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19 Things That Perfectly Sum Up Living With Anxiety

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community what they would say to their anxiety if they could write it a letter. Here's what they shared.<p>1.<p>robynmac / …

Depression

What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Overwhelm can be caused by many work situations. It happens when a stressful situation gets to be just too much for us to handle. We often experience it when we have a heavy volume of work and our to-do list is daunting. In these cases you can engage in time management strategies like delegating …

Mindfulness

12 Actions You Can Take to Become a Better Person and a Better Leader

Leadership has little to do with dominance and a great deal to do with understanding the problems and motivations of other people.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain universal aspirations we’re all hoping to attain in our lifetime. We all want …

Self-help

Dr Michael Mosley: Anti-age your body!

Anti-age your body! In his latest most revolutionary Life Play yet, Dr Michael Mosley reveals the simple lifestyle tweaks that will help you rolls …

Holistic Medicine

The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

Rarely do our feelings hang neatly on fancy, perfectly spaced hangers. Instead — like our closets — we often hold a jumble of both new and outdated …

Self-help

Using Recompose to write clean Higher Order Components

Higher Order Functions<p>In Javascript, we have a special type of functions, called <b>Higher-Order Functions:</b><p>A Higher-Order Function is a function that …

JavaScript

13 things you shouldn't say to someone who is struggling with their mental health

1/<p>1. 'But you're so rich, famous, successful...'<p>Someone lives in a nice house, has a good job, and has close friends. From the outside their life is …

Self-help

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

6 Traits of the Most Respected Leaders That Micromanagers Will Absolutely Hate

How to instantly transform your micromanagers into leaders people want to follow.<p>Micromanagers may be good performers, produce results, and get the job done well. I know this; I've worked for them in the past.<p>The fabric they were cut from, however, was also the reason I quit on them. Did I like the …

Leadership

How To: Bypass Locked Windows Computers to Run Kali Linux from a Live USB

It's easy to run Kali Linux from a live USB on nearly any available computer, but many publicly accessible laptops and desktops will be locked down …

Linux

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Leadership

How To: Hack WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords Using Jedi Mind Tricks (& USB Dead Drops)

The latest Star Wars movie, <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, has grossed almost $350 million worldwide during its first month in theaters. This is a good …

Cybersecurity

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Leadership

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Emotional Intelligence

I Bribed My Kids With a Rewards Jar and Mellowed Out My Family

Three mason jars and a ridiculous amount of glitter changed me from a reactionary parent into a dad who sets boundaries for his kids and …

Parenting

Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo)

I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my …

Mathematics

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Laissez-Faire

15 Simple Ways To Become A Braver Leader

Being a fierce leader who can take the bull by the horns can give you the respect and clout you need to achieve all that you thought was possible. Your integrity will remain intact, and you’ll stop second-guessing your decisions. You’ll have the support of your team behind you as you guide them in …

Self-improvement

How to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

A power struggle is when a child refuses to do something and the parent continues to insist the child “Do it now.” The ongoing banter can become a …

Parenting

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Mindfulness

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Solving the Expression Problem in any language

I was inspired by this excellent post about the Expression Problem. It is a great explanation of how both OO (object-oriented) and FP (functional …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

When kids say 'I hate you,' parents should say this | Parenting With Pete

"I hate you!" "You're stupid!" "I'm a failure!"<p>Parents frequently hear their children express these and other strong negative emotions to or about …

Parenting

Why Anger Has a Bad Rap and How It Can Actually Make You Successful

Here is how to reclaim your passion and energy to move beyond obstacles<p>As a business leader you may feel you must keep your feelings from affecting your decisions and try to display self-restraint when dealing with people. Dealing with vendors, employees and customers, there are many occasions …

Anger Management

Try These 12 Strategies If You Need To Stop Micromanaging

For new and experienced leaders alike, one of their biggest management challenges is learning how to properly delegate. Those who struggle with delegation often come off as micromanagers, leading their teams to feel over-scrutinized and distrusted.<p>Most employees don’t appreciate being micromanaged, …

Leadership

Anxious at Work? 33 Simple Techniques Guaranteed to Help You Feel More Grounded

It is no surprise that most working Americans experience some form of daily stress or anxiety. Looming deadlines, long hours, and workplace politics …

Nine Questions Every Leader Must Ask Before Letting Someone Go

If you have worked in the professional world as a leader for any length of time you have undoubtedly found yourself managing a team member who was failing to live up to expectations. While it might be tempting to cut someone loose if their performance is sub-par, the turnover may cost more than you …

Leadership