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Which Is Healthier: Almond, Soy, or Cow’s Milk?

We investigate milk alternatives made with nuts, soy, rice, and hemp, and find out which packs the biggest nutritional punch<p>When you were a kid, milk was the sacred cow of the dairy market. But since 2009, sales of non-dairy milk alternatives have spiked 94 percent.<p>Why? Partly because the …

Unhealthy lifestyles of men are written into their sperm, study finds

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen at the sperm of obese and thin men and noticed significant differences in parts of the gene associated with appetite.<p>Pregnant women, and those hoping to conceive, have long been warned to curb drinking and smoking and keep their weight down if they want to …

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid At All Costs

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

Self-help

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

Employee Engagement

Want Real Fulfillment and Happiness? 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity and success<p>The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity, and success. How so?<p>The lessons of meditation.<p>Meditation is training in <i>simplicity</i>, reducing distractions, first by …

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11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

Knowledge is power.<p>Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental health disorder acts like a magnifying glass to problems. It convinces the sufferer that they don't deserve someone's affection. It …

Sermons on Being Happy

Happiness is not found in a future endeavor, a belonging, a position, a person or the right conditions. Happiness is here and now. It is available to everybody. There is no magic formula to tap into happiness. There is not an 'out here,' 'one day,' 'someday,' that so many people centre their …

What Makes One Person Happier Than The Next (Hint: It's Not Money)

What makes one person happier than the next? It's not money. It's not the circumstances into which they are born. It's not even what happens to them …

8 Thoughts That Are Stuck In Anxious People’s Mind Throughout The Day

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Relationships

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an …

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5 Things You’re Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren’t

These habits are good intentioned, but could be sabotaging your productivity.<p>In our always on, always busy work culture, it always seems there’s never enough time to get everything done.<p>That’s why at some point, most of us will find shortcuts to maximize our efficiency to get ahead. After all, if …

Procrastination