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The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional …

Leadership

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on …

Happiness

9 Things People With Depression Wish You Knew About Living With the Condition

Discussions of mental health have taken front stage following the loss last week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom died by suicide. …

Mental Health

How to Be Optimistic When the World Around You Isn't

Sometimes, it’s hard to be happy when you think about what’s going on in the world. It’s harder still when the people around you constantly complain …

Happiness

Everything You Need to Know About the Pescatarian Diet

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Maybe you've heard the hype about plant-based eating but just …

Nutrition

What Are Your Regrets? Most People Regret Not Becoming 'Ideal Self,' Study Finds

Everyone has regrets, but some of them protrude in our memories more than others, and maybe even cause a twinge of pain. A new study from Cornell University looks at which types of regrets stick out in people’s minds more—regrets that involve our more lofty and ephemeral “ideal selves,” or those …

Happiness

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

There’s nowhere your smartphone can’t see with this awesome wireless camera accessory

If love cool new smartphone accessories, prepare to be wowed. The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a 16-foot borescope that …

Here's What's Actually Going On When You (Or Someone In Your Life) Can't Stop Complaining

Research shows that constant grumbling, bewailing, and lamenting not only torments the people around us but harms our health and adds stress to our …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.<p>As we …

Happiness

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Why You Should Massage Your Stomach and How to Do It

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy can have a positive effect on the physical, mental, and social …

Pain

Windows 10 now has a powerful screenshot tool

If you take a lot of screenshots on your PC, you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft is making it a whole lot easier to do more with them in Windows 10.<p>If you grab the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, you’ll find that the Screen Sketch annotation tool that was previously part of Windows Ink …

Software

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

Windows 10

The 8 Best Plant-Based Proteins

You don't have to go out of your way each day to consume heaps of meat and poultry in order to feel satiated. In fact, there's a wide variety of …

Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid

According to psychological research, the greatest emotional need is security.<p>Who doesn’t want to be liked?<p>Yet, trying to be liked and living in …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Mental Health

How Meditation Reduces Stress (Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners)

Yoga Medicine®<i>teacher Diane Malaspina explains the research-backed benefits of meditation and provides simple suggestions for getting started.</i>If you …

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Instant Mango Frozen Yogurt Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2014<p>It couldn't be simpler to make frozen yogurt in a food processor. In this quick Greek frozen yogurt …

Positive Affirmations for Social Anxiety Disorder

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD) you probably have a habit of saying negative things to yourself. You might catch yourself thinking …

Self-help

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want …

We taste-tested top-selling veggie burgers — and these are the best

When shoppers scour the freezer section for the perfect veggie burger, they're often looking for an adequate amount of both satiating fiber and protein. After all, sometimes swapping a regular beef burger for a plant-based patty means you’re willing to compromise flavor for nutrition.<p>However, the …

Happiness Is a Practice, Not a Destination

A lot of research on happiness and subjective well-being has been done over the past 50 years — it seems like everyone wants to determine the exact …

If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

What I love about this question is that it doesn’t separate happiness from success.<p>As you alluded to in your question, you cannot have success …

Pursuit of happiness

“Where am I at this particular juncture in my life? What am I to expect? How can I prepare myself for it? What lies within my power, and what …

11 of the Best Plant-Based Protein Foods : Nutrition

To give you some of the best plant-based protein sources, I first want to say that, while the FDA recommends an average of 50 grams of protein per …