Sharon Lahama

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Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

Domestic Technology

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most | Inc.com

Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times when you need some inspiration.<p>Here's some collected wisdom to help motivate you …

Motivation

The Surprising Way I Broke through Writer's Block and Delivered my Debut Book on Time

How to power bomb distraction in the 21st century<p>The cursor blinked. And blinked again.<p>Aligned left and waiting for a letter to show up. The screen empty. Blinking at me.<p>"I'm only on Chapter 5," I'm thinking, sweating. "The manuscript is due in 3 weeks."<p>In October, I landed a 6-figure book deal …

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.<p>The highs and lows of your mental health may not define you, but they can certainly shape your life. Work, in particular, insistent and inflexible, is deeply bound up with how …

Mental Health

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

10 Exercises to Develop the Best Forearms in the Gym

“Walk into any gym in the world on any given day and you’ll see most guys—be it bodybuilders, powerlifters, CrossFitters, and or weekend …

Overview of Bipolar Disorder

One textbook's answer to the question, "What is bipolar disorder?" says it is a major affective disorder in which an individual alternates between …

Depression

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

The Brain

The Best Thing to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Whether you’re eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s …

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Neuroscience

Cook Dinner in Six Minutes

This miso-marinated fish is simple to prepare.<p>If you'd rather be running than prepping your dinner, and you dig Japanese food, you'll appreciate this recipe from New York City's Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya.<p>You do have to let the fish marinate at least overnight, so prep it while you're cooking …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Five things you didn’t know about anxiety, depression and mental illness

exclusive<p>Let me say, straight off the bat, that I regret the title of this article already.<p>You might actually know some of these.<p>That’s anxiety right …

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …

6 surprising chronic pain triggers

There's nothing worse than suffering from debilitating chronic pain—except, perhaps, not knowing why you're in pain or how to cope.<p>Treating these mysterious aches has become the mission of Gary Kaplan, DO, a pioneer of integrative medicine and director of the Kaplan Clinic for Integrative Medicine …

Learn How to Let Go of Shame and Forgive Yourself

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” — Unknown<p>I haven’t always been …

Humans Are Animals, Too

Consider the following recent headlines:<p>"Don't touch baby wild animals, no matter how cute they might be" (Alaska Dispatch News)"Animals are smarter than humans give them credit for" (New York Magazine)"DNA from humans, rats and other animals found in some veggie burgers" (FOX7 Austin)"Researchers …

Anthropology

A real-estate expert and self-made millionaire shares the one rule he follows before investing in anything

It all started when he and his brother Matt, cofounders of real-estate firm The Altman Brothers, put in $5,000 each to buy a house for $400,000 (with 100% financing). They ended up flipping it and making a $200,000 profit.<p>That successful investment triggered more, and Altman reached the …

A Magical Way To Make Children Focus (Without Any Rewards Or Punishment)

You find that your child loses focus easily at school. The teacher has told you that she loses concentration by the end of the lesson; and as the day …

The Brain

Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain With This Piriformis Release Technique

Photo: Kai Wheeler.<p><b>Hip and lower back pain can be super irritating.</b> The type of radiating discomfort that so many people (surfers especially) …

Pain

The Best Fitness Trackers to Log Your Workouts and Weight Loss

A little incentive to help you stick to your fitness goals.<p>Consider the ways you plan to use your fitness tracker before purchasing it. For example, outdoor runners and cyclists will surely appreciate a device with built-in GPS connectivity. Users who are looking to measure only basics such as …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Keep Stress From Getting You Down

If you're on a hike and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes you better believe that stress is the perfect response. If though, on an on-going basis, you're dealing with a miserable situation like an unhappy relationship, money worries or a crazy, unpredictable boss, you're depleting your mental …

15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym

Glutes are king as far as the hierarchy of your muscles is concerned. "For athletic performance, overall lower body power, strength, speed, and …

10 Great Careers for the Economy of the Future | Inc.com

As our ongoing train-wreck of a presidential race demonstrates daily, folks are hurting because the economy is changing and no one is offering real answers to the enduring and unsolved problems that plague our nation.<p>The real answer is as unsexy as it is true: there is no catch-all solution to our …

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To Develop Emotional Intelligence, You Have to Focus on This One Thing First | Inc.com

There's no denying it: Emotions are powerful.<p>Think about it. When you're happy, you're confident. You're ready to take on the world; nothing can get in your way.<p>In contrast, sadness or fear can have the opposite effect.<p>And how about other emotions, like jealousy? Pride? Love? Each of these feelings …

Emotional Intelligence