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I Took CBD Oil For the First Time, and It Had 3 Surprising Effects on My Body

As a millennial woman living in New York City, I often find myself getting pulled in a million directions, whether it be chasing a career, trying to maintain some sort of social life, and making sure that I look and feel my best. I love my lifestyle, but I've learned the hard way that I'm not …

CBD

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out.

Those who forget the lessons of televised congressional hearings are doomed to repeat them, which is why the morning segment of the Capitol Hill show …

Donald Trump

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Six Steps To Becoming A Master Of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking stars are balanced thinkers. They practice moderation to insure against the perils of overthinking or underthinking. They are devotees of appropriateness and walk a path of situational awareness.<p>Real critical thinkers are disciplined in their craft of issue resolution. They honor …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

7 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Memory

My earliest recollection regarding brain fog or memory loss is of my mother. We were sitting in the kitchen and she was taking her daily ginkgo …

15 Questions That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Want to sharpen your EQ? It all begins with self-awareness.<p>The decisions you make today will be heavily influenced by your emotions. Sure, hard data and rational thinking may help you reason and draw conclusions, but it's how you <i>feel</i> about those conclusions that will determine whether or not you …

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

3 Questions Every High Achiever Should Be Able to Answer About Themselves

No need to complicate the process, answer these three questions and immediately reinvent yourself on the fly.<p>A reinvention of any sorts requires a physical, mental, and emotional upheaval. As a high achiever, reinvention is a normal part of the process.<p>After all, if you aren't growing and …

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like as Much as Food and Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

How to Become More Comfortable Taking Rejection

There will be a lot of rejections on your way to a "yes."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us are often afraid to ask in a direct manner. Some of us rather not saying anything at all than bring up our needs. The reality is, nothing is lost if you simply go out and …

Mindfulness Meditation Advice for the Anxious and Distracted

Two things that are true: First, if you’re naturally anxious and always feel distracted, mindfulness meditation will probably help. And second: …

Quantum radar to render stealth technologies ineffective

Stealth technology may not be very stealthy in the future thanks to a US$2.7-million project by the Canadian Department of National Defence to …

The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices

It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to breathe. Loud thumping music pierces my …

Reiki Facts & Myths With Nicholas Pearson - For Puck’s Sake

April 25, 2018 by Mat Auryn<p>Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom– from magick and metaphysics to science and …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

How to Calculate Staircase Dimensions and Designs

This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the …

6 Ways to Manage Intense Emotions in PTSD

Managing intense emotions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important part of treatment. When people have PTSD, they are likely going to …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Effectively Manage Your Emotional State Using Labelling And Reframing

Managing one's emotional state is considered to be a cornerstone of lasting success. One can safely that "capability is a function of emotional …