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12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Emotional Intelligence

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

Why Women Really Leave The Men They Love

<i>By Justice Schanfarber</i><p>As a marriage counselor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: <i>Women leave men they love</i>.<p>They feel terrible about it. It tears …

Happy Couples Value This More Than Love

I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to intimate relationships. As a psychologist for more …

Relationships

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Food

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence predicts people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, and achieve success. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and career success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional intelligence can be acquired and improved with practice. …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

The Brain

Nine Things That Separate The Leaders From The Managers

Warren Bennis, one of the pioneers of contemporary leadership studies, was fond of saying, “The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.” It’s a distinction that should speak volumes to anyone who seeks to both manage and lead in an organization.<p>Bennis, who died in 2014, once …

Boston College

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

To some, happiness always stays by their side. What makes happiness magical is that it can be anything or nothing.<p>If you know it well, it is …

7 Powerful Beliefs That Will Lead You to Success

Whatever you're setting out to do, these 7 essentials beliefs can help steer you toward your goals.<p>We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, …

Motivation

Does Walking Help You Get a Flat Stomach and a Tiny Waist?

Walking can help you lose weight and get a flat stomach. Losing belly fat will improve your health and boost your self-esteem. Two types of fat are …

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

Mindfulness

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

What your date of birth says about you

Astrology may be pure bunk, but new research is shedding light on how our birthdays can impact our personalities<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 29, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A search for the amount of money Americans spend annually on astrology turns up estimates ranging from …

Why exercise is important— even if you don’t need to lose weight

The promise of a smaller waistline may get you into the gym, but all of your sweating and panting is delivering far more than aesthetic changes. An active lifestyle isn’t all about weight loss. Regular exercise can help prevent some of the most common diseases of the day, including heart disease, …

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Is WebAssembly the (Eventual) Death of JavaScript?

A joint project between Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft could change how the web is programmed.<p>You won't hear too many web devs saying it out loud, but there is a world beyond JavaScript. The ruling language of web applications and interactive websites, JavaScript seems as much a cornerstone of the …