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The neuroscience argument against “living in the present”

There are plenty of advice columns, self-help books, and loosely spiritual twenty-somethings devoted to extolling the virtues of living in the present. The advice is intended as an antidote to life spent scrolling absentmindedly through twitter or planning next weekend, while failing to appreciate …

Neurophilosophy

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

Feeling Stuck in Life? You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be

You're reading Feeling Stuck in Life? You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Positive Thinking

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

Whole Foods

What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

Self-improvement

How to Do Less When You Have More to Do | Inc.com

Time management is not always all it's cracked up to be. When you apply it successfully, you end up doing more--not less--of what you need to be doing.<p>Most people who follow time management programs find that they actually decrease their productivity and effectiveness.<p>If you want to get things …

Time Management

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Self-improvement

9 Simple Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable | Inc.com

<i>What are the best daily routines of highly productive people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Low Tolerance For Other People's Personal Problems</b>- The more productive I become, the less time I spend …

Graduate School

3 Ways You Block Yourself From Being as Successful as You Could Be

The world puts many barriers in the way of our success, but the ones we needlessly erect ourselves are the biggest.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people are sure their lack of success is due to external circumstances or simple bad luck. This is not usually the …

Self-improvement

10 Bad Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Success

Most of the time, we’re busy thinking about and planning all the things we’re going to <i>do</i> in the months ahead — but what about all of the old, bad habits that it might be better for us to <i>stop</i> doing? Knowing when to say “no” is important, so here are 10 things that we think everyone should consider …

Success

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Why you should plan life goals for 2018 not 2017, according to psychology expert

For a lot of people, a new year means a time to reassess their life, consider goals and make plans for the year ahead.<p>But according to one …

Star Wars

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Metabolism: 15 Things Men And Women Over 30 Should Do

<b>Eat More Whole Grain</b><p>It takes the body extra effort to break down whole grains than more refined and processed grains, like the flour ordinarily used …

CEOs Agree—This Morning Habit Is the Key to Success

The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions—<i>every day.</i> Yes, if you've ever felt like your mind is a snow globe that's been turned upside down, …

10 Tranquil Yoga & Meditation Retreats In India

This Is How To Improve Your Writing: 7 Easy Expert Secrets

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

Scientists Say You Should Do This Exercise at Least Twice a Week to Make Your Brain Work Better

Engaging in <b>regular weightlifting</b> could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists. As …

Humanity

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

Procrastination

Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

How to be a better writer: 6 tips from a master linguist

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Why does riding a bike make us feel so good?

1. August 2016 – Community<p>Cycling has always made me happy. I can’t remember much about my first bike, but getting the second, a shiny silver and red …

The Best Books We Read in July 2016

mWe asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

The Kind Of Books You Read Have A Much Larger Impact On You Than You Think

When was the last time you fell asleep reading a book? Or which was the last book you finished without being distracted by Facebook or Instagram? …

Marry Someone Smarter Than You Are

Entrepreneur Jim Rohn famously said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." While I am not convinced by the math behind this statement, I wholeheartedly believe we are influenced, for better or for worse, by those closest to us.<p>Friends and family are part of the …

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