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30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life - TODAY.com

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>Closed …

Research

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Stony Brook University

Yoga Breathing May Help Depression and Anxiety, Study Says

This could be key.<p>If you've ever done yoga, you may have walked away from the mat feeling much more calm and at peace. There are a lot of reasons for that, from the physical and mental benefits of exercise to the emotional acceptance preached during a typical flow. But researchers are now saying …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

Motivation

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i> <br>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro about Donald Trump. Navarro was one of the FBI’s top profilers, a founding member of their elite Behavioral …

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

A leading procrastination expert reveals which personality types tend to put stuff off

If you're impulsive, disorganized, or consider yourself a perfectionist, Pychyl says you might not be knocking out tasks in a timely fashion.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor at Carleton University. He has been studying procrastination for the better part of two decades, which makes him perhaps the …

Mind healing: the psychological benefits of getting dirty

Let Them Eat Dirtis a new parenting book written not by child psychologists, but by two microbiologists, Marie-Claire Arrieta and Brett Finlay. Their aim is to encourage parents to ease up on hygiene. Children, they say, should be outside more, playing in the mud and coming into contact with the …

Self-improvement

How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

Writing

17 Pies You'd Be Crazy Not to Try — Trust Us!

We're just going to say it: we wouldn't blame you if you decided to scratch dinner and just ate one of the 17 pies ahead — straight from the pan, standing up by the oven. No judging here, we've all done it before, and there's no doubt that once you see the recipes ahead, you'll be doing it again. …

Baking

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management

Your Daily Herbal Advisor

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Time Management

12 Awesome Food Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Salad Recipes

We are in prime salad season now that it's August. There are so many incredible vegetables that need to be enjoyed, but sometimes making everything …

Why You Should Let It Go And Be Happy

Feeling stressed, worried or upset about a situation? In this article, Elizabeth Harmon looks at why you should learn to let it go, in order to find true happiness.<p>As humans, we can find it easy to feel negative about situations. The problem is, negativity can often build up and get on top of us. …

5 refreshing summer cocktails and the liquor you need to make them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Anna_Pustynnikova / Shutterstock The summer season brings with it the opportunity to enjoy refreshing adult beverages out in the …

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

14 Ways to Chill the Eff Out Without Using Meditation

Sitting quietly isn't the only thing that helps you calm down.<p>Sure, meditation chills you out, alleviates pain, improves your mood, plus helps you think clearer and sleep better. But it's not for everyone. If sitting quietly with your eyes closed just isn't your thing, here are 14 other ways you …

7 Embarrassing Mistakes Even Advanced Writers Make

Your writing is a measure of your professionalism. Use these tips to ensure yours remains on point.<p>In the world of business, the quality of your writing is a large part of how others judge you--both individually and institutionally. Avoid these mistakes often committed by even advanced writers:<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Hong Kong

Simultaneously 21st century and ancient, Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most bustling, frenetic cities—though its not without its tranquil temples and …

4 Tips to Help You Write With Clarity and Substance

Prose that's effortless to read takes great effort to write.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly …

Writing