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When Having It All Includes an Anxiety Disorder

Photo: Mercedes Mueller And the caption reads: “new husband, new job, new hair, new memories to be made at the best party ever.”<p>All true. I was crazy …

Yes, Highly Creative People Hear Voices—& It’s Normal. ~ Mary-Lou Stephens

<i>When I was a kid I heard voices.</i><p>The low murmuring ones frightened me. They were dark and powerful. I could never understand what they were saying but …

Coach Felicia: Silence Stupid and Wise Up

Sometimes we're all guilty of getting conned. The trick to overcoming the embarrassment is to learn from your mistake.<p>One of my most embarrassing …

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel More Confident (Even When You're Not)

Confidence: Highly coveted, yet often elusive. We dedicate time and energy to cultivating the feeling so we can tap into it when we need it most: at work, in business meetings, on dates, during tough conversations. Fortunately, there are a few science-backed tricks to get us there (even when we …

Save Yourself From Burnout By Putting Your Overachiever Tendencies On Hold

Opting for “good enough” can save you from burning out, but what’s a perfectionist to do?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>This message will be a tough one for perfectionists and overachievers to hear, but they’re who need it …

Productivity

How To Stop Putting Things Off And Make Yourself Get To Work

No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.<p>The best …

Procrastination

10 Sure Signs You're in the Right Job | Inc.com

We all want a rewarding job or career. After all, they say that if you love what you do you never work a day in your life. But it can be difficult to know whether you're really where you want to be. If these 10 signs hit home with you, chances are good you are, in fact, in the right place. But if …

Happiness

Develop Discipline by Seeing the Good in Any Task

Discipline is something we all wish we had a little more of. Sometimes you just have to do something you really don't want to do, but it can be a …

Healthy Eating

The Best Body Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work

The human body is marvelous. If you know how to harness its built-in superpowers, you can do so much more than you are right now. Use these small …

The Origins of the Anger Face

Why humans have evolved to flare their nostrils, furrow their brows, and frown<p>In the U.S., the thumbs-up is typically a gesture that everything’s just hunky-dory—but in the Middle East, it implies that the gesturer is about to do something decidedly unfriendly with that thumb and another person’s …

4 Subtle Signs Your Finances Are in Trouble

You Shop With a Reusable Bag<p>People who skip paper or plastic at the grocery store and bring their own reusable bag are more likely to buy organic …

3 Spending Habits to Unlearn Now

1. Deciding to Buy a New Sundress While Wondering, "Is It Hot in Here?"<p>Stores can be pretty sneaky about getting you to spend money, whether it's …

Personal Finance

How To Be Happier In Just One Minute

Could your happiness depend on one simple question?<p><i>"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others" - Marcus Tullius Cicero</i><p>When you're feeling stressed, frustrated, dissatisfied, ask yourself this: am I thinking about what's wrong? Or what's right? The answer to this …

7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming

If you don’t want to slam the brakes on your next brainstorming session, avoid these idea-killing phrases.<p>Ideas are fragile–they’re easily shattered by snubs, smirks, and scorn. And brainstorms are equally delicate. The wrong words at the wrong time bring brainstorming to a screeching halt.<p>The …

Creativity

4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Emotional Manipulation

<i>“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”<br>―Leo Tolstoy</i><p>How could anyone fall for that? How could I have been so foolish? Why do they believe such …

What Happens When We Don’t Say What We Think and Feel

<b>“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw</b><p>Can we just talk?<p>Those words can be a …

How to Live an Inspired Life

Have you ever looked at someone you admired, someone who was changing the world and doing incredible things, and just wondered how they got there? And how you could get there too? Take Scott Harrison for example. He went from nightclub promoter to solving the world's water sanitation crisis with …

Nonprofits

Help! The Best Way to Ask for What You Want

My friend Wes has a brilliant mind, a wicked sense of humor, and a fairly involved case of cerebral palsy. When he and his wife, Sue, bought their …

The Antidote for Shame

Shame and guilt are both born of judgment, but there is a distinction between them: Shame is silent. We wear our guilt—and we hide our shame. We'll …

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …