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20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Fun, But Not So Informative

It’s funny how once you get to know someone, it becomes easy to peg them: “Oh, Sara’s not like that.” “Ah, James, he’s a different type.” But when it comes to ourselves, it seems we’re on a never-ending quest of self-discovery.<p>This is why it makes sense that personality tests are so popular. “Who …

Psychology

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

Procrastination

Daily Meditation: The Temple

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a passage from the Rigveda, an ancient Indian collection of Sanskrit hymns …

Meditation

Six Simple Skills Anyone Can Learn to Improve Earning Potential

The wide variety of things people do to earn money might seem as radically different from each other as different colors in the rainbow, but the …

Employment

Here's what happens when meditation replaces detention in schools

At one Baltimore elementary school, meditation rooms have replaced detention halls.<p>Robert W. Coleman Elementary School launched a meditation program …

Stanford professors explain their best strategy to figure out whether you should leave your job

You could theoretically deal with this situation by never taking a risk professionally. Or, you could take a calculated risk after you engage in some careful introspection — specifically by figuring out what it is that you detest most and least about your current work.<p>That second option is called …

Stanford University

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

High blood pressure drugs may affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, finds a new study …

How the microbiota in your gut affects your mood, sleep and stress levels

<i>Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and</i> …

7 Motivational Quotes to Brighten Your Day - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Words are free for us to make, string together, and dispense with but there are times in life when only the right words can make us feel better. We …

Co-Creating Community ~ The Role of Corporate Mindfulness

Elizabeth BishopAs much as we might resist the idea, society is the collective body with all of us. We are an integral element of society. It is …

Mental Health

Gluten Free Spider Cookies - What the Fork

<i>These gluten free spider cookies are a super fun and delicious Halloween treat. So full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor, they will be a hit</i> …

A Mindfulness Plan For Low Self-Esteem (One Week)

Is it possible for us to change our lives in a week? Besides that, we spend a lot of time on watching TV, using mobile devices, browsing the …

9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Sh*t Done

<b>9 Daily Steps to Be More Productive and Get Shit Done</b><p>Everyone and their mom wants to be more productive and <i>get shit done</i>. How many times have you …

How to Discern God's Will for Your Life

God's will often feels like an elusive or confusing thing and people generally fall toward one extreme end of the spectrum in terms of what they …

10 Stress-Reducing Poses for Days You’re Too Busy to Exercise

Feeling the stress of mom life? Try these poses to calm down and catch your breath.<p><b>By Wendy Robinson</b><p>One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to …

Yoga

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Husband

What you say can be damaging, so experts outline five things to avoid saying to your mate.<p><b>By: Laurie Sue Brockway</b><p>Sarah Johnson, a mother of four who …

Why Do The Least Qualified People Get Promoted Into Management?

Dear Liz,<p>I work in an educational publishing company and like a lot of other people, I am frustrated at the slow pace of change in companies like mine.<p>Your leadership ideas would hit my managers like news from outer space. They don’t tell us “Great job!” and congratulate employees on a job well …

Leadership

A psychologist has honed a subliminal tactic to get what you want before you’ve asked for it

Robert Cialdini made his name on counseling everyday people about how to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, politicians, and lobbyists. Now, the Arizona State University psychology professor is advising people on how to become the manipulator.<p>Cialdini’s new book, <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary</i> …

Psychology

We can start winning the war against cancer

Learn about the latest advances in the war against cancer from Stanford researcher Adam de la Zerda, who's working on some cutting-edge techniques of …

Cancer

9 Breakfast Hacks That Will Speed Up Your Morning Routine

If you’re prone to hitting the snooze button one too many times in the morning, one of the last things on your mind when you roll out of bed is …

Breakfast