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7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength | Inc.com

Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mental strength.<p>Your thoughts affect how you feel and …

Self-help

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Instagram's Billionaire CEO Does This for 60 Minutes Every Single Morning | Inc.com

I've got a bone to pick with Kevin Systrom. He created one of the internet's most powerful procrastination drugs. He's Instagram's CEO and co-founder.<p>Instagram is to blame every time I fail to get work done. Mindlessly scrolling through pictures of my friends' fabulous lives makes putting off any …

Silicon Valley

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Mindfulness

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Saudi Arabia is killing its own economy because it won't cut oil production

Saudi Arabia is arguably to blame for hurting its own economy because it is a "swing producer," meaning it produces so much oil that it can shift prices depending on how much of the product it releases to the market.<p>The country reported that its budget deficit— the amount in which expenditures …

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

An uncomfortable view on what really makes a CEO successful

First, are most people in the C-suite there because they're tremendously talented and intelligent — or are they only decently talented and intelligent, and their success is fueled by other factors?<p>And second, is it possible that a company's success or failure has virtually nothing to do with its …

HTC One A9, Desire 828 dual-SIM unveiled in India; price to be revealed later

HTC One A9 and Desire 828 are part of the company's new segment of ultra selfie camera smartphones which have been launched in India<p>By: | New Delhi …

Mobile

Two bikers reveal quite havens near Mumbai you should escape to

If you had a bike and two days to spare, where would you head?<p><b>Dahanu</b><p><b>Distance:</b> The trip to Dahanu is about 140 to 150 km.<p><b>How to reach:</b> Take the …

Nifty firm directors earn 170 times their staff

The top brass of Nifty companies, on an average, earned 170 times what an average staff member earned in these companies in FY15. Of the 95 directors …

4 Quotes From the Startup Trenches That Will Inspire You to Build an Amazing Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, the defining image of a startup culture involves some combination of all-nighters, weekend work and intense, bleary-eyed young people bent over their keyboards, cranking out code. Of course, there's that image's brighter …

Lessons From The Ancient Chinese Text You Never Knew You Needed

What is "the Tao," exactly?<p>The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text that puts forth a set of practices and guidelines for living in utter flow with the universe. What that means in practice, though, is not always clear. And the text, itself, contains some confounding gems of wisdom.<p>Consider this …

Spirituality

Don't worry, be happy: your life might depend on it

Is worrying having an impact on Americans’ health? A closer look at available data shows that happiness and positivity can lengthen our lifespan<p>I am a bit of a nerd. That is why this column is about subtle and surprising patterns in the world, often teased out of big datasets. My subject is the …

Happiness

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

The Brain

3 everyday ways to practice gratitude for health and happiness

<i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning</i><i>, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the</i> …

Happiness

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.<p>Don’t let that happen …

5 Marketing Principles Every Entrepreneur Should Know

<i>As you build your startup from scratch, be aware of these five basic marketing principles.</i><p>Building a company isn't easy. You need to maintain consistent operations while steadily growing your customer base, but how can you get more customers if the vast majority of your target audience hasn't ever …

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

Meditation

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Mental Health

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never …

Books

5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

One in five Americans experience a mental health problem in any given year. Yet many people suffer with their symptoms in silence. The stigma that continues to surround mental health problems prevents individuals from getting the help they need.<p>It's a common problem I've seen in my therapy office. …

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead | Inc.com

How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You hate being limited by the 24-hour day.<p>Managing our limited time is well and good, …

Love Myself