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How to Become a Morning Person

<b>Time to finally wake up and get that proverbial worm.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Amy Marturana.</i><p>Photo: Tara Moore / Getty<p>We all have that friend that somehow jumps out of bed at the first chime of her alarm, and gets started with her packed day with a perky attitude. If she does it without a drip of coffee, it's …

Sleep

Mothering Ourselves {aka radical self love}

<i>Sofia Rose Smith in Death Valley, photo by Sammy Lyon</i><p>Years ago, I had heard Alexis Pauline Gumbs {who is brilliant} talk about the practice of "mothering ourselves." Now and again {and especially around Mother's Day} this phrase pops into my head. <b>What does it mean to mother ourselves?</b><p>Today as I …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do | Men's Health

The lunge and stepup combination creates unstoppable, power-packed legs that go faster for longer.<p>You can plug one of these movements into a total-body circuit as your leg exercise.<p>Or you can program a 10-minute lower-body workout. Choose either the lunge or the stepup (or mix between both!), and …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Psychology

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Rohan Gunatillake, the mind cleanser: ‘Society shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which it …

TED Talks

The E.U. Has Called for an Investigation Into the Missing Hong Kong Booksellers

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Hong Kong

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

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The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …

Books

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

Self-help

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

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College Basketball

How to Start Influencing

Whether you are aware of it or not, you are influencing people, events, and circumstances in the world.<p>I don't take my ability to influence others and outcomes to my actions for granted and I don't think you should either. We are influencing each other and have an impact on everything around us …

Happiness

8 Things Inside Out Teaches Viewers About Emotions, Memory and the Mind

<i>Inside Out</i> has officially become Pixar’s most successful original film — and also the most educational.<p>The animated blockbuster goes into the mind of …

Psychology

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

Self-improvement

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

10 Things Happy People Do Not Do

Two of the most amazing emotions one can feel are positivity and happiness. Happiness and positivity could really turn things around 180 degrees and …

How to Air Dry Your Hair So it Looks Amazing

<b>Step 1:</b> Pat your hair gently with a microfiber towel, like <b>Turbie Twist Hair Towel</b> ($9.99, bedbathandbeyond.com), removing as much water as you can. Not only does this towel prevent frizz, "it takes water out quickly and will literally cut your drying time in half," says Julie Featherman, a …

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) charged Tuesday that Republican leaders in Congress had planned all along to capitulate in their battle to defund President Barack Obama’s immigration actions.<p>Cruz’s remarks came soon after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) decided to bring up a “clean” bill …

Netanyahu’s shocking affront: What his stunning speech was really about

The Israeli PM briefly said nice things about Obama, before trashing him and his intelligence for 45 minutes<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent a couple of minutes at the very beginning of his address to Congress -- "the most important legislative body in the world," he said, accurately …

Obama Administration

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>The obsessive thoughts of OCD are different to those that tend to dominate other types of mental anguish. Recurring and distressing thoughts are not always an obsession – at least not …

Cognition

Evangelicals’ racist “purity” culture: What’s really behind Huckabee’s Beyoncé slur

When Mike Huckabee suggested that Jay Z was a pimp, he was tapping into an ugly history – and, likely, on purpose<p>In an interview promoting his recent book about American Christian political identity, Mike Huckabee commented that he doesn’t understand how Barack and Michelle Obama let their …

Religion

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

By: Dr. Mercola. Guest<p>Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed …

'American Sniper' Triggers Flood Of Anti-Muslim Venom, Civil Rights Group Warns

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said this week that threats against Muslims and Arabs have soared following the release of "American Sniper," a hugely popular and hugely controversial film.<p>Threats reported to the civil rights group have tripled since the film’s wide opening over the …

Rights & Freedoms

MLK’s radical vision got distorted: Here’s his real legacy on militarism & inequality

Dr. King is remembered for a sanitized legacy. Here’s what he really fought for — and why it’s so relevant today<p>Today, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s federal holiday, many will write of Dr. King’s dream for equality for all people and his heroic leadership that inspired very real progressive change in …

Black Lives Matter

Is the conservative love affair with Ben Carson coming to an end?

Carson is touted as a conservative rock star, but there are signs that status may not last<p>Ben Carson rose to conservative fame two years ago, when the retired neurosurgeon delivered a speech blasting health care reform at the National Prayer Breakfast, as President Obama sat feet away on the dais. …

Republicans