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Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning

When you first wake up, what pops into your mind?<p>Do you start thinking about all the work you have to do? The emails you have to reply to, the pile …

Low-fat diets and exercise are pointless for losing weight, warns surgical expert

Low fat diets and exercise are pointless for those wanting to lose weight and obese people should simply eat less, a former shadow health minister told the House of Lords yesterday.<p>Lord McColl, emeritus professor of surgery at Guys Hospital in London, warned that current health advice to avoid fat …

Holistic Medicine

How your smartphone is making you miserable without you even noticing

In a study recently reported at the 2016 Computer-Human Interaction Conference, authors Kostin Kushlev, Jason Proulx, and Elizabeth Dunn carried out a two-part experiment:<p>For one week, participants (drawn from the general population) were asked to <i>maximize</i> phone interruptions by keeping notification …

Mindfulness

How to stay focused and make good decisions

Humans are clever creatures.<p>We thought up outer space travel, penicillin, and the internet. We’ve come a long way in the past hundred years and consider ourselves the most intelligent beings around. And yet, we make irrational decisions to this day.<p>We’d rather stay at a job where we’re unhappy than …

The Brain

5 Reasons Learning To Say “F*ck It” Is Really, Really Important

You're reading 5 Reasons Learning To Say “F*ck It” Is Really, Really Important, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Inspiration

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

Mindfulness

Using the Winning Habits of Top Athletes to Fuel Your Success

You may not think competitive athletes have anything in common with entrepreneurs, but it turns out the same strategies top athletes use to win are the same strategies used to win in business. Dr. Jason Selk helped the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series while serving as director of mental …

'Overeating doesn't make you fat. The process of getting fat makes you overeat.'

Dr. David Ludwig, a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Health in Boston, says our conventional wisdom about losing weight may be completely incorrect.<p>“Overeating doesn't make you fat. The process of getting fat makes you …

These Apps Will Actually Change Your Life

YOU CAN DO THIS.<p>Pfft – so easy, right? Right??<p>Kicking bad habits or establishing good new ones is no walk in the park. But, yes, you CAN do it and it can even be fun.<p>According to one study, it takes 66 days to form a habit. If you can stick with actually making your bed for just over two months, …

Techndates.com

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Commit to Under-Scheduling in 2016

“Oh, no!” I thought as soon as I spotted the email in my inbox. The message that prompted my sense of dread wasn’t a cancer diagnosis, a huge financial loss, or even a missed deadline. It was an email from a good friend, inviting me to attend an event that evening — a night I had planned for “me …

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

The In-between State by Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron points to the perfect training ground for the spiritual warrior — anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness.<p>By Pema Chodron<p>The secret of Zen …

Is Distraction Stealing Your Life? 8 Ways to Stop This Thief!

<i>With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching, I was reminded of a conversation I had had with a friend earlier in January. We had been discussing how the busyness over the Christmas and New Year period can distract us from our true resolutions. And as women this distractional pull is</i> …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps