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9 signs you need to work on your emotional intelligence

Your whole life, you have probably been used to learning about different subjects in school, but far less often are we taught how to interact with others.<p>Because of this, your socializing skills might be not be as good as you realize, and you could be exhibiting some signs you need to work on your …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Depression

I believe we are as sick as our secrets. I believe it, because I have seen the healing that can come when people divulge the things that they feel separate them from others.<p>Everything feels like so much effort again, nothing seems worth doing, and so it appears that depression has returned. …

I told my doctor I was developing an eating disorder, and he acted like I should come back when I had a 'real problem'

“My anxiety is at an all-time high, and I’m scared to eat”, I tell my university doctor, wringing my hands through fear and nerves as I do. The GP, …

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The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

13 Celebrities Who Put A Spotlight On Mental Health This Year

More of this, please. 👏<p>A cultural conversation surrounding mental illness is critical for compassion. And these public figures are nailing it.<p>There is still so much stigma surrounding mental illness ― between doctors not taking it seriously, the media disproportionately associating it with …

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

Self-improvement

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

Happiness

7 Habits of a Self-Made Millennial Millionaire

Changing your life starts with the small, consistent changes you make day to day.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, angel investor, self-made millionaire at 24<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, and innovators have been defined by …

Motivation

25 Motivational Quotes to Get You Excited for the Week Ahead

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Perseverance, hard work, kindness, drive, creativity and more will help you succeed. Here are some …

5 Habits That Help You Learn Faster

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, but we’ve likely all had times where it’s failed us when it comes to memory. How many …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

Motivation

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Body Language

9 Toxic Mental Habits That the Most Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

To avoid being caught in the grips of negative and unproductive thinking, emotional intelligence is your antidote.<p>Whether you're running a business, leading a team, reconciling a friendship or trying to be the best spouse you can be, we are all prone to irrational thinking that can hurt our …

Emotional Intelligence

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

12 home workouts under 30 minutes you can squeeze in before work

In an ideal world, we’d all have time to wake up leisurely, sip a hot lemon, mosey on down to a 90 minute yoga class, then come home and munch on …

Why am I anxious all the time and what’s the best way to cope with it?

Anxiety is necessary for survival, but it can run out of control. Here’s what you can do to offset it…<p>There is no magic bullet for anxiety. We know this, and yet if we have a propensity for the bowel-shaking kind of anxiety that fits within the “disordered” bracket, a cure is exactly what we pray …

How having kids can ruin your romantic relationship

Lots of women look forward to motherhood -- getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond …

Parenting

Doctors Say Your Word Choice Can Hugely Change Your Brain

Be careful because the next word you say could determine how your day is, or the rest of your life might pan out. Doctors at Thomas Jefferson …

Louisiana Shrimp Shakshuka

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Green Chili Zhoug (Yields 1 cup or 12 servings)<p>1 bunch cilantro, chopped<br>• 1/2 bunch parsley, picked and chopped<br>• 6 small serrano chile peppers<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves<br>• 1/4 teaspoon sugar<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom<br>• 2½ teaspoons kosher salt<br>• 1 clove garlic<br>• 2 teaspoons …

Recipes

CrossFit-Inspired 200-Rep Bodyweight Workout

You don't need heavy-duty barbells, a box, or a pull-up bar for this intense workout, but it's still fast-paced, full-body, and effective. It's just four basic moves, 10 reps each, repeated five times for a total of 200 reps. Aim to do this workout AQAP (as quickly as possible), finishing in under …

Workouts

A young man's journey through schizophrenia

The patients who came into the schizophrenia research lab grew easily confused. They struggled to complete simple tasks. Brandon Chuang, a research …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

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Kristen Bell: I'm Over Staying Silent About Depression

When I was 18, my mom sat me down and said, “If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can …

Mental Health

10 Delicious Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake to Lose Weight More Easily

Everyone is looking to lose weight these days, but most people miss the one key to just how easy it really is: eating more fiber! While you need …