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Been Fired or Laid Off? Seven Destructive Responses To Avoid

After the dark days following 9/11, I was laid off from my high-level corporate job, and it was devastating. Not only had my world turned upside down from the tragedy, but I lost my employment in a way that stripped me of my self-esteem and my sense of safety and surety in the world. I truly …

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience. Often, the things that we expect will make …

Gratitude Is the New Willpower

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to building capital. But as with most virtues, it’s not always easy to muster, since it usually requires resisting temptations for gratification on the sooner side. Should you put the extra $1,000 earned this month in your retirement savings or use it …

Eight Things A Resume Won't Tell You

“If I never had another stack of resumes to review in this lifetime, I’d be happy as a clam,” said Cherie, a Marketing manager. “I’m so tired of reading through endless lists of dry-as-dust skills, tasks and duties, I’d be thrilled never to have to do it again. After all, what do I care exactly …

9 Things You Should Tell Your Boss At Your Next Performance Review

Sure, performance reviews are a time to get feedback on your work throughout the year.<p>But sometimes we forget that it’s also a time to share your own goals (and even suggestions!) for the future with your boss. After all, you’re part of a team, and talking about what’s working, what’s not, and what …

The “Story Button” In Your Brain: Neuroscience Study Sheds Light On Brand/Human Love

These provocative questions are among those that agency Innocean sought to explore with its Brand Love study, an experiment conducted with …

What Causes Turbulence? 10 Things You Need to Know

Reports of critical, turbulence-related injuries are enough to whip travelers into a panic, but don't cancel your next flight just yet. We spoke to a number of pilots and aviation experts to get the facts about what causes turbulence.<p>Despite the discomfort—and fear—it induces, turbulence is …

19 Reasons Getting Older Is The Best Thing That Will Ever Happen To You

While sitting around lamenting our millennial lives, a friend of mine shared this morsel of wisdom she'd gotten from an older acquaintance. It was something like, when you're young you have time and energy, but no money. When you're middle-aged, you have energy and money, but no time. And when …

Sperm 101: 10 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About His Swimmers

When it comes to sperm, are you all up on your swimmers-knowledge? There's a lot to know about those little guys. Here are just ten of the many wild facts you should know about sperm.<p>Read more on YourTango.com

Men Experience Increasing Happiness Until Late 60s, Study Says

There's good news and bad news for older men. You'll experience increasing happiness after your early 50s -- but that'll only last until you're ready to retire.<p>Researchers at Boston University and Oregon State University wanted to measure how happiness and emotions change in men as they grow older. …

How to Make a Simple Cup of Coffee

It's subtler business than you might think.<p>Today’s coffee-shop owners don’t just place orders for beans. They backpack up the sides of volcanoes in Guatemala and Panama to find previously undiscovered farmers who will grow and process beans to their specifications. And if they’ve paid to trek to …

Unemployment: A Fate Worse Than Death

Short of death or dismemberment, what do you think the worst thing is that could happen to you? If you answered “divorce” or “losing my husband,” …

The 12 Biggest Travel Mistakes You Think You’re Too Smart to Make

If you think you know all the tips and tricks to avoid a travel snafu, think again—even the smartest travelers can lose valuables thanks to an unexpected checked bag, or have a passport mishap at the last minute. Read on for how to avoid those traps, as well as other common mistakes that even the …

How Always Being Busy Makes You Dumber

The behavioral economics behind why feeling strapped for time leaves you blind to the future.<p><i>Rake</i>, <i>take</i>, and <i>cake</i>: if these words were to flash across a screen at 1/30th of a second, which would you be able to catch? What if you were very, very hungry?<p>Probably <i>cake</i>. As Cass Sunstein reports at the <i>New</i> …

7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

When it comes to their jobs, more Americans these days are quitters — which can be a good thing. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> last week said the “quit …

How To Stop Perfectionism From Running Your Life

In an interview between Oprah and Dr. Brené Brown, vulnerability researcher and storyteller, the following words were exchanged:<p>People who are walking around as perfectionists are ultimately afraid that the world is going to see them for who they really are and [that] they won’t measure up.<p>Though …

How to Find Stillness in a Crazy World

Life is described as many things, but rarely is it referred to as peaceful, calm, or still. Our lives are a busy juggle of work, chores, responsibilities to ourselves and others and many unexpected things that creep up day to day. Sometimes meditation, quiet reflection and even time alone seem like …

3 Surprising Benefits To Staying In A Job You Hate

A job is something you have to do, not something you have to love. At least, that’s what my dad taught me growing up.<p>I don’t believe it for a second (he also taught me to be an independent thinker), but the truth is that while loving your job is something we all strive for, only a few of us really …

7 Guaranteed Ways to Start a Truly Great Day

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …