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One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Time Management

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

Time Management

Your Brain Can Be Trained to Self-Regulate Negative Thinking

In recent years, scientists have identified specific brain regions involved in the process of emotional regulation. The latest research shows that …

Neuroscience

How Marijuana Can Help With Seasonal Depression

Now that the holidays are over, much of North America is settling in for some long, dark, cold months. It's no wonder many of us are feeling low. …

Are you living with low-level sadness?

Do you remember the last time you woke up feeling happy?<p>It’s a question Katie* asked herself one morning – and she didn’t like the answer. ‘I suddenly realised that all day, every day, I feel a sense of low-level sadness,’ she says. ‘And what makes it more confusing is that I don’t have anything to …

"Never Touch Things Twice"

Keeping productive is as much about maintaining your momentum as it is about managing your use of time. You’re better off finishing everything you …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …

The Brain

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and …

Procrastination

Are you introvert or extrovert? Or an actual human?

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Psychology

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

This Is How I Stop Procrastination.

It can be hard to stay self-motivated when you’re facing your computer screen. Life gets in the way, and that new Netflix release can look awfully …

10 Things that Change your Brain - OpenMind

Using the most advanced <b>neuroimaging</b> techniques, science has identified some activities that permanently modify our brain, either by changing its …

Neuroscience

How yoga helped balance my bipolar

<b>Charlotte Walker has tried many things to control her bipolar disorder, including most recently an intensive course of yoga. So after 25 days of downward-facing dog, how did she feel?</b><p>Life with bipolar can be hard. Sometimes I sink into depression, incapable of getting out of bed, crying …

Yoga

Reward Circuits Weakened by Inflammation in Depression

<b>Brain imaging shows distinctive aspects of high-inflammation depression.</b><p>About one third of people with depression have high levels of inflammation …

10 Tips to Live Your Life Efficiently

People constantly think about improving their quality of life. If they spend their days doing useless things, such as watching the Kardashians or Big …

Time Management

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Google

Track Your Time to Get More Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From CEOs to janitors, we all have the same problem: We don’t have enough time.<p>As entrepreneurs getting the most out of our time is crucial. Everyone knows what tasks they need to do in a day, but do you know how long each of those tasks …

Time Management

15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

Extra money is great. At a minimum, extra income is more change in your pocket. Beyond that, it can diversify your income sources and make your …

Why you only need five things on your to-do list

‘Any system that lets you wallow in the fantasy that one day you’ll get everything done isn’t just useless but dangerous’<p>I love lists. I’ve sung their praises tirelessly. Lists help you feel in control, because you’re no longer relying on your brain to keep track of your to-dos; lists help you see …

Time Management

One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity | Inc.com

Busy Work<p>So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.<p>Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask colleagues, "So, what did you do today?" Most of the answers will be along the lines of, "A lot, it was a …

Time Management

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

Happiness

Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain

We all want to be happy. (I hope you’re happy right now!) Happiness may be the most important feeling in our lives, if our endless pursuit of it is …

San Francisco

23 Unconventional Places Introverts Would Love To Travel

Introverts. You probably know a few people who consider themselves as one. If not, then let me be the first.<p>Introverts love to travel as much as …

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The 10 best natural ways to treat depression

Affecting more than 340 million people in the world, depression is one of the most well-known mental disorders.<p>Similar in ways to the symptoms that indicate a general anxiety disorder, the symptoms of depression can be slower to detect, but can have easy remedies.<p>Below, we take an exclusive look at …

Wellness