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Snooze, you lose: five tips to start the day well

From avoiding the snooze button to getting dressed with the lights on and doing some exercise, here are five ways to feel energised through the day<p>Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for health and happiness, improving our memory, mood and immune system. But did you know how you wake up is also …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Why People Are Drawn to Narcissists Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump is an official phenomenon. The real estate tycoon and TV celebrity’s ongoing success as a presidential candidate shows that he has clearly struck a chord with many voters. It has also confounded many citizens and pundits who predicted that Trump’s arrogant putdowns and grandiose claims …

Donald Trump

America’s Best Brunch Spots

At DC's Birch & Barley, the Boozy Brunch starts with chef-y doughnut holes. In New York, The Breslin is a perfect stop for over-the-top pancakes with …

Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I'm Done With You

Dear Perfectionism,<p>This isn't easy for me. We've been together forever -- since third grade to be exact. I've been practicing, how I can put this, and I realize there's no easy way to do this.<p>I'm done.<p>You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start.<p>I thought since we were introduced by …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Authenticity May Feel Risky, but It’s Worth It

<b>“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” ~Bren</b><b>é</b> <b>Brown</b><p>Growing up I experienced …

Positive Thinking

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

But after you do that, what comes next? It could be a sense of hopeless isolation.<p>So says Minecraft founder Markus Persson (aka "Notch") in a strangely revealing series of tweets.<p>Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion almost a year ago, and the founder did not join Microsoft after the …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

How To Sound Smart When You're Talking About The Internet Of Things

Someone starts talking to you about the Internet of Things (IoT). Do you smile and nod along, with no idea what they are referencing, or do you have something to add? Do you fall somewhere in the middle? No matter where you are on the spectrum, we’ve put together a few talking points you can use to …

Internet of Things

Can the 'Internet of Things' live up to its hype?

Alan Murray recently shared in this space his enthusiasm for a technology revolution known as the Internet of Things. He, like others, clearly …

7 psychological traps that can undermine your success

But when it comes to professional achievement, you can easily be your own worst enemy. By keeping quiet in meetings when you've got a different opinion or toiling over a project report past midnight, you may actually be acting against your own interest.<p>Here, we've listed seven ways people sabotage …

This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things

If you want to connect your device to the cloud you have to build in some way to access the Internet, and that’s actually not an easy task when …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

7 Easy Green Smoothie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss

Research proves that Green Smoothies are one of the best ways to quickly lose weight. However, it can be tricky to consume green smoothie unless you …

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking And Find Peace In The Present Moment

bodymindsoulspirit | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>by Dr. Kelly Neff <i><br>TheMindUnleashed</i>,<p>We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip …

Here's what hotels will look like in the future

Hotels are scrambling to anticipate travelers' future needs, and while no one has a crystal ball, some changes already taking effect can help us get a glimpse of what's to come.<p>We spoke to hotel designers and industry insiders to get an idea of what hotels will look like in the future.<p>The quality …

What to Eat to Build Muscle and Lose Fat - 10 Super Foods to Help You

If you are training hard at the gym then you may as well turn your hard earned efforts into maximum results. You can do this by ensuring you eat the …

Watch a Young Jay Z Kill It in his First Ever Televised Freestyle

Six years before the release of his debut, Jigga is so underground the TV Presenter doesn't even know his name.<p>What did we do before the internet? Jerk-off to magazines, probably, and get a whole lot more work done. But while the internet is a great time-wasting tool and has improved the well-being …

Weight Training Diet - 5 Tips to Get Muscular and Lean With Food!

Do you bust your butt in the gym? Do you train like there's no tomorrow in an effort to achieve a lean, muscular physique? If so, good for you, but …

Smart meter rollout 'needs private sector input'

<b>The UK-wide rollout of smart meters needs to be run by someone outside of government, the company set up to promote the project has said.</b><p>By 2020 every home should have a digital meter, which communicates directly with energy suppliers and can allow more efficient energy usage.<p>Smart Energy GB said …

Top 10 cool things about stars

Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!<p><b>1. Every</b> …

Samsung's New Smart Mirror Displays Want to Dress You Up

Bringing window shopping to a whole new level<p>If you’ve been longing for 22nd century chic in a 21st century world, Samsung has read your mind and debuted their new Transparent and Mirror OLED displays. This technology isn’t new, even for Samsung, who showed off a transparent OLED laptop screen …

What Food Cravings Are Telling You About Your Nutrition

Nutrition

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