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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Psychology

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

This Book Will Make You Want To Meditate, No Matter What Your Excuse

The most common misconception about meditation is that it's all about the breath, or posture, or having no thoughts at all.<p><i>Excerpts from JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, copyright 2017 (HarperOne/HarperCollins).</i>

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

23 Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

A lack of emotional self-management has serious health ramifications -- and can jeopardize your career.<p>Stress. We all experience it -- some more intensely than others. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety in the workplace is becoming rampant as numerous studies show that job stress continues to rise …

4 of the Best Plant-Based Proteins Even Non-Vegetarians Should Eat

You might as well compare protein to the importance of water. It’s just an everyday essential our bodies <i>need</i> to survive and thrive. You have to …

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

4 Reasons a Daily Walking Habit Is Worth It

<i>This content originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>We’re bombarded by fitness messaging that tells us that to be healthy, we must go to extremes (“no …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

All About Executive Function

The good news was that Knievel survived. The bad news was that the jump was a bust. It began well enough, with the rocket roaring to life under the …

Eat mindfully for weight loss that lasts, studies suggest | The Star

A simple document titled “12 Mindful Eating Strategies” is among the guides provided to participants. It includes such advice as:<p>- Make eating an …

Ten university degrees which can help you earn £100,000 a year

With university courses costing so much these days, students are entitled to demand maximum bang for their buck.<p>One such student Pok Wong, 29, is …

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

Nutrition

3 tips to create better infographics, faster (and cheaper)

Infographics remain among the most shareable content formats on social media. They’re also perfect for anything from white papers and articles to …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Quitting sugar to improve your health not the answer

Not long ago, fat was the evil dietary villain. Before that it was salt. Now the sugar-free diet has exploded onto the health and wellness scene — …

‘Fat acceptance’ comes with a price — and it could cost you a lot more than you think

Look around you and chances are you’ll see that more than one adult in three are overweight or obese. Perhaps you are among them and you’re thinking, …

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Sh*t Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of …

If You Want to Get a Stronger Core, Do This Kettlebell Workout ASAP

Doing the same thing at the gym day-in and day-out can certainly get mundane. One easy way to mix things up in your fitness routine? Reaching for a kettlebell. Sure, they may look a little odd, but the bell-shaped fitness tool can help scorch calories and tone all over. One University of …

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

A new study found it may not matter whether you cut fat or carbs to lose weight — and it proves what dieters have known all along

Dieting is a very personal challenge. A specific eating regimen your friend swears by just may not work for you, and research has shown that there is probably no one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss.<p>Now, when it comes to the recently popular question of whether cutting carbs or fat is better, …

Research

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

“Oh, I pretty much know my strengths and my weaknesses.”<p>If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard this from an executive we were coaching, we could have retired a long time ago. When probed, they often proclaim that while they might not recognize all their strengths, they are confident about …

This Is How Much Money You Need to Be Happy, According to Science

But not too much!<p>They say money can't buy happiness, but let's be honest, <i>they say</i> a lot of things – and they're not always right.<p>When it comes to …

15 things you should never order at Starbucks if you want to lose weight

You walk into your local Starbucks shop and are automatically hit with a tantalizing whiff of roasted coffee beans and baked desserts. What's not to love?<p>What many café-frequenting folks don't know is that a plethora of menu items you wake up to may actually be responsible for the increasing number …