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Fun Ways to Keep Vacation Memories

Our readers share their ideas for preserving special family travel moments.<p>Trim the Tree<p>Whenever we take a trip, we choose a special Christmas ornament. Among the ones we've brought home are a hand-carved turtle from the Cincinnati Zoo and a clay piñata from Mexico. As we decorate our tree, we …

Kids

Craft Beer Glass Tasting Kit

Maybe with Spiegelau's craft beer glass tasting kit downing 4 beers at 11 a.m. won't make me a drunk so much as it will make me a <i>tasting experiment</i> …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Sherry Cooper’s formula for success

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>The key attributes of successful people are remarkably …

Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story</b><p>Whether we recognize it or not, our lives are driven by a story; it follows a script that we have …

Why Hating Your Job Is Natural, And How To Love It Again | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to Cure Burnout at Work<p><b>My first job was cold calling at a startup</b>. It was good, I worked 16 hours a day every day, except the weekends, and was …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

Mental Health

The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The comfort zone is the warm and fuzzy place where everything makes sense, and nothing is particularly challenging. But the comfort zone is also the …

The 5 Best Ways To Relax And How They Will Change Your Life

There’s no doubt that we live in a society where we’re always plugged in, stress levels are high and finding time for ourselves is like pulling …

5 Strategies When You Feel Like Giving Up | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whether you have a specific goal that you’re trying to achieve or whether just getting through the day in one piece is your aim,. We want to go back …

10 Great Tips To Make Your Life Easier And More Enjoyable

There are numerous benefits in simplifying your life. You will have more time to spend with friends and family, there will be less stress in your …

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

5 Ways to Be Yourself! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.<br>Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>These days, the …

Motivation

8 Simple Reminders For a Happy, Fulfilling Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can be pretty tough eh?<p>We get so caught up in everything that we tend to forget the most important thing for ourselves, which is to be happy, no …

Happiness

An Introvert’s 3 Step Guide to Public Speaking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being an introvert and speaking in public – sounds like a match made in hell perhaps?<p>Many of us may associate introversion with shyness, a lack of …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

20 Simple Ways to Stoke Your Self-Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Once upon a time there was a small child known as you.<p>This child was born into the world pure and perfect, aware only of its own needs. If those …

How to Use Meditation to Dominate Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure there have been at least a few times in your life when a negative response has made matters worse.<p>Let’s say you’re working on a complicated …

How to Keep the Dreamer In You Alive

<i>“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to</i> …

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What Gets in the Way of Listening

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.<p>Take, for example, our client, Janet, a successful principal in a management consulting firm. She recently …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

8 Great Habits You Can Instantly Start On | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve been reading up on a lot of passionate people who talk about how they get into “the zone” or experience a certain “high” when they get down to …

Outsourcing

How to Get Your Idea Approved

When you have an idea, proposal, or recommendation that you believe in, it’s easy to presume that getting it approved will be a breeze. If you see how great the idea is, won’t everyone else? However, whether an audience accepts an idea is often less about the idea itself than about how you present …

How Do I Find The Motivation To Get To The Next Stage Of My Career?

Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman answer our first reader question.<p>The office can be an overwhelming and tricky landscape. To help you navigate the often uncertain terrain of work-life, we’ve tapped a panel of experts to answer your trickiest questions. In this new weekly …

Self-improvement

Career Advice I'm Glad I Never Took

I love my job, even on the tough days. For that I stay immensely grateful, especially since my work as a coach involves bearing witness to the unhappiness so many people feel in their chosen careers. In fact, studies show that about half the world’s workers are unhappy in their positions, with …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

Gen Y: Don’t believe the hype on home ownership

The housing boom of the past decade has given young adults a whole lot of debt and some pitiful gains in net worth.<p>The twenty- and thirtysomethings of Generation Y who are entering the market today are in for worse treatment. A mindset for those who choose to buy a house: It's about lifestyle, not …

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