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The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

Movies

The 50 Best Movies of 2017, According to Over 200 Film Critics

More than 200 critics and journalists from around the world participated in the 11th annual IndieWire Critics Poll, making it the largest …

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Productivity

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

How This Pilates Instructor Is Helping Celebs Shed Major Pounds

Andrea Speir reveals how she helps the stars slim down with these moves.<p>Pilates is a workout that's focused on elongating, chiseling, and sculpting muscles. So it’s not usually the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to weight loss. But you should rethink this, says celebrity Pilates …

Ipoh, Malaysia: A cultural and culinary guide | CNN Travel

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Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products around, with claims for everything from sanitizing toothbrushes to whittling waistlines.<p>But how much of its popularity is based on hype? Could you be wasting your time or -- even worse -- harming your health?<p>Here are 10 …

Cider

10 Best TED Talks To Help You Make Hard Decisions

Wen Shan<p>Proud Philosophy grad. Based in HK. Read full profile<p>From the moment we get out of bed, we have to constantly make decisions. Some decisions …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Not Sweat the Small Stuff

As a retiring worry wart, there are times I’m faced with minor issues, personal and professional, that seem to drive me crazy, but are really not …

Self-help

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Time Management

How to navigate office politics, according to a trauma expert

Politics are everywhere, even in the office.<p>When we form relationships, we create the potential for differences in opinions and conflicts of …

Self-help

Finding the Healthy Tension Between Being Confident and Collaborative

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with people doing extraordinary things: inventors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and even a Buddhist master. They are pioneers who shatter norms, change paradigms, and delight us in new ways. Despite vast differences in their styles, …

Toy Story

Research: Performing a Ritual Before a Stressful Task Improves Performance

David “Big Papi” Ortiz retired in 2016 as one of the best baseball players in Boston Red Sox history. Papi was known for his exceptional at-bats, hitting over 540 home runs in his career. Each time Papi approached the batter’s box, he rested his bat against his legs, spat on his right hand, and …

Psychology

When a Colleague’s Mistakes Affect You

In an attempt to function in this increasingly complex world, organizations are becoming increasingly complex themselves. They are built on collaborative partnerships, dotted lines and matrixes, all of which mean more and more of your work depends on the work of someone else. When a colleague is …

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show …

Will Power

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

Real Estate

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Software

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Albert Einstein

Cities of the Old

Across the country, spontaneously arising communities of elderly people are challenging American health care — but also creating labs for smarter ways to think about aging.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A tiny Russian-language library in an upstate New York apartment complex is not a typical setting for a yoga …

Nutritious Golden Cauliflower Turmeric Flatbread Recipe

Bread is one of the world’s most ancient foods, and is enjoyed by cultures all over the world even today. It comes in different shapes and sizes, but …

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

20 Best Movies of 2016

20<p>‘Zootopia’<p>Animation was on a roll in 2016 – this was the year of <i>Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets, Sausage Party</i> and</i> …

La La Land

The 5 Best Podcasts on Communication

You're reading The 5 Best Podcasts on Communication, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Exactly How to Use Running to Help You Lose Weight

We’ve got a 10-week plan that'll help you shed serious pounds.<p>If you want to run your way to a fitter body, hitting the pavement or treadmill a few times a week isn't going to cut it. You need a plan with lots of variety to keep you consistent and cut your chances of hitting a plateau, says trainer …

The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. …

Neuroscience