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How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

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Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Leadership

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

Motivation

Letting Go of Our Inner Critic

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.”<i><br>Eckhart Tolle</i><p>I spent the …

Why It’s Okay to Be Self-Centered Sometimes

<b>“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville</b><p>I grew up with a faith that encouraged …

How To Rewire Your Brain & Get Happy Right Now

For years, I felt swallowed up by life. I gained baby weight and hated my body. I sat at home, feeling like I should be grateful for the opportunity …

"Man At Home" Editorial Shows You How to Lounge In Style

Whether vegging out on the couch after a long day or just enjoying a nice weekend of staying in, a man at home is a man at total control. Without any prior obligations to be anywhere or do anything, a humble abode can double as a fortress of solitude for any regular old Clark Kent who’s tired of …

One hundred years ago, a patient paid a doctor when they wanted medical help. Since then, things have gotten more complicated in the US, and understanding the nuances of the health care system can be difficult (to put it mildly!). At one time or another, patients/families with medical bills, policy makers trying to figure out how to reduce costs, and small business owners looking to purchase a health care plan for a new employee - have all had to grapple with these complexities. In fact, even those within the system – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists – struggle at times.

This is precisely why we are excited about The Brookings Institution - Khan Academy partnership, which launched last week. The Brookings Institution …

Are Old Health Sayings True?

Compared to people who go to bed before 11 p.m. and rise by 8 the next morning—a.k.a., “morning larks”—“night owls” who hit the sack and hop out of bed later enjoy a 5 percent income advantage, shows a study from the UK. The authors also found mental performance and mortality rates were equal among …

Men's Health Live: Get More Sleep

Sleep Better with This Simple Trick<p>You'll need to get wet first<p>Can't fall asleep to save your life? On the latest episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Christopher Winter, M.D., director of the Martha Jefferson Sleep Medicine Center, reveals how a temperature-controlled bed can help you and your partner …

3 Ways to Outsmart Father Time—Starting Now!

Staying sharp as you age is as simple as 1-2-3<p>Old brains <i>do</i> learn new tricks. Trying different things, working out, and making social connections can alter neural structures even when you’re older, improving your memory and health as a result, according to research presented at the American …

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How to Build Positive Thinking to Improve a Bad Day

I’ve had some bad mornings in my life — mornings where I woke up late for work or school (sometimes even waking up after I was supposed to be there), …

How Can I Stay Motivated and Finish My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Recently, I've been too bored or unmotivated to do my school assignments. No matter how hard I try to actually focus on it, after a …

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

12 Inspiring Quotes About Fear

Fear is universal: we have all experienced being held captive by our own terrors! The inspiring quotes below will help you the next time you are …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

Happiness

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …