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Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

Alice In Wonderland

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating (For Real This Time)

Your brain has a neocortex and a limbic system, and sometimes they fight. Here’s how to get them to play nice.<p>Think about all the stuff you’ve been putting off—really, go ahead. Chances are you’ve been putting off thinking about the stuff you’ve been putting off, right? It’s not that you don’t …

Enjoy your Spouse Again by ridding your marriage of expectations

Expectations are a killer for relationships. They set us up for failure and disappointment as no one is likely to meet all of our expectations, even if we feel they are reasonable. Expectations make our happiness contingent on outside circumstances while true happiness is generated from within and …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

Stop making these 15 body language mistakes

<i>This article originally appeared on Ragan.com in July 2016.</i> <br>Until you get to know someone, your brain relies on snap judgments to categorize him, …

Self-help

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Ultra-productive people achieve more because they think differently.<p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, …

Time Management

5 DIY Frozen Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

Eating healthy has never been so easy.<p>A well-stocked freezer can really save you when life gets crazy and making it to the market ain’t gonna happen. Frozen veggies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber—and of course, they don't go bad like fresh produce does (so no guilt if you can't use …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence

Sometimes a quick boost of self-confidence can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." <i>William Jennings Bryan</i><br>• "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all …

Motivation

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve your dreams can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you're struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference.<p>Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing …

Motivation
Motivation

40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude

Sometimes, a totally different perspective can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." <i>William Arthur Ward</i><br>• "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by …

Motivation

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

Motivation

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on …

Self-improvement

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

Women’s advocacy group Equality Now calls out 44 governments for their laws against women.<p>Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Laura van den Berg is the best young writer in America

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel “Find Me” is earning deserved comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro<p>In “Poetics,” Aristotle says that the best endings are surprising, yet inevitable. Can the same be said for a character? Joy Jones, the narrator of Laura van den Berg’s first novel, “Find …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Only Child</b> <br>by Rhiannon Navin<p>Things were bad enough in the Taylor household even before unthinkable tragedy struck. Before Andy Taylor was gunned down …

Books

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, <i>Waking Up</i> is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by …

51 Quick and Healthy 3-Ingredient Meals

A common barrier to cooking is seeing a mouthwatering recipe, only to click and discover it requires double-digit ingredients, two of which you’ve …

Healthy Eating