Cynthia Kurniawan

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10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

My Husband and I Are Good Parents, but Sh*tty Lovers

One recent Saturday night, my husband and I sat on our couch watching a Netflix show while sipping whiskey sours. We grabbed a blanket, tossed it over our laps, and nuzzled in together. After the show, we got another round — OK, a couple of rounds — and got to talking about what the past year had …

The Phases of Your Long-Term Relationship Sex Life, in 23 GIFs

If you’ve ever been involved with someone for a long while, you know that the sex always changes. No matter how many starry-eyed young lovers want to …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

Neuroscience

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a switch and turn our minds …

5 things I wish I'd known in my 20s before owning a house and having kids

In your early twenties, it's realistic to think that you have 10 years of freedom to pursue your goals before 'settling down', getting a real job, buying a house and starting a family (if that's what you choose to do).<p>The average age of a first-time parent in Australia is 30 (and rising). The …

Motivation

The Comparison Trap

Judging from her Facebook page, Lisa appears to lead a charmed life. A middle-aged advertising executive, she takes pictures while strolling through …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

3 New Things Science Says You Should Do to Become Happy | Inc.com

The field of Positive Psychology has given us plenty of clues about the better path toward happiness and fulfillment.<p>Whether it's being exposed to experiences of "awe" (yes, it's a thing) so you can live longer, practicing positive thinking so you can reduce anxiety, or releasing more oxytocin in …

Happiness

Grit: 13 things mentally strong people won’t do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

4 Tricks Attractive Women Use To Make Men Think About Them Non-Stop

thetoptrust.com<p>He will be obsessed (in the good way)!<p>When it comes to sexual powers of attraction, there’s one thing I love more than anything else: …

6 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Indulging in a massage, getting your nails done, going on a trip, noshing on a little chocolate--they're all common suggestions for giving yourself a pick-me-up. But as wonderful as those experiences are, none of them really help you connect with others or show you what you can be, making them …

Self-help

Confirmed: People Who Age Well All Stick to This Healthy Diet

Not even all the Botox in the world can stop the inevitable truth that is aging. But with the help of a healthy diet, regular exercise regimen, and …

This Simple 10-Minute Ritual May Be "the Best Self-Care Strategy Ever"

From meditation to energy healing, there are countless ways to take care of your mental health in a pinch. But if you're looking for something that …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Tim Cook

How to start dating again after ending a long-term relationship

Dating after ending a long-term relationship can be a scary thing. Just the thought of jumping back into the dating pool after being out of the game …

7 signs you're not taking enough chances, according to an expert

Taking risks may not be at the top of your priority list, what with your busy job and bustling personal life. But if you zoom out and look at the …

10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone | Inc.com

There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own abilities to guide you through your most …

Self-improvement

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes are in legendary national parks, such as the Rocky Mountains’ Banff and Jasper, the Pacific coast’s Gwaii Haanas and the remote whitewater paddling …

Hiking

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

Comedy

The Risky Paradox of Love: The More You Give, The More You Feel

Love is often perceived as this easy thing that everyone is capable of doing. I find this to be untrue. To love and be loved can create anxiety.<p>To have the faith that we are lovable and beautiful with our scars, not just temporarily, but permanently in our own heart, is a questionable endeavor for …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger | Inc.com

When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and healthy in the New Year, while 32% of people want …

Self-improvement

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

6 Strategies For Coping With Holiday Stress (From A Recovering Addict)

If you're in long-term recovery like I am, you know that holidays come with built-in danger zones. Those of us who have weathered the seasonal storms …

Mental Health

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …