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Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

6 Bad Habits That Undermine Women's Own Success--and What to Do Instead

How many are you guilty of?<p>We all know the abysmal statistics on women in leadership roles. And that sexism, and our society's general discomfort with women in positions of authority are largely to blame. But women ourselves can--and often do--undermine our own leadership in the way we approach …

The EQ Problem: What Everyone's Getting Wrong About Emotional Intelligence

For starters, EQ and EI aren't the same thing.<p><i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my forthcoming book, "EQ, Applied."</i><p>In 2016, lots of people got fooled by their emotions.<p>Often, people believed what they wanted, instead of what reality was screaming. Many put faith in the mainstream media and …

Emotional Intelligence

20+ Of The Best Entries From The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has come to an end, but before the judges pick the winners, let's take a look at the …

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

European Travel

The 12-Step Process that Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?<p>Photo by chris riebschlager<p><b>1. Planning</b><p>We can't work all the time, but then again we can't …


I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

20 fascinating photos of Berlin through the ages

Opera Place in 1890.<p>Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse, early 1900s<p>A train accident, 1908<p>Motzstrasse, 1910<p>Potsdamer Platz, 1910<p>Opening ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games<p>Bomb damage across Berlin, 1945<p>The Wall in 1989<p>The same wall in 1990<p>Art installation Wrapped Reichstag, 1995