Eman Abu Alfa

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Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

Seven Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. Having this type of financial freedom is the dream for so many people, but it is often easier said than done. If you want to be a millionaire, you are going to have to be willing to put in the work. You are also going to have to start forming the …

Self-improvement

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the …

Education Technology

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

The Real Reason Introverts Dread Small Talk

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Just the other day, you avoided making eye contact with your chatty neighbor when you saw her unexpectedly at the grocery store. And you skipped the office holiday party so you wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk all night with your co-workers.These …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

Self-improvement

40 Books To Read Before You Turn 40

Today is my 40th birthday. Last year I reflected upon some life lessons (which I just updated with my 40th lesson), and this year I'm sharing some of …

50 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs launching startups (including one founder who launched a startup while fighting …

Startups

The Morning Routine That Maximizes My Productivity At Work

In <i>The Social Animal</i>, David Brooks wrote that “A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50 percent more time to complete it and makes 50 percent more errors.”<p>In a world of open office plans, mobile push notifications, and Buzzfeed headlines, we are inundated with interruptions.<p>Our …

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Happiness

How To Be A Spiritual Gangster: 10 Ways To Raise Your Vibration Daily

In so many ways, Fall feels like the start of the year. Unlike in January - when making resolutions feels like a mandatory group activity - we prefer …

Fall Fashion

8 Positive Ways to Raise Your Vibrations for Complete Healing

<b>Do you want to be completely healed? i.e. mind, body, heart and soul healed.</b> One of the most imperative steps towards healing yourself completely is …

Twelve reasons entrepreneurs with type-A personalities are unstoppable

Personalities fit into one of two groups – Type A and Type B – it's one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

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8 Signs Of Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

We love listening to the amazing and thrilling stories of successful entrepreneurs. Sometimes we think there is a piece of magic attached to how they …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Happiness

20 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Lead A Joyful Life

To be joyful is to be happy, jubilant and elated. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life! Here are 20 small things you can adopt into your …

Happiness

17 Trends All Men Should Avoid In 2016

You know what's cute? A classic button-up. You know what isn't cute? Misogyny.

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Behavioral Sciences

8 Ways Confident People Live Differently

Own it. 💃<p>Some people just have that "it factor."<p>They command attention whenever they walk into a room. But the truth is, they weren't born with a confident gene. Instead, their daily behaviors contribute to their self-assured personality.<p>That's good news: It means <i>anyone</i> can adopt the habits …

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

40 Habits That Make You Sick and Fat

You look and feel great! But even though you’re fit and healthy right now, that doesn’t necessarily mean your daily so-called “good” habits will help …

Nutrition