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The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

Try Making Someone's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How | Inc.com

We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort of hit to their self-esteem (a dent in their armor) in the past 6 months due to something …

Self-esteem

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Were the Ancient Egyptians Black or White? Scientists Now Know

Egyptologists, writers, scholars, and others, have argued the race of the ancient Egyptians since at least the 1970’s. Some today believe they were …

The 17 Painful Life Lessons Men Don't Want to Admit (but Need For Maximum Self-Development) | Inc.com

Mastering life lessons doesn't need to be painful. When information is available at your fingertips, you can take advantage of the wisdom others discover and integrate that knowledge into your life. And while many men are stubborn--always wanting to learn things on their own--sometimes listening …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running | Men's Health

Meditation is a practice of focusing attention in order to clear the mind and reduce anxiety. Learning to focus can help you tune out distractions.<p>Meditation is not only calming—it also has some seriously positive health results. It’s been shown in certain cases to reduce stress, ease depression …

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over 65 who have the mental function of those …

The Brain

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

Self-help

Spirit Guides

The purpose of finding your spirit guide is to get information not available at this level of conscious awareness. Your guide becomes your “go-to” …

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

A new study linking profanity to honesty shows people who curse are more authentic

The next time someone tells you to watch your language, feel free to tell them to fuck off.<p>Sure, swearing is considered poor form in certain settings—like courts, classrooms, and most offices. But people who do it may be more trustworthy, according to a new three-part study analyzing swearing and …

Psychology

This Is Why Warren Buffett Is a Billionaire | Inc.com

<i>What's the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you've ever seen in business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Amaury Fernandez, analyst at Citigroup, on Quora:</b><p>One of the smartest maneuvers I've …

Investing

A “sound bath” provides many of meditation’s benefits, without the discipline

The benefits of meditation—increased focus and clarity, decreased anxiety, and a heightened capacity for empathy among them—hold obvious appeal. The thing is, sitting still with one’s thoughts, let alone transcending them, is actually really hard. Therein lies the appeal of one of the latest waves …

25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life | Inc.com

When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually terrifying. And expensive. And difficult. So you end up just sitting there in your …

Productivity

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

Retirement

12 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why do two people click? We dug into years of psychological research to find some answers. And in the process, we busted some myths and learned that certain clichés turn out to be actually true.<p><i>This is an update of an article written by Drake Baer for</i> …

Relationships

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How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and subconsciously--judge your intelligence or education. Check out this list of common, embarrassing errors even smart people make.<p>1. "Me" as …

Language

10 Stories Of Partners Being Driven To The Brink Of Cheating (And What Exactly Ended Up Happening)

<i>Stories originally posted to Reddit.com</i><p>1. It’s a craving<p>I love my girlfriend, want to spend my life with her, and want her to be the mother of my …

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Great Depression

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

Happiness

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and …

Psychology

How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any of us want to do is get in our own way of succeeding. Yet, despite this great intention much of the way our psyches operate is from the unconscious. Whatever is unconscious can wreak havoc on our path to success. To …

Self-improvement

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

How to put your mind—as well as your body—to sleep

My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed.• <b><br>9:00</b>: Be in bed.• <b><br>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping.• <b><br>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping.• <b><br>10:00</b>: Oh god, you’re not asleep? Why aren’t you asleep? You know what happens when you can’t sleep. Well, you just keep thinking about sleep. I mean wait, don’t think about sleep! …

Sleep

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …