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Changing Your Relationship With Time Will Make You More Productive and Successful

Over the past few centuries, humanity has become divorced from the natural instincts and rhythms that helped us thrive for millennia. These days, we …

'Wonder Woman' Is Right: Leaving Home Is Important

In the final trailer for <i>Wonder Woman</i>, Diana of Themyscira makes an announcement: She has to leave home. Diana believes that if she leaves her island, …

Psychology

There are 3 warning signs a couple's relationship could be at risk after having a baby

Some background before I share that particular sentence: Atlantic writer Olga Khazan spoke to a sociologist who told her that both parents and people who don't have kids generally seek to strengthen relationships — either their bond with their kids or their romantic partnership.<p>The sociologist told …

University of Washington

10 Reasons You Feel Stuck + How to Become Unstoppable

The actor’s life can feel like one long emotional roller-coaster ride. Constant highs and lows can leave you feeling both delighted and derailed in …

Self-help

Why we need to celebrate small acts of 'boring self-care'

As a survivor of mental illness and endometriosis, occupational therapist Hannah Daisy knows what it’s like to struggle to get out of bed in the …

Mental Health

Do You Love a Narcissist?

It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. Their charm, talent, success, and charisma cast a spell, along with their compliments, scintillating …

Narcissism

A professional organizer says too many people think of 'organization' all wrong

I mean, I have more exciting things to do than figure out whether two T-shirts are the same shade of gray.<p>This is not Josh Zerkel's attitude toward organization. Zerkel is the director of global community and training at Evernote and a certified professional organizer. So obviously, the guy is …

Productivity

Here are 9 books that will help you better understand bipolar disorder and depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better time to learn more about depression and bipolar disorder? When I was diagnosed with depression …

Terror Attack: How To Deal With News Anxiety | Women's Health

So…what are you supposed to do about it? It sounds obvious, but licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., says that dialing back on how much news you’re consuming can make a big difference. "'News diet' is one of the things I’m suggesting to people that are feeling overwhelmed by the …

The Crazy Thing I Do While the Kids Sleep That’s the Secret to Stress-Free Mornings

Do you know someone who is “morning-challenged?" If not, you just made a new virtual friend. Me. I am not a morning person. Which, if you are a …

Coffeemakers

Study finds compassionate people can be more dishonest

New psychology research has found that compassion can sometimes be associated with dishonesty. The study, published May 11 in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Psychology

How Gratitude Motivates Us to Become Better People

Gratitude has become a hot topic in recent years. Celebrities from Oprah to James Taylor to Ariana Huffington have promoted an “attitude of …

Happiness

The 6 Best Things About Making a Mistake

The other day I sent an invoice to a client. Well, I thought I had... until I received a PayPal email notifying me that I, in fact, had <i>paid</i> my client …

New York City

"Love Hormone" Study Shows Why We Cling to Failing Relationships

Biological discussions about romance rarely fail to mention oxytocin, which has been nicknamed the “love drug.” A prosocial hormone that underlies …

Research

How You Spend The Last 20 Minutes of Your Work Day Today Can Set Your Mood For Tomorrow

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups IThe post How You Spend The Last 20 Minutes of Your Work Day …

Productivity

Want to Raise a Confident Girl? Encourage Her to Be a Little Bad | Inc.com

A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being encouraged to be) at such a young age. With that mindset, she's more likely to grow up and see …

Parenting

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

3 Ways Asking for Help Boosts My Productivity | Inc.com

Here's a skill set they don't often teach entrepreneurs: asking for help.<p>Maybe we want to do it all, or at least <i>seem</i> like we're doing it all. Maybe we don't want to impose, or be indebted to someone else. Or maybe our ego just has a hard time thinking someone else can do it better.<p>Whatever the …

Productivity

8 Ways To Come Out A Champion In Any Situation | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to start a new business, travel the world or planning to head down the path to achieve another important goal, there are a few things you're going to need to put into place before you take that first step (and none of them will yield results until you get your mind right). …

Self-improvement

How to Know You're On the Right Path | Inc.com

Two years ago, my Father had come home from the hospital and was settling in for the evening. Leaving his room that night, I kissed him and told him I loved him. He called to me. "Christopher!" I turned, standing in the doorway and replied: "yeah Dad?" He said, "keep up the good work." I replied, …

Numb

My Postpartum Depression Made Me Hate Myself, But I’m Doing Much Better Now (There’s Hope)

<i>*Trigger warning: Suicidal Ideation*</i><p>It’s 3 a.m., and I want to die. I’m imagining a gun in my mouth, the “click” of a trigger, a bullet cascading …

Mental Health

5 People Who Lived Through Tragedy On Surviving The Darkest Times In Their Lives

'Whether I lived or died was entirely in someone else’s hands.'<p>When awful things happen, it’s difficult to know how you could possibly carry on, let …

Mental Health

The Weird Meditation Technique That Made Me Happier

Have you ever found yourself all alone in your car, uncontrollably weeping behind the steering wheel? I’m not talking about the kind of delicate …

Building resilience early in life can help children cope with trauma

Childhood trauma can have lifelong health, social and behavioral consequences.<p>Research shows that different forms of abuse, neglect and related …

Why being successful isn't about taking 'big leaps'

On his last day, everyone in the office expressed a mix of envy and surprise. They couldn't believe he was leaving, that he was making such a big jump. But the truth is Bryan had been planning this moment for 10 years.<p>Take a long, hard look at many of the business books on your shelf, listen to …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience helps explain our growing attraction to spiritual retreats

As she walked along a New York City street on an October night seven years ago, Katie Kozlowski was so upset that her boyfriend had stood her up that …

Dear Highly Successful People: Stop Talking About Your Failures

Failure is a luxury.Image: yevkusaI was warned to beware my thirties. I was told that this is when everything I took for granted as functioning well …

Literature

Watch: Simple One-Step Japanese Technique To Overcome Laziness Procrastination

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background video screenshot via Bright Side<p><b>Has your procrastination level</b> become so extreme that you’ve been putting …

5 Ways Your Goal-Setting Is Holding You Back

Too many goals is the same as none. Focusing on goals that take you nowhere is just another way of procrastinating.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing more disappointing than having goals that never see the light of day. You work tirelessly to improve …

Goal Setting

Why Instagram is the worst for your kids

Social media gives youth a way to share photos and ideas with the world, but their favorite apps could also be a source of sleep deprivation and emotional turmoil.<p>And Instagram, which hit 700 million monthly active users in April, is the worst.<p>That’s according to a report this week from a United …

Social Media