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Healthy Brain Intake: Modify Your News Habits to Ease Your Mind – BLARB

Too much information (TMI) is internet speak for the notion that this information is more than I need, or care to know. I admit, I am a news junkie …

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Most people spend years stuck in a toxic cycle — and I never found real success until I managed to break free

I didn't start discovering real success until I stopped trying to do everything and started concentrating on just doing one thing really damn well.<p>I always scratch my head when I happen upon someone's Medium profile and their bios read something along the lines of: "Digital Marketer + Designer + …

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A Psychotherapist Shares Her Top Strategies for Being Calm in Times of Stress

Ten strategies to build your resilience against pervasive angst<p><i>by</i><p>, Psychologist, nature-lover, parent. I dream of a world that is healthier, calmer, …

How to Make Complex Ideas Easy to Understand for Everyone | Inc.com

You're sitting in a conference room with all the big bosses. They're meeting to discuss the annual budget, and it's your job to pitch them your case for more money for your team.<p>The problem?<p>While you're quite confident everyone has a vague idea what your department does, you're not nearly as …

Networking

Mark Cuban: Billionaires have these 3 skills—and anyone can learn them

Mark Cuban remembers the exact moment he became a billionaire, and how he celebrated. He did a "little naked billionaire dance," and bought himself a …

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment – Page 3

But they were very much interested in Buddhism in general, and would go on to spur one of the most significant reforms in Buddhist history- the birth …

How execs like Elon Musk and Richard Branson get more done in 24 hours than the rest of us

Benjamin Franklin once said that time is like money. Without being managed properly, how do you know where it's going?<p>Time management is one of those issues that we all face at work, but (ironically) few of us have the time to address.<p>For the world's top CEOs, however, time management simply can't …

Can Science Explain The Human Mind?

In <i>The Devil's Dictionary</i>, Ambrose Bierce describes the mind as "a mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain," engaged in a futile attempt to understand itself "with nothing but itself to know itself with."<p>Questions about the limits of self-understanding have persisted long after Bierce's 1911 …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Science has outgrown the human mind

<i>The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and… attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either</i> …

Successful People Never, Ever Say These Two Phrases (According to a Professor Who Studies Them)

More often than not, the secret to success seems to be just that—a secret. Sure, you can read up on the morning habits of highly successful people. …

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Tesla

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions | Inc.com

Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same approach each time, he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> reporter Neil Strauss.<p>It's "the scientific method," Musk …

This 1 Weird Trick From Tony Robbins Will Help You Kick Any Bad Habit | Inc.com

We may all try to say our prayers and take our vitamins, but at the end of the day, most of us may find ourselves caught in the clutches of some unhealthy habits.<p>It can be as damaging as a smoking or drinking habit, or something seemingly innocuous, such as a TV show binge tendency.<p>Now we all know …

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Need More Emotional Intelligence? Do This For 15 Minutes Now | Inc.com

Put the phone down, not only to improve your productivity, but to actually boost your emotional intelligence. Science now back what others have argued: Too much device time actually lowers your sensitivity and overstimulates your emotions.<p>The best part? You can begin to achieve a more balanced …

Psychology

Could Mindfulness Be Making You More Stressed? Here's What You Need to Know | Inc.com

They're doing it at Google and at Nike to boost productivity, they're doing it in schools to improve test results and they're even doing it in the British House of Commons, in an attempt to make international politics more peaceful. The ubiquity of mindfulness meditation might make you think …

Mindfulness

How a Consistent and Stable Meditation Practice Leads to Altered Traits

Historically, meditation was not meant to improve our health, relax us, or enhance work success. Although these are the kinds of appeal that has made …

This is the best way to make a new habit stick, says study

And it's all a question of timing...<p>As we come to the end of another year, you might find yourself thinking about all those New Year's resolutions …

How Impostor Syndrome Is Holding You Back at Work

You're on your way to an interview for a job at a company you'd love to work for. On paper, the position you're being considered for fits perfectly with the experience you have under your belt. You're more than qualified, and the team would be lucky to have you — the hiring manager even said so …

Self-improvement

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

What's normal?<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. …

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

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What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that's a problem

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist texts that have become part of …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Psychology

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research | Inc.com

PWC's 2016 Global CEO Survey revealed that 50% of CEOs worldwide consider lack of trust to be a major threat to their organizational growth.<p>Paul J. Zak, Harvard researcher, Founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont …

Employee Engagement

Exactly What to Do to Get Out of Your Own Head

"When you get in your head, you're dead." ~ Tony Robbins<p>We all have those moments (or weeks or days!) when we get in our head too much. Our constant …

Self-help

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here’s how to connect the dots.<p>There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this:<p>The image is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a …

How to stop worrying in 4 easy steps

Horst Diekgerdes for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>I have a vivid memory of being four years old in a diner with my mother and …

Mindfulness

The 10-minute trick that can help you silence anxious thoughts

Ready to put an end to all that worrying?<p>Have you ever found yourself unable to tackle an important item on your to-do list because you can't silence all the nagging, anxious thoughts running through your mind? Those annoying and uncontrollable mental interruptions can be frustrating, but the good …