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A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

America messed up the idea of free trade

Surely you’ve noticed it: Over the last few decades, throughout the developed world, stuff has gotten cheaper. Cars are less pricey, as are shoes—and shrimp, for that matter. TVs, sodapop, toys, and toothpaste too. This is to be expected in an era defined by the North American Free Trade Agreement …

Globalization

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my …

Neuroscience

What Japanese Games Can Teach Us About Japanese Culture

Despite the global popularity of Japanese video games, most of the time they have traditionally been made with their domestic audience first and …

How Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Growth Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design the life you want.<p>You are essentially who you create yourself to be.<p>Once you embrace the “growth” habit, you will improve your way of life.<p>You will …

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …

Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs: The Color of Drug Users Got Whiter, the Nation Got Nicer [Retracted]

<b>RETRACTED (6/12/18):</b><p>This story has been removed because we have discovered it was in breach of our editorial standards. If you’d like to know more, …

Drugs

If not for yakuza laws, Japan could be cleaning up in e-sports ring

Spectators packed a Seattle arena and 5 million more went online to watch a video game tournament this summer in which winners each earned $2.2 …

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

I’ve had social anxiety disorder – and know you don’t have to live with it | Kamran Ahmed

Research showing popular kids become more socially anxious adults may illuminate the condition’s origins. But what sufferers actually need is help<p>• Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist and film-maker<p>A fascinating study from the University of Virginia has shed new light on the much-ignored problem of …

Mental Health

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere …

Happiness

Tidying Up guru Marie Kondo explains how she discovered manga

Marie Kondo took the world by storm with her runaway best-selling book <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,</i> which famously advises messy, …

Manga

Americans' aversion to anime just fear of difference

Americans seem to take a lot of pride in being inclusive of other countries’ cultures. I hear people every day who praise how interesting the …

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

Public Speaking

10 online careers you can start today with basically no money

Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and having complete control over your career sound good?<p>If so, you should consider starting an online career.<p>It's a lot easier than you might think — thanks to the internet, it's actually quite simple, …

This Coding School Will Pay YOU to Attend

Here's what you have to do.<p>Don’t want to borrow to get the education you need to land a high-paying job? A coding bootcamp is now paying students to …

College & University

Portraits of Young Filmmakers Changing the Game

Photographers Nathanael Turner and Nathan Bajar photographed talented young directors on both coasts.<p>With growing paths for distribution and technology making way for more ways to realize one's creative vision than ever, independent film has never been more exciting or diverse. A new generation of …

Filmmaking

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Silicon Valley

ERASED Blu-Ray 2

Synopsis:<p>Having failed to save Kayo once in the past and getting arrested for crimes he didn't commit in the present, Satoru bets everything on one …

Anime

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

7 Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills<p>Updated January 05, 2018<p>In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether …

Japanese-Americans Talk About Matcha’s Soaring Popularity In The U.S.

Sip on this<p>I have a confession: I love matcha. Whatever the form—latte, iced or hot; tea; biscuit, candy—I will consume it. But as a newcomer and an outsider to matcha culture, I worried its sudden popularity was becoming part of an ongoing problem. So while for the first six months of my matcha …

Japan

New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone. So the …

Neuroscience

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

How Japan weaves caring and sharing into all layers of society

The Japanese believe politeness engenders order, safety and cleanliness – core values to live by<p>Although they are ubiquitous, Japanese people rarely notice the grooved lines on their pavements. Every footpath that is wide enough seems to have these extruding lines. They inhibit the smooth movement …

Japan

7 scientific tricks for falling asleep

Of course, sometimes that's easier said than done. In our busy, wired, non-stop culture, 40% of people sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours a night.<p>Indeed, between a third and half of all adults in the US and around the world suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. In up …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain

Beliefs About Climate Change May Reflect A Failure To Understand What Climate Change Is

A change in the weather happens when the measurement of a weather phenomenon like temperature differs from a short or long-term average. Weather change is generally measured for relatively short periods of time like days, months or years, and for relatively small areas like cities, counties or …