Lakshmi Jayaram

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10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Even the most confident person has moments of self-doubt (and if you don't, please teach us your ways).<p>But, as much as it can suck to doubt yourself, …

Self-help

You Need To Watch These 30 Indian Films That Lost The Oscars’ Race But Won Our Hearts Instead

Perhaps the only question worth asking anyone today is if <i>Shape Of Water</i> was indeed their personal choice for the Best Film at this year's Oscars. …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

The 1 Thing Steve Jobs Would Never Say That Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

Work smarter or give up.<p>Anyone who tells you they were an overnight success is a liar. They say this to save time--you'd be amazed at the effort put into making an idea a successful reality. You might also be amazed at the math on how you can accomplish almost 40 times as much every single …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Work-life Balance

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read | Inc.com

Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I plan to spend at least part of the day having fun with …

Body Language

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Body Language

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

Anna Victoria's 3 best moves for a strong core

A strong body starts with a strong core. While the plank is often called one of the best core training exercises, you shouldn't stop there! The key to strengthening your core and getting results it to target it from all sides and with various movements.<p>Here are three creative and effective ways to …

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

25 Beautiful and Summery Blueberry Recipes

It’s a fact that blueberries are the only naturally blue foods in existence and on July 10th, it’s time to grab a basket because it’s Pick …

Vegan Recipes

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<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, …

18 Refreshing Recipes for Lemonade and Limeade

I can't think of many things more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold glass of lemonade. I was raised on powdered mix, but as I've matured, I've graduated to the real stuff. Making your own lemonade obviously gives you far better flavor than you'd get from a powdered (or even bottled) …

Recipes

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

Depression: 7 Powerful Tips to Help You Overcome Bad Moods

There is no health without mental health.<p>In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four Americans will suffer from major …