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Best-Ever Brownies

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13- x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease …

7 Things You Should Never Do If You're A Sensitive Person

I am a sensitive person, a highly sensitive person. I may try to roll like I'm tough, and I am to a degree, but ultimately, I'm extremely sensitive …

Simple Cooking: 11 Under-30-Minute Recipes

Beef with Broccoli<p>In the 25 minutes it would take for delivery to arrive, you can create this tangy Szechuan dish. The beef gets an extra hit of …

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows

Hold me.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A new study says it can …

Top 10 Professional Life Hacks | Inc.com

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.<p>When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it's not because they have more hours in the day than you. It's because somehow they've figured out how to deploy those hours in a way that is more effective and more productive, and …

Time Management

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Jeff Bezos

Being cheated on can leave you ’emotionally destroyed’ — here’s how to move on

About two years ago, Alex accidentally found out her husband was having an affair.<p>The 42-year-old of Toronto (who has decided not to share her name), …

Depression

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

Women are happier being single than men because relationships are hard work

Women are happier being single than men are, because being in a relationship is harder work for women, new research suggests.<p>According to a study by …

10 things you didn't know you could do with peanut butter

Gone are the days where peanut butter can only be used as a smear for bread or bananas. Peanut butter is a go-to condiment for the base of dressings, marinades, and dipping sauces. You <b>can use peanut butter</b> to dress everything from poultry, to noodles, to <b>satay</b>. Let us not forget peanut butter as a …

How to Write a Speech That Will Captivate Audiences (Using What You Already Know) | Inc.com

"I'm going to be a motivational speaker!" I was 28 years old. It was 5am in the morning. I was sitting in the lobby before a spin class and I proclaimed this to one of my fellow spinners. He was a very successful businessman whose opinion I greatly respected. So you can imagine my disappointment …

Video Tutorials

The Terrifying Truth About Fear (And How To Overcome It) | Inc.com

The image below is not for the faint of heart.<p>You might be terrified.<p>You may laugh.<p>Either way, if you're drinking coffee or another hot liquid, finish swallowing and set down your mug.<p>Ready?<p>Okay, here it is --<p>Well?<p><i>Did you laugh or shriek?</i><p>Now, you may be wondering why I shared this image of my wife …

Procrastination

8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health) | Inc.com

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Self-improvement

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

In 1976, a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University placed a rather unusual personal ad in newspapers throughout Los Angeles:<p>He sat by his phone, skeptical that it would ring. “I didn’t think that anyone would want to respond,” said Samuel D. Smithyman, now 72 and a clinical psychologist in …

Psychology

The debate on spanking kids is over — here's why you should never do it

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states globally.<p>The use of spanking has been hotly debated over the last several decades. …

Best Pizza Recipes

Tomato, Mushroom, and Mozzarella Pizza<p>Melt smoked mozzarella or Gouda over tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives to intensify the flavor of this sauce-free …

9 Things Insecure People Do That Ruin Their Lives

Insecurity is the dumbest thing that we all feel. Every person in the world has something he or she is insecure about – even if only slightly. Well, …

Being Highly Empathetic Has a Serious Dark Side, New Science Says | Inc.com

According to a mountain of research, a high level of empathy isn't just a 'nice to have' soft skill; it also helps you be successful in more direct ways. Empathy makes you a better leader with a more engaged team, who better understands customers and colleagues.<p>But just because being highly …

Empathy

10 Hacks to Make Your Workday Healthier

Working a desk job is exhausting. Really, working <i>any</i> job is exhausting. And after your daily grind, it can be so hard to find the motivation to get your body into the dance studio or butt on the bike at SoulCycle. Maybe you’re more productive doing desk exercises at work than trudging to the gym …

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Being able to bounce back from devastation may seem like a superpower, but there are several things you can do to prepare in advance.<p>Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, …

Your Personality Type May Be Sabotaging Your Exercise Goals

But here's how to fix it.<p>It’s no secret that your character traits directly affect how you interact with the world ― but you might be surprised at just how deep it goes. It includes how you work out.<p>Personality research and experts on the subject say your personality and even your mood can play a …

Exercise

How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science | Inc.com

Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience.<p>In a recent interview with award-winning podcaster David Burkus, she gave some keen …

George Mason

This Is the #1 Sign You're Too Picky in Relationships (And How to Be More Open)

<i>I've been single for X years—why shouldn't I hold out for the perfect partner?</i> People may tell themselves this common phrase to justify their chronic …

9 Truths I’ve Learned About Marriage

My husband and I have been together for almost a decade. Over the years together, we’ve had some amazingly good days, and some when we honestly …

4 Tips to Help You Be a More Patient Person, Science Says You Will be Happier | Inc.com

Think about it for a minute. We all want instant gratification and want things without waiting. We expect packages delivered the same day. We expect immediate results in the gym. We have food delivered to us already pre-cut so that we can get a meal cooked 10 minutes faster. We can even have a book …

Mindfulness

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

8 Ways to Make Mushrooms the Star of Your Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with mushrooms being hailed as a weight-loss wonder food, if your goal is to shed a few pounds, …

Breakfast

German Chocolate Pie

Do you love pies? How about a german one ? This german chocolate pie is a must try! Check out how I make it.<p><b>You’ll need:</b><p>– 3/4 cup of packed sugar.<br>– …

6 Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Not Sure You Want Kids

How many major life decisions are you expected to “just know” in advance? You put time and growth into your career — and sometimes change course. …