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8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

9 Reasons Why That Person You Gossip About is Happier Than You

<b>1) He isn't wasting his time talking about you or other people</b>Heard of this quote?"Big people come up with ideas. Average people talk about things. …

Powerful Messages About Overcoming Self-Doubt

We found these beautiful pieces of advice—and helpful journal writing prompts that help usher in a few doable changes—all in the must-read book Start …

Drop the Mask: How to Lower Your Guard & Change Your Life

<b>“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>The root of my inability to be open stems from my childhood. (I …

Why You Should Choose To Be Boring

`<i>Photo Credit: Matt Wynn</i>It's 11 am and I’m still struggling getting my thoughts together. The party last night was fun, but my day has been a total …

Self-confidence

What It Really Takes to Recover from Pain and Loss

Most people try to help you feel better when you are in emotional pain, but they don't know how. For example, when my first engagement ended (about …

A Point-by-Point Response to the Iran Deal's Critics

Decades of arms-control deals reinforce Nietzsche’s warning: “The most common form of human stupidity is forgetting what one is trying to do.”<p><i>Updated on July 14, 2015</i><p>Diplomats in Vienna reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on Tuesday, and American lawmakers are now preparing for mandatory …

20th Century

The Selfie and the Self

At the end of June, millions of Facebook users changed their profile pictures to rainbows to show support for same-sex marriage—rooting themselves in a portraiture tradition that’s long used symbols to define and express identity.<p>In her 1967 film <i>Kusama’s Self-Obliteration</i>, the Japanese artist Yayoi …

Social Media

Push Notifications Are as Distracting as Phone Calls

A new study indicates that people are very distracted just by receiving a text message—even if they ignore it.<p>Fifteen years ago, cellphones announced their presence with a long and sometimes silly ring. Now, our devices are less likely to ring than emit a single beep or boop. Even a muted vibration …

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

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Happiness

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

5 Things That Will Help Even the Most Tightly Wound Woman Relax

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Minimalism

The Secret to Having a Simplified Schedule

Some people seem to do it all. They come up with great ideas, write the books, launch the projects, teach the classes, and plan the events, while the …

Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations

<i>“I can see no reason to be bound by chronological time,”</i> Jeanette Winterson wrote in her spectacular essay on time and language. <i>“As far as we know, the universe is not bound by it.”</i> And yet ever since Galileo invented modern timekeeping, the tyranny of the clock has not only bound but shackled us …

How to Design a Simple Life

Last year, my family and I moved to a new house. Packing up six kids and two adults was a lot of work, even though we’ve been pursuing a simple …

20 Often Overlooked Signs That You Value Simplicity In Every Aspect Of Your Life

By Maya Kachroo-Levine,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1BCGKsT<p>1. You’ve finally established go-tos. You have go-to meals you like, and can make …

The Minimalism Effect: Three Benefits to Getting Rid of Stuff

Moving towards minimalism and getting rid of many of possessions might seem pretty overwhelming, but keep in mind that we don’t have to do it all at …

Viewpoint: Why do people waste so much time at the office?

<b>The workplace is where people go to work. But much of the day is increasingly padded out with less productive activities, writes Peter Fleming.</b><p>A few years ago a disturbing story appeared in the media that seemed to perfectly capture the contemporary experience of work and its ever increasing grip …

Taxes

20 Simple Tricks To Make Spring Cleaning So Much Easier

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be the bane of your existence this year. And you'll feel like such a boss once it's actually done.

5 Simple Ways to Change Someone’s Mind

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p><b>Conduct an Interview</b><p>When they’re trying to change someone’s mind, people often assert their position …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

By Iyanla Vanzant<p><b>Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others?</b><p>1. Get clear about you.<p>A sense of self lets you see others' successes and become better, not bitter. List words that describe you: smart, strong, kind; mother, friend, visionary. Value yourself and you won't want to be like anyone …

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The Gift of Jealousy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is: a dissatisfaction of self. – Joan Didion</b><p>You feel all flow immediately blocked.<p>Instead of acting from …

Motherhood