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10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

7 Life-Affirming Things Grateful People Do

Gratitude has been linked to stress reduction, increased happiness, and better physical and emotional health. Here are some ways to reap those benefits.<p>Dr. Laura Gambrel, professor of psychology at La Salle University, recommends keeping a journal specifically for gratitude, in which you write …

Happiness

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

Public Speaking

8 Ways to Manage Someone You Don't Like

In business, you are bound to cross paths with people you don't care for. Here are some tips on how to improve your working relationship with them.<p>As a manager, you ideally want to work with employees who are pleasant and agreeable, but of course you're going to have some you simply don't like.<p>If …

How to Meditate Daily

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned.<p>Amazingly, it’s also one of the most simple …

How to be more confident, according to science

No one doubts the value of confidence. In fact, research shows people often prefer confidence over actual expertise.<p>G. Richard Shell teaches at the …

Self-improvement

If You Knew Then What You Know Now: 6 Things We Don’t Realize Until It’s Too Late

By Ashley Walz,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1myUFYx<p><b>1. Quality is more important in any friendship than quantity could ever be.</b><p>As the years pass …

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

When we are faced with a deep stretch or strength-building posture, our bodies feel challenged and our minds may begin to protest: This is too hard. How much longer? I can't do this. How much longer?<p>So there you are in Frog Pose: Belly is facing down, back is arched, elbows and forearms are holding …

Hung Up

Studies show 7 hours sleep is the optimum to function the next day—not 8, as long believed

Sleep experts close in on the optimal night's sleep<p>How much sleep do you really need?<p>Experts generally recommend seven to nine hours a night for healthy adults. Sleep scientists say new guidelines are needed to take into account an abundance of recent research in the field and to reflect that …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Happiness

9 Things Never to Say in a Book Club

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13 Surprising Ways Your Name Affects Your Success

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>We took a look at the research and have highlighted some of the surprising findings below:<p><b>If your name is easy to pronounce, people will favor you more.</b><p>In a New York …

Three Traps People Fall Into That Limit Their Happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness”—that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, and even bliss. TalentSmart has by now tested more than a million people and trained tens of thousands more, and we are often struck by the commonalities …

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.<p>Most of my patients in my integrative medicine clinic in San Jose, California know that one of my …

Osteoarthritis

How does your garden grow? The lavender farmer, Newport, Shropshire

Joanna Spencer: 'All garden plants are derived from a wild plant somewhere, so you find spots akin to their native habitat. If I can't provide that, I'd rather go and see it in the wild'<p>Our garden grew into a lavender farm, and in some ways it has suffered for it, but then I never wanted a neat and …

Why you should ditch the tumble dryer and use your washing line

Washing lines, strung up in back yards or criss-crossing courtyards, have become an image of a domestic past. According to the Energy Saving Trust we are all using our washing lines less and tumble dryers take a bigger share of the load. Washing lines, they argue, should not be a thing of the past …

How meadows were lost in the long grass

The popularity of the 'annual meadow’ has led to some unrealistic ideas about wildflowers<p>A day or two after the end of last year’s summer opening season, I visited Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, a few miles south of York. It is a delightful small space, basically cottage garden in style, with many …

The perfect plant for... August sparkle

If you want to give your garden a facelift, hydrangea or anenomes could be the solution<p>The garden can look careworn in August so it’s important to add some sparkle to freshen up late summer.<p>Light up a shady area with varieties of Hydrangea paniculata, but choose carefully because some, like …

10 Basic Ingredients Every College Kid Needs in Their Dorm

Living in a dorm room can start to feel like a game of <i>Tetris</i> as the school year drags on.<p>Beds get stacked. Organizers get stacked. Anything that can …

JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

Hwæt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father "enter[ing] into the imagined past" of the …

Oscar Pistorius admits he had no reason to fire shots that killed girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius admitted on Thursday that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed his girlfriend as a prosecutor called him a liar who consistently fails to accept responsibility for his actions.<p>The Paralympic sprinter was quizzed about three other gun-related charges, including an …

Turn any 1 bedroom into a 2 bedroom for $300

If you live in a major city, then you know that renting a nice apartment may cost you all of your money and the lint in your pocket, too. Well, one man out of Silicon Valley, California, refused to pay the outrageous prices for a two bedroom in his area, so he actually rented a one-bedroom …