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100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

How Metta Mediation Reduces Cravings and Selfishness

<b>Daniel Goleman:</b> Perhaps the most startling finding for meditation beginners comes with what’s called compassion or loving kindness meditation. This …

Mindfulness

14 podcasts for anyone who wants advice on being more productive, creative, or successful

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth, and scaling.

Entrepreneurship

The One Body Part You're Not Stretching, But Should Be

Stop neglecting this body part—your knees will thank you.<p>As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my …

Workouts

How to Learn About Buddhism

A Guide for the Completely Befuddled Beginner<p>Although Buddhism has been practiced in the West since the early 19th century, it's still alien to most …

Meditation

Recommended Books for Beginner Buddhists

New to Buddhism? Here Are Places to Begin Learning<p>In the West, many of us begin our journey with Buddhism by reading a book. For me, the book was <i>The</i> …

Meditation

Why It’s Never Too Late to Become an Optimist | Heleo

“We can change our levels of optimism, even if we practice pessimism for many, many years.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Which morning activity increases your</i> …

Gonorrhea Is After Your Throat; What Are You Gonna Do About That?

In terms of headlines, they don’t get much better than the one for this <i>New York Times</i> piece: “A Dangerous, ‘Silent Reservoir’ for Gonorrhea: The …

New York Times

The truth about pubic lice: symptoms, treatment and more

Feeling crabby?<p>What are public lice?<p>Pubic lice, crabs, crab lice – they’re all one and the same, and they’re all a little grim. These little …

Women's Health

How This 10-Minute Weekly Activity Will Help You Get Ahead

On the worst kinds of weeks—when we’re in a bad mood, when a co-worker’s being especially loud and distracting, when we’re dealing with one million …

Productivity
Cross-Cultural

Discover A More Productive Self With This Bundle Of Tips And Tricks - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

There are only 24 hours in a day… no really, we checked. With more than half of that time taken up with sleeping, eating, traveling and other …

The rise and fall of working from home

Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. "We hire adults, they shouldn't be tied to the office five days a week," said Laermer, who owns a New York-based public relations firm. "I always assumed that you can get your work done anywhere, as long as …

The Workplace

6 Essential (and Simple) Habits to Improve Productivity | Inc.com

We're all busy. There's not one person I know whose time isn't incredibly valuable -- and in short supply. For me, managing my time carefully and consistently means I get more minutes with my daughter and have dinner with my husband, which is non-negotiable. So to balance all of my necessary …

Productivity

Your August Action Plan: 10 Ways to Find Your Purpose

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.<p>This …

Self-improvement

101 Good Habits for a Productive, Prosperous, Happy Life.

All the small things you do to be helpful and healthy add up to living a good life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a career professional, a student or even unemployed, your habits are either empowering you to achieve and succeed, …

Writing

How To Reframe A Negative Mindset When You Feel Stuck, According To A Psychologist

Are you one of those people who exaggerates a bad day into an entire bad life? It's OK, we've all been guilty of it. But do this too many times, and …

The 10 Simple Habits of Highly Effective Delegation | Inc.com

Delegating responsibilities has long been shown to benefit busy leaders. In fact, studies have shown that the majority of leaders feel that they can grow their business by more than 20 percent if they just delegate 10 percent of their workload to others.<p>Wondering what might be the best way to start …

Employment

4 Project Management Steps to Ensure Success

Anyone who has worked on a large-scale technology project knows how quickly things can derail if a foundational piece of programming doesn’t get …

Project Management

7 Keystone Habits to Maximize Your Mornings | Dan Sanchez

Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to first focus on what author Charles Duhigg calls “keystone habits,” …

Productivity

The Ultimate Cheatsheet On Procrastination : Analysis And The Solution

You're reading The Ultimate Cheatsheet On Procrastination : Analysis And The Solution, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Procrastination

Sometimes Mindfulness Means Getting High at a Music Festival

Partying—in this case—is defined by meditation, booze-free dance sets, and self-help seminars.<p>It's Sunday morning after a night spent dancing on the beach to electronic music. Waves lap nearby, the dance floor nothing but sand lit up by fire spinners and LED lights. In domes constructed of neon …

Festivals

This is how music can help you achieve mindfulness

We spoke to mindfulness studio The Indigo Project about the strong correlation between good music and good vibes.<p>Most of us are so overloaded …

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

4 Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Focus | Inc.com

Focus seems to be in ever-shrinking supply these days. The sheer number of distractions the human brain must contend with on a daily basis is staggering, and there's simply no way for the mind to process it all effectively. As a result, it's easy to find ourselves ping-ponging between tasks, never …

Mindfulness

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

Self-help

What Meditation Can Do for Us, and What It Can’t

Examining the science and supernaturalism of Buddhism.<p>An author owns a snappy title, and then the snappy title owns the author. Robert Wright, having titled his new book “Why Buddhism Is True,” has to offer a throat-clearing preface and later an apologetic appendix, in order to explain exactly what …

Meditation

4 key ways to bring mindfulness into the home

It's important to pay attention to your home environment ensuring it reflects a happy, healthy and calming atmosphere.<p><b>Looking after our mental</b> …

3 steps to teach your brain to manage stress and crush it at work

Some jobs are more stressful than others, but almost all of us, at some point, have had to cope with the familiar symptoms: a churning stomach, …

How to stop worrying in 4 easy steps

Horst Diekgerdes for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>I have a vivid memory of being four years old in a diner with my mother and …