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How to get out of a mental rut, according to a psychologist

Ruts happen to all of us. One day, life is amazing and everything is peachy—and the next, it’s a struggle to just get through the day. It’s not a …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

What is the single most important leadership quality?

When people talk about leadership qualities, they often mention self-awareness, empathy, and social skills — traits associated with emotional …

The Brutal Truth About Being A People-Pleaser

The first time I lied I was five, maybe six, years old. My brother and I had been playing with a small statue — my mother’s favorite, a 16” ceramic …

A Worker’s Day

Today we’ve gathered together, to have a good time and a chat; To speak of the people we’ve met on the job; To discuss this and of course that.<p>We’re …

A Woman

The Best YA Books of 2016 | Pinterest | Books, Book worms and Reading lists

YA books are pretty much my favorite things in the world. I get swept up in the worlds they build, and I follow YA authors and any YA book news so …

Live your best Life

Do you think your life is overwhelming, and spinning out of your control? That the fates are against you somehow? Well, you’re definitely not …

Happiness

17 Books About Magical Schools for 'Harry Potter' Fans | Pinterest | Harry potter, Books and Book lists

The Park Outside My Window

I could feel the strong breeze on my face immediately I opened my window, and with it the sweet aroma of delicious food. The soft music I couldn’t …

Memoirs of life in the box

I remember a time long ago, long before I had seen the wonder of streets awash with lights and the marvel of satellite and the Internet, long before …

Kindergarten

Heart your Health

February is World Heart Month! and today being the last day of February is a great time to make sure your ticker is ticking properly. We’ve all heard …

Health

How to Check Your Breasts for Lumps—Because Everyone Should Know How To

Here are some shocking statistics: About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Just this year …

Breast Cancer

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job

One article changed everything.<p>Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

9 Book Recommendations by Tweens, for Tweens

In light of the last Children’s Day they would be celebrating, I asked my Primary 4-6 students (10–12 years old) for what books they would want to …

The great writers forgotten by history

Ever heard of Alexander Baron or Mary Elizabeth Braddon? They’re just some of the overlooked authors we need to rediscover, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>What do Agatha Christie’s favourite mystery novelist, the winner of the 1973 Booker Prize, and a writer who reputedly bashed out 100 million words, …

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Sometimes, blanket categories can make it difficult to pick out the perfect book. For that reason, we’re sharing this list of twenty personalized …

Books

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Story

This is a question I hear a lot: <i>How do I start my story?</i> The answer is simple, but not easy. Got your diving mask on? Ready to figure out how to …

10 great Stephen King stories that are ripe for film adaptation

From sci-fi to thrillers, it's time for Hollywood to discover — or rediscover — these King tales.<p>We’re currently in a Stephen King renaissance that shows no sign of stopping. Netflix’s new adaptation of <i>Gerald’s Game</i> premiered last week, and the network just dropped a new trailer for <i>1922</i>, an …

Horror

A new portrait of photographer Vivian Maier emerges in biography

In her groundbreaking biography "Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife," Pamela Bannos offers an exhaustively researched and engrossingly written examination of the life and work of the enormously talented and intensely private American photographer whose images of life in the 20th …

Uncertainty in Catalonia – BLARB

One of the most important novels of the Spanish Civil War that you might never have heard of is <i>Uncertain Glory</i>, by Joan Sales, a book told from the …

Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Nobel Prize

The foods a dermatologist recommends you eat to keep your skin healthy

Erin Gilbert, a dermatologist, reveals the foods and drinks that can provide a medical benefit to your skin. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Dr. Erin Gilbert:</b> The study was six cups of coffee a day. They found that there was an 11% reduction in the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer.<p>I'm …

Dermatology

Daily skin-healthy tips: Try this one natural remedy to beat oily skin

Regular application of rose water does wonders to oily skin. Find it out here<p>Taking care of oily skin is probably one of the difficult tasks you can …