Maggie Green

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Quit Your Job: 5 Countries Where You Can Live For Under $1,500 A Month

More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs and moving abroad or retiring overseas — 8.7 million, to be exact, according to State Department figures. And one of the biggest driving factors is the lower cost of living in other countries.<p>The editors at International Living recently came out with …

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The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positively. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

Focusing on Motivation Won't Change Your Behavior—Here's What to Do Instead

The key to lasting change isn’t what you think.<p><b>I really dislike the word “motivation.” I try never to use it.</b><p>In writing <i>Better Than Before</i>, my book …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness

Grit. Determination. Willpower. Fortitude. Do you have what it takes to persist in the face of challenges? To pick yourself up and carry on even when …

How Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Productivity

In business, you need to recognize where those "hot" emotions are coming from, bring them under control and proceed as calmly as possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We typically think of intelligence in terms of knowledge or cognitive reasoning ability, but there’s …

5 Surefire Ways Working With an Executive Coach Will Give You a Competitive Edge

The demand for exceptional leadership and heightened communication skills in business has never been more significant.<p>In 1990 the term "Emotional Intelligence" (or EI) was brought to light in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and Peter Salovey of Yale. The term was …

The Observer view on a crisis in mental health | Observer editorial

Government policy has a role to play when it comes to dealing with rising anxiety levels<p>Anxiety can be good for you. It is part of the “fight or flight” reflex triggered in the presence of danger. The amygdala, the brain’s alarm system, is responsible for generating negative emotions. To prevent …

5 Pilates Exercises to Ease and Prevent Back Pain

Ditch the painkillers and strengthen up your core instead, with these moves.<p>Nagging back pain can come at any age, and all too many of us are familiar with it. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of all working Americans report feeling back pain every year, and as a nation, we …

How to Design the Perfect Sales Pitch Using Compassion, Laughter, and Listening, According to Neuroscience

Sales prospects have various chemical reactions in the brain when listening to your pitch. Learn how to increase oxytocin levels and build strong connections with prospects.<p>It takes a lot of brain power to plan and execute effective sales strategies and close countless deals. Many small business …

This Emotional Intelligence Test Was So Accurate It Was Creepy

Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.<p>A few weeks ago, after receiving a 21-page PDF report breaking down my so-called “emotional intelligence,” I did the logical thing and forwarded it to my boyfriend. …

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

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These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

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How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

It’s World Backup Day, which is another way of saying it’s a good time to safeguard your digital photos, videos, documents and emails by creating second copies, or backups, of them and storing them somewhere secure.<p>As headlines about hacking and cybertheft remind us daily, our personal devices are …

Experiencing Emotional Pain? Buddhists Have an Important Message For You

Ever heard of Buddhism’s three principles of existence? If you haven’t, it’s basically the three principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. …

Talking about mental illness is no substitute for offering real help | Rachel Kelly

The latest high-profile campaign is welcome and stigma is declining but the NHS must provide better treatment<p>Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined other notable names, including the rapper Professor Green and the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, to record …

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The 1 Emotional Intelligence Skill You Need to Be Hugely Successful (but Nobody Uses It)

Want to end conflict and improve company morale by the end of the week? Make sure your leaders have a handle on this emotional intelligence trait.<p>Think about a work scenario in your past when the proverbial fit hit the shan. Perhaps an unforeseen circumstance that led to a massive layoff. Or a …

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3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

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10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

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9 Signs You're a Highly Sensitive Person

Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research shows there are advantages to being born this way. Find out if you or someone you know is highly sensitive.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15 to 20 percent of people who qualify as "highly sensitive." …

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