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What You Must Never Allow Your Teens To Do

What You Must Never Allow Your Teens To Do<p>Parent-teen relationship has come under pressure now like never before thereby bringing many teenagers at …

Turns Out Nice Guys Are Actually Massive Narcissists

Sorry, buddy

5 Proven Habits That Will Make Your Mind Stronger

The Most Simple Meditation Technique To Quieten Your Mind And Be Present

The practice of meditation offers countless benefits. From improving health to boosting concentration, it seems that there isn’t much that meditation …

Psychology tells us that when bad things happen, finding the silver lining can make you feel worse

Training yourself to find the bright side of any situation seems like a wise and noble pursuit. There are myriad strategies for developing this skill to cope with breakups, family illnesses, job losses, and financial woes.<p>But for those who cringe at the notion of being boundlessly optimistic, new …

It's Not Cool — But This Might Be the Best Gift for Your Kids

If you're like the average American, then you're expecting to spend around $752 on Christmas gifts this year, according to Gallup. And there's a good chance some of that will be spent on toys and trinkets for the kids in your life. But as you're going through your list and getting ready to wrap …

3 Science-Backed Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World | Inc.com

There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who honestly believed wisdom and knowledge shouldn't be hoarded. As you try to get the most …

Albert Einstein

Why 2016 was a breakthrough year for mental health in music

If at some point in 2016 you’ve noticed the overwhelming number of musicians who’ve come forward with their personal stories of mental health, you’re not the only one. The past 12 months alone have seen Adele speak out about her own struggles with postnatal depression, Lady Gaga pen an open letter …

Self-Talk Determines Your Success: 15 Tips

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Mindfulness

Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of How to Love

What exactly is love? We know it’s important and we know it’s a powerful feeling but how do we attain it?<p>That’s what That’s what legendary Vietnamese …

Meditation

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say …

Here's Why Snooping Is Such a Bad Idea

Why do so many couples confuse intimacy with surveillance? Cosmo's new columnist, Esther Perel, explains.<p>In your ideal relationship, do you hope you'll tell each other everything?<p>Chances are, yes. We've begun to believe that intimacy means we should be able to tell our partners anything and that we …

How to Use Meditation to Strengthen your Inner-Observer.

Know thyself.<p>Through yoga we aim to learn our true nature, and mediation is one part of this journey.<p>I’ve been practicing meditation as long as I’ve …

Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I’d forgotten when I had this realization: Although getting older, I am still healthy …

Are You an Ambivert?

A new personality type has emerged that puts the old introvert vs. extrovert debate to rest. Find out if you're an ambivert.<p>I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way …

How to Instantly Have a Success Mindset | Inc.com

I've been waiting in the hotel lobby for two minutes. My temper begins to rise as I think, <i>How inconsiderate of them to waste my time!</i> But I catch myself.<p>I was about to tell myself a victim story, and I remembered: You can't run a multimillion-dollar business as a victim.<p>You can't lead successfully …

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

4 Habits the World's Happiest People Have in Common

These daily activities create more room for joy in everyday life.<p>The results are in: the top three happiest countries are (drumroll, please) Denmark, …

7 Things to Do Each Day If You Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids | Inc.com

I'm like, a <i>dozen</i> years away from being dad to a teenager, but I was drawn to Christie Halverson's piece about raising teenagers--published a couple of years ago on her blog and more recently on Upworthy. (Plus, I work for what's probably the most influential parenting brand on digital media, and I …

Parenting

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

• <b> Be the master of every moment</b><br>You are the master of your mind and only you can decide what you're feeling. Don't let other people put you down with …

Lena Dunham Shuts Down Mental Illness Stereotypes In New Photos

"Meds allowed me to really meet myself."<p>Can she live?<p>Lena Dunham tackled the negative stereotypes surrounding women with mental illness in a series of Instagram photos Thursday night -- and the message is right on point.<p>In her first post, Dunham uploaded a picture of her taking psychiatric …

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Here's what the science says.<p>Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down …

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

The Brain

Love can get you high: New research reveals its incredible effect on the brain

Roxy Music was onto something. The Kinsey Institute finds love generates the same feelings of euphoria as cocaine<p>There are thousands of songs about the narcotic effects of falling in love. One of the most obvious examples that comes to mind when reading about Helen Fisher’s brain scans of the …

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 …