Marissa Brooks

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Jeremy Corbyn calls on supporters to 'occupy' empty homes to help victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

Jeremy Corbyn has called on his supporters to “occupy” empty buildings to find homes for victims of Grenfell Tower fire.<p>The Labour leader upped the pressure on ministers to do more to find homes for families who lost everything in the tragedy in west London.<p>Last week Mr Corbyn called for empty …

How to Create A Personal Development Plan

We all have our goals in life, and each day we try to accomplish something to get to the big picture. However, do you know that all the steps you go …

7 bad habits that keep you from being successful

If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the potential you've always held.<p>These seven self-destructive habits are a good place to begin:<p>It's your life, so put a stop to allowing other people to decide for you. Take back control, and set healthy boundaries. Make your own …

Biophilic design brings nature and increased production to the workplace

It may not be a mainstream term, but biophilic design is an idea that is gaining momentum in architecture and design circles and a proponent living …

5 Habits to Goal Weight, High Energy and Peak Performance

<b>Does this sound like you?</b><p>• Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, and fight an eight-hour war with your own fatigue... before you finally call it a day?<p>• When you get home every night, do you barely have enough energy to talk to your friends and family?<p>• When people are talking to you, do …

Wellness

The Best Workouts to Relieve Stress

Chances are, nobody has to tell you that exercise is a great stress reliever. But here's the thing: You can reduce stress even more—and make that reduction last longer—if you tailor your workout specifically to your personality type.<p>"The psychological boost of adhering to a program that you enjoy …

52 Ways to Control and Conquer Stress

It's hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping at innocent—and, occasionally, quite guilty—coworkers and loved ones? Is it …

12 Superfoods for Stress Relief

When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who …

What to Do When Your Job Is Seriously Stressing You Out

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>Workplace stress is a serious subject. According to a survey from the American Psychological Association, more than one …

Work Stress

The Science of Productivity: How Using Fitness Apps like Fitbit Can Impact Your Performance at Work

In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two very alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority …

Fitbit has a smart way of getting everyone to exercise more — and people love it

This is typical evening conversation in the Johnston household where Fitbit rules and couch potatoes drool. My wife is part of a group of people at her job who have banded their Fitbit bands together in the virtual world to create some healthy competition. And as a result of that competition, …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

9 Things Super Successful People Do Every Day to Be Happy

Don't wait until tomorrow to be happy. Happiness will help bring you the success you want--today, and every day.<p>Happiness is to be embraced today. Happiness is calling you now, hear her voice and wake up to the endless possibilities that this world has to offer you. The only one stopping you from …

8 Life-Changing Lessons on How to Be Happy

What makes us happy? Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light …

Forget the pursuit of happiness. Pursue meaning instead

When he drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Thomas Jefferson enshrined "the pursuit of happiness," something that still resonates today. But Tom Rath, researcher and bestselling author of books on well-being, thinks those of us subscribing to that notion need to rewrite the phrase to …

7 Habits Of People Who Are Happy At Work

From avoiding negative people to looking for ways to help others, these are the things people who are happy at work have figured out.<p>When it comes to the research results on happiness in the American workforce, the statistics are not flattering.<p>A recent survey by the staffing firm Manpower Group …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Reasons to exercise (that aren't about weight loss) - Health & Wellbeing

The Pulse<p>Reasons to exercise (that aren't about weight loss)<p>Whether it's exercise or diet that matters most when you're trying to lose weight is a …

18 Rustic Rooms That Look So Cozy

Get comfy by the fire in one of these stunning rooms.<p>From a barn kitchen to a fishing cottage living room, these rustic rooms will make you feel warm and toasty — no matter the season.

A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

The Most Surprising Way To Increase Employee Wellbeing And Productivity (That Costs Almost Nothing)

The old paradigm of leadership viewing employees as objects to maximize, with long, grueling schedules and few breaks is shifting. Now, effective leadership recognizes that employees, as human capital, are the company’s most valuable asset and deserve the treatment associated with that title. There …

11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Are you worried that you worry too much?<p>Many of us know what it feels like to feel anxiety. But how much anxiety is too much? What's normal? What's healthy? What's something to actually, you know, worry about?<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to John M. Hettema, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at …

Anxiety

10 Step Power-Method To Systematically Solve Virtually Any Problem

What is the first thing you do when you have a problem? Find solutions?<p>The first thing you have to do to resolve any problem is not to find …

Teach Someone to Prioritize Using Psychological Distance

You may be tempted to write off some team members as never being able to manage themselves. They may be great at execution, but the level of handholding they need about what actually has to get done is frustrating. It would be ideal if there were a way to get everyone on a work team to be thinking …

15 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Common Business Problems

Facing some tough business issues? Nothing like a few words of wisdom to get you through the day.<p>Let's face it: February is one of the hardest work months out there. It's dark when you wake up, dark when you head home at the end of the day, and during that day, the weather is cold, wet, or both. A …

10 Gorgeous Takes On The Open-Shelving Trend

We couldn’t help but notice that nearly every stylish kitchen we’ve spied recently has one thing in common: open shelving. Feeling inspired, we’ve …

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