Amit Malhotra

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The Science of Taming the Wandering Mind

Consider the following statement: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Well, as a neuroscientist I can tell you that, while …

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

We all encounter challenges in life that can be hard to overcome.<p>However, many people have encountered the same kinds of problems in the past. That’s …

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

18 Science-Backed Sleep Tips to Make You More Productive (Infographic)

To boost your productivity and get you motivated, start with getting more sleep.<p>2 min read<p>Not getting enough sleep can directly impact your stress levels, productivity and mood. To be successful, it’s important that you’re getting a healthy amount of sleep every night.<p>From challenges at work to …

Sleep

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

How to Use Meditation To Beat Social Anxiety In 5 Minutes Flat

We've all been there: a social situation where our nerves get the best of us, and we find ourselves at a loss for words. We racked our brains, but we …

5 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young, and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Self-help

10 steps to crafting morning and evening routines that work together to make you more productive

Keep it simple, make it fun, and back it up with a nighttime routine that's easy to follow!<p>Here are 10 quick and easy tips for starting your day with more energy: 7 to practice in the morning and 3 to practice at night.<p><b>Tips to practice in the morning</b><p><b>1. Make it super simple by waking up just 15</b> …

So You Think You Can’t Meditate?

It happened sometime recently — maybe in the last six months, or a year — that everyone I know started meditating. Or at least they talked about the desire to meditate. Some used apps like Headspace; others just put on trippy music and zoned out. A few went to events put on by Medi Club, a kind of …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

3 Mindful Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Feeling a little stressed?<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than three quarters of Americans say they’ve felt stressed …

10 Ways to Cultivate a Positive Mindset and Change Your Life

We all want to improve our lives. Whether it’s our relationships, our work, or our health, life can almost feel like a never-ending process of …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Perfect Routine to Uplift Your Mornings and Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

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31 Activities That Will Make You Happier Every Day

Having a rough day? We've been there. Luckily, there are plenty of fast and easy ways to boost your mood. These quick solutions will make you feel …

Happiness

3 steps to maximize your energy every single day - TODAY.com

Are you one of those people who experience the 4 p.m. energy lull? Or do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, repeatedly hitting snooze?<p>Instead, wouldn't it be great to start your day on a positive note and stick with it? Follow these tips to stay motivated and energized all day …

Productivity

How Mindfulness Makes Us Happier & Better Able to Meet Life’s Challenges: Two Animated Primers Explain

The West has very rich contemplative tradition. Monastics of the early Christian church practiced forms of meditation that have been adopted by many …

You Need to Give Up These Toxic Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful

<b>These common habits are standing in the way of your</b> <b>ultimate success.</b><p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine (I’ve even written about quite a few myself) but what about bad habits?<p>Whether it’s finally dragging ourselves to the gym or writing daily, we tend to shift our …

The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017

Photo credit: Nastasia Yakoub / Dame Traveler<p>Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global …

Budget Travel

The Surprising Secret to a Successful Marriage: Do This 1 Thing

Here's how to keep love alive year after year.<p>Do you want a long-lasting, successful marriage, one that keeps you fulfilled for years after the wedding guests have gone home and the first blush of romance has worn off? Here's one great way to achieve that: You and your spouse should work together …

Marriage

19 Annoying Email Etiquette Habits That Smart People Avoid

Break these poor habits to get the results you want from your email communication, including respect.<p>I'm sure you've been on the receiving end of a few cringe-worthy emails that violate your email etiquette terms. Perhaps you've even uttered a few choice words about the sender, who has either …

Cute

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Meditation

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Self-improvement

How to live a happy life, according to science

Sometimes just being happy is hard enough. Figuring out how to have a happy <i>life</i> can seem downright overwhelming.<p>In his book, <i>Authentic Happiness</i>, …

Meditation & Mindfulness Expert Reveals 5 Tips for the Perfect Night of Sleep

By the time you get ready to go to bed, you check your clock and realize it’s way later than you realized. You jump into bed, and then you find that …

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Positive Thinking

How To Train Your Brain To Go Positive Instead Of Negative

Our brain is not designed to create happiness, as much as we wish it were so. Our brain evolved to promote survival. It saves the happy chemicals (dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) for opportunities to meet a survival need, and only releases them in short spurts which are quickly metabolized. This …

Happiness