Niki Nowak

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This Is The Psychological Reason Why Some People Are So Hard On Themselves

In her book <i>Edge States,</i> Joan Halifax explains that human beings are transformed when pushed to the boundaries of their understanding, comfort and capability. She attributes this in part to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, which is the idea that crises and stress are not just …

Psychology

Why Orange & Pink Is the Best Color Combination

Hermés scarves are just the beginning.<p>1 A pink tablecloth makes orange sherbet look even more delicious.<p>2 Vine flowers against an orange wall never …

40 Beach Themed Bedrooms to Take You Away

Sometimes you really need a good makeover to get you through a work slump. Creating not just a relaxing home but a space that truly feels like a …

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these 2 skills.<p>Everyone has a great boss story. Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a midsize hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his servant-leadership …

Leadership

Why adding a rug under dining table sets is a MUST

Some people swear by adding a rug to the dining room and others say it's a huge no-no, but today, we are going to tell you why we, as well as a large …

Home Decorating

Am I Going Blind?

They say that death comes like a thief in the night. Lesser vandals have the same M.O. The affliction that stole my vision, or at least a big chunk of it, did so as I slept. I went to bed seeing the world one way. I woke up seeing it another.<p>This was about four months ago, though it feels like an …

6 under-the-radar Amazon Prime clothing brands every woman should know

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ella Moon's aesthetic is very Anthropologie-esque, but the price points are slightly lower with most pieces between $60 and $100. This …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Tony Robbins, Jim Carrey, and BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen Agree: 1 Question Leads to Success

It's a counterintuitive way to get what you want, but it works.<p>Whether you're a movie star, a motivational coach, or the publisher of a wildly popular website--or an entrepreneur--asking one question makes the difference between failure and success. Or between success and phenomenal success. That's …

TED Talks

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from you.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these …

Psychology

How Do Adults Find New Hobbies?

Do you struggle to identify hobbies and interests?<p>One of my readers is working on self-exploration and getting to know herself better and wrote to me …

How to Survive a Narcissistic Boss

It's not always realistic to quit.<p><i>How should someone act around a boss that is a narcissist? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private</b> …

Self-help

10 Home Design Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018, According to Pinterest

Bright colors. 😍<p>From bold ceilings to resort-worthy baths, Pinterest’s most popular décor ideas deserve a place on your beach house inspiration …

Home Decorating

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It)

There are a lot of lessons to learn from Howard Schultz, but none more important than this.<p>There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the …

Howard Schultz

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important

The most important type of intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg says, has to do with setting and accomplishing your goals.<p>It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's Why You're Having Recurring Nightmares, Study Says

People have tried to decipher what our dreams mean since the beginning of time, and now, researchers are taking a look at why we have them. A new …

How trainer Kirsty Godso eats ketogenic every day—and why she’ll never go back

<i>In addition to being a Nike Master Trainer, Kirsty Godso has crafted two workouts—Pyrogirls, which pops up at cool girl hot spot Sky Ting Yoga as</i> …

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

9 Ways to Get People to Like You Without Saying a Word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There’s lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to …

Psychology

The 10 Best Bedroom Colors According To Interior Designers

Blues and grays and pinks, oh my.<p>Picking a paint color for your bedroom can feel nearly impossible: It sets the tone for the space that's supposed to best represent you. If you've spent way too much time browsing paint samples and need a little guidance, we sought advice from 10 top interior …

Home Decorating

The Gallery Wall Style That's Over the Top (in the Best Way)

(Image credit: Domino)<p>Gallery walls are lovely to look at, but a good floor-to-ceiling scene can actually be a game changer for your home. Not only …

Why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways

Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing your boss and …

Management

Time for a makeover: 9 small changes that will make you fall in love with your house again

If you keep walking around your home and feeling a little flat, maybe you need to change up a few small things and we have some fantastic ideas for …

Home Decorating

15 Trends You're About to See Everywhere This Fall

... and five that need to go away, now!<p>Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner, and we're already setting our sights on what home design and hues will be huge. So, we scoured stores and Pinterest and asked industry experts which trends they're loving for next season — and which ones they …

5 sensible things to do instead of obsessing about, and enabling Trump’s narcissism

Instead of fixating on our national narcissist, we can turn our attention to strengthening our democracy<p>It took a while to fully manifest, but what many social critics, most notably Christopher Lasch (author of The Culture of Narcissism), noticed bubbling up from the painful social and economic …

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6 Easy Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedding Color

Before you can choose the best colors for your bedding, you need to decide what style of bedding you prefer. If you start shopping for bedding by …

Home Decorating