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5 Helpful Things to Say to a Friend Whose Anxiety Is Skyrocketing (and 3 to Avoid)

The odds are pretty high that anxiety will elbow its way into your life or that of someone you love. Nearly one in three American adults will …

How to survive the teenage years: a parents’ guide

The Quentin Blake picture book, Zagazoo, tells the surreal story of George and Bella, who become parents after they unwrap a parcel containing a baby. The perfect baby becomes a baby vulture who screeches all night; in toddlerdom, he’s a clumsy elephant. When Zagazoo hits the teen years, he turns …

Parenting

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it and</i> …

Success

Left untreated, stress can affect kids’ health for a lifetime. Here’s how to help them cope.

By Smita Malhotra<p>I woke up in an ambulance.<p>The last thing I could remember was standing on a ledge in an auditorium and practicing for my school’s choir performance. I was in ninth grade, it was my first field trip in my new home here in the United States, and I was nervous. Then everything went …

Parenting

Four tell-tale signs someone might have depression, based on the way they use social media

New scientific research identifies certain key behaviours as being commonplace in people with depression.<p>We know there's a link between social media and mental health issues, in that the use of online social platforms can exacerbate the likes of anxiety and depression. But a new in-depth study has …

5 Things You Need To Know Today (June 5, 2018)

According to a new study of over 6,000 adults over age 50, not only does sex improve memory in short-term memory tests, but it boosts brain-cell …

Why Spending Time Alone in Nature Is Good for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Time alone in the wilderness results in introspection and pondering bigger questions about one’s own existence. This, claim researchers, is good for …

The Critical Role Of Leadership Development During Organizational Change

Most business leaders today would agree on two things: (1) organizational change is constant, and (2) leading change is one of the most difficult burdens of a leader’s command. In last week’s article I focused on the seven mindsets necessary for successful leadership development. In this article, I …

Leadership

Here's What Happens When You Love Someone Who's Emotionally Unavailable

I'll never forget the first time I felt the brutal ache of loving someone who didn't reciprocate. After months of casually dating the guy in …

Relationships

Want To Stay Relevant? Never Stop Learning

Continuous learning has become a mantra for everyone from college newbies to seasoned C-suite veterans. Trouble is, most of us are bad at learning. Supremely bad.<p>That’s the conclusion of Bradley R. Staats, an operations professor whose research examines how individuals, teams, and organizations can …

Behavioral Sciences

A four-star general’s leadership advice: ‘Communicate, communicate and communicate’

By Tom Fox<p>The Federal Coach<p><i>Lester Lyles, a retired Air Force four-star general, served as commander of the Space and Missile</i> <i>Systems Center, as director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, as vice chief of staff at Air Force headquarters and as commander of the Air Force Materiel Command.</i> …

Leadership

This Artist Turns His Anxiety and Depression into Darkly Hilarious Comics

These illustrations by @alecwithpen are super relatable for anyone who's struggled with their mental health.<p>They say that laughter is the best medicine, but honestly, that’s poor advice. For most people, medicine is the best medicine. But laughter can be a balm that puts our plights into …

The Toxic Stew of ADHD, Anxiety and Depression

ADHD is a disorder that likes to come with reinforcements. It’s not particular about which reinforcements it chooses. These could be …

Here Are the Best Answers for Job Interview Questions About Experience

How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Experience<p>Updated April 16, 2018<p>Interviews are difficult and stressful for everyone, regardless of where …

Switching Antidepressants: Strategies, Side Effects, and More

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, your doctor will likely start you on a treatment plan of antidepressants like a selective serotonin …

A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

Process your thoughts, diffuse stress and find an optimistic perspective in just a few minutes.<p>For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in your …

Mindfulness

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

4 Questions You Should Ask In Your Next Interview

“Prepare for every interview like it’s your dream job.”<p>It’s the advice Greylock’s Talent Partner, Dan Portillo, gave me about interview preparation.<p>Near the end of almost every interview there will be an awkward pause where the interviewee will ask you what questions you may have. If you’re lucky …

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, tricks, and …

Time Management

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

What is depression and why is it rising?

It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is

When kids say 'I hate you,' parents should say this | Parenting With Pete

"I hate you!" "You're stupid!" "I'm a failure!"<p>Parents frequently hear their children express these and other strong negative emotions to or about …