Jeff LaParre

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How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

By Christine Carter<p>Many commentators took issue with my claim that happiness comes when we live with total integrity--when we stop people-pleasing and start living more authentically.<p>I understand entirely why a lot of people fear the sort of transparency and honesty I'm advocating. We are clannish …

The Bodybuilder's Complete Drink Guide

Klaus Vedfelt/ Getty Images<p>Let's face it, you're going to be tempted to indulge every now and again—it's only natural.<p>Going hard in the gym while …

Get Motivated to Run Again

Lost your resolve to run? Here's how to get motivated. Again.<p>IT HAPPENS. Filled with New Year's resolutions, you start the year strong, diligently ticking off run after run. But gradually the excitement wears off, you skip a workout here and there, and before you know it, lacing up your running …

Fitness

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately | Inc.com

We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the change we need?<p>I'm going to share seven ways to produce stunning change in …

Time Management

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

Stress is known to be one of the biggest causes of medical visits in the U.S., and it can have an extremely negative impact on your physical and …

Mindfulness

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

5 Surprising Habits of Really Likable People | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, it's not all natural talent--there are some secrets to the trade as well. Want to become more likable? …

Self-improvement

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Filmmaking

Ten easy, free, completely serious ways to achieve mindfulness

Forget hippie meditation classes and hipster colouring-in books, Dom Knight has some better suggestions.<p>This is the decade of mindfulness. The …

Mindfulness

15 Useful Ways To Manage Anxiety

Anxiety

7 Useful Strategies for Managing Anxiety and Burnout

Your mental health is critical to your success. When anxiety, burnout, and depression come knocking, work these steps to keep your sanity.<p>In 2013, author Jessica Bruder documented the emotional and mental brutality that comes with being a founder in her shocking <i>Inc.</i> report, "The Psychological Price …

Running 101: A Beginner's Guide

<b>Running Basics</b><p>How fast should I run? How will it feel? What should I eat? Could I do a race? Trying a new activity like running can bring a certain …

Running

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Workouts

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

How Coffee Can Boost Your Running Performance

When I stumble down stairs each morning, the first thing I do is make a bee-line to the coffee maker. Without it, my day just isn't the same. I love …

Coffee

Mindfulness Isn’t Much Harder than Mindlessness

I’ve been researching mindfulness since the early 1970s. New findings emerge from our lab and others each year, showing what a powerful factor mindfulness is with respect to our health, happiness, and effectiveness. Everything we do, we do mindfully or mindlessly, which suggests that it can be one …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

7 Best Dumbbell Exercises to Explode Your Arm Muscles

Whether you want to bulk up or simply tone the arms, the right movements can make the difference. Some movements give muscles more definition and …

Workouts

This Side Up: What's the Best Way to Hang a Deer?

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but what about a deer? A small minority of deer hunters get all their skinning and butchering work done at …

Hunting

Expert reveals the 7 key nutrients to boost your mental health - and where to find them

Omega-3 for depression and magnesium to calm anxiety... expert reveals the 7 key nutrients to boost your mental health - and where to find them<p><b>The</b> …

Wellness

10 emotional intelligence skills that successful people have

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know …

Emotional Intelligence

11 clothing and style hacks for the modern gentleman

From packing your suit the wrinkle-free way to keeping your rolled-up sleeves from unfurling, heed these 11 clothing and style hacks that will save you time, money, and, in some cases, embarrassment.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your …

3 Best Mass Building Exercises to Add 5-10 Pounds of Muscle Per Month

But before I go in the details,I want you to make sure that you understand few principles of "muscle" mass building. In order to build up huge …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

There are so many life-changing documentaries out there that it can be hard to decide which ones to watch first. We've narrowed it down to the top 50.