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The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

The Secrets To Resilience

<i>“There’s only one thing that’s worse than having an unhappy childhood, and that’s having a too-happy childhood.” –</i> Dylan Thomas<p>Research shows that …

Success

5 Necessary Tips to Building Social Confidence

—<p>One of the gifts you can give yourself is to improve your social skills. Knowing how to make new friends and how to feel confident around strangers …

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Everything in the job search process is now very much online-focused for job candidates; from how you apply to jobs (through online application …

7 everyday tips to improve your life

Over the past 6 years I went from:<p>In 5-figures of debt and completely broke<br>• Stuck in a toxic relationship<br>• Unsure of my purpose and mission in …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Profit

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

You’ve Got to See These 6 Mouth-Watering Food Photography Tricks in Just 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both). Created by food and travel photographer …

Hacking

How to Make Your Smartphone Photos Look Like They Came From A Pro Camera

There are some incredible smartphone images out there. Apple, Samsung, Google all use beautiful shots from their respective devices in their …

Mobile Photography

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to …

Mindfulness

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

How to Deal With Insecurities and Difficult Thoughts

In 1620, Francis Bacon published a scientific manifesto called “The New Instrument”. In this book, he argued that the value of knowledge does not …

Self-help

How Your Emotions Influence Your Decisions

According to Herbert Simon, American Nobel Laureate scientist, “In order to have anything like a complete theory of human rationality, we have to understand what role emotion plays in it.”<p>As Dr. Simon and others have pointed out, emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the …

Why our facial expressions don’t reflect our feelings

For centuries, we’ve believed that facial expressions mirror our innermost emotions. But recent research has found that may be far from the truth.<p>While conducting research on emotions and facial expressions in Papua New Guinea in 2015, psychologist Carlos Crivelli discovered something startling.<p>He …

Psychology

These 4 Words Can Double Your Chances of Getting What You Want

It's not easy asking someone to do something for you, but we've got some good news on that front. To get your requests granted, all you need to …

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

• <b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true; they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social …

8 Smart Ways To Successfully Motivate Yourself To Start Your Job Search

Are you dissatisfied, discouraged, frustrated or feeling unfulfilled in your career and considering looking for a new job? Before you write the résumé and refresh your LinkedIn profile, you must first work on getting in the right mindset to succeed. It is easy to complain about your boss and …

Employment

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

7 Tips for Finding Your Purpose in Life

The combination of a successful career, a loving family, and a strong social network may seem like the recipe for a perfect life. However, even those …

Developing Extraordinary Resilience

We’re all beset with difficulties, obstacles, pain, tiredness, and aThe post Developing Extraordinary Resilience appeared first on iamwire.

'Be the Truth': Watch Oprah's Inspirational USC Commencement Speech

It was full of practical advice.<p>No one can say “GRADDUUUAAATES” quite like Oprah Winfrey.<p>Speaking to about 900 of them at the University of Southern …

Fake News

3 Ways to Outsmart Self-Doubt

Tell me if you can relate to any of the following:<p>You feel like you’re not qualified for your job or cut out for the work you do.<br>• You’re uncomfortable …

Self-improvement

I've watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

The billionaire Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway investing partner Charlie Munger have been dispensing financial wisdom and life lessons for 24 years at their annual shareholders meetings. CNBC has recently archived about 120 hours of videos from meetings dating back to 1994.<p>I've gone …

Investing

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Self-improvement