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A Simple Brain Hack For More Creative Problem Solving

Think innovation is out of your reach? You’re just not approaching the thinking correctly.<p>Think outside the box.<p>This time-worn advice has been offered as a panacea for getting out of all manner of ruts and for jump-starting innovation. But <i>how</i> you exactly go about coming up with a creative solution …

Creativity

Apps for Meditation and Peace of Mind

We are very lucky to have technology come as far as it has, and that there are developers out there who have our mental health and well-being at heart. They have creatively come up with apps that put tools at our fingertips to help with mood and to give us peace of mind. Here are 10 of my favorites …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

20 Tiny Moments That Instantly Boost Your Happiness

Life is in the little things.<p>It's time to tap into your everyday joy.<p>Big moments in life -- weddings, births, new jobs, graduations -- are special, but appreciating the smaller, daily occurrences can really maintain your happiness.<p>In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we've rounded up …

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

6 Steps To Turn Mindless Activities Into Mindful Ones

Coloring books for adults currently top a number of bestseller lists. And they have become a staple in bookstores, grocery stores and drugstores. But, let’s be clear, coloring in a book doesn’t automatically mean that you’re being mindful. Mindfulness isn’t about what you are doing; it’s about how …

How To Stop Procrastinating By Using The “2-Minute Rule”

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Personal Finance

How to Make Learning More Automatic

The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, …

Faceted Classification

New year, new you – how to be happy

What’s top of your list of new year resolutions for 2016? Do more exercise? Eat better? Spend more time with your children? Find a fulfilling career? How about ticking all your boxes and simply be happy?<p>Sadly, you can’t simply “become” happy. Happiness is often an indirect consequence of our …

Happiness

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

If Mindfulness Makes You Uncomfortable, It’s Working

I recently had a conversation with a client named Claire, who shared that her company had been touting the benefits of mindfulness, and she was giving mindfulness a try with a meditation app. But she was frustrated that it wasn’t helping her feel more relaxed — instead, she was actually a bit more …

Mindfulness

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

Happiness

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Happiness

9 responsive design mistakes you don't want to make

As explained in UX Design Trends 2015 & 2016, responsive Web design has become the industry’s recommend approach for supporting multiple screen sizes and devices. But not all responsive sites are created equally.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> <i>PlasmaComp</i><p>Whether you’re designing a small company website or reworking an …

5 Ways Meditation Will Change You

I always advise people to meditate without a goal, without expectation. This can be difficult to do initially since this type of behavior usually …

Meditation

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

Daily Meditation: A Prayer For Self-Love

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a prayer for self-love, written by author don Miguel Ruiz. May …

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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Tired of the 9 to 5? This is how to start a business for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might think that the hardest part about starting your own business is figuring out what new service or product to offer to the world.<p>But after spending months, or even years, meticulously fine-tuning your unique selling point -- the heavy lifting starts. Building a business takes an …

Small Business

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

Unraveling The Surprising Relationship Between Mood And Productivity

Mood affects your productivity more than you realize, but a new app is helping employees take control of their emotions at work.<p>Much of what we deal with in life is shaped by our mind-set.<p>There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found …

Psychology

Evening classes that promise to make you happy

<b>The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes, available across the UK, promising to make participants happier… and the world a better place.</b><p>The eight-week course, designed by the Action for Happiness organisation, claims to be scientifically proven to increase life …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

Genetic Engineering

The mindblowing expense of mindfulness | Eva Wiseman

Is there a link between vibrators, colouring-in books and Buddhism? Eva Wiseman unravels our obsession with passivity<p>There was a period in the late 1990s when it became fashionable to have a vibrator. To have a vibrator, and to talk about having a vibrator, and to give vibrators as gifts, and to …

Mindfulness

3 Tips for Regaining Happiness in Your Life

Are you happy with your life? I have had the pleasure (insert sarcasm) of meeting numerous people who were extremely unhappy with their lives for various reasons. This prompted me to think in depth about what would make some of the unhappiest people, well, happy again.<p>It really isn't that …

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Which Meditation Is Right for You?

You’ve probably heard that meditation can reduce stress, boost your immune system, and make you a happier, more focused person. But, there are so …

7 habits of exceptionally successful remote employees

I am an extrovert. I gain energy from being around others and thrive on communication. So when I first considered joining a fully remote team, I was hesitant. Working from home was a new frontier for me – one that I was unsure I would like.<p>When I accepted my role at Aha! I found out I was not …