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10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Where In The World Do Colors Come From?

The emotional associations and cultural histories of colors have been well-documented on Co.Design–but what about the geographical histories of colors? For <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i>‘s fashion issue, designer Haisam Hussein reinvents the color wheel to show where various shades of colors were invented–from …

Color Wheel

Two Steps to Control Your Emotions (So They Don't Control You)

<i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>When a negative emotion hits you, you can feel it in your body, right? A heaviness on your chest, a hollow feeling in your stomach, a flushed face, tears welling up. Knowing exactly how to identify and name those emotions? That's a different story. You know something set you off, and …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

13 Ways Successful Women Strike A Balance Between Work And Family

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Articles about how tile wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help...<p>We bring you the long and short (and round) of the typical shapes that tiles come in.<p>Living green walls may have gotten their start 80 years ago, but they’ve recently …

Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

I used to feel nervous when I spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above me in the hierarchy at work.<p>One day, I admitted, “Boy, I …

Mindfulness

7 Mind-Expanding Lessons From TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here's how.<p>Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a fascinating series of TED Talks, social psychologists …

Self-improvement

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal

I took the plunge into Laser Hair Removal four years ago, when a friend that finished her treatments lifted her arm to show me the smooth softness that lay underneath. This was an underarm that had been to Laserland and come back rejuvenated, hairless and content. I needed to go to there.<p>As a …

What To Do When the Boss Gives You Baseless Feedback

Suppose you’re a customer service manager and you’re getting chewed out by your boss, the head of customer service. He’s heard from a key customer who’s unhappy about answers he’s received to a request for product modifications. Naturally, he’s not pleased to be on that end of the call. He probably …

Customer Service

How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general.A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the …

How to Ensure Your Resume Gets Read

Get past the filters to the top of the pile<p>Job seekers fear the resume robots – the automatic filtering of resumes that prevents your application …

Employment

Interview Test Prep: 6 Common Personality Assessments -- And How Employers Use Them

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Once upon a time all you needed to land a new job was a typo-free résumé, some interview smarts, and a few good references.<p>But these days more and more candidates are finding that getting the gig may very well come down to … your innate …

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Behaviors of Phenomenally Successful People

Because no one is truly successful without knowing how to get the best from other people... and from themselves.<p>You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed businessperson all you like, but business is ultimately about people.<p>That means business is also about emotions: yours and those of the …

Self-improvement

4 Tips to Help You Choose When You Have Lots of Passions

<b>“Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I first quit my office job in 2012, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do …

Positive Thinking

11 Habits Of People Who Never Worry

Worry is, sadly, an inevitability of life. Bad things are bound to happen, and the natural human reaction is to think about the negative consequences that could potentially arise.<p>However, worry is rarely productive -- "it's something we do over and over again, without much resolution, and it's …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

16 Simple Ways to Love Yourself Again

<i>Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.</i><p>“Today I lost the respect of a few people I love, and the desire …

Positive Thinking

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Mindfulness

Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder to Live an Extraordinary Life

<b>“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert …

Positive Thinking

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

8 Life-Changing Lessons From TED Talks on How to Be Happy

Ever wonder if you could make yourself happier? You can. Here's how.<p>What makes us happy? Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light on this surprisingly difficult question in a series of TED Talks about …

Happiness

How To Rewire Your Subconscious Mind in 3 Easy Steps

Years ago, when I was just starting my career as a physical therapist, I worked with stroke patients at a major rehabilitation hospital in New York …

5 Steps to Transformation: Change Your Habits and Your Life

<b>“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~Frederick Douglass</b><p>We all experience struggles. Some are seemingly insurmountable. Others, like …

Embrace Who You Are (Not What People Expect You to Be)

<b>“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” ~</b><b>Brené Brown</b><p>Now that the fog of …

50 Simple but Powerful Habits to Leave Your Mark

Try these 50 simple ways to make a meaningful difference.<p>Gandhi said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."<p>And one of the most effective ways to serve is through small acts of kindness developed into everyday habits. They may seem like little things, but most …

Self-help

15 Phrases You Should Say to Yourself Every Day

Say these 15 phrases to yourself to become more successful, accomplish your goals, and get more done.<p>Everybody wants to get more done, but unfortunately all the time management tips in the world can't help you overcome one of the biggest issues affecting your productivity--your attitude. …

Time Management

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

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