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Can a morning routine make you better at your job?

While some people struggle to make it out of bed on time, there are others who manage exercise, language lessons and more – all before work.<p>Tim Powell isn’t a morning person. Which is surprising, because most days he gets up before 6am.<p>On weekdays, while most of us are still asleep, he wakes up at …

Time Management

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.<p>Mayors, economic developers, and business leaders alike all say they want one thing: more entrepreneurship. Across the country and the world, there’s been no shortage of efforts to clone the “next Silicon …

10 Ways To Make Every Day A Happy One

We all have bad days. The days where it seems we are doomed from the very moment we wake up in the morning. There’s just something slightly off in …

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….<p>I’m good in the first few minutes of …

6 Secrets for Attaining True Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you read tons of blog posts or articles that tell you how to be happy?<p>Do you try the things they say, but afterwards still feel crappy?<p>Well, fret …

70% of People Worldwide Pronounce 'GIF' With a Hard 'G'

You can't imagine how painful it was to write this headline. For those of us who are <i>correct</i> human beings, our brain juices boil to hear that hard …

Finding Your Life's Purpose | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“When you see what you’re here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way. It’s almost as if you suddenly find yourself on a stage …

What To Do When You Have No Idea What To Do With Your Life (9 action steps to start)

Once upon a time, I had no idea what to do with my life.<p>Actually, there were many times while I was in college and after when I was lost. Even when I …

Self-improvement

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.<p>-Dalai Lama<p>Think being happy is something that happens as a result of luck, …

Facebook Safety Check tells friends you're okay during natural disasters

Facebook is introducing a new Safety Check feature designed to help friends and family members check on loved ones during natural disasters. The tool works by triggering a push notification on devices that are near an affected area. Facebook determines location from cities listed in profiles, last …

The Best Piece Of Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

I am not a person that does well with moments of transition. It’s the in-between times that get me — the times when there are no routines, no …

12 Counterintuitive Health Tips That Really Work

<i>By Linda Melone</i><p>Many methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward: To lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water. Others, however, are totally counterintuitive. The following 12 tips really do work -- but they …

To The Girl Who’s Afraid To Love Again

Pain is inevitable, a heartbreak being the worst kind of pain there is. With every heart break, it does feel like we’ve lost a part of ourselves. …

4 Ways We Self-Sabotage (That We Need To Stop)

Not giving ourselves the credit we deserve.<p>It’s so easy to over-think life decisions and every day interactions, but we have to stop obsessing over …

Fairness Vs. Logic

We were thirsty.<p>It was a summer day, an especially hot and humid one, and we were thirteen. It was a summer camp day trip, one of those big ones they …

News Anchors Do Elaborate Dance Routine During Commercial Break

This just in: News anchors get really freaking bored during commercial breaks.<p>WGN-TV's Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange have found what may be the best …

GoPros and Drones Are Taking Selfies to New Heights

Drones are officially your new, best selfie accessory.<p>This "dronie," from Matt Benedetto, just screams 2014. There's a selfie, taken with a GoPro …

How To Become The Kind Of Person Who Deserves The Life You Want

We’re conditioned to believe that there is only so much happiness to go around.<p>Beginning at a young age, we’re almost pitted against one other in the …