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Black Holes

Find Out What Bill Gates Says is His No. 1 Piece of Personal Finance Advice

Bill Gates’ net worth stands at a staggering $72 billion, according to <i>Forbes</i>. Undoubtedly, Gates has achieved unprecedented financial success that …

The Best Wines Under $20 According to Wine Bloggers

Many of us are looking for the best wine we can buy without blowing the budget. And some folks make a hobby—or a career—of that search, tasting their way through mountains of bottles to find the wines that really deliver. We asked 12 writers who are the voices of some of the web's most popular wine …

8 Cheap Ways to Continue Your Education Without Going Back to School

Guess what costs $29,400?<p>Nope, it is the not the price of the latest sedan model. As hard it may to be believe it, this is the average student debt …

700 Free eBooks: Fiction, Poetry & Non-Fiction for Kindle, iPad & Other Devices

If you’re looking for a free read today, let us turn your attention to our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Arendt, …

I Own 3,000 E-Books. I Paid $0: How to Build an E-Library Free

If Meditation Is Supposed to Quiet Your Mind, Why Is it So Noisy in Here?

<i>Be patient. Things are happening behind the scenes that can't be seen on the surface.</i> -- Mandy Hale<p>In my first blog (I'm sure you've all read it, and if you haven't, you <i>should</i>), I set the stage for what I wanted to accomplish in my pursuit of a Third Metric Life: to unplug from my devices a bit and …

Meditation

5 Award-Winning Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Suddenly there are a lot more gold-stickered covers at the bookstore. Here are our picks from the recent honorees, including a few surprises.<p>By Leigh Newman<p><b>The Finalist You Didn't Hear About But Must Read</b><p><b>The Woman Who Lost Her Soul</b><p>By Bob Shacochis<p>What is the legacy of war—and how long does it …

This Classic Game Actually Will Make You Smarter

Crack out your chessboard: A surprising new study reveals this always-challenging strategy game boosts brain connectivity<p>Old school board games might typically be reserved for game nights and power outages, but you should consider dusting off that old chessboard and brushing up. A recent Chinese …

6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success

As a women’s career coach and leadership developer, I’ve seen that one of the most damaging things you can do in your career is to stay for years where you’re comfortable. I’ve done it, and what often ensues is that you begin to doubt your value in the marketplace, and wonder if you really have the …

Heal Yourself By Harnessing Your Mind - The Crux

By Jo Marchant | May 23, 2014 10:48 am<p>We tend to think of medicine as being all about pills and potions recommended to us by another person—a doctor. …

How To Tell If You're Following Your Calling Or Just Feeding Your Ego

We all want to find our passions. We all want to do work that engages us and makes us happy.<p>The trick, of course, is figuring out whether what we're doing is genuinely fulfilling... or serves to feed a need, fill a hole, or just promote the greater glory of us.<p>Sometimes figuring out the difference …

Happiness

"How Meditation Made Me Less Bitchy"

I’ve always been more bitchy than blessed, more frozen yogurt than yoga. I’ve scoffed at the people who are able to navigate the Namasté lifestyle. I …

How Practicing Gratitude Can Turn Your Whole Day Around

I was talking with a friend recently and she was venting about a problem. She said she’s been working on putting the situation into perspective as a …

7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want

You really can have it all. And there's a science behind getting it. These tips will help you infliuence people to do what you want them to do.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Psychology

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Are you working with a <i>Missed a Spot</i> manager? Perhaps you are a <i>Missed a Spot</i> manager. More broadly, you may be living a <i>Missed a Spot</i> life, always focusing on the thorns of a perfectly bloomed rose. Here's the story of how I came to name this practice, and how we can spot and put a stop to the <i>Missed</i> …

Market Trends

15 Powerful Ways to Create a Kinder Mind

Your mindset plays a major role in how happy and successful you are in life. If you can create a kinder mind, you will face fewer mental struggles …

The 10 Thinking Errors That Will Hold You Back In Life

As we go about our daily routines, our internal monologue narrates our experience. Our self-talk is largely influenced by our underlying assumptions and beliefs and sometimes, our conscious thoughts aren’t necessarily accurate.<p>Our thoughts greatly influence the way we feel and the way we behave. …

The Powerful Head Games Only Your Own Brain Can Play

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>Here are the ways we silently -- and secretly -- discourage ourselves from doing the things that would make us the happiest.<p>Leigh Newman is the books editor of Oprah.com and the author of the memoir Still Points North.

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

The Brain

Weaken the Fiction in Your Head: 3 Strategies

<b>“Here’s my advice to you,” said the mindfulness expert I consulted. He wrote on small piece of paper, then set it in front of me. It said, “WTF.” I</b> …

How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue

Stop being your own worst critic. Here’s how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.<p>You’ve heard that voice in your head. You’ve lived with it for so long, you probably don’t even notice it anymore. What you do know is that this voice drives you crazy because it just won’t stop. It’s …

Self-help