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This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Pixar's New Short Film Is Definitely Not For Kids

It's pretty dark.<p>The beauty of Pixar films is that although they're targeted at children, there's usually something in it for larger humans too, as was the case with features like <i>Up</i>, <i>Toy Story</i>, and <i>Finding Nemo,</i> but we've always wanted to know what an actual adult-themed animation from them would …

Animation

How to Train Your Brain for Success

These mindset hacks will help to leverage your problems into success.<p>It might seem like a daunting task to go from,"I have nothing," to, "I'm successful." It might even seem impossible.<p>But I am here to tell you that it is not impossible.<p>Countless entrepreneurs have gone from literally having …

Motivation

9 simple things that are making you dumber

There's no mystery there. Focusing on your faults and bad habits can be pretty depressing, after all. But often, by ignoring the small lifestyle decisions that take a toll on our well-being and health, we're missing the low-hanging fruit of relatively easy-to-implement changes that will make a big …

Virginia Tech

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Procrastination

There Are Two Paths to Success and Happiness. Which Will You Choose?

Sometimes reaching your dreams involves taking a detour.<p>How do you go after your goals for career and life? Do you map out the steps you have to take between here and there and lay out a plan for completing each step? Or do you take a more holistic, improvisational approach?<p>It turns out both work …

Self-improvement

The 10 Secrets of Happiness From the Happiest Country In the World

There's a country where they're not just happy, but they know how to be happy. These are the secrets.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You think about happiness a lot, don't you?<p>You think about it all the time.<p>You think about it …

Happiness

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse The Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are seven strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Although it is, more or less, everyone's ultimate life goal, long-term happiness is something the average person finds incredibly difficult to achieve. The good news is that, according to science, you have the ability to control a significant amount of the happiness you feel. Simply changing a …

Happiness

8 Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past Decade

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth …

Happiness

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Magic

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5 Powerful Ways to Kickstart Your Day (According to Science)

Waking up early and developing a healthy morning routine is key to a happier, more productive life.<p>In this article, you’ll learn 5 research-backed …

Success is Rarely an Elegant Affair - Follow these 10 Dirty Rules to win

Achieve your goals. Hit your targets. Nail your objectives. Success.<p>Is success elegant? Can it be governed by a formula or algorithm?<p>Not in my …

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Time I

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

No Man's Sky

Has marijuana actually got stronger since the 80s? Here's what the science says

Estimates on just how much stronger vary, however, since marijuana is a tricky thing to measure. Its status as a Schedule I drug, and its incredible variability in potency based on where it's grown and how it's ingested make it difficult to pinpoint its strength over time.<p>Andy LaFrate, president …

Cannabis

Best Meditation Apps for iPhone and Android (2018-17): Explore the Peace at Your Own Pace

Every one of us is living a stressful life in one way or the other. Those who have no or less money is in stress on how to earn money and those who …

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

Something New Under the Sun

On an uncharacteristically tropical morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, the ground shimmers with waves of heat, and it’s impossible to look to the …

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun’s nearest neighbor

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed.<p>The relative proximity of the planet, known as …

4 Tips for Making Healthy Smoothies

Healthy smoothies. Those words are often used hand in hand, but many smoothies aren’t healthy at all. In fact, they often have more calories and …

Nutrition

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Health Improvements and Benefits of Low-Carb Diets

There are a lot of potential benefits to reduced-carbohydrate diets. Some of them have been intensely studied, while others have been commonly …

How to do 100 pushups without stopping

Even if you have no aspirations to join the Marines, you have to admit that knocking out a set of 100 pushups at a clip would be pretty heroic—not to …

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

No Man's Sky may be erasing player discoveries [Updated]

Explorers have reported finding their discoveries reset when they return to old worlds.<p><b>Update:</b> Dark_Nexis emailed to say that he was able to correct …

Are You a 'Positive' Procrastinator or Just Plain Lazy?

I’ll readily admit to something that no business owner should ever admit to: I procrastinate. A lot.<p>Some days, I can work 10 hours straight. Other days, I just can’t do it. I might get up at dawn, promise myself I’ll start working by noon and actually start several hours later. When that happens, I …

Time Management