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Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Malcolm Gladwell

To Create a Better To-Do List, Try This Technique

Stay focused and zoned in on the tasks at hand.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s …

Anxiety From Two Perspectives

Six months ago, our world within our family changed overnight it seemed. I have kept this story under wraps since then; not out of shame or embarrassment but simply because the story isn't mine to tell. In fact this story is <i>only</i> being shared today because my daughter asked if she could share it. I, …

How Uber conquered London

To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars<p>Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment “conversion”. Uber has deployed its …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The Brain

4 lessons we can learn from Denmark about happiness at work

That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies.<p>Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee engagement hovering at or below 30% since at least the year 2000, and it's taking its toll on American …

OECD

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Psychology

How to Find the Right Flowers for Your Astrological Sign

We’ve discovered a new way to buy flowers that we think will be of interest to astrology aficionados and dabblers alike. Frederique’s Choice, a …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

Self-help

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

Consciousness

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

Want to write a novel? First Novel Awards finalists say it's better with age

After she published her first book of short stories in 2003, the acclaimed collection <i>The Rule of Last Clear Chance</i>, Judith McCormack set out to write a novel.<p>Twelve years later, she published <i>Backspring</i>.<p>"It took me a long time because I was learning how to write a novel," says McCormack, 62, who is …

3 Surefire Ways To Jumpstart Your Creativity

These things always get the juices flowing.<p>When it comes to getting the creative juices flowing, here are some of the most common suggestions:<p>Drink a massive cup of coffee.<br>• Listen to music that inspires you.<br>• Watch a "really creative" movie.<br>• Go for a long walk.<br>• Surround yourself with other creative …

Creativity

Issues You Can Expect to Discuss in Pre-Marital Counseling

Curious about premarital counseling? Our experts are here to dish everything you can expect to discuss if you sit down with a therapist before your big day.<p><b>1. You'll define your marriage expectations and role beliefs.</b><p>You may have one idea of what marriage looks like and what it means to be a spouse …

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day

Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.<p><i>(Check out the related article: 20 Phrases the Most Respected Bosses Never Say)</i><p>Think about the best boss you've ever had.<p>Maybe you're fortunate, and we're talking about the person you call your …

Leadership

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Leadership

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Psychologists say a common cognitive trap could be sabotaging your success

What time are you available for a phone call tomorrow? Can you sign off on this project proposal? How much pizza should we order for tomorrow's staff meeting?<p>Ugh. 2 p.m. Yes. 10 pies. Done.<p>You might feel incredibly productive after making these decisions, simply because you checked three items off …

Psychology

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

Self-help

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies To Sell 350 Million Books

The bestselling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

10 Signs You're Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Here's how to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on …

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Depression

6 Ways to Be a Better Speaker in 2016

The next time you have to speak in front of a group, give some thought ahead of time to “what success would look like,” says Bill McGowan.<p>Most people …

How to Build a Knockout Tech Stack to Get Organized

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with emails, meetings, and tasks, getting organized is necessary to regain control. But, organization isn’t a one step …

The One Trick That Will Allow You To Change Habits Overnight

Magic Tip: Adjust your life so all you have to do is show up.<p>The past few weeks, I got into a major slump when it came to taking care of myself. I started eating out with my girlfriend much more and replacing the salads for the burgers and fries. Working out started going from a mandatory once a …

Will Power

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Time Management

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Psychology

8 strategies to spend less money, from real people who save over half their income

If you want to accumulate wealth, you have to cut back on spending.<p>To help you get started, we rounded up money saving strategies from the best savers out there — those who have saved over 50% of their income.<p>Not only will increased savings allow you to put more money to work and grow it through …

Retirement