Ryan Bumstead

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Knowing When You Need to Change, And When to Let Go

We are so often prone to blaming ourselves when our lives aren’t working out as we hoped. The cultural touchstones which help to define much of our …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Self-help

This Truth Potato Gives Us 20 Reality Checks We All Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

This one simple life change could help you earn more money — and feel happier at work

It may be a cliché, but the old saying that the early bird gets the worm may very well be true. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans by Sleep Junkie …

Northwestern University

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

Self-improvement

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Handy

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Albert Einstein

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

7 Signs You're Burned Out at Work

Plus: 7 ways to snap out of your funk<p>Mental burnout, coined in the 1970s to describe the psychological effects of relentless work stress, happens so …

Bridal Showers

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>7 min read<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 …

Self-improvement

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss<p>My friend told me he doesn't read.<p>What?<p>I was in disbelief. It's like saying you don't want to be healthy, so you don't exercise. Or that you don't want to impact the world, so you …

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

11 Secrets To Staying Productive And In Control

TalentSmart has given emotional intelligence tests to more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control--a skill …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

Motivation

Running Out of Time Every Day? Here's What You're Doing Wrong.

You're probably guilty of at least one of these seven time-sucking productivity sins.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Western world, we’re obsessed with time. We schedule meetings to start at precise times, we rush to get things done as fast as possible …

Time Management

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.<p>Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to …

Self-improvement

How to Stop Doubting Yourself So You Can Go After Your Dreams

<b>“The gap between what we do and what we’re capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ~Gandhi</b><p>I have lived most of my life …

Self-improvement

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Emotional Intelligence

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

The top 12 skills tech employers want today

So Bentley University and a startup called Burning Glass, which uses big data to examine workforce trends, set about answering what skills are most in demand. They examined nearly 25 million US job postings to find out.<p>From that, they came up with this list of top 12 skills that thousand of …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Can you make every day feel like Saturday?

<i>Disclaimer: This post took me</i> <i>2 years and 89 revisions</i><i>. It’s 18-minutes long but I wouldn’t publish it if I didn’t think every minute would be worth</i> …

Happiness

Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

Procrastination