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• Pinterest<p>My 11-year-old son is a horrible liar. The minute he starts spinning a tale, a smile spreads across his face no matter how hard he tries to stop it. My 14-year-old daughter on the other hand? She can stare me straight in the eye and lie without even blinking. It's a little unnerving to say …

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How to Beat Anxiety, According to Science

So you don't totally freak.<p><b>By Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge</b><p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it …

Mental Health

‘Hate circuit’ discovered in brain

The proverbs tell us that there’s a fine line between love and hate, and new scans of the brain’s “hate circuit” have confirmed similarities between …

Emotional hangovers are seen in the brain for the first time – here's why they affect how you feel

We don't forget emotional experiences in a hurry, and they change how we see events in the future.<p>We may all have had an emotional hangover at one …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

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Create Pathways for Happiness in Your Brain

The act of complaining is like allowing negativity to do pushups in your brain.<p>There are people who, if they won a $56 million lottery, would only complain about how much they'd have to pay in taxes. You know the type. The steely lady with the down turned mouth, nose in the air, who doles out …

UpperWest Arrives in Cambridge With Cheese, Charcuterie, and More

It’s been a long road for UpperWest, officially opening tomorrow (September 15) at 1 Cedar St. in North Cambridge. When the project was first announced way back in March 2014, it was meant to open the following month as a 20-seat "casual wine bar" with a focus on charcuterie, cheese, and small …

Two ways to tackle creative procrastination

Any time I sit down to create something, I face an immediate sense of being overwhelmed.My mind immediately races across everything that needs to get …

Using these 13 words will help salespeople close deals faster and make tons of money

They say selling is more art than science.<p>And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals.<p>Using the 13 words below can help you significantly sell more and make a boatload of money.<p>Read the full HubSpot …

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5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: If there was a lightning storm, you could not be …

Self-help

This Ingenious App Helps You Form Habits (The Good Kind!)

Streaks uses a system endorsed by both Jerry Seinfeld and Nike to help you create new habits out of daily tasks.<p>About seven years ago, software developer Brad Isaac gave <i>Lifehacker</i> some advice he’d heard on productivity from Jerry Seinfeld:<p>He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year …

Want to Save 20 Hours of Your Work Week? Start Using These 9 Apps

Get your productivity systems in order, so that you can focus on the work that really inspires you.<p>In today's world of work, there are many distractions, opportunities, and things to do. A startup mentality has invaded all levels of work: an all-hands-on-deck mindset that encourages us to handle …

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

Daily Productivity Tips – For Eventprofs, By Eventprofs

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the minds of some of the best eventprofs in the industry? 6 experts share their daily routines and how those …

This trait may explain why Danes are the happiest people on earth

Hygge: It’s a word most Americans have probably never heard of, but it may be a key to our happiness.<p>Residents of Denmark are the happiest people on …

A Powerful Way To Beat Addiction

Addiction is one of the most prevalent problems facing our species today. Part of the challenge in combating addictive behavior is recognizing …

Study Reveals Link Between Aggression and Way People Walk

<i>Summary: A new study reports the way a person walks may reveal how aggressive they are.</i><p>Source: University of Portsmouth.<p><b>The way people walk can give</b> …

Confident People Communicate this Way (Most of us Forget to do This).

In today’s elephant journal Facebook live stream, Waylon talks about communicating—speaking and writing—mindfully.<p>When we are truly confident, …

You Can Be Mentally Stronger If You Do This Small Act Every Day

As humans, we tend to set goals throughout our entire lives and dedicate most of our time trying to achieve them. That gives us purpose and …

These 5 to-do apps will make sure you get your sh*t done

There are too many to-do apps. It’s an understandable problem: Organizing one’s day in the modern world is complicated, and there’s profit to be made …

A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in

Doesn't matter if your computer is locked.<p>You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 Industries principal security engineer Rob Fuller, he was able …

Israeli military expects Islamic State attack on its southern border 'within six months'

Israel is bracing for an Islamic State (Isil) terror attack along its southern border with Egypt within the next six months, a senior Israeli military officer has warned.<p>Wilayat Sinai, the jihadist group’s affiliate in the Sinai desert, has been stealing armored vehicles and anti-tank missiles from …

Best photographs of the day: Portuguese wild fires, Lady Gaga and sculptures in Derbyshire

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including One World Trade Center, the Misha Collection and a precarious rescue in France

The FCC has a new plan to kill the cable box

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unveiled a revised proposal in its ongoing effort to create competition in the cable set-top box market.<p>Under the new plan, pay-TV providers would be required to offer free apps that allow you to watch all the programming you'd normally watch …

9 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

To give your business the best chance of success, you need to look after your body and mind. This may sound like common sense, but there are a number …

33 Ways To Put The Spotlight On DIY Driftwood Art

Some things are just meant to be used as decorations. For example, who could resist and charm and beauty of driftwood? There are so many wonderful …

Derren Brown knows what will REALLY make you happy

Having convinced an unwitting member of the public that they had pushed someone to their death, played Russian roulette on television and apparently healed the sick by dint of “a miracle”, Derren Brown has turned his attention to a thornier problem – how to be happy.<p>Brown has written a book, Happy: …

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …