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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.

This Mindfulness Trick Could Help You Keep Your Anxiety On Lock

By now we’ve likely all heard the term mindfulness thrown around a bajillion times (rough estimation). It’s been a buzzword in wellness circles for …

Mindfulness

Watch Umberto Eco Walk Through His Immense Private Library: It Goes On, and On, and On!

When Umberto Eco died last year at the age of 84, he left behind a sizable body of work and a vast collection of books. He wrote such hefty and …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

13 podcasts that will help make you a better human

The humble podcast has finally come into its own. Apple first added the format to its iTunes suite back in 2005 – but it probably wasn't until 2014, when Serial’s explosive first season captivated an audience of 40 million listeners, that the medium's potential became clear. Since then, the podcast …

Alignment Expert Lauren Roxburgh Explains How Foam Rolling Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

We often associate foam rolling with stretching and injury prevention, but using a roller as part of your exercise routine can actually provide a …

A Crash Course in Existentialism: A Short Introduction to Jean-Paul Sartre & Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Very broadly speaking, all philosophy contains within it dialectical tensions: some ideas seem ennobling and consoling, others unsettling and …

The Best Books We Read in 2016

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><i>Roadside Picnic</i> is a book about aliens in which no aliens appear. Rather, one character hypothesizes, aliens seemed to have zipped carelessly around Earth and strewed it with …

Books

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Cider

This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

The irony behind the Christian celebration of Advent

When I told a friend I was writing about “Advent and irony” he suggested that would be a good name for a rock band or a bar.<p>How can Christianity, and …

Christianity

Billy Collins On How To Become A Poet, And Why Poetry Can Be A Game

For many NPR fans, Billy Collins needs no introduction. The former Poet Laureate is widely acknowledged as America's most popular poet, regularly popping up on national best-seller lists (terra incognita for most poets, even beloved ones).<p>Public radio fans might know him best from his frequent …

Literature

Master mineral: Why you need the magic of magnesium

If you’re feeling like life couldn’t possibly get any faster right now, then magnesium may be the mineral you are missing. Likewise, if you having …

Workout Music

The Skills You Should Highlight When You're Underqualified for a Job

You see a job you’d like to apply for—but there’s a catch, you don’t meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between …

Employment

These are our favorite books we read in 2016

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>At Insider Picks, we thought one of the best ways we could help would be to construct a list of our favorite books we read this year.<p>We …

Books

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard to understand …

Self-help

100 Women 2016: The app designed to stop street harassment in Lebanon

Fed up with continuous street harassment, three Lebanese women have designed an app aimed at mapping and reporting harassment across the country.<p><i>Produced by Lamia Estatie.</i><p>What is 100 women?<p>BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create …

Lebanon

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Psychology

Hard Truths About Stress To Help You Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Stress is a condition that can happen to anyone. Although it is a part of everyone's life, it does not mean that it should go unchecked. If your stress levels are not under control then you expose yourself to adverse health challenges<p>It was identified to cause psychological and physical problems. A …

Time Management

An App To Teach Children Empathy

Tinybop’s new app, Me, aims to help kids better understand themselves and others by answering hundred of fun interactive prompts.<p>Now more than ever, we need to teach our children empathy: to see others, besides friends and families, as worthy of understanding and compassion. But how? Tinybop, the …

Kids

How Emotional Intelligence Fueled Everette Taylor's Rise to the Top

From living out of his car to four-time entrepreneur, Everette Taylor speaks about the role of EQ in his remarkable journey.<p>I discovered Everette Taylor about a year ago, after he shared some of my advice on social media. Amazed at how many Twitter followers he'd amassed (he currently has over …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Mindful Social Media Practices That Will Make You Happier

<b>“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.” ~Steve Furtick</b><p>Social media …

Social Media

Specific Learning Disabilities - Project IDEAL

Definition<p>Specific learning disabilities can be defined by a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding …

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

The DI elements were first introduced to me in <i>How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms</i> by Carol Tomlinson, and my understanding …

Teaching