Laura Villafane

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Don't Ask for a Raise If You Fall Into 1 of These 3 Categories

As with everything else in life, when you're requesting a raise, timing is everything.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm with friends, family or co-workers, the topics of fair compensation and raises come up at least a week. Understanding <i>when</i> it’s an …

5 Ways to Conquer Fear and Anxiety

Dale Carnegie is one of the most trusted authors in the self-improvement space, thanks largely to his bestseller <i>How to Win Friends and Influence</i> …

How to forgive yourself for a big mistake—even if no one else will

Let’s say you’ve done something bad. Not the “I really shouldn’t have had that third succulent cupcake at lunch” bad, but the kind of bad that makes …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

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 …

With these four words, I knew my wife loved me

I sat on a bench in a beautiful cemetery visiting with the woman who would be my wife and tried to ignore my sad, racing heart. Our relationship was about to end -- not because I wanted it to -- because she was about to learn the awful truth.<p>"There's something I need to tell you," I said.<p>Actually, …

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Anxiety

Your intentions might be good, but these statements could make things worse.<p>“Yeah, I’m anxious too.”<p>On one hand, this is true. “Fear and anxiety are …

Here's How Resilient People Avoid Taking Things Personally

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Want to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Slump? Snack on These 7 Foods! - One Green Planet

When it comes to having a productive day, nothing ruins progress on our to-do list as much as the mid-afternoon slump. The sluggish feeling we’ve all …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Woman saved from brink of suicide reveals how she beat depression - and how you can too

A woman who almost took her own life in the midst of suffering from crippling depression and anxiety has explained how she overcame the illness - and …

Mental Health