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I Have Bipolar II Disorder, and This Is How I Keep My Symptoms in Check

When Mariah Carey revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, I admired her honesty and bravery for coming forward. The more public figures open up about their experiences with mental illness, the more we can help erase the unfortunate stigma attached to these disorders. As …

Mental Health

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Self-improvement

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

From poverty to CEO of a $47 billion company: How Arnold Donald did it

Arnold Donald loves to gamble, especially when the odds are stacked in his favor.<p>When he was younger, Donald was sent to North Dakota as an up-in-coming agricultural executive. While there, he met men training to be professional card dealers. (North Dakota has many casinos.) They taught him how to …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially If You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate super-food, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8 ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

7 Things You Must Do Every Morning If You Want to Be Successful

The morning hours could be a perfect time for you to do some journaling or meditation.<p>It can take months for a new habit to stick, making it difficult to trade your old bad behaviors in for new, healthier ones. But if you shift that new habit to first thing in the morning, you may speed up that …

Work-life Balance

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

Psychology

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

I hired a stylist — and learned so much more than how to dress

'I've realized it's okay to invest in clothing that helps me feel like and express myself — my true self.'<p>We learn to dress ourselves around, what, kindergarten? It's not hard. You put garments on the parts that you don't want to get cold and that's it. Back then we didn't give much thought to how …

Minimalism

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Profit

4 Decision-Making Mistakes People Make The Most, According To An Expert

Every day, we make hundreds of little decisions, from whether or not to get up when our alarms ring to what to think about when we're lying in bed at …

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Self-help

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset | Inc.com

"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of peace within yourself, you must try your best to live in the …

Mindfulness

Living in the Moment Is Challenging—Here's How an Expert Says You Can Do It

It seems as though a wave of interest in mindfulness and meditation has swept over the U.S. and other Western countries in recent years. Yoga remains …

9 Ways to Live Longer

Live healthy, live longer<p>Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer.<p>A recent study found that four bad behaviors—smoking, …

Wellness

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

How To Embrace A Hygge Lifestyle If You're Just Starting Out & Don't Know What To Do

2018 is finally here, and that can only mean one thing: It's that time of the year to be totally freaking terrified by all of the resolutions you …

Hygge

10 Motivational Tips That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

You're reading 10 Motivational Tips That Will Actually Make Your Life Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Motivation

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Success

You Can Achieve Anything As Long As These Conditions Exist

You can be the greatest in your industry. You can become an expert. You can become a top writer, a best-selling author, a great programmer, an …

15 Sad Reasons People Give Up On Their Dreams | Inc.com

It's a sad truth in life that the vast majority of people give up on their dreams.<p>Sometimes it happens early. A kid is told by his or her parents that whatever they're aiming for is impossible to reach.<p>Sometimes it happens later. You get older, tired, and instead of trying to pivot once more, you …

Motivation

How to Make Over $1,000 a Month by Blogging

Monetize your content and add a new revenue stream.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose originally started blogging to improve his name recognition and drive more customers to his financial planning business. However, as he got to know …

Thought Leadership