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How to be emotionally intelligent

What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships.

Leadership

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

<b>In the 1970s, idealistic young activists created a wave of experimental schools - no compulsory lessons, no timetables, no rules. So what happened to the kids who attended these free-for-alls?</b><p>You wait an age for the green man to let you cross Liverpool's Scotland Road.<p>It goes back to 1971. The …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Time Management

8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Be Mindful of Your “Why”</b><p>When I’m procrastinating and not feeling motivated to do something, it’s usually because the task itself might be unpleasant …

Motivation

3 Ways to Keep Your Body and Your Brain Fit for Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The “no pain, no gain” mentality is prevalent in our culture when it comes to exercise. But if you are out of shape, overweight, or are no longer a …

4 Easy Diet Tips to Improve Your Digestion and Manage Your Weight | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re tired of hearing about all the different diets, what you can and can’t eat, and how quickly you should be losing weight. You know there’s no …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

The First 3 Steps to Get Anything You Want in Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What do you really want in life? And how’re you going to get it?<p><b>Learn the step-by-step formula to get anything you want in life</b>, which you won’t find …

Co-Sleeping And SIDS: Risk Is Increased When Infants Sleep With Parents

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor<p>Published: 05/21/2013 07:19 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Babies who sleep in bed with a parent are more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome compared with babies sleeping separately, even when parents follow other recommendations that lower the …

3 Ways to Make Life What You Say It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Believe it or not, you’re not living the life you want to live.<p>Neither am I.<p>As a child, I dreamt of being a teacher. Now, I dream of living …

Motivation

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

Meditation

The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

Happiness

Social Development Milestones: Ages 1 to 4

Not sure if your child is on the right track for developing social skills? Be on the lookout for these indicators.<p>Whether you have an outgoing or shy little one, socialization is an important part of your child's overall development. "[A] baby's social development is tied to so many other areas," …

Parenting

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Yoga for larger bodies

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported where the Lil Omm yoga studio is located. It is in Washington’s Tenleytown neighborhood, not the Palisades. This version has been corrected.<p>Sitting on the ground with her legs straight out in front of her, yoga instructor Annie …

Common Modern Foods Which Cause DNA Damage

How important is what you put in your mouth, after all? How much man-made, toxic lab food can one ingest before negative symptoms show up? How much …

DIY: How to Make Your Own GMO-FREE Baby Food

Let’s face it, even the best organic baby food on the market is still not as good as buying local, or growing your own. It should come as no surprise …