Janet L Erickson

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"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

Study Skills

Gems & Finding 2014-15

InDepth

Here's why experts say a recent SCOTUS ruling contradicts the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision<p>The Supreme Court has ruled on Trump v. Hawaii, the …

AppAdvice's top 10 best free iPad apps of 2014

It was another great year for iPad apps, but only a few could make our list of the best free and paid apps of the year.<p>Here are our top 10 <b>free</b> apps …

New Guidelines to Treat Low Back Pain

If you're one of the millions of people who live with low back pain, this may be welcome news for you. The American Pain Society (APS) has issued new …

5 Simple Moves to Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Chronic low back pain, which affects millions of Americans each year, is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle and/or heavy use, which might sound a …

Pain

How to control your emotional state through breathing

For centuries, the art of breathing has been one of a myriad of tools employed by Yoga masters in order to calm the body and mind, in preparation for …

How to Speak Your Mind Without Making Someone Else Wrong

<b>“Would you rather be right or free?” ~Byron Katie</b><p>Do you have the freedom to say what you really feel? Do you share your true thoughts and ideas, or …

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote

Here is a round-up of the apps we curated for you and which you can use with your Evernote to tap into its education potential.<p>From interests to …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

How To Stop Procrastinating: 4 New Steps Backed By Research

<i>I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. It’s awful and horrible. I hear it causes cancer. I’ll do it when I feel better. I’ll do it tomorrow.</i> …

23 Productivity Hacks To Keep You On Track In 2015

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy all year long. Get ready to dominate in 2015 with these helpful hacks!<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get …

A Completely All Natural Treatment For Back Pain

Science Of Beauty: 4 Physical Traits That Help Define Female Facial Attractiveness (VIDEO)

"Beauty" is how we appreciate the world. It’s what attracts us to each other, and quite frankly, scientists suggest it's biologically advantageous. But what exactly makes something -- or, better yet, someone -- attractive?<p>Cognitive researchers Dr. Kang Lee and Dr. Pam Pallett claim to have found …

How To Turn Negative Emotions Into Your Greatest Advantage

In our relentless pursuit of happiness, it's easy to shove aside, make light of, or otherwise evade negative emotions. But the truth is that unpleasant feelings are not only inevitable, they can also play a key role in health and well-being.<p>A small study from Olin University published earlier this …

The Verbal Habit You Need to Break

How to talk so people listen<p>Chances are you're guilty of this verbal faux-pas: Researchers coined the term "uptalk" to refer to that rising, questioning tone many people tack on to the end of a sentence (think of how it sounds when you say, "You know?"). It makes your statements sound like …

Sheryl Sandberg

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mood in 2 Minutes

Next time you are feeling overwhelmed by whatever is arising for you emotionally, try standing up straight, smiling, or putting a hand on your heart. For a super boost, try all three.<p>The mind-body connection is well-documented in research from neuroscience, psychiatry, and medicine. Findings have …

Pledge of Allegiance

What I Discovered by Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

I can embrace myself and others with greater compassion, my life has much less conflict, I am less impulsive and less reactive, my emotions feel more balanced, my thoughts are less intrusive, I sleep well, I am in excellent health, and I spend much more time savoring the richness of life.<p>It had …

Cognition

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i><p>I didn’t have any money so couldn’t start a business. And even if I started one, I didn’t have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I …

5 Pointers for Finding a Bra That Fits

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right, ladies

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Three Uses Of NLP In Everyday Life

<b>1 Red alert!</b><p>The NLP concept of ‘state’ is one I find useful in many situations. By ‘state’ we mean the emotional, intellectual imaginative and …

Makeover Monday Kristen

When Kristen showed up at my house I was pretty excited to see her gorgeous glowing skin and those doll-like blue eyes.<br>After a little bit of chatting …

Top 10 Infographics and Cheat Sheets That Make Life Easier

You only have so much room in your brain, and nothing's worse than forgetting that one genius tip right when you need it. Stop trying to remember …

34 Profound Excerpts From Classic Literature That Will Change Your Day

By Charlie Shaw,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1eMITuy<p>34 Redditors share the most memorable and inspiring excerpts in literature. Found on …