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5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Elon Musk

11 Words for People Who Hate Certain Things

Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots <i>mis-</i> and <i>miso-</i>, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.<p>1. Misodoctakleidist<p>Someone who hates practicing the …

The Persistence of Glamour

Forget the Kardashians: Glamour is more persistent, pervasive, and powerful than we realize.<p>When Kim Kardashian posts Instagram photos of her nearly …

Unconditional Love: Reality or Myth?

I've long held the belief that there is no such thing as "<b>Unconditional Love</b>". When I say this, most people balk at my opinion and attempt to explain …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Brain

How To Choose What's Best For You by Honoring Your Needs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whenever I made a bad decision in my life, it was on the basis of me discarding, ignoring or denying my needs. Many times, and sometimes for several …

National Geographic Travel

Why Confidence is Both an Inner and Outer Game | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When it comes to confidence, or the lack of it rather, people just want more of it.<p>Because they have to little of it, everything in their lives seems …

The Brain-Boosting Product You Already Have in Your Home

Did that tag line grab your attention? As parents, we're under constant pressure to do whatever we can to give our children a leg up. Millions of dollars are spent marketing to us, most of it without a whole lot of grounding in reality. For example, claims are continually made, yet there is scant …

The Brain

This Universal Law is Causing You to Struggle! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As human beings we have the amazing capabilities to not only succeed, but <b>thrive</b>! However, struggle is such a widespread pandemic because of a …

This College President Just Might Be The Next Sheryl Sandberg

Debora Spar knows what it's like to try to "have it all." The Barnard College president and former Harvard Business School professor has juggled a demanding career, cared for her husband and three children, and now written a highly-anticipated book, "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for …

JK Rowling: 'I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life'

JK Rowling has claimed she is prouder of her years as a single mother than any other achievement, as she discloses how she was shunned at church for being “unmarried”.<p>JK Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series, said she is “prouder of my years as a single mother than of any …

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

Motivation

Do You Use Mental Techniques? 4 Reasons Why They’re Not Working | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Mental training techniques are all the rage right now. I’m going to present a contrarian view. It’s been my experience from working with athletes …

5 Steps to Contentment Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Can you change the fact that you’ll turn 50 in two months? Can you change the fact that vacation is over and you have to go back to work on Monday? …

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Motivation

4 Steps to Building Greater Resilience

Over the last seven years or so, I’ve been on a journey to discover what it really means to be ‘me’. This time has included some of the darkest …

The Perils of Busy Life and What to do About it | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?”</i><p>Have you ever felt that you have the compulsion to fill your …

Meditation

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

Self-help

Martha Stewart’s Legal Troubles and the Voracious Appetite for “More” That Friends Call Her Downfall

<i>Vanity Fair</i> contributing editor Suzanna Andrews reports on Martha Stewart and her troubled empire in the September issue, as the mogul awaits a judge’s decision in her bitter multi-million-dollar contract dispute with Macy’s. Speaking with some of Stewart’s former friends and colleagues, Andrews …

Everything you know about the brain is wrong

What does Einstein’s brain size say about his IQ? Is the left-brain/right-brain divide a myth? There’s new research<p>Within a few hours of Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, the great scientist’s brain had been surgically removed from his skull and placed in formalin. The autopsy and the events …

Let's Talk About Careers, Mothering, & the Struggle for Balance

I am a stay-at-home mom who writes a little on the side. My younger son Sachin will be in kindergarten in the fall, and then my stay-at-home gig will …

The Foundation of You: From Sorrow to Resilience | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~ Kenji Miyazawa<p>If the title of this article called to you, know that your stories are …

Outsourcing

'The risk not taken is more dangerous than the risk taken' says Andy Dunn, founder and CEO of clothing start-up Bonobos http://bit.ly/17H7hLR

From WAHM to SAHM to Enjoy-at-Home Mom

<i>Editor's Note: How would you feel if you suddenly lost your job due to outsourcing? Would you be upset? Panicked? I kind of like the attitude that</i> …

Finding out what you really want to do in life

For the past month I have been reading a book based on the life of Tulsidas, one of the greatest religious poets of India. He is credited with …

Note-Taking

Stuck? 9 Ways to Move Your Life Forward | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Feeling stuck is a very disempowering state of mind. You want something, but something else outside of your control is making you feel powerless.<p>You …