Laura Martin

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How to become one of those “less is more” people and have a decluttered home

Ladies and gentleman, start your (Dyson) engines: Spring cleaning season is upon us. You now officially have an excuse to spend an entire Saturday …

How to Pull off Cozy Minimalism: A Perfect Blend of Two Opposing Styles

Does “cozy minimalism” sounds like an oxymoron? If you think it does, you’re not alone. However, this intriguing home décor style is a situation in …

Interior Design

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

The Startling Science Behind Our Loneliness Crisis — And What To Do About It

In today’s digital world, we enjoy unlimited access to our social networks. Some argue that we are more connected than ever before thanks to our …

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

Numb

Forget calories, healthiness starts with the gut

Groundbreaking research suggests we can eat the same number of calories and still lose weight, if we start paying attention to part of our body we …

7 Mental Shifts To Get Yourself Out Of A Rut

It happens to all of us — sometimes, we just fall into a rut and life feels flat, or worse, painful. We start to wonder why things feel like they're …

When Someone You Love Has Mental Illness

Every year, 26% of Americans—more than one in four—struggle with a mental illness. Among women, the rate is even higher, with almost one in three …

Mental Health

40 Little Things In Daily Life That Bring Us True Happiness

What makes you happy? Apparently it really is the little things in life that make us happy, according to research by DoubleTree involving 2,000 …

Happiness

Get Over It: Why Emotional Reactions Resurface

If a person endures a severely stressful situation, he or she may become emotionally hyperactive to future events that are reminiscent of the …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

Here Are 31 Clever Tips To Make Life Feel A Little Easier

Tuck these away for dark days.<p>Whether you're dealing with depression and want to supplement your chosen treatment methods with self-care, or are just in a serious funk, here are some tips for making life feel a little more manageable.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

12 Timeless Truths to Learn from Bruce Lee, Master of Self Mastery

<b>“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”.</b> <b>– Bruce Lee</b><p>Bruce Lee, an influential martial artist, teacher, actor, film director, …

5 Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

For Ruth White, the fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. “I find it difficult to get out of bed and once out of bed, just walking …

The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

A study in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> revealed that when compared to women who cycled at a consistent pace for 40 minutes, women who worked out for 20 minutes but alternated between eight-second sprints and 12 seconds of low-intensity cycling lost more belly fat after 15 weeks. Work out …

Alpha Brain Waves Boost Creativity and Reduce Depression

Neuroscientists recently made a correlation between an increase of alpha brain waves—either through electrical stimulation or mindfulness and …

Neuroscience

I'm Praying For You Sears, But Marketing Can't Save You This Time

This fact would probably horrify my fashion conscious kids, but my mom bought all our back-to-school clothes at Sears. It’s where my grandfather, a carpenter, bought his work boots because of their durability and a no-questions asked return policy. I’ve still got a friend who wouldn’t go anywhere …

Customer Service

The Two Rules Of Intelligent Problem Solving

“‘What should we do about it?’ is only asked by those who have not understood the problem.” Thus spoke Alan Watts. I’m not aware that Watts had any interest in management – he was a Zen buddhist and self-described “philosophical entertainer” – but in this case he put his finger on a very important …

Alan Watts

Customer Experience Vs. The Customer's Experience: Is There A Difference?

Over the last few days I’ve been to a few customer experience events, which included chairing a couple of sessions at a leading conference in London as well as hosting an executive roundtable.<p>During that time, I’ve had the pleasure listening to a whole bunch of people speak about the service and …

Customer Experience

The Perils of Selling Strategy to Big Companies | Inc.com

In the "been there, done that" category of mistakes that you should only make once, I would award a place of high honor to the idea that startups should spend their scarce capital and limited resources trying to "earn" their way into the hearts and wallets of big customers by selling strategy as a …

Business Strategy

Social Customer Service: How To Support Customers And Stop Online Trouble In Its Tracks

There’s one point I find myself needing to stress repeatedly as a customer service consultant: If you want to be known for great customer service, you have to provide that great customer service and support regardless of the channel through which the customer has reached out to you. <i>It’s not the</i> …

Customer Experience

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Mark Zuckerberg

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

Materials

Our attention training task, shown above, is currently being featured in a BBC production examining the psychological benefits of attention training. …

3 Sources of Happiness That Aren't Tied to People or Stuff

It’s incredibly important to find sources of happiness in your life that aren’t tied to people or stuff.<p>Because you can’t always depend on “people” …