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Fitness Influencer Emily Skye Shares Her 3 Best Tips for Blasting Belly Fat

Australian fitness star Emily Skye has a super-toned stomach, and she’s sharing the three things she does to blast belly fat and maintain a muscular …

Remembering These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

<i>Spotting heart attack symptoms early can potentially save a life. How do you spot them? Our friends at YourTango share their story.</i><p><b>Pay attention.</b><p>The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher (due to a heart attack) and George Michael (due to heart failure) bring this year to a close with even more significant …

12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Andresr/Shutterstock.com<p>Boost your happiness IQ from the comfort of your own computer.<p>What brings a sense of purpose to our lives? Why is gratitude …

Turning 50: How to make the most of midlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> I had always planned on having a dance party for my 50th birthday this year. Think how fun it would be: hire a DJ, invite friends and family and dance the night away like I did in college.<p>But something funny happened as my milestone approached. I found myself in a major funk, and the …

Are you emotionally intelligent?

Studies have found that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success than IQ, but what is it?<p>It was once widely believed that a person's …

6 Worst Foods For Your Heart

You may not even realize it, but chances are good that you eat at least one thing that’s terrible for your heart on a daily basis.<p>The human machine …

A leading procrastination expert reveals which personality types tend to put stuff off

If you're impulsive, disorganized, or consider yourself a perfectionist, Pychyl says you might not be knocking out tasks in a timely fashion.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor at Carleton University. He has been studying procrastination for the better part of two decades, which makes him perhaps the …

8 DIY Teeth-Whitening Hacks That Actually Work

<i>This post was originally published on November 27, 2016 and has been updated.</i>

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

Building Vocabulary Through Fun and Games

Examine Non-Examples of Vocabulary Words<p>Ask not just, “What does this word look or function like?” but also, “What does it not look or function …

Teaching

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Smartphones. Tablets. Gaming systems. With so many options, it seems almost impossible to limit what (and how much) your child views. Don’t worry: We’ve got a plan to regain control.<p>Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation to select and view online content together with your …

Kids

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

Psychiatry

These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action, there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

Leadership

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

The 38-year-old president of a $1 billion brand says every great leader must learn to balance 4 qualities

Over the past decade, Cole has learned what it takes to be an effective leader, and now she's coaching others as a mentor and investor at Boulder, Colorado-based startup accelerator Merge Lane, which supports women-founded companies.<p>When Cole chooses her investments, she takes a good look at the …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

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School [Professional Development] vs. Learning

When I first looked at this picture, naturally I thought about it from the perspective of teacher and student. Things on the left represent how a …

Teaching

12 Things Successful People NEVER Reveal About Themselves At Work

You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Depressed people often get bad advice. This satirical comic calls it out.

There isn't one cure-all for depression.<p>It's a difficult mental disorder that affects over 15 million people in the U.S., and there's no manual on …

How to Raise a Genius: 8 Tips

The longest-running study of gifted children has a few recommendations for parents of super-smart kids.<p>What do you learn about raising geniuses if you track 5,000 super high-performing young people for 45 years? First off, if you want your kid to fulfill their potential, you really, <i>really</i> shouldn't …

Self-improvement

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

Robert Cialdini: How To Master The Art Of 'Pre-Suasion'

<b>Robert Cialdini: How To Master The Art Of ‘Pre-Suasion’ by Dan Schawbel</b><p>I spoke to Robert Cialdini, author of <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to</i> …

How much math should kids learn in school?

Did you use a polynomial equation today? When was the last time you calculated the volume of a sphere?<p>While human achievements in mathematics continue to reach new levels of complexity, many of us who aren’t mathematicians at heart (or engineers by trade) may struggle to remember the last time we …

Mathematics