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Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure …

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

Older Adults Need Well-Rounded Routines

<b>Most of us know it’s important to remain fit and active as we age.</b> It’s not just good for your health and longevity, either. Maintaining a minimum …

Exercise

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

10 Ways to Avoid Traps Set by Your Own Mind

<i>In some cases it feels as though our whole lives consist of one long battle with our feelings, laziness, and temptations. And unfortunately, triumph</i> …

Not sure? Here's a tutorial for building your own tiny house

So you've seen all manner of awesome tiny homes, and now you're considering building one yourself. To start off, you'll need to develop your own …

Leading barrister tells Lords panel that UK may have to consider compensation for Britons abroad if they lose some rights<p>The chances of EU citizens settled in Britain retaining all their rights to live, work and retire in the UK after Brexit have been rated as zero by legal experts.<p>A leading …

Great Britain

The economy may be growing but it sure doesn't feel that way to most of us

Figures released last week on capital and consumer spending in Australia suggest there remains a strong disconnect between the state of the economy for people and businesses. That is also likely to be found in the GDP figures to be released on Wednesday.<p>The GDP figures for the June quarter are not …

Economics

Why cash isn't king any more

The world is awash in paper currency, with major central banks pumping out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth each year, mainly in very large denomination notes such as the $100 bill. The $100 bill accounts for almost 80% of the US’s stunning $4,200 (£3,152) per capita cash supply. The ¥10,000 …

Economics

101 Gardening: DIY : Self Watering Containers

CollectCollect this now for later<p>Yem DIY : Self Watering Containers<p>DIY house ideas<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>Narayana DIY Self-Watering …

Do you suddenly wake up at the same time every night? Here's what it can mean

Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may have an explanation and a solution for you.<p>Forever Conscious …

Sleep

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, now renamed as the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, was responsible for the 1987 ad and has made a reboot<p>“This is your brain,” a man says, holding an egg. Those who saw the public service announcement firsthand in the 1980s likely remember the rest. “This is …

Eggs

The productivity hack that actually makes your brain feel better

Even if we use reminder apps and our Google calendar religiously, admit it—there are certain days when you completely space on that <i>one</i> task. If your …

Rebooting the Long-Dormant Chronicles of Narnia Actually Makes Perfect Sense

Narnia is make-believe, but that $1.6 billion at the box office sure isn’t.<p>It’s been a long time coming, Narnia.<p><i>The Silver Chair,</i> the fourth installment in the the <i>Chronicles of Narnia</i> series by C.S. Lewis, is finally set for a silver-screen adaptation, <i>Deadline</i> reports. Oscar nominee <b>David Magee</b> (<i>The</i> …

Found: A 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

It’s very delicate.<p>This is 3,000 years old. (Photo: Must Farm Archaeology)<p>The ball of yarn above is 3,000 years old. For much of its existence, it …

How to Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Be More Productive

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Happy people get more work done. You might not have a money tree, but you can have the next best thing: a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for your motivation, productivity and happiness. Many situations …

Watch These 5 Remarkable TED Talks to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Improving emotional intelligence--often shortened to E.I.--has lately been at the forefront of many people's minds. At its core, emotional intelligence is the ability to understand others and their emotions, as well as being able to properly react to others' behavior in an effective manner. Doing …

Emotional Intelligence

55 Inspiring Quotes That Show the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a major factor in our success.<p>Emotional intelligence can be the most potent weapon in our armory. It helps boost our self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all of which help us become much better leaders.<p>Here are 55 quotes to remind us of the …

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Time I

Researchers identify part of the brain that compensates for hearing loss in older adults - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Toronto, Canada – Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals — here's how it can boost anyone's productivity at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock<p>We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on your …

10 Qualities That People With High Emotional Intelligence Have

What is that one quality which makes some people more successful than others? Could it be simple intelligence? Maybe. However, that doesn’t seem to …

Does your classroom make learning visible?

I had a fantastic planning day with the leaders in my school yesterday where we evaluated how conscious and engaged our students were in their own …

Business plans are a waste of time. Shoot now and adjust later.

There is of course an important caveat to the admittedly brash and generalising statement above. If you are looking for money to start your new …

You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …

How to Make the Most of a 9-to-5 Job When You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, nothing can be more frustrating than clocking in at a traditional 9–to–5 job, feeling like you’re just biding …

A Healthy Immune System Leads To Healthy Social Behaviour

Up until just recently, scientists were led to believe that the brain lacked any direct connection to the immune system. However, recent studies …

Ginger Cakes

The highlight of any eight-year-old’s vacation is bound to be the food. Such was the case when I first went to Colonial Williamsburg and fell wildly …

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There has been a lot in the news of late about the importance of parents and the home in supporting children’s education.<p>The correlation between parents who play an active role in their children’s education and achievement at school tells us what we have always known: that a supportive home …

Education