Kimberly MATISON

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Eat These 5 Foods to Promote Your Psychological Well-Being

Bring on the avocado toast!<p>We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, …

The Brain

3 Words and Phrases Great Leaders Never Say (Even to Their Worst Employees) | Inc.com

"Everything you say can and will be used against you."<p>That statement is not just true in a criminal arrest. In the workplace, great leaders know that the words and phrases you use are critically important. They set the tone for the entire office, and you simply can't lead a team unless you choose …

Employment

10 Things ADHD Is—and 3 It Isn't

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of those mental health conditions that has become cultural shorthand in a pretty …

ADHD

10 things confident people won’t do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Vincent Van Gogh

How to get out of a mental rut, according to a psychologist

Ruts happen to all of us. One day, life is amazing and everything is peachy—and the next, it’s a struggle to just get through the day. It’s not a …

9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Why are Americans so sad?

Suicide rates in the US have increased nearly 30% in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing statistics were released the same week two very famous, successful and beloved people committed suicide—Kate Spade, a tremendous entrepreneur, …

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

All You Need Is a Mat and 25 Minutes to Complete This Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Prepare to sweat.<p>Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, and Beth Williams, a franchise partner and personal trainer, stopped by our offices to show …

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

• <b>A study of more than 81,000 people in North America found that meat protein-eaters increased their risk of heart disease twofold.</b>• <b><br>But people who ate</b> …

Nutrition

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

Here’s what happens to your body when you stop having sex

So what effect does stopping sex have on your body?<p>According to <i>The Sun</i>, it will inevitably take a toll on your body and general psyche if you go from …

5 tips on how to relax and reduce stress after a day at the office

Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect …

Mindfulness

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most …

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I wasn't …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

What We Learned from the Athlete-Packed, Plant-Based Diet Documentary, The Game Changers

It's a new era for veganism. From Kyrie Irving to former NFL lineman David Carter, more and more athletes are beginning to rely on a plant-based diet …

Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

Parenting

How This Photographer Documented Her Mother's Battle With Mental Illness on Instagram

On one side of the lens is Melissa Spitz, a gifted photographer from St. Louis who now lives in Brooklyn. On the other is her mother Deborah Adams, …

19 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners With No Meat

Sheet-pan dinners—or dinners you can make entirely on one sheet pan—are great for so many reasons, but namely their convenience. Part of the reason …

Sheet Pan

Asking yourself this one question can help you lead a fulfilling life

We’re often told to live everyday like it’s our last. I think that’s bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I’m unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

Five Restaurants To Try on a Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

From the right spot on Fremont Street, it’s possible to witness a strange sunset ritual. Helicopters appear on the horizon, hovering in a perfectly straight line on their way back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon. For most people, the Grand Canyon is a bucket list item symbolizing the greatest of …