Nirmala Palaniappan

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10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

If You Have 1 Of These 5 Traits You're Probably Smarter Than Average

You can go to school as much as you want, but there are just some things that make you smarter than average that you're born with or are just part of …

What it really means to be lonely

Is loneliness our modern malaise?<p>Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service "was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness."<p>Chronic loneliness, some say, is like "smoking 15 cigarettes a day." It "kills more people than obesity."<p>…

Loneliness

Want to Wake Up Deliriously Happy to Go to Work? Do These 3 Things Now

You don't have to settle for just liking your job.<p>How many of us sit at our desks, at a coffee shop, or in an office on autopilot, plugging away at daily tasks that feel less like the stimulating routine we envisioned and more like a daily grind?<p>For most of us, work equates to just that, work. It's …

5 tips on how to relax and reduce stress after a day at the office

Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect …

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I'd read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything.<p>In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This past year, I read another …

Consciousness

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement

A 4-minute Tabata workout to ban bloat and boost your metabolism

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

Wellness

5 Best Inspirational Movies That Will Make You Believe In Yourself Again – Page 3

3. Freedom Writers<p>Based on the book The Freedom Writer’s Diary by teacher Erin Gruell, this is another standout movie that will change negative …

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.<p>Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider found seven …

Globalization

How to Master Meetings (Infographic)

Steps to solving conference call woes and make the most of your meetings.<p>There are between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in the U.S, but rampant inefficiency costs the economy over $1 billion each year. Luckily, there are many ways to eradicate the most common meeting malfunctions, allowing …

Employment

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

Albert Einstein's secrets for happiness revealed as notes surface after 95 years

Albert Einstein’s thoughts on the secret to happiness have been revealed thanks to handwritten notes from the genius which have surfaced after 95 years.<p>The German-born physicist dedicated his life to science, but suggested in the notes that fulfilling a long-term ambition doesn't necessarily …

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

The Anxiety Detox: Train Your Mind For Relaxation

It's possible, honest.<p>A big cause of stress is feeling like you have to be permanently ‘on’ and when it comes to travelling for work, that pressure …

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

Entrepreneurship

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that was …

Motivation

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

The Dangerous Approach Of Living Without Purpose

Nothing gives a person inner wholeness and peace like a distinctunderstanding of where they are going.<p>Robert Bryne once observed, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”<p>In order to get somewhere, you need to define your end goal. That is essential. And the sooner you define it, the clearer …

Motivation

When You Should Quit Your Job Without Having Another One Lined Up

People hate to resign without another job lined up. Not just because employers prefer to hire people who are working, but also because it feels like failure. It seems as if you “couldn’t take it.” But there are times when it is very important to just let go.<p>Here’s a personal example: My boyfriend …

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

Emotional Intelligence

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

3 Small Things Every Person Can Do to Reduce Stress in Their Office

In a world of tight deadlines, it’s no wonder that some of your stress might seep out and affect your colleagues. But — because they’re under pressures of their own — you risk perpetuating a vicious circle, where you mirror and magnify each other’s frenzy.<p>You can’t control their behavior, but you …

20 Amazing Books To Read For The Rest Of 2016

It’s lit<p>It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. …

5 Very Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• Latest Posts<p>Rick Riddle<p>Once self-development had helped Rick in his life and led him to great results. Now when Rick is a successful …