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4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Public Speaking

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

How To Manifest Your Ideal Partner, According To Experts

The concept of manifestation is something you might have heard of in relation to the Law of Attraction. For instance, you can learn how to manifest …

Happiness

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

The Workplace

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

The power to bypass heart disease

Calcium plaque buildup in the arteries used to be age related, but not anymore.Autopsies of young men killed in Vietnam showed even they had …

Medicine

A Practice to Help You Handle Life's Difficulties with Grace

Source: Pixabay<p>A few months ago, I was being interviewed for a radio show and the host asked me, “What is equanimity? You talk about it in your books …

Mindfulness

Cuba Gooding Jr: ‘I had 10 years in the wilderness’

Life was all private jets and limos after his Oscar win. Then came a decade of bad roles and flop films. Now, he’s making up for lost time<p>“Somebody asked me backstage, when I won the Oscar: ‘Did you ever imagine this?’ And I was like, ‘Never in a million years!’ But it was bullshit. It was a lie,” …

Black Panther

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Never Be Awkward Again: 6 Ways To Be Confident In Your Conversation With Anyone

You just met her. Maybe it was at a party, a networking event or even on the street.<p>Your heart is racing and your mouth is, too, but just as quickly …

Public Speaking

17 Ketogenic Dinner Recipes for Lazy Cooks

Feed the whole family, whip up something fun <i>and</i> stick to the ketogenic diet? It’s tough to do it all. Especially when eating keto means buying a ton …

Cooking

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

College & University

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 5 years — here's what you have to look forward to

Walt Disney Studios made a major update to its theatrical schedule in March ahead of its annual shareholder's meeting.<p>The company outlined its movie schedule through 2023 where it announced dates for a mix of live-action films, Marvel superheroes, sequels, and many more trips to a galaxy far, far …

Walt Disney Company

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Important Tips on How to Let Go and Free Yourself

Source: Brodie Vissers<p>​<i>“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their</i> …

Self-help

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

‘Family Guy’ Reveals Shocking Truth Behind Stewie’s Accent (And His Sexuality)

The writer of Sunday night’s huge episode takes us inside that accent twist, and goes deep into how and why the show finally explored whether Stewie …

TV

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help