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11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

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7 Things Successful People Do On The Weekends

Doing piles of laundry, cleaning and finishing up some leftover work assignments. These dreary tasks are not what successful people do on the weekend. Instead, they fill their free days with recharging activities that allow their brains to reboot after a frenetic work week.<p>According to Laura …

40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind

<i>Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer.</i><p>In a recent ‘subscribers only’ email …

Meditation

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

Improvement 2015: learn how to achieve success with these 30 tips, habits and powerful resources. Your life will not improve until you act!

Success

Look into my eyes: can 10 minutes of staring make you hallucinate?

The first two minutes are the trickiest. My partner, C, and I are seated opposite one another in our bedroom, staring into each other’s eyes. As she does every single morning after finishing her breakfast, our dog saunters in and burps resonantly, as close to our faces as she can aim. We burst into …

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5 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Mind Everyday

Are you tired of your brain working at its optimal level every day? Are you <i>too</i> emotionally balanced? Are you sick to death of your good memory? If …

The Key to Resilience: Remembering to Stay Connected

I have studied the human mind for over 40 years. My focus as a psychologist has often been mental illness and its treatment. But for the last 20 …

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You Don’t Need Permission to Do What You Want to Do

<b>“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's</b> …

Positive Thinking

Seven Ways to Boost Your Emotional Courage

Many situations in life call upon us to do something we find scary, upsetting, uncomfortable, anxiety provoking, or distressing, in other words, to …

Self-help

9 Proven Success Factors That Can Accelerate Your Career and Life | Inc.com

Brian Tracy is a highly recognized and sought-after speaker, coach, trainer, and author who travels extensively around the world. His presentations and seminars cover a multitude of areas, including personal development, leadership, time management, public speaking, business, and sales …

Self-improvement

Best Advice I Ever Got: Your Mindset Is Everything | Inc.com

<i>Raymond Kishk is the founder of Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating. In business for more than three decades, Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating provides professional HVAC services in NYC. Bringing a true passion for the industry, Raymond Kishk's company has been featured on CBS, Fox, ABC, and</i> …

Self-improvement

Why You Feel Crushed by Criticism (And What to Do About It)

<b>“If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.”</b> ~<b>Ellen Swallow Richards</b><p>We all seek love, approval, …

How To Worry Less And Sleep Better

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>For anyone who has ever spent a long night wide awake with worry, it may come as no surprise that anxiety and long nights of sleeplessness often make familiar-and unfortunate-bedfellows. The anxious thoughts that keep you up at night can run the …

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Happiness

Anxious? 3 Ways to Get Out of Panic Mode

<i>Anxiety disorders adversely affect the lives of about 40 million Americans. They are plagued by insecurity, dread, persistent stress, and irrational</i> …

Mental Health

Can you train your brain to be more compassionate?

It takes strength to be gentle and kind. Credit: Shutterstock.<p>At high school, I was of the only racial minorities. I was bullied for this, leaving me …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways Smart People Start Conversations With Anyone

The heading is not to say that some people are smart while conversing and that others are just plain stupid. That would be a gross generalisation. …

Self-help

5 Simple But Effective Steps Motivated People Do To Overcome Frustration

Motivation

11 Tips for a Social Media Plan That Rocks and Rules

So, you want to put together a social media plan that: doesn't break the bank or take all day, every day, for the rest of your life; expresses your …

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If I Did Premarital Counseling, My Marriage May Have Survived

I was never a typical bride: never cared for a big wedding affair, an outrageously expensive dress or a gigantic ring. In fact, the joke between my then-husband and I was that I would have preferred a new computer to an engagement ring!<p>On the other hand, our relationship was typical in many ways: …

Neuroscience: Become Immune to Stress | Inc.com

Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences stress at work.<p>According to a recent article in the <i>New York Times</i>, exercising causes …

Neuroscience

The 5 Stages of Grieving the End of a Relationship

A breakup is a kind of dying — here's how we grieve.<p>Letting go of a bad relationship can be complicated. That’s because the end of a relationship is …

Grieving

This is how ulcer bacteria clamp onto stomachs - Futurity

A special groove lets H. pylori bacteria latch onto stomach walls and cause dangerous infections. If scientists break the latch, they might eradicate …

Traumatic memories really can be repressed, but also restored, say scientists

If the brain is in a heightened state of arousal when it records a past event it sometimes cannot replay it until it returns to the same state when the memory formed<p>Memories can be suppressed and later recovered, scientists have found, in new research which supports psychologists who believe that …

The Brain

Rewriting Autism History

Newly discovered documents show how crucial autism research was ignored, perpetuating misinformation about autistic children.<p>History is dotted with simultaneous independent discoveries. From the Möbius strip to the electric telegraph, great minds sometimes do think alike. And for decades now, the …

How I Learned To Manage My Crippling Anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling. All of us deal with varying levels of stress — it's an evolutionary trait that helped us remain cognizant of the world's …

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What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

The Brain

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

The author Eve Turow argues that a generation’s taste for natural ingredients will shape the future of restaurants, grocery stores, and agriculture.<p>When Eve Turow returned to her college campus for her five-year reunion, she realized that she’d changed: Back when she was in college, she was content …

Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

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