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5 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

4 apps for couples you and your partner need to try right now

Technology has become a huge way for people to meet each other, and the majority of singles say they've joined a dating app at some point. But what about apps for couples? Where does technology fit in for those of us already in relationships? As it turns out, there are plenty of options for us …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside don’t have years to wait on a good bowl of ramen, we have an …

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12 Quotes From Zen Masters That Will Help You to Stop Overthinking Everything

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

The Way You Parent Your Child May Affect Their Emotional Intelligence

What exactly is positive parenting? Of course, it's a positive way to approach raising your child, but it's much more than that. <b>Rather than being</b> …

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During these times, sometimes you need a …

How to bond with your child through reading

We talk a lot about bonding with children, but often in rather abstract ways.<p>Rather than another sermon to new parents about their responsibility in respect to their young children in the first years of life, it might be more useful to pin down the kinds of practical things that parents can do that …

Harry Potter

16 Parenting Hacks To Raise Fairly Normal Children, Hopefully

As a former child, I have a unique perspective on the right way to raise a kid. I was pretty fortunate in the grand scheme of things. I had two older …

10 Annoying Toddler Habits (and How To Deal)

It’s natural for those little toddler quirks to (sometimes) make you crazy. “It’s your toddler’s job to test your limits,” says Laura Jana, MD, …

Parenting

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

How Great Leaders Manage Underperforming Teams

Congratulations! You’ve earned a reputation as a highly effective leader. Now, your organization has thanked you by giving you a challenging new assignment that no one else can seem to figure out.<p>You’ve been assigned to lead a team that has a track record for underperforming, and it’s your mission …

Leadership

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R) | Inc.com

Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with employees, and carrying out the plans everyone discussed as a …

Employment

8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

In today's modern world, distractions are growing, busy-ness is increasing, stress is climbing and people are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Information overload, the rapid rate of change and increased role expectations are all contributors. These trends are unlikely to slow down so …

Time Management

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

How to Operationalize Your Women's Leadership Strategy

Image credit: Bigstock/endomotion<p><b>Recap:</b><p>In Part 1 I discussed the need to have an integrated approach to your Women's Leadership Strategy and linked it to three critical business drivers, 1) Grow Revenue, 2) Improve Operating Profit, 3) and Enhance Your Corporate Reputation.<p>In Part 2, I discussed …

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …

How My Marriage Changed When My Husband Became a Stay-at-Home Dad

Meanwhile, Dylan worked as a creative director at a company in New York City, a two-hour commute from our home in Beacon, New York. He spent four hours every day on the train—and that was after the long days he already put in at the office. Traveling so much for work was constant.<p>There was a lot of …

29 Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Take a vacation from irritation.

How to build female leaders

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Women hold 40 per cent of all MBAs and constitute more than …

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>We grew up learning the art of productivity -- from getting up early to go to school, attending all the classes, to finishing homework, going to bed early and getting up the next morning just to do it all over again. We learned to embrace …

Happiness

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

<b>1. Let your kids fail.</b><p>To learn self-sufficiency, kids need to occasionally dust themselves off (literally and figuratively) without your help. "Most …

Redwood City

Activities For Developing Mindfulness In Children

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Time Management