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How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

Social Media

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Language Learning

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation

Full Moon Meditation in the Presence of Self-Realized Master

The Full Moon is conducive for turning the mind inwards, and when we add the power from a Self-realized Master, this can be a tremendous opportunity …

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

6 Ways to Deal With Anger, Without Letting It Out

Don't worry, you don't have to bottle it up either.<p>Anger is a primitive emotion—a fight or flight response (mostly fight), and conventional wisdom …

Self-help

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

How to Really Listen in Conversation

Listening: the poor man’s talking. But your turn to pay attention to someone else’s blah blah will come. Here’s how to be the kind of listener you’d …

Self-help

A Learner's Mindset Is Key For All Women Entrepreneurs

Education is often thought of as a very linear process. You start out in kindergarten, going from class to class, until you finally get a diploma. Then you might go to college, or possibly take a different route through life, but when all is said and done, your education is complete by about the …

Watching YouTube Tutorials Probably Won't Make You an Expert -- But Doing This Might

Research finds we overestimate our own abilities after watching how-to videos.<p>2 min read<p>The ready availability of online video tutorials means anyone can learn how to do anything. Right?<p>Actually, maybe not. According to new research described in <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, merely watching someone do …

Small Talk Doesn't Have To Be So Bad If You Make Sure To Do These 5 Things

Picture this: You're at a party, talking to someone about the summer heat, or some random news story, or where this person got their shoes, and …

Why Don't People Like You? This Could Be the Reason

Focus on yourself rather than on other people's opinion of you.<p><i>How do I handle people who have a bad opinion of me? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mira Zaslove, Start up and</b> …

Self-help

11 Empowering Mantras for an Instant Confidence Boost

Words have the ability to lift us up or tear us down. When’s the last time you beamed under praise, or felt your whole day go down the drain at the …

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

Mindfulness

It’s not easy, but to grow, to deal with problems, you have to see yourself as you are

<i>O would some Power the gift give us</i><p><i>To see ourselves as others see us!</i><p><i>It would from many a blunder free us,</i><p><i>And foolish notion:</i><p><i>What airs in dress and</i> …

I tried to upgrade my sleep experience with lucid dreaming—here’s what happened

You know that feeling when you’re in the midst of an amazing dream—like, you and Michael B. Jordan are relaxing on the beach and he tells you…? Wait! …

Physiology

15 Behaviors That Can Make Someone Toxic To Be Around

Everyone has a few negative qualities. And you know what? That's fine. We can't all be 100 percent reasonable, and kind, and thoughtful 100 percent …

10 High-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs for Those Who Want to Ditch the Office

If your idea of a dream job is one that lets you stay in your pajamas all day, where you can pick up your kids from school, and even throw a load of …

How to learn a new language (in 15-minute a day installments)

Think the chance to learn a second language has passed you by? Experts say you can do it, but you need to put in the time. Here's how much.<p>I grew up with a Hispanic mother who didn't teach me the Spanish she grew up speaking. It would appear that her choice not to pass down the language was part of …

Language Learning

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

What does your Myers-Briggs personality type mean for your love language?

There’s a reason <i>The Five Love Languages</i> by Gary Chapman skyrocketed to the top of the best-seller list: Each person shows—and needs to be shown—love …

Self-improvement

5 Job Interview Questions That Reveal What a Candidate Has Really Accomplished

Want to ask job interview questions that let you find out what a job candidate has really accomplished? Here are some great questions, along with some of the best answers.<p>Some job interviewers (including CEOs) take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, and most job interviews involve …

careermanagement

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

These Yoga Poses Open Up A Chakra In Your Body That'll Help You ~Find Yourself~

Yoga is an incredibly strong mental, physical, and spiritual practice that contains many layers. The physical poses in yoga are simply the surface of …

How to handle the dark days of depression

CAREER FEATURE<p>Mental illness can be devastating — but there are ways to fight it, say four researchers who have known those bleak times.<p>Emily Sohn is …

Mental Health

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

What is Self-Sabotage and How do I Stop?

We all do it. Not just teens and young adults but all of us. I don’t know if it’s fear of success, fear of failure or just plain impulsivity that …

Self-help

5 Morning Habits to Help You Feel Better All Over

2. Breathe deeply.<p>Deep breathing may improve mood and reduces stress levels, according to one study—and who doesn’t want to start the day feeling …

Meditation

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help