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How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Self-help

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

10 Romantic Texts To Send Your Partner When You Just Want To Say "I Love You"

You don't have to be a poet laureate to come up with romantic texts to send your partner, but finding the right words to properly appreciate them can …

Relationships

9 Things Insecure People Do That Ruin Their Lives

Insecurity is the dumbest thing that we all feel. Every person in the world has something he or she is insecure about – even if only slightly. Well, …

Self-help

6 Ways to Invest Your Time Like a World-Class Leader

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

"I eloped at 25, divorced at 26, and dated my way across Europe all summer"

I felt happier and more like myself than I had in a long time.<p>This summer, just two days after my divorce, I left for a 10-week solo trip through Europe, visiting 11 countries and dating in most of them.<p>My ex and I eloped to Hawaii when we were 25. But shortly after we started arguing more, and …

These 5 Overlooked Habits Will Instantly Make You More Creative and Productive

It's not the complex actions that will lead to higher performance. It's the often overlooked actions that will raise performance.<p>When people think of high performance, they often associate it with complexity. But, elevating your game and boosting your creativity is far from being complex.<p>In fact, …

Productivity

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

The negative instinct

I’ve seen, of late, a tendency for young, intelligent men (and sometimes women, although this is primarily a male phenomenon) to fight back against the inequity of the startup ecosystem by joining political movements that are far right of Libertarianism. This tendency, one borne out of helplessness …

How to Be Better at Being Single

Practical advice for before you get locked down.<p>Being single, much like a wrinkle-free neck and the illusion that nuclear war won’t happen in your lifetime, is something you often don’t appreciate enough until it’s gone. Many people feel that to be single is to be alone and to be alone is to be …

Leaving My Good Relationship Was the Best Decision I've Ever Made

When I first met Mark* in the employee break room at the restaurant where we both worked three years ago, the connection was instant. During that …

Relationships

I Wish I Could Borrow Someone Else’s Heart While Mine Heals

There is something about this heart of mine, that holds onto feelings so deep. It grabs ahold of someone’s love with a death grip and doesn’t seem to want to let go. It dreams up a world with them and takes a dive from a mountain top when life doesn’t follow through. Sometimes it feels unbearable, …

Why I’ll Never Understand Why You Didn’t Want Me

I gave my all for you. I worried myself sick over you every time I knew you had a bad night or were feeling depressed. I dropped everything I could whenever I needed to to be there for you in whatever way you needed me to. I was loyal, connected, faithful, passionate, loving, and the person …

7 Apps That Will Help Boost Your Mental Health

<i>This story was originally published on Collective Hub</i><p>In the fast-paced 24/7 world we live in, it can be tricky to find even five minutes to take a …

Mental Health

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

And what did I learn? I am a DEMISEXUAL

Demisexual is relatively a new term for someone like me. The dynamics of sexual orientation were till date limited to a few terms we all are familiar …

Relationships

There’s a biological reason you feel down after having the time of your life

Think about the last time you were really happy. Not just when you were pleasantly surprised, or you had a “nice” time, but rather a moment in which you were smiling uncontrollably and laughing not because someone said something funny, but because it was a moment of pure bliss.<p>Those moments tend to …

Happiness

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Best and Worst Resume Buzzwords<p>Updated October 02, 2017<p>Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is …

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

Hedge Funds

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Motivation

5 Morning Rituals to Help You Become More Productive

You're reading 5 Morning Rituals to Help You Become More Productive, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

7 Keystone Habits to Maximize Your Mornings

Start your day with good habits that will beget more good habits.<p>Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to …

Exercise

Happier people make a key decision about how they spend their time

Sure, time is money.<p>But when you have to make a choice that prioritizes one or the other, which do you favor?<p>Spending money to save time can provide a modest but significant happiness boost, according to a recent study.<p>Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 people in the US, Canada, Denmark, and The …

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

You no longer need to be a billion dollar company to pursue new discoveries<p>Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks …

Algorithms