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7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you’re …

4 Habits Of Employees You Should Promote Immediately

You’ve probably already got high performers whose talents you could be developing more than you are. Here’s how to identify them.<p>High turnover is bad for morale, it’s expensive, and it can sink the performance of even your most loyal employees. But it’s become something of a new normal, and …

3 Simple Rules To Living A Long, Healthy Life

I'm a doctor, but it was my great-grandmother who taught me the virtues of omega-3s...at the breakfast table when I was 5 years old. We called her …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Sleep

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Mindfulness and Losing My Wallet | Inc.com

Hungarian endocrinologist Hans Selye, who invented the term "stress," said, "It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."<p>I lost my wallet yesterday---the realization of one of my deepest business and life fears.<p>I was meeting a friend at The Film Forum downtown in NYC and I was late. …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Happiness

The Diet Myth: The real reason we’re fat

Now the man behind it is determined to bust quite a few myths about what is really making us all so fat — and the results will surprise you.<p>While …

Nutrition

This is What Alcohol Does to Your Sleep

You may want to think twice before pouring that nightcap—it turns out alcohol could be wreaking major havoc on your sleep. Even though it’s the …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.<p>Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our …

Holiday family gathering survival guide: How to argue with your racist, Islamophobic uncle at Christmas dinner

Talking points to respond to Islamophobia, ISIS, anti-black racism, anti-immigrant myths, and homophobia<p>This year saw an explosion of racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violence. While there were some significant progressive victories in 2015, there were also many dangerous developments -- from …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

This Is Your Brain and Body on Yoga and Meditation: 4 Powerful Scientific Findings

The many benefits of yoga, a 5,000-year-old discipline, are finally getting support from modern science.<p>If you've ever taken a vinyasa class or spent time meditating, you may be familiar with the even-keeled buzz often referred to in the yoga world as "yoga bliss" or "yoga high." As it turns out, …

5 Toxic Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

In the quest for eternal happiness we are often blind to the things that take it away from us or prevent us from having it. We get so caught up in …

Jamaican author Marlon James says he nearly gave up writing after his first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was rejected 78 times by publishers<p>Marlon James, the Jamaican winner of this year’s Man Booker prize for fiction, has revealed that he briefly abandoned writing after his first novel was rejected …

Books

Yoko Ono Says John Lennon 'Had a Desire' to Have Sex With Men

Yoko Ono suggests that John Lennon may have been bisexual and that he “had a desire” to have sex with men in a new interview.<p>Ono, who was married to …