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How Most People Waste Their Time Off (and What You Should Do Instead)

The psychology of making your next three-day weekend actually feel refreshing.<p>So how was your Labor Day break? Did the time off refresh you? Did you use your long weekend to the fullest? Are you fired up and ready to come back to work?<p>Too often when we return from vacation, our answers to these …

Happiness

20 Signs Your Leadership May Need Some Improvement (Infographic)

What not to do if you want to succeed in leadership<p>A few weeks ago I wrote an article which focused on the bad habits of leaders which should be avoided, as I thought this was just as important as modeling ourselves on the best. Due to the popularity of this article I produced an Infographic, using …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer an outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

Tropical Storm Hermine batters Georgia, forecasters warn of ‘life-threatening floods’ along the East Coast

By Kevin Begos<p>Brian Murphy<p>, Reporter<p>Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>APALACHICOLA, Fla. — Hermine slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast early Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the strongest storm to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surges that forced some …

Weather

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …

Clueless About Money? This Simple Tool Could Empower Your Financial Life

We all hate not knowing where our money goes.<p>Peter Polson started Tiller out of frustration with the tools available to manage his money. In high school in the early 90's, Polson taught computer classes as a side job. His standard curriculum included Word and Quicken. Later in college, he worked …

If You Feel Anxious, Try This Amazing Ancient Technique and Get Instant Relief

This technique relieves your body from stress, anxiety, sadness and nervousness using your fingers. <b>It is believed that each finger is connected to an</b> …

Meditation

This Is the Big Difference Between How Men and Women Respond to Feedback

You might want to rethink the way you give feedback—particularly when it comes to women.<p>A group of researchers led by Margarita Mayo, a professor of …

A Harvard psychologist says asking yourself one question can help you keep from losing your head at the office

That is to say, emotions allow us to communicate with other people— without saying a word. Pretty obvious stuff.<p>What's perhaps less obvious is that emotions also let us communicate with <i>ourselves</i>.<p>That might sound weird. Aren't we necessarily privy to everything we're thinking and feeling, all the …

Donald Trump's Real Problem Is With White People

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Now, we just heard from former GOP presidential candidate and now Trump …

9 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Entire Home Look Like a Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet.<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

In exactly one year, we’ll bear witness to the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse”

Get your sunglasses ready. There’s a giant solar eclipse headed our way, and it’s slated to be the biggest and best … ever. Dubbed the “Great …

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

Quora

Science: Having the Wrong Job Can (Literally) Make You Sick

Taking on job tasks that don't align with your personal needs can be a recipe for burnout, according to a new study. In fact, it can make you physically sick.<p>When employees suffer from burnout, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're unhappy with factors like dealing with a difficult boss, heavy …

Science Once Again Proves There’s Nothing Dogs Love More Than Their Humans

Dogs and humans have a unique bond. Over the centuries the two species have evolved a strong social bond; in other words, we really like dogs, and dogs really like us, which is why they’ll follow us around no matter what and why they recognize us even if they don’t see us for years. And it turns …

Donald Trump's Lack of Respect for Science Is Alarming

<i>“If it disagrees with experiment it is wrong.”</i><br>—Richard Feynman<p>Four years ago in these pages, writer Shawn Otto warned our readers of the danger of a …

How I Stopped Worrying About Money and Learned to Love My Budget

I used to think budgets were for rich people.<p>I remember the first time I was introduced to budgeting. It was similar to the first time I met my …

9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They've Been Away on Vacation

You've had a great vacation but you're not-so-ready to go back to work. Here's how to handle it.<p>As an American, you legitimately could spend every day of your life on vacation--and still make a good living. But the truth is, few of us actually do this. Instead, we work hard, take time off when we …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Time Management

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Trump revises his tax plan, raises top rate

<b>Detroit (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sought to get his stumbling campaign back on track Monday, unveiling a tax reform plan aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan's policy agenda.<p>Trump's new proposal would reduce tax rates for most Americans and simplify the tax code, but the new rates Trump proposed mark an …

As a psychiatrist I've seen how culture affects views of mental illness

Persuading one south Asian family that their mentally ill daughter was not possessed by a demon showed me NHS staff need greater cultural awareness<p>“I am already dead! I have been buried.” said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, …

Mental Health

How to Destroy Your Comfort Zone and Optimise Your Success

<i>This column is by Elle Kaplan, CEO & Founder at Lexion Capital.</i><p><i>“Growth and comfort do not coexist” — Ginny Rometty</i><p>You’ve definitely been told at …

Motivation

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

• The belief that hard work can and will lead to improvement<br>• Confidence that you, and people like you, belong in school and that it is a place where you can thrive<br>• The belief that what you are doing is valuable and relevant to your goals<p>I hadn’t ever successfully sustained a workout routine, so clearly …

Psychology

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

7 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Instantly Happy

Whatever you decide, make sure it makes you happy.<p>We all want to find happiness, but with so many of us feeling overworked, overstressed, and overwhelmed, it's easier said than done.<p>But here's the good news: Seven little acts that can give you a daily does of happiness.<p><b>1. Expand your positive</b> …