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New Books about Mind Control, Mental Rest and Why We Swear

<b>This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society</b><br>by Kathleen McAuliffe<br>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 …

Poo transplants and probiotics – does anything work to improve the health of our gut?

<i>Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and</i> …

Microbiology

Personal Development: Smart Advice To Excel In Your Life

Self help can really be an intelligent move that helps turn around your life for the better. This can make you wonder where to begin to start in …

3 daily habits to add to your routine if you want to save time

How many of us leave the office each evening thinking, "It's after 6 p.m. — is this really all I've completed?"<p>If the frustration stopped there, it'd be one thing, but the fact is, the lack of check marks on our to-do lists haunts us at night. We wake up with anxiety, thinking about everything …

Time Management

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Warren Buffett

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

Demystifying The ‘Extra Hour'

Are you tired <i>right now</i>?<p>For 80 percent of Americans, the answer would be a loud, resounding “yes.” (Or, more accurately, a deflated sigh of agreement, a sip of coffee, or a stifled yawn.) According to the Better Sleep Council, eight out of 10 Americans say they would feel better and be more prepared …

Sleep

3 Time Management Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Some of our biggest time management mistakes are simply borne of ignorance.<p>No matter how smart or experienced you think you are, it’s important to remember you’re always a novice at something. Sounds obvious, but it’s something managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders are liable to …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

Self-improvement

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness

Here's a list of 10 habits that could take your life into the stratosphere of greatness.<p><i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a …

Motivation

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes its even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …

Simple Ways To Improve Your Life

50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each …

Motivation

Temptation Bundling: A Simple Way to Boost Your Willpower

Like many people, Katy Milkman knew she should be exercising more.<p>But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania …

After 15 Years, What Does Positive Psychology Teach?

In 2000, psychologists Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihaly asked fellow researchers to think more about well-being. The positive psychology …

Happiness

13 Outdoor Dates In Los Angeles

<i>If you're tired of boring old restaurant or bar dates, we've got a list of some of our favorite outings under the sun while the days are still long.</i> …

8 Ways To Declutter Your Life

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Self-improvement