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3 fifty-plus women on taking an adult gap year and never looking back

They reveal their best bits, how the experience changed them and their most treasured piece of advice<p>If, to you, the words 'gap year' evoke images of …

Travel

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad? Embrace Negative Emotions Instead, Study Says

Has anyone ever told you to “smile!” or “cheer up!” while you were trudging through a bad day? That's actually awful advice, according to new …

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence

The changing nature of typefaces

<b>This week the BBC and Twitter have both launched new typefaces to mixed reviews. So what is the thinking that goes into changing a typeface?</b><p>On Tuesday, many Twitter users were surprised to see the unannounced change in its typeface. It was considered dramatic by some, with many complaining that the …

Typography

Stop worrying about where your life is heading and take things at your own pace

opinion<p><b>For the past few years, I have been worrying about where my life is heading, whether I’m making the right choices to get me where I need to be</b> …

The Importance of Font Choice

You may have seen this image of a tote bag by BelleChic passed around the internet last week. What does it say to you? It's supposed to say "My …

How to Develop Compassion for Yourself

Developing Compassion for Yourself<p>Self-compassion is about treating yourself kindly, in the way you would treat a dear friend. It also means that you …

‘My Favorite Color Is Hitler,’ Designer Under Fire After A Major Font Fail

A designer known as BelleChic is under major fire after creating a bag that appears to say, “My Favorite Color is Hitler,” even though the designer …

Handbags

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness
Mindfulness

Silent Retreats Are the Latest in Digital Detox Vacations

Detox

Kelly Pegg: Don’t worry if you don’t experience pregnancy Zen

A friend of mine is pregnant with her first and is about two weeks ahead of me.<p>The other day I caught her tutting at her phone and shaking her head. …

How to Trigger the Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy

The Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy (And How To Trigger Them)<p>Simple ways to increase your feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters.<p>When we ask …

5 Ways To Learn How To Quiet Your Mind If You're The Worst At Meditating

For anyone who's taken up the practice themselves, you don't need me to tell you how essential meditation is for your health.<p>It decreases blood …

Meditation

4 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Be Smarter, Happier, and Healthier | Inc.com

A lot of people may assume the secret to success and becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Richard Branson requires starting a specific productivity hack. But that is the furthest thing from the truth.<p>If you dig a little deeper, you'll learn that the commonality of the top leaders and …

Mindfulness

Three simple, daily practices for living a happy life

As Annie Dillard writes in her book <i>The Writing Life</i>, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<p>There's no short-cut to a happy …

Kim Jong-un

11 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Happier

Neurotransmitters have a huge impact on our overall feelings of wellbeing, pleasure, and mood. Low levels of these important substances in our brains …

12 Health Benefits of Meditation

1. Reduces Stress<p>Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation.<p>One study including over 3,500 adults showed that it lives …

Meditation

Phone a Friend: 10 Design Tips from Fellow Creatives

As we near the early-bird deadline for the 2017 HOW International Design Awards, we’re excited to share 10 creative tips from some of last year’s …

Graphic Design

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

Motivation

9 Disturbing Side Effects Of Drinking Regular And Diet Soda

Need a reason to break your soda addiction? We've got plenty. They're not pretty.<p>If you've been reading health magazines and websites for any length …

Diet Soda

Here Are 2017’s Top Graphic Web Design Trends Thus Far, For Your Inspiration

Screenshot via Sewage Free Seas<p><b>What trends are</b> likened to fidget spinners in the design world this year?<p><b>Carrie Cousins</b> of Design Shack has written an …

Graphic Design

Have designers become lazy?

Jonathan Ford, the founding creative partner and CEO of brand design agency Pearlfisher, recently claimed that “designers have become lazy”. It might …

Graphic Design

Periodic Table of Typefaces

The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of Elements we all learned in high school, but also The Periodic Table of Awesoments and the Table of …

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

Depression

6 Ways VR is Changing the Packaging Design Game

Derrick Lin Packaging of the World Chief Curator 7/11/2017 02:38:00 PM Articles<p>Written by Austin Miller, he is the Head of Marketing at Strata.<p>VR …

Logos, lies and monochrome: the enduring legacy of Woolmark crest creator Franco Grignani

The Woolmark insignia is one of the most iconic of the 20th century and beyond; Creative Review went as far as to name it number one on its list of …

Graphic Design

Experiencing anxiety or depression during pregnancy? There will soon be an app for that

Researchers at the University of Calgary are developing a smart phone app to help pregnant women manage depression and anxiety.<p>Story continues …

Mental Health

An orange a day could reduce the risk of dementia, study reveals

This is due to a certain chemical present in citrus fruits<p>Not only are oranges refreshing and delicious, and an excellent source of vitamin C, they …

Dementia

Turmeric not the miracle 'supersupplement' we thought

Why? Essentially, they argue that curcumin results in a false positive of chemicals, even lighting up under ultraviolet light (a typical method used …

Alternative Medicine