Shannon Armstrong

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The Importance of Hobbies for Stress Relief

Hobbies are often thought of as activities for people who lead quiet, relaxed lives. However, people with full, busy, even stressful lives may need …

Happiness

1-Minute Mindfulness Exercises

<b>Yawn and stretch for 10 seconds every hour.</b><br>Do a fake yawn if you have to. That will trigger real ones. Say “ahh” as you exhale. Notice how a yawn …

“Organization Don’t Mean Shit”: Inside the Beginning of the End of the Clinton Campaign

In an excerpt from her new book, Chasing Hillary, the author explains how a group of perspicacious—and pretty miserable—Clinton campaign reporters knew the candidate’s electoral hopes were imperiled all the way back in Iowa, in early 2016.<p>“To our traveling press corps—Happy New Year!” the e-mail …

Government

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

7 Simple Ways to Make the Workplace More Positive | Inc.com

One of our most important resources for our productivity and happiness is our own energy. Clearly, people recognize how important high energy is to productive daily living. The energy drink market reached $10 billion in 2015.<p>Aside from the most obvious hacks to protect, restore, and supercharge our …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

This Millennial Couple Is Saving $150,000 a Year and Plans to Retire by 2029. Here’s How They Do It

They even economize on food: 'Scallions are cheap.'<p>Some kids want to be a fire fighter, astronaut or a ballerina when they grow up. Lily He wanted to …

How to tell if you're asking a stupid question

A common cliché I often hear leaders say is, “Feel free to speak up! Remember, there are no stupid questions.”<p>I can think of a time when that statement was true. My second-grade teacher would remind us of this to build our confidence with adults, who at that time could be a bit scary to us. But in …

The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

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Easy Tips to Try Meditating

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

How Gotham Gave Us Trump

Ever wonder how a lifelong urbanite can resent cities as much as Donald Trump does? First you have to understand ’70s and ’80s New York.<p><b>Trump Tower opened in 1983—a gleaming</b>, ostentatious building in a grimy, troubled city. At its base was an orange marble atrium with a waterfall and a clutch of …

Great Depression

This Donald Trump interview transcript has a whole lot of 'unintelligible' in it

Donald Trump's verbal prowess has often raised eyebrows among the public, with baffled linguists often in the uncomfortable situation to try to guess …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Leading Britain Post-Brexit

<i>She stepped into a whirlwind to lead Britain into the Brexit era. But—leather trousers aside—Theresa May’s own style is decidedly no-drama. Gaby Wood meets her. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.</i><p>If you’re running a country, most weeks present their difficulties, but the one in which I meet Theresa …

Downing Street

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

The First Step to Happiness

As a personal empowerment coach, part of my mission is to help women introduce joy into their daily lives. But I have a confession to make: I …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

7 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy Every Day | Inc.com

We all want to find happiness, but with so many of us feeling overworked, overstressed, and overwhelmed, it's easier said than done.<p>But here's the good news: Seven little acts that can give you a daily does of happiness.<p><b>1. Expand your positive self-talk.</b> <br>We all have an inner conversation going on, …

8 Sensational Ways to Create a Positive Impact Every Day

Discover how engaging in acts of kindness daily can create more joy, happiness and meaning in our lives.<p>Optimists view the world with a different lens than pessimists.<p>Optimists experience better health, manage challenges more effectively and are generally more confident and happier within …

7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

5 Surprising Secrets of True Happiness | Inc.com

Finding happiness is, without doubt, a daily struggle. We search for it endlessly, through self-help books, TV shows, ice cream sundaes, or deep conversations with friends. The true keys to unlocking happiness, however, are much closer than you think. Consider these 5 surprising secrets to true …

Happiness

Zen and the Art of Living Deeply

With traditional arts in Asia much emphasis is put on long-term practice and effort, so as to reach continuously higher levels of skill development. …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective | Inc.com

It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. Amid these expectations, and these are but a …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

How To Manage Distractions And Keep Your Mind From Wandering

Constant interruptions derail even the most well-planned day, here’s how to combat information overload.<p>Managing your time won’t do you much good if you’re not able to manage where your mind wanders. And these days, there’s so much distraction flashing in our faces that if we don’t take an active …