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Parenting

What is Self-Determination Theory? (+PDF)

Sharing is caring.<p><b>Self-Determination Theory</b> (SDT) is developed by <b>researchers</b> Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan. This theory concerns with human …

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Shakshuka: A Template for Breakfast, Dinner, and Every Meal in Between

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Is it just me, or is <i>shakshuka</i> everywhere these days? It's a toss-up as to whether it's more fun to say "shakshuka" or the name of its Turkish counterpart, <i>menemen</i>, but both are incredibly tasty, straightforward dishes that should be in your arsenal of staples. …

Parenting the German Way: Let the Children Fight

An American mother living in Germany learns the benefits of letting children solve their own arguments<p>The chaos of German kindergartens is sometimes hard for Americans to understand.<p>When I lived in Berlin for nearly seven years, I was surprised at first to find that kindergartens and child-care …

Parenting

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your goal.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a legend to the comedic world and is also part of one of the most successful shows in history. …

Procrastination

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 | Inc.com

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …

Motivation

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently

Once you realize which decisions are really important, use these four strategies to make sure you get what you want.<p>We make hundreds of big and small decisions every day. Many of these decisions are opportunities that can change your life, yet many of us don’t know how to assess a decision to yield …

Self-improvement

LA's 24 Essential Bars, 2018 Edition

Unlike a lot of cocktail towns, Los Angeles is not beholden to any traditions. From the early days of Hollywood to the craft cocktail renaissance, it’s where innovators and adventurers have landed to make their ideas a reality. And thanks to that freedom and outside-the-box thinking, our city has …

Harrison Ford

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Body Language

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be successful, you should make your bed in the morning.<p>McRaven, who had been in charge of …

Pacific Ocean

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

Mindfulness

When car ownership fades, this parking garage will be ready for its next life

One of the country's biggest apartment developers is working on plans for a grand residential complex in downtown Los Angeles that includes what appears to be an ordinary garage.<p>There will be row upon row of lined stalls at street level and two floors underground to store nearly 1,000 cars of …

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness

The One Drink You Should Have Every Morning (It's Not Lemon Water)

For most people, the first thing they drink when they wake up is a cup of coffee. After all, it tastes great and the caffeine provides a nice buzz to …

One Quick Technique for Mobile Mindfulness | Inc.com

Numerous recent studies have revealed the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. From improving overall health to increasing creativity, meditation seems to have astounding effects on practitioners. It's even become something of a fad among the tech elite and on Wall Street.<p>However, when many …

Mindfulness

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Handy

How To Stop Busywork From Holding Your Career Progress Back

Chances are you spend a lot of your day on useless busywork without even realizing it. Here’s how to spot it and eliminate it.<p>We’re all so busy. Sixty-one percent of Americans today say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. But often what’s keeping us so busy isn’t that …

Time Management

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.<p>That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author of the book “Emotional Agility.” Helping a child feel happy …

Mindfulness

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Five Ways To Revamp Your Pathetic Follow-Up Emails

“Following up” often creates more work because it just grabs someone’s attention without giving them new information.<p>Emails are usually about asking. Either someone is asking you for something–to do a task, consider an offer, or share a piece of information—or you are asking them.<p>No ask is complete …

Time Management

A New Company Aims To Edge In On WeWork With A Totally New Business Model

Former WeWork executives want to help landlords and corporations build modern office spaces themselves.<p>WeWork, a company that offers shared, flexibile-lease offices in 113 locations in 33 countries, has achieved a position in the “coworking” world similar to that of Starbucks in the coffee world. …

Startups

As WeWork Rises, So Does The “Airbnb Of Office Space”

Office-space marketplaces like LiquidSpace use a different model to capitalize on the same trends that fueled WeWork’s success.<p>When PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently modernized the majority of its 83 U.S. offices, it added more common space and made each office smaller, reducing the space per …

Real Estate

How To Manage Your Anxiety During Tough Times At Work

In some situations–a round of layoffs, a bad performance review–it’s normal to worry, as long as you can still think strategically.<p>Of all the things that can make you worry at work, some of the worst are the problems you create. This is especially true when negative things happen and you find …

Self-help

5 Steps To Harness Your Brain’s Unconscious Decision-Making Powers

Yes, “sleeping on it” actually works. Here’s how to make it work even better.<p>“Have you not noticed that, often, what was dark and perplexing to you the night before,” the inventor Alexander Graham Bell once asked, “is found to be perfectly solved the next morning?”<p>Probably, you have. If “sleeping …

Consciousness