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A Zen master says this is the most effective way to respond to haters

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered a hater or two. Trolls are everywhere it seems.<p>But what’s the best way to …

Meditation

This Singular Personality Trait Can Predict Career Failure

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on Inc. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox.</i><p>I dislike myself.<p>I fear the worst.<p>I change my mood a lot.<p>I am easily disturbed.<p>I get stressed out easily.<p>I am full of doubt.<p>I feel threatened easily.<p>These are sample statements …

The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare

Repeal cuts taxes for millionaires, even if millions lose insurance.<p>What does the American Health Care Act — the healthcare bill the House of Representatives is voting on Thursday, after weeks of negotiation and a previous failed attempt — actually do?<p>You can answer this by talking about what’s …

A Top Psychologist Says You Can Be Too Emotionally Intelligent. Here's Why He's Wrong | Inc.com

A few days ago, Thomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an accomplished psychologist and business professor, co-authored a piece in the Harvard Business Review entitled, <i>The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent.</i><p>It begins with the story of Gemma, a hypothetical employee who most would describe as ideal. …

Emotional Intelligence

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Mind Over Matter: How Thoughts Influence Physical Reality

“Mind Over Matter” is how thought processes can influence our physical reality. To understand how this works, we need to define what “Mind” is and …

This Value Is The Secret To Sustained Motivation

What’s the key to sustained motivation? Pep rallies are easy to design and give a boost of #MondayMotivation. But finding lasting mojo? That’s rare. Countless studies have been done to find out what drives motivation over the long haul. Turns out, Thanksgiving might be the most motivating holiday …

Happiness

The Best Relationship Advice I've Ever Gotten

It was 2004 and I had just ended a yearlong relationship with my girlfriend. It had been the typical relationship that I and many other people have …

Relationships

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

How drinking more water may boost your short-term memory

You've probably heard that the right diet can stave off memory loss. Eating a combination of brain-friendly foods such as leafy greens, berries, fish, nuts and olive oil is thought to delay age-related thinking problems and guard against Alzheimer's disease.<p>Is it possible, though, to increase your …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Learning

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

Leading With Excellence: Mindful leadership training to focus your mind and grow organizations - The Human Resources Social Network

<b>Q: How does the integration of the four fundamentals of leadership excellence with mindful leadership training enable leaders to succeed?</b> <i><br>Janice:</i> …

7 Motivational Quotes to Brighten Your Day - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Words are free for us to make, string together, and dispense with but there are times in life when only the right words can make us feel better. We …

Motivation

On Being Unattractive

Among the genetic lottery's prizes is an attractive face.<p>A large body of research has found that, across races and cultures, people with certain …

Psychology

What High Functioning Anxiety Really Feels Like

"It's silent anxiety attacks, hidden by smiles."<p>A person with high functioning anxiety can look calm on the surface, but underneath that practiced veneer, their thoughts are churning.<p>That’s the message behind a new video from The Mighty<p>, in which a young woman describes the experience of living …

Depression

20 Scientific Truths About Success (Some May Surprise You)

Sometimes the reality of what creates success can be quite different from what you've been taught.<p>We all grow up dreaming of what we will become. Visions of grandeur are commonplace, because when you are a kid, you have nothing but time and pure hope.<p>But as we age, the messages we get about success …

'I wish I’d known that when I went to university' - Telegraph writers share their student wisdom

Do sever ties to the past, don’t take a cat to college, do treasure the holidays, don’t worry about your future career, and never, ever attempt backflips when drunk... here's what Telegraph writers wish they had known before university.<p>Elizabeth Grice, feature writer<p><b>Manchester University, 1968:</b> …

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

Motivation

3 Steps to Becoming a Faster Reader

These days, we’re inundated with more information than ever before. Blog posts, news articles and a never-ending stream of books “you just have to …

Health Benefits of Olives

Olives might be small but they can have a big effect on your body. Olives are best known for olive oil and this will be the way that most people …

Holistic Medicine

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

Time Management

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

Visual Design

How Your Birth Order Influences Your Relationship

A bevy of things can affect your relationship—and one of them is your birth order. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. "Our experience growing up shapes our adult selves, and the relationships in the early family form patterns we tend to follow in adult life—unless we take steps to …

Parenting

9 Brutal Truths About Emotional Intelligence Everyone Needs to Hear

Is E.I. all it's cracked up to be? Decide for yourself.<p>What's your emotional intelligence quotient?<p>Ever since Daniel Goleman's international best-seller <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> was released in 1995, interest in this quality has risen dramatically. Many psychologists and other experts claim that …

You'll Never Complain Of Not Having Enough Time If You Can Apply This Rule

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …