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This 4-Second Mental Reset Will Improve Your Relationships and Business

Most people approach relationships backwards. It's not that our intentions are bad. Our attention is just in the wrong place: on ourselves rather than the other person.<p>It turns out, a little empathy is all you need to fix nearly any situation. Empathy creates space for deep and relevant …

7 Reasons Productive People Go to Bed Early

It's bedtime and you still have two more hours of work to do. Should you stay up later to get your work done? Or just call it a day even though your unfinished work will mean you have more to do tomorrow?<p>While staying up an extra hour or two to finish your work can be tempting, missing just a few …

Break down your workload with a timer to get more done | Financial Times

Having the help of a timer to divide your working day into manageable chunks can be a simple way to keep your mind on the job.<p>“Using ‘time boxing’ …

Time Management

6 Hacks to Grow Mentally Stronger

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>Mentally strong people know that the only things we can control …

How Successful People Manage to Get Things Done

There are lots of perks that come with being a successful person: money, fame, the feeling that one has achieved the goals he or she has identified. However, road to becoming a successful person is a very bumpy one that can take a lot out of a person. A successful person is also a busy person. …

Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

37 Products That Just Might Make You Infinitely Happier

Things to help you cheer up, calm down, or just get through.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

8 Foods That Will Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights off just a little bit earlier. After all, quality z's affect everything from your eating habits to your immune system—and we doubt you have time to be bogged down by a …

Sleep

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

Leadership

Want to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth? Cultivate These 5 Habits

If you want to get rich, the first thing to do is get out of debt--so your personal math works for you, not against you.<p>If you weren't born into wealth, and yet you want to know how to get rich, there's only one answer: Learn to become an entrepreneur.<p>Step number 1 on that journey is to make the …

Personal Finance

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Customer Service

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live

<b>“The small things ain’t so small.”</b> – BJ MillerAt the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you live better lives</i> …

9 Bad Habits You Should Leave in the Past

Any one of these listed habits is holding you back from success. Free yourself and launch into your future without all that baggage.<p>If you're feeling kind of stuck--wanting more, but unable to get past where you are--maybe your bad habits are a big part of the problem.<p>Look at what you are doing, …

Self-help

Why the Best Leaders Never Set These Types of Goals

Ambitious goals can motivate. But if setting overly difficult goals becomes part of your culture, your results may vary--a lot.<p>One of the ongoing controversies of the business world boils down to this: Should you (and your employees) set big, challenging "stretch goals" or should you keep your …

Management

8 Apps That Will Make You a Better Cook

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Screenshot via Kitchen Stories/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>Unless you're blessed with as much free time and disposable income for expensive meats and cheeses as Ina Garten, cooking for yourself all the time can be a real pain in the ass. But rather than Seamless your way through …

10 Social Media Strategies Successful Authors Use to Sell More Books

Social media can help you sell more books, to more people, around the world.<p>There once was a time when authors could write their book, hand it to their agent, and let the publisher do the work of writing, editing, publishing, distributing, and marketing it.<p>For most authors, those days are long …

Social Media

50 million years of work could be lost to anxiety and depression

World Health Organisation says that without more treatment, 12 billion working days will be lost to mental illness each year to 2030<p>Global failure to tackle depression and anxiety is costing the world nearly $1 trillion a year in lost productivity and causing “an enormous amount of human misery”, …

Mental Health

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

Four signs you have room to improve as a leader

The majority of leadership articles tend to focus on the positive traits and attributes that contribute to highly-effective leaders.<p>That's great and all, but what about those ineffective leaders who don't realize they're lousy at leading.<p>If you've spent any appreciable amount of time in a business …

Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers.<p>Such students have …

Immigration

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

Self-improvement

How This Entrepreneur Changed His Life Before 8 A.M.

A book suggests that mornings might be the time when you can completely alter your chances of success.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Being a morning person is a skill.<p>Sometimes, though, it's a skill that can annoy others -- …

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A man who studied rich people for 5 years found that they avoid one type of person

(Dan Kitwood/Getty)<br>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>In fact, your friendships could have a major impact on your net worth.<p>After …

Self-improvement

Becoming The Kind Of Leader You Would Want To Follow

Brian Tracy posed a pointed question: “Are you the kind of leader you would want to follow?” Amazingly, in many cases, the answer appears to be no.<p>Dr. Nico Rose does a great job of curating interesting news from the world of positive psychology and came up with this gem: When managers were asked …

90 Days to Breakthrough Success

<i>As we wind up Live Happy’s 90 Days to a Happier You challenge, happiness and grit expert Caroline Miller reminds us of what it takes to make goals,</i> …

What does it really mean to be successful at your job?

What defines a successful career?<p>Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers, while the majority just survive and plenty fail?<p>These questions have been been on my mind and in my heart for more than two decades, as I led the Human …