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Overcoming the fear of spiders, in 2 minutes

The tarantula sits in an open cage in the center of the room, dark and hairy and as big as a man’s fist. Its eight thick legs, sharp fangs and large glassy eyes are enough to give anyone the creeps, let alone someone who has feared spiders all her life, such as the woman standing at the far side of …

The Brain

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental health disorder acts like a magnifying glass to problems. It convinces the sufferer that they don't deserve someone's affection. It can cause them to …

Mental Health

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

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What Kind Of Introvert Are You?

Are you more of a social, thinking, anxious, or restrained introvert?

Behavioral Sciences

Keep losing arguments? A psychologist explains why emotions are more persuasive than logic

Even if you have all the facts, you may not convince others to agree with your argument. It’s frustrating, but according to Rob Yeung, a chartered psychologist and author of the recently published book <i>How to Stand Out</i>, it happens more than we would like. It turns out that the most effective …

Psychology

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge raise awareness for World Mental Health Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out Saturday to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day, visiting young people who have battled mental health issues.<p>During the visit to Harrow College, Prince William and Duchess Kate met with young volunteers, who shared their personal experiences …

Mental Health

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do | Inc.com

There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. Covey's bestseller <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> as a starting …

Self-improvement

6 Self-Help Books That -- Really! -- Help

Columbia University

The Worst Things You Can Say To Someone With Mental Illness

As if dealing with mental illness wasn't enough, some people also have to endure probing questions and unsolicited advice from others who don't understand the condition. And that can hurt more than anyone even realizes.<p>As someone who deals with depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, …

Mental Health

17 Motivational Quotes to (Actually) Inspire Action

While you've got to be aware of the downside to motivational quotes, here are some to get you moving.<p>Motivational quotes are everywhere. They're on sports advertisements, billboards, T-shirts. In fact, there's a decent chance that many of your laptops have a desktop background that features an …

Motivation

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

11 things smart people won't say out loud

There's no taking them back once they slip out, either.<p>I'm not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color jokes, or politically incorrect faux pas. These aren't the only ways to make yourself look bad.<p>Often, it's the subtle remarks--the ones that paint us as incompetent and …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Traits Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

They may not command a room or be classically charismatic, but introverts have many traits that make them excel in leadership roles.<p>The classic image of a great leader is someone full of charisma and exuberant energy, who can convince anyone to follow their ideas. But these outgoing types aren’t …

Leadership

New Macbook? Here Are Some Non-Obvious Trackpad Gestures You May Not Know About [OS X Tips]

I’ve let friends borrow my Macbook when they come over to my place from time to time, and I’m still surprised by the way they don’t “get” the trackpad. Some of them look for the button to click, some want to know how to right click, and still others move the mouse cursor way over to the scroll bar …

Mental Health

8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement | Inc.com

It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take the wheel and actually do something to make your situation fulfilling.<p>That may sound challenging, but if you follow …

Happiness

And now for a completely different approach to happiness. . .

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on Soundcloud and iTunes.<p>This is a simple post that I offer you as you begin your …

12 Tiny Storage Hacks to Banish Clutter and Feel Instantly More Organized

A professional organizer reveals simple ways to organize your entryway, car trunk, laundry room, desk drawer and other cluttered areas of your …

Storage Ideas

This Outlook On Life Lowers Anxiety And Expands The Brain - PsyBlog

Anxiety is reduced and the brain grows with this type of thinking.<p>Optimistic thinking could change areas of the brain related to anxiety, a new study …

8 Easy Ways to Become Highly Productive Without Working Harder

I have always known hard work to be an essential secret of success. And because I like succeeding in all I do, I work hard.The harder I work, the …

Time Management

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Nigeria

Digging Deep: The Emotional Detox

We have all heard about detoxing... detoxing your physical body that is. You abstain from sugar, gluten, processed foods, meat, dairy and alcohol for a particular period of time, while possibly using an organic herbal product to aid in cleansing your system. To me, real detoxing takes more than a …

Emotions

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

The Psychology of Checking Your Email

Want to send better email marketing campaigns? First, you need to understand the psychology of checking emails. Check out this post to learn more.

Marketing

This Man's Comics About The Reality Of Depression Are So True

Each person with a mental illness experiences it differently -- and for Kristian <b>Nygård</b>, the only way he could make sense of his personal plight was to illustrate it.<p>The 38-year-old artist from Norway created a series of comics for his website to explain to others what it's like to experience …

Mental Health

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

While raising my four kids I played traffic cop. Really. They all wanted my attention, all at the same time. Often I’d find myself holding out one hand, fingers outstretched with palms facing forward signaling, “stop”, while using the other hand to call one specific child towards me so he/she could …

Time Management

Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

Meditation