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8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

65 Things Great Leaders Do Daily to Engage Their Teams

Engaging staff is a daily affair and if you adopt these habits it will help boost morale, motivation, and engagement.<p>Employee engagement should be every leaders number one priority because when you have an engaged, highly motivated team then everything becomes that much easier and it helps to …

Employee Engagement

12 Leadership Books to Add to Your Reading List

No matter your business, leadership style or level of experience, there is a book that will inspire you, make you think differently and help you stir …

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

A new ADHD drug has some psychiatrists scared

Adzenys, as the chewable, fruity medication is called, packs the punch of Adderall and is geared toward children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>The drug hit the market last week and is already stirring controversy: Some psychiatrists worry that Adzenys will accelerate a trend toward …

7 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Can't Find Success

Think back to when you were in high school. Do you remember that person who stood out amongst the class? That guy or girl everyone thought would change the world?<p>They got straight A's on their report card and were praised all the time. People would talk about the things that person would go on to …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

20 Wrong Assumptions People Have Made Based On How I Look

Never judge a book by its cover.

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

9 Body Language Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional

Are you sending the right messages with your nonverbal language?<p>Whether or not you realize it, using the wrong nonverbal cues can create a huge obstacle to your success. Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is …

Language

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Power laws rule everything around me

We live in a time of great polarization. Politically, in nations across the world, both the left and the far right grow more numerous, and draw further away from the mainstream establishment, every year. Economically, the rich continue to separate themselves from the poor, as the very rich do from …

Political Science

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

Motivation

America's Youngest Workers May Be the Least Stable Generation On Record

College graduation is just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up to hire a fresh crop of future leaders in the coming months.<p>But when …

8 Limiting Beliefs That Cause Most Life Problems

No matter what goal you want to achieve, no matter what you think your blocks might be, or what problems you might be experiencing in your life and …

How To Improve Mental and Emotional Stability with Simple Writing

Can writing improve mental and emotional stability? Does it help people to deal with traumatic situations? The answer to both of these questions is a …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

People who think too much may have little reason to worry. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between anxiety and intelligence and it is …

The Surprising, Deeper Reason Introverts Avoid Small Talk

<b>It ALL makes sense now.</b><p>I’m definitely an introvert. It’s not that I constantly sit by myself in a corner and never talk to people. I can be social, …

Intuniv: Exorbitant, Sedating, and Second-Line in Treating ADHD

Guanfacine, a drug originally used to treat hypertension, has been reformulated and now has new life as a medication to treat ADHD in children.<p>An …

How Does Caffeine Affect ADHD?

<b>Introduction</b><p>You may have heard that people with ADHD drink coffee to calm down. Well actually, according to research, this statement can be proven …

ADHD

The internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology

“22 of the Cutest Baby Animals,” the headline said. “You won’t believe number 11!”<p>Despite an impending deadline—not to mention my skepticism (how cute could they possibly be?)—I clicked on the story. I’m only human, after all. Yet this failure in self-regulation cost me at least half an hour of …

Self Control

The Importance of Practicing Mindfulness in a Chaotic World

I began to wonder how many other things flew under my nose daily. What if I slowed life down? What would I see? I needed to become aware of the …

Schizophrenia Doesn't Exist!?

Last month, an article written by Dr. Jim van Os, a psychiatrist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, appeared in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> …

Want to Be More Confident? Science Says Do This

The superpowers that accompany a superhero stance might just surprise you.<p>While it's no secret that exercise releases a chemical fix of dopamine in our brains to instantly make us feel happy, many people don't realize how many ties our bodies--and the chemicals that regulate them--have to our …

Body Language

Porn is a public health hazard - one that's crippling our teenagers

“I know the other boys watch it, but he doesn’t.”<p>An older friend was sharing her concerns over what material her 13-year-old son might – or might not – be viewing online. “I don’t think he has any interest in that stuff.”<p>The likelihood is that she’s wrong.<p>Ninety per cent of eight to 16-year-olds …

11 Crazy Ways The Weather Influences Your Health And Behavior

Blame the forecast.<p>If you're a human being living on this planet, chances are you've had some opinions about the weather. But the way weather affects you may go deeper than that: The temperature and conditions outside have a direct effect on how you feel physically and mentally, according to a …

Study Shows Financial Stress is Like PTSD

Financial stress is no joke. It can screw with your appetite, your sleeping habits, and it can even affect how well you perform on the job. But a new study by a financial wellness company shows a surprising and serious result of difficult money problems—posttraumatic stress disorder.<p>That's right. …