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Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts) | Inc.com

I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke positive reactions with new people.<p>These are icebreakers and enablers. They can help even the most …

Body Language

1 Word Changed My Life Last Year (and Can Change Yours in 2017) | Inc.com

If you could make 2017 a better year--happier, more successful, more productive, or more whatever-you-want--with a single word, would you do it? Well you can. What's that powerful word? It's up to you to find out.<p>That advice comes from Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon, co-authors of <i>One Word</i> …

Living Rooms

Get Off the Couch! 99 Free Things to Do Outside the Home

While you may be tight on cash, you should still be able to have a good time! If you're feeling like staying in, there are many free ways to entertain yourself without spending money. But when you venture outdoors, it can be all too easy to spend money! To solve this problem, I've rounded up 99 …

City Halls

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How To (Finally) Quit Multitasking In These Five Daily Activities

You already know that multitasking is counterproductive, but are you sure you know how to stop?<p>Anytime you’re hunkering down at work to wrap up projects on a tight deadline, chances are you’re in full-on multitasking mode. You may think it transforms you into a to-do-list-tackling machine, but it …

Productivity

'I am not naturally magnetic': can you learn how to be charismatic?

From politics to business, charisma is the 21st-century must-have. But what is it – and can you really turn a shy type into a George Clooney?<p>It is a Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in the hairdressers, having both my usuals: a short back and sides and a mild attack of awkwardness. Apart from the …

Body Language
The Brain

A psychologist explains how emotional memories of Trump’s victory will divide Americans for years to come

Where were you when you learned that Donald J. Trump had been elected president of the United States? Some of us were watching the news at a bar or a friend’s house. Others woke up in the morning to a stream of text messages, or heard shouts of jubilation down the street.<p>No matter their political …

Elections

20 people reveal their favorite psychological tricks to getting what you want (7 Photos)

On the Red Couch with Science of Happiness Writer Eric Barker

<i>What’s the secret to a happy life? Vacation—as long as you’re accruing “experiences,” according to wellness and science of happiness writer Eric Barker. On his blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, this former philosophy student and screenwriter explores humanity’s big questions (including “how to be</i> …

One of the most controversial ideas in psychology just got a boost

Priming studies have suggested that hearing about old people makes you walk more slowly, and that holding a cup of hot coffee makes you feel "warmer" toward other people. Another: Describing a typical professor makes you perform better on knowledge tasks.<p>Most of these studies have failed …

Psychology

Making 6 small life changes to form better habits ended up saving me $1,200 a month

We had lived in Manhattan for six years, so the move was a big adjustment. It was an exciting time in our lives — and it felt like a fresh start.<p>So a week or so after moving in, I thought to myself, <i>now would be the perfect time to make some positive lifestyle changes.</i><p>Tyler and I decided we wanted …

Personal Finance

A Kale Salad For Everyone Who's Skeptical About Kale Salads

For Bon Appetit, by Christina Chaey.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. Every day this week, we’ll be bringing you a large-format dish that’s</i> …

Food

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 6 Tips on Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is brutal, unpredictable, exhausting and of course, really painful. Somedays it feels a tornado ravaged my body, leaving nothing but wreckage behind. Chronic Pain takes away my comfort. Chronic Pain takes away my energy and even my independence. But there is one thing that Chronic Pain …

Chronic Pain

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Consciousness

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

How to Master the No-Makeup Makeup Look

Get EXCITED! We’re officially launching our beauty video series, and we’re so happy to finally share the first installment with you gorgeous humans. For our first video in this series, our guest artist Eliza Veal demonstrates a super simple and doable approach to every minimalist’s best friend: the …

Makeup

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success | Inc.com

All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a relationship. It can keep us stuck where we are.<p>If <b>fear</b> is keeping you from being who you want …

Self-improvement

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

A time-management expert reveals the simplest way to find more hours to do what you love

That way, you can see how the seemingly small stuff — think lattes, cabs, and new shoes — adds up.<p>But cash is hardly the only precious commodity worth conserving. These days, most of us feel deprived of <i>time</i>, too.<p>It makes sense, then that you could apply the same tracking strategy to the way you …

Time Management
Neurology

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

How To Sleep Better: 5 Strategies For Tonight

Would you like to get more from your <i>six</i> hours of sleep than what others get from a full <i>eight</i> hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

Success

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

Productivity

Are You the Victim of Verbal Abuse Without Even Knowing It? | Women's Health

Devon MacDermott, Ph.D. a New York City–based psychologist who specializes in trauma and relationships, defines verbal abuse as "chronic verbal interaction that's unwanted and makes the victim feel some kind of emotional harm, and is typically from a close relation like a partner, parent, or close …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

Self-improvement