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10 Myths About Menopause

Menopause can seem scary—it might be the biggest change your body has gone through since pregnancy or even puberty. But there's no reason to be intimidated. You can turn these into the best years yet by putting your mind at ease. A good place to start: Read on to hear experts clear up the biggest …

Women's Health

Implementing this Japanese concept could make you happier with your life

The Japanese call it "ikigai,<i>"</i> which loosely translates as a reason for being or getting up in the morning. It encompasses what you love, what you are good at, and what the world needs. It cannot be measured by anyone else; It's what is worthy to you and you alone. Oprah called it when she said; …

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People | Inc.com

A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same search on Amazon landed me with more than 100,000 possibilities.<p>With endless resources, the question of …

Leadership

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

Gaining Control: Making Life Predictable

Some people seem to exaggerate the importance of control.<p>Without being aware of it, they spend an excessive amount of time and energy trying to …

Self-help

Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion

(CNN/Meredith) -- A study shows if you are looking for ways to be happier and make deeper connections with the people in your life try being a little …

Mindfulness

8 Simple Ways To Be Happier

Are you in a rut? Feeling blue? It might not just be the time of year. You might have just hit a low spot. If you’re there, that’s OK. But, how do …

I'm Worried about My Mental Health | Ask the Therapist

Here is a very rough summary of me:<p>I am very antisocial. Even texting makes me incredibly anxious. I have two friends that don’t give me anxiety to …

Mental Health

How Self-Compassion Helps You Cope With the Ups and Downs of Life

When it comes to personal development, our culture often celebrates those who are self-assured or self-confident. But new research suggests that …

Mindfulness

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better | Inc.com

Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When Stanford researchers recently peered into the brains of students to see how attitude affects …

The Brain

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

#3 Effective Ideas for Start-ups to Save Business Costs

If you have a tight budget, always know the difference between necessary and pointless spends.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Starting and running a business on your own is a risky affair. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, creativity and …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being …

Awake & Evolve: Cycle 1 - Eliminating Negative Habits Meditation

<i>The thought manifests as word;<br>The word manifests as deed;<br>The deed develops into habit;<br>And habit hardens into character.<br>So watch the thought and its</i> …

Neuroscience Says Doing These Activities Will Help Keep Your Brain More Focused | Inc.com

Technology has made life so much easier and more convenient. I was literally speechless the first time I deposited a check to my bank from my smartphone.<p>But technology, unfortunately, has also made life more challenging in ways we never imagined. Studies have been saying for years that our frantic …

Sleep

5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

Psychology

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

20 Simple Ways to Bring Positive Energy into Your Life Right Now

Staying positive can be tough. Positivity can start to wain when you are bombarded with a succession of negativity, failures, disappointment and …

Once you learn these 4 profound lessons from Lao Tzu, your perspective on life will completely change

Lao Tzu is one of the greatest Chinese philosophers to have ever lived.<p>His teachings have become so influential in Chinese society that they are …

Don't Aim for Work-Life Balance, Do This Instead | Inc.com

If you're in the American workforce today as an employee, business owner or entrepreneur, it's almost impossible not to hear about work-life balance. Just Google the phrase and you get more than 113 million search results. This is a big topic that concerns a lot of us.<p>But I actually prefer to think …

Work-life Balance

How to Actually do Breathing Meditation Properly to Beat Stress and Anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

18 Destructive Habits Holding You Back From Success

Rarely is one thing we do more consequential than what we do habitually.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Habits are the foundation of our everyday lives. We build our daily practices, and eventually our habits and routines shape us.<p>We either build good habits that …

5 Actions You Can Take to Increase Your Happiness Quotient

Happiness is not a stroke of a luck, it's the result of how we live our lives.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever noticed that some people appear to be happy all of the time, while others seem to exist under a black cloud? Happiness is not something that …

13 Things Successful People Do Before Going To Bed [Infographic]

<b>The older you get, the more you begin to realise just how important a good night’s sleep can be.</b> Experts at the National Sleep Foundation suggest …

Are You a Procrastinator? Here Are 5 Ways to Be More Decisive.

What you don't want to happen is "analysis paralysis."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Decisiveness is one of the most important qualities entrepreneurs need. Being decisive means being able to make decisions firmly and relatively quickly, rather than sitting on them …

How to go from lazy procrastinator to to-do list wizard — in 3 easy steps

Even for masters of productivity, to-do lists can be drudgery. Sure, knocking out your list with the swagger of a Type-A rock star feels great — but …

A Simple 5-Second Mindfulness Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

It’s easy for us to become self-critical or impatient when we set standards that are unreachable. Perfectionism is a huge reason for …