and abilities in the their career, it still has yet to reach its potential in …

Psychology

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

This man knows the secret to happiness: the small stuff

Can you make yourself happy by ignoring tired narratives and changing your behaviour? Paul Dolan thinks so.<p>Dolan is professor of behavioural science …

Happiness

Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated

Other things equal, smart people should probably rule the world. They get into the best schools, they get the best jobs, they make the best leaders and they live the longest lives. In fact, there's even evidence smart people are the most attractive.<p>Yet, despite their brains and good looks, many of …

Self-improvement

7 Easy-to-Steal Rituals of Exceptionally Productive People

<i>This is a guest post by Marc Chernoff of</i> <i>Marc and Angel Hack Life</i><i>. He is a professional coach, full-time student of life, admirer of the human spirit,</i> …

Time Management

Before & After: Colleen's Modern Vintage Bathroom

My room makeover::A leak from our tub surround and the fact that my boyfriend always wanted a clawfoot tub led us to remodel the bathroom. The …

Framing

What the Way You Eat Says About Your Personality

If you believe a certain strain of science and psychology, we never <i>do</i> anything just to do it. There's meaning behind pretty much everything, including the mundane stuff like, oh, how we eat dinner. There's an amazing nine different ways of chowing down, and each connects to certain personality …

Personality

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology