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5 Laws of Happiness That You Might be Forgetting

Happy means so many different things to everybody. For a young woman, it may mean her boyfriend giving her an engagement ring. For a senior, it may …

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

Nonprofits

12 things to remember if you love someone who is low maintenance but has high standards

Low maintenance is great, but high standards are what we stress. Here are 12 things to remember if you love someone who identifies this way.

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

Johns Hopkins University

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

Procrastination

Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I'm Done With You

Dear Perfectionism,<p>This isn't easy for me. We've been together forever -- since third grade to be exact. I've been practicing, how I can put this, and I realize there's no easy way to do this.<p>I'm done.<p>You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start.<p>I thought since we were introduced by …

How to Build a Compelling Marketing Plan for Your Startup

This is the 2nd installment of a 3-Part Series on how to build a compelling and investment-worthy business plan.<p>This 3-part series is intended to illuminate what goes into developing a superior business plan-one worth funding. I hope that you enjoyed Part I of the series last week. In this …

Marketing

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

The U.S. Surgeon General Wants To Bring You Health Via Happiness

Happiness can change health in ways we never even imagined.<p>The U.S. Surgeon General is on a mission to bring you happiness, peace and love.<p>His serious public health agenda for the U.S. includes addressing the state of substance addiction and ending stigma for mental health. In the past, he has also …

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

In today's modern world, distractions are growing, busy-ness is increasing, stress is climbing and people are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Information overload, the rapid rate of change and increased role expectations are all contributors. These trends are unlikely to slow down so …

Gain credibility in 30 seconds or less

Since people size you up within the first few seconds of meeting you, here are five ways to make sure you give a good first impression. Flickr/ITU Pictures<p>Are you accomplished, authentic, a novice, or a no-name? Within the first several seconds of an encounter, someone is sizing up your value.<p>Your …

Body Language

7 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Never lie or answer the dreaded "what's your biggest weakness" question in a disingenuous way.<p>The purpose of interviewing is pretty straightforward: …

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' shares a counterintuitive networking strategy that helped catapult him to success

But if you ignore everyone else so you can make a beeline for the fancy folks, you could be missing out on tremendous opportunities.<p>That's according to Tim Ferriss, life-hacker, investor, and author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," among other books.<p>Ferriss credits much of the success of "The 4-Hour …

Self-improvement

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says most people never ask themselves a question that's vital to career success

Since becoming the CEO of LinkedIn in 2009, Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the US's top executives.<p>It's not only for helping take LinkedIn to a market cap of $32 billion, but also for his oracle-like management insight.<p>In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the two …

Oprah Winfrey

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

Learn from every failure<p>“Listening is like programming a computer,” author and investor James Altucher writes. “You take stuff in, you process it, …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

Music Industry

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

How To Stop Procrastinating And (Finally) Start Looking For A Job

You know it’s time to move on. You don’t feel challenged in your current position, you dread coming to work every day, you’re ready for more responsibility, and you’ve read a thousand “Should You Quit Your Job?” articles—and the answer is always a resounding “yes.”<p>And yet, you stay.<p>Sure, you’d love …

Employment

Should Tesla Worry About Achates' Reboot Of 1930s Technology?

Teslas are magnificent cars, science fiction brought to life. But they’re transportation for the one-percenters – in more than just the standard wealth-measurement definition – and that’s what has David Johnson so worked up.<p>Johnson is the CEO of Achates Power, the decade-long developer of an …

Fuel Cell

Kids in Louisiana are reading from the Book of Genesis in science classes

For some Louisiana public school students, their science textbook is the Bible, and in biology class they read the Book of Genesis to learn the "creation point of view."<p>Through a public records request, I obtained dozens of emails from the Bossier Parish school district that specifically discuss …

Education

16 Tips for Living a Happy Life Starting Right Now

It doesn’t matter your age, how much money you have in your bank account, your marital status or what you do for a living, we all want to be more successful in our lives. Of course, defining success is different for each us, but here are 16 proven ways that can make you more productive, happy and …