Mary Jane Arzadon

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Valuable personal finance lessons from Henry Sy

MANILA – There is no better model of a successful self-made billionaire than the richest man in the Philippines, mall magnate Henry Sy Sr. of the SM …

Entrepreneurship

Money Advice The Experts Don't Agree On: Being Frugal

Frugality seems like a harmless enough topic. You want to save money; you cut back on your living expenses. But some financial experts point out that …

8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

It's getting darker outside. For a lot of us, it seems like it's getting darker inside, as well.<p>Since the clocks fell back, and the sun started going down right after lunch, a lot of people have been complaining about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's one of those conditions that comes with …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

7 Ways to Gift Yourself Instant Peace and Calm

Some days I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Do you know the feeling? Today, life seems to be moving faster than ever.<p>We all have demands and pressures including work, deadlines, our families, taking care of our bodies and the endless ping on our phone alerting us of an email …

3 Simple Ways to Decrease Stress and Strengthen Relationships | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In The Stories We Tell Ourselves, I argue that we’re all guilty of fabricating stories about the other people in our lives when we don’t have enough …

Outsourcing

24 Little Things To Be Grateful For (VIDEO)

The difference between a good day and a bad day might have less to do with what actually happened and more to do with what you're choosing to see.<p>Studies show identifying and acknowledging the things you're grateful for can make you a happier person. People who express gratitude also are more …

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

10 Important Reasons to Start Making Time for Silence, Rest and Solitude

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>It's amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator -- the sudden silence is a startling reprieve. Likewise, we become numb to the buzz of our technology saturated world.<p>Smartphone users check their device every 6.5 minutes, which works …

The 3Ms Revolution: Three Keys to a Healthier, Happier Life

While I was preparing for a conference last year, the host called me to offer some sound advice: "Give them something simple enough that they can write it down on a sticky note." I was doing a presentation on ways to enhance your creativity and sense of vitality, so, with her suggestion in mind, I …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Mental Health

How To Crush Procrastination, Instantly

There is perhaps no greater day-killer than the dreaded scourge of procrastination. Once it sets in, that's it: You're trapped in a fog of avoidance …

18 Great Reminders When You’re Having a Bad Day

<i>Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before. Sometimes your eyes need to be</i> …

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, …

The Most Powerful Motivator: How to Inspire Yourself and Others

How do you get others to do what you want them to do? Generally people and companies motivate with some combination of fear, punishment and material reward. "Do this or else," couched in some more politically correct way is most often used. The "or else" can be a negative consequence and/or the …

Can Sugar Make You Stressed?

You likely have a sense about stress being a bad thing for your health and happiness. Studies have shown that chronic stress can be more fatal than smoking and a stronger predictor of weight gain than genetics. [1] As important as it is, you may feel that its causes are beyond your control. Many …

How many cups of coffee would it take to turn caffeine consumption deadly?

“Caffeine intoxication” became official in the medical community when the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” known as DSM-5, …

Coffee

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

There seem to be new coffee brewing gadgets showing up all the time, but sometimes it's hard to separate what's worthwhile from what's a waste of money. It's helpful, then, to back up and try to understand how coffee brewing works and how brewing equipment differs. Then, you can make an informed …

13 Scientific Reasons To Drink Coffee

The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.<p>1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter<p>Coffee can help people feel less tired and …

The Best Way To Make Pour-Over Coffee At Home

Making coffee at home is one of those morning rituals that makes just about everything better. The house smells great, you're saving money, and, most …

How to make the perfect espresso

'There is some cheffing instinct involved," says Jeremy Challender, a remarkably languid character for one whose life revolves around caffeine. But the co-founder of London's Prufrock cafe says that producing great espresso is "no more complicated than making bread". Get a recipe, then adjust it …

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

<b>(Maksim Shmeljov via Shutterstock)</b><p>The age-old question is finally answered<p>Larry Schwartz<p>November 10, 2014 9:37pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King …

24 Ways to Save Money in Paris in 2018

Updated: 07/01/2018 | July 1st, 2018<p>Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline …

France

7 Ways to Stay Motivated to Travel

Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and …

Why I Became a Solo Female Traveler

<i><br>Last month, I announced I’d be bringing monthly columnists to this website. On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel</i> …

8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee

Your favorite morning indulgence has some health and performance benefits, too.<p><b>Caffeine (in coffee or otherwise) improves performance…</b> Hundreds of studies have shown that consuming caffeine before a physical challenge likely helps subjects go farther and faster than when they go without it. This …

Wellness