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How to Shoot Photos Everyday

Dear friend,I’m currently the most prolific I’ve ever been in photography– shooting hundreds of photographs a day of just random stuff. I feel …

Street Photography

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Teaching

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

5 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

5 habits worth cultivating in 2017, according to a dietitian

By Carrie Dennett<p>Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives. On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in 2017.<p>Cook more<p>Creating and serving …

Plant-Based Diet

5 Ways to Kick the Bad Mental Habits That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

It takes only one bad habit to keep you stuck.<p>No matter what goals you've set for 2017, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you feel and how you behave. And it only takes one bad mental habit to hold you back.<p>Getting rid of your bad …

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think)

It's a simple change. But not an easy one.<p>We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over …

18 Best Infographics for Higher Productivity in 2018

<b>THE DIFFERENCE</b> between regular people and high-achievers is that successful people plan their time more wisely.<p>You only have 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, …

Infographics

4 Ways to Actively Reprogram Your Thoughts

Meditation is like sitting by the bank of a river, watching it flow by. From time to time, we get pulled into the (thought) stream, but that’s OK. In …

Mindfulness

7 Habits You Need to Give Up to Fulfill Your Potential in 2017

We are the limits to our own achievements.<p>As a coach, the start of the new year is always a great time because it's the time that clients are full of optimism. Ready to set bold new goals, or create inspiring visions for their futures. And while I love to help them set these bold new goals, it's …

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

Parenting

11 experts share their favorite tips so you can make 2018 your most productive year yet

And we admit it can be a little daunting to keep up with all the productivity advice out there.<p>So since you're here to learn how to make better use of your time, we thought we'd save you some and round up the best productivity tricks.<p>To do this, we asked some of the experts we trust to share how …

Time Management

The One Thing That Hurts Your Marriage More Than Cheating

Infidelity is the worst thing that can happen in a marriage, right?<p>Think again.<p>While cheating is a devastating betrayal, the MOST damaging thing you can do in your marriage is to give in when you don't really want to.<p>When you agree to something you don’t actually want, resentment builds and eats …

The Crucial Step That'll Help You Make The Fluffiest Pancakes

No more rubbery breakfasts.<p>Breakfast deserves greatness. It’s the meal that determines how the rest of our day is going to pan out, so it’d better be good. One way to make that happen is to take the time to whip up a batch of pancakes. And not just any pancakes, but the fluffiest pancakes that have …

Breakfast

The 4 rules to follow if you’re eating a late-night meal

It’s the refrain of nutritionists everywhere: <i>Don’t eat after 9 p.m.</i> And late dinners can, indeed, be pretty darn bad for your body, correlated with …

Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Please Everyone

If you didn’t already know we’re obsessed with avocados, you haven’t been reading closely. Getting tired of your usual schmear and run? Shake things …

4 Simple Habits That Earn You Instant Respect at Work

If you make a commitment, honor it.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Software Engineer/Architect who</b> …

Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Headphones

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., Author at PsychAlive

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

For years, I’ve taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14 years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

A true dedication to success and happiness takes much more than just hard work and a cheerful demeanor. Here's what you need to do.<p>While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …