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10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

10 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself Every Day

Taking charge of your day so you can motivate yourself in 2016.<p>There are myriad psychology models and theories on what motivates us to do the things we do: how we respond to incentives, achievement theories, and so on.<p>I look at motivation as excitement. So how can you remain motivated in a simple …

A Harvard psychologist describes a simple exercise to reduce your anxiety in stressful situations

There's a simpler and more effective way to beat anxiety. The trick? Remind yourself of what you value most.<p>In her new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy, the Harvard psychologist who popularized the idea of "power posing" to increase confidence, offers a simple exercise to get over your nerves. Take a few …

University of California

Yogurt could be the key to happiness: The surprising link between your gut and your mental health

Research suggests the bacteria in yogurt may help relieve anxiety and stress by reducing a specific brain activity<p>Reynard Loki<p>December 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Scientists have long known that the brain sends signals to the gut, a process that reveals why …

5 energizing foods that are not coffee

Morning lull? Afternoon slump? Evening fatigue? It’s all too common in today’s go-go-go world. And on those days when you lack time and energy, grabbing a coffee or candy bar to keep going can be a quick fix that catches up with you later.<p>After all, food is fuel and it affects your energy levels. …

6 Things You Should Never Do When Applying for a Credit Card

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Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

7 Reasons Why People Who Draw Mind Maps Are More Hireable

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

4 Zen Concepts That Will Improve Your Finances

Understand how fear can lead to money problems.<p>Zen and personal finance — sounds a little “woo woo,” right? Except that there are actually several …

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

7 Million-Dollar Habits of the High Achievers

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

Truths & Illusions: The Profound Importance of Thinking Fast and Slow

In 2002, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics was oddly enough awarded to a classically trained psychologist. Daniel Kahneman is considered to be one of the world's most influential individuals in the field and is the founder of a unique and revolutionary new field known as Behavioral …

5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

As an ultra-endurance athlete, I’ve competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon a few times. Some call Badwater the “world’s toughest footrace” because …

Mindfulness