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3 Cutting-Edge Healthcare Stocks Millennials Should Seriously Consider Buying

Reaching your retirement savings goal isn't easy, but your chances of meeting or exceeding your expectations improve if you invest in stocks over the long term.<p>Although the stock market may be volatile at times, company valuations tend to increase in the long run. We've witnessed 35 separate …

The 1 Skill You Need to Master to Become Incredibly Successful

This natural attribute is in all of us, but not all of us recognize it or its enormous potential.<p>Let me ask you: What personal attributes would you say give you a competitive edge? Is it your persuasiveness? Emotional intelligence? Drive to achieve? Is it the ability to understand how Millennials …

Connections between gut microbiota and the brain

Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

Self-improvement

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Living Danishly: 6 hacks for a happier life

What does the happiest country in the world know that the rest of us don't? Author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell, reveals why people …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

I Tried This Weird App to Feel More Zen + This Is What Happened

We’ve all seen meditation apps that promise everything from improved sleeping habits to stress relief. I’m setting out to see how they deliver, and after tackling the Calm app, I’m ready to try a new one. This past week, I used the Stop, Breathe & Think app every evening after work and before …

Meditation

Adult ADHD slipping under the radar

Although this last course of action is clearly risky and would not be recommended by doctors (an assessment is standard practice), it is exactly what …

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

Breathtaking Visualization of the Universe Will Make You Feel Like an Ant

On the grandest scale, our universe is a network of galaxies tied together by the force of gravity. Cosmic Web, a new effort led by cosmologists and …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

Motivation

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Success

And Then She Left.

Maybe she was better at leaving than staying.<p>Maybe she had made a huge mess of things again.<p>All she knew was that her lungs were so tired of …

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Can you really trick your brain to work more efficiently?

Setting deadlines never comes easily to me. No matter how much time I leave to complete my assignment, I’m often scrambling to meet each deadline.<p>Without that slack, we’re likely to see less creativity and less innovation<p>I know I’m in good company with a world full of procrastinators. But recently, …

Time Management

This Habit Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce

Here's how to stop it.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying couples at the Gottman Institute in order to determine what <i>really</i> causes a rift between two people—and how to fix …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Productivity

This article will help you understand how consciousness works in the brain

Several different scientific theories of consciousness have emerged which get at different aspects of what is going on, but do not yet fit together …

Consciousness