Mohan Chellaswami

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The One Resilience Skill You Need to Overcome Life Stress

On a recent trip to New York City, I had the privilege of visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum. This experience touched me deeply and inspired awe. The …

Happiness

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

9 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Going on a diet is a losing game. Some research suggests more than nine out of every 10 people who try to diet will fail.<p>Even people who are able to diet successfully often fight a tough battle against the body's evolutionarily savvy attempts to store up extra energy. In fact, scientists have found …

Nutrition

What Do Most Self-Made Millionaires Share In Common? Hint, it's Something You're Doing Right Now

88 percent of self-made millionaires read 30-minutes every day<p><i>Sarah Remsburg, Learning and Organization Development Coach for Farmers Insurance</i><p>When asked how best to prepare for an investment career, Warren Buffett pointed to a pile of journals and books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every …

Self-improvement

Want More Luck? Science Says Do These 3 Things Every Day

Luck isn't just chance but an alchemy of courage, focus and a willingness to experiment. Here's how to make it a strength.<p>What is it that enables entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Sergey Brin and Arianna Huffington to make their own luck?<p>Entrepreneurs who feel lucky report higher levels of motivation …

Stanford University

Net Worth Composition By Levels Of Wealth: Build A Business Already

Ever wonder how net worth compositions change the wealthier you get? Look no further as I stumbled across this great chart from VisualCapitalist.com …

Retirement

Financial Management Apps and Tools for Young Adults

6 Financial Management Apps and Tools for Young Adults<p>Updated January 18, 2018<p>A topic few high school or college students learn much about in the …

Personal Finance

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

Personal Finance

Depreciation Recapture on Rental Real Estate

Tax Planning Tips for Depreciation Recapture<p>Depreciation recapture can have a significant impact on your taxes<p>Updated December 10, 2017<p>Some capital …

Ending a marriage, with grace and respect

<i>Christina Chung</i><p>Yes, you can have a successful divorce, says relationship therapist Esther Perel. The first step? Writing goodbye letters to each …

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

Stop Bad Thoughts and Emotions in Their Tracks When You Have Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety tend to think too much, let their emotions rule their thoughts, and have difficulty managing stress in the moment. Use …

50 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Follow

Start by spending less than you earn every month.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that</i> …

Millennials are saving, but they’re also making this big mistake

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>A number of new studies indicate millennials are generally doing a great job stashing money …

Couples Need This Even More Than Love

I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to parenting and intimate relationships. As a …

Relationships

Why We Marry People We Aren't Physically Attracted To

The importance of laying a good relational foundation<p>One of the first things I do after evaluating a couple is to separate the partners and ask each …

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Is it more simple than we 'think'?<p><i>by</i><p>, Business Development at PwC, Corporate Wellbeing Advocate & Author of 'No-mind'<p>Over 40 million Americans and …

Mindfulness

The power of compounding ~ Get Rich Slowly

Shares 196<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

5 Problems With Retiring in Your 50s

Want to exit the workforce way earlier than most? Here are some issues you might run into.<p>Many workers dream of early retirement and the more relaxed …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Worst States to Retire in the U.S.

"What's the best place to retire?" That's the question John Brady, president of TopRetirements.com, says they most often are asked. But, he says, the …

Six Ways Drinking Alcohol Makes You Healthier [Infographic]

At the start of each year, many of us begin to re-assess our drinking habits to make up for our New Year's Eve debauchery. But don't go teetotal just …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

Holistic Medicine

How Slowing Down Led Me To A Fitter, More Productive Life

Recently I was in the kitchen making breakfast, feeding the dogs, prepping school lunches, and all the other things I do each morning. I was aware …

Mindfulness

How much money do people need to be happy?

Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States. One makes an annual salary of $40,000, another makes $120,000, and the third makes $200,000. Who do you think is the happiest?<p>According to a recently released study (paywall) in the burgeoning field of happiness …

Happiness

32 Ways to Live a Happier Life (and It Doesn't Cost a Penny) | Inc.com

You don't have to look hard to find a book or article about how to become wealthy and successful. And many of them have some great ideas.<p>But it's important to always remember that the truest wealth is not counted in money but in the things that bring us happiness.<p>If you want to become really …

Happiness

Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Atheism

Danielle Schacter never thought she would become an un-Christian. "I slowly became more and more disgusted by the way I saw people treating others," says the 32-year-old, who was raised Baptist. "I didn't want to be associated with a religion that preached so much hate."<p>Danielle Schacter, who …

Religion