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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

How To Get Yourself Highly Motivated All the Time By Using This Golden Rule

While we all have goals and aspirations in life, conceiving these is far easier than executing them. In this respect, learning how to motivate …

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important.Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

Motivation

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Success

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

New York City

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

A 24-Hour Clock Designed to Change the Way You See Your Day

Scott Thrift, an award-winning media artist and horologist, just launched his second clock design following his successful Kickstarter campaign back …

Watches

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.<p>The highs and lows of your mental health may not define you, but they can certainly shape your life. Work, in particular, insistent and inflexible, is deeply bound up with how …

Mental Health

XYZprinting Finds Industrial 3D Printing Audience with SOLIDWORKS Integration

As the desktop 3D printing industry begins to mature, certain brands have survived the dive into the trough of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. Among them is …

3D Printing

Girl's Day's Sojin Describes Her Experience As A Woman Studying Mechanical Engineering

Girl’s Day leader Sojin has shared what life was like for her in college.<p>The singer appears on the May 29 episode of tvN’s “Problematic Men,” where …

Engineering

Ten signs you're burning out (and how to stop it)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

Sleep

Japan's Design Enfant Terrible Launches Car Of The Cloth

Kota Nezu, the man who caused dropped jaws around the world with his wooden car, is at it again. Today, the dyed-red-haired Japanese car designer showed a “car” made from an even more pliable material: Fabric material.<p>This morning, hordes of media blocked the narrow side streets of Tokyo’s swank …

Japan

Undivided Mind

Over the last half-century, Buddhist practices in the West have grown in popularity. Mindfulness has become associated with stress reduction, …

The Power of Imagination in Taming Mental Illness

Einstein famously said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."<p>He was of course correct, but when Einstein made that statement, he had accrued a sufficient amount of knowledge, a threshold level, from which he could extrapolate and conduct his thought-experiments, his daydreams of …

Mental Health

Stop Making Excuses! 9 Ways to Make Time for Fitness

If you are looking to get in better shape, I'm willing to bet in the last 12 months you have said or have heard the phrase "I just don't have the time". Between work and running a full house, it can be difficult to find the time to exercise. Whenever I hear the phrase "I don't have time to …

Fitness

how to be (sort of) ok

Listen up as Twitter sensation and perennial sad girl Melissa Broder AKA @sosadtoday presents her guide to being, well, less sad.<p>I'm not really in the advice game. The people who have helped me the most with my anxiety and depression aren't the ones who tried to fix me. Rather, it's those who …

Mental Health

How Music Helped Me Back From the Edge of Suicide

The bath, where my suicide attempt took place, was the only place I felt comfortable. I would perch my laptop on a chair, and replay the same song until the rest of me reached saturation point.<p><i>- - -</i><p>There is one question that is often seen as a turning point in terms of a mental health diagnosis and …

Mental Health

Russian city car leaves convention behind

As the exception to the rule, some designers out there are taking a fresh approach to squeezing lots of space out of a small car. Designers like …

Use These 6 Little Steps to Make Really Big Things Happen | Inc.com

Even though I don't really follow basketball I've been a super fan of John Wooden for a number of years. Wooden was the legendary coach of UCLA's men's team, who led them to ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period (including a record seven in a row!).<p>A big part of Coach Wooden's …

Motivation

Can exercise cure depression and anxiety?

He noted in a statement explaining the study that "major depressive disorder is often characterised by depleted glutamate and GABA, which return to …

Mental Health

The Value of Quality Sleep

Sleep deficiency has also been linked to more serious physical health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, immune deficiencies, increased …

Deepak Chopra

Captain America’s Shield Built Throwable and Magnetized

Anybody who saw <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> this weekend (a.k.a. everybody and their mom — what better Mother’s Day gift than some serious superhero …

Captain America

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

7 Expert-Backed Tips For How To Make A New Habit Permanent

If you've ever set out to transform your fitness habits, you probably know that achieving consistency can be a terribly difficult feat -- it's always easy to find an excuse to stay in bed or retreat to the couch with a glass of wine.<p>But if humans are creatures of habit, why is it so hard to make …

Food, Sleep, Exercise: Why You Seriously Need All 3 to Be Successful

Healthy people are more productive, creative and mentally sharp.<p>Face it. We don't always take care of ourselves as well as we should. It's hard, because life gets in the way--doubly so if we have a busy and productive work life. And when faced with the choice between hard work and convenience, …

Sleep

10 Habits of the Most Remarkably Passionate People | Inc.com

Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes, while seeking deeper understanding, we find ourselves drawn to something other than success.<p>We realize that it's the most passionate people who we're drawn to. Whether in business, politics, or …

Self-improvement

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …

Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."