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Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Psychology

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

Painting

Dutch babies 101: What they are and how to cook them, plus recipes

When it comes to pancakes, I usually go Dutch.<p>A Dutch baby — also known as a German pancake, David Eyre's pancake or a Bismarck — is the preferred …

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Self-Evolution?

With humans on the cusp self-evolution, a new report emphasizes the need for a societal conversation that we’re not likely to have.<p>Last week, two …

Vibrant Vegan Double Broccoli Buddha Bowl

A Buddha bowl is all sorts of healthful goodness piled in abundance in a single bowl. They tend to be very beautiful, and have an ability to make …

Sri Lanka

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

Ice Cream

PikaPlant: maintenance-free plants to cheer up your workplace

My desk is a topped by a happy mass of carefully curated detritus. I clear it out every six weeks or so, when I don’t want to read my emails, but the clutter remains, and far more of it than I’d ever tolerate at home.<p>There is a figurine of Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a …

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

Personal Finance

2 Early-Warning Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Harsh For Your Employees

Leaders are under huge pressure to get results. But sometimes that pressure manifests into a leadership style that’s so harsh it makes employees buckle under the intensity. As I’ve noted elsewhere, there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that it makes …

Leadership

“Let others succeed”: Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s simple but effective leadership style

Sundar Pichai doesn’t exactly seem part of the brash, big-ego club of Silicon Valley’s top leaders, but few can doubt the soft-spoken engineer’s talent and temerity.<p>When, only a decade after joining Google, the low-profile executive was appointed CEO in August 2015, the analysis of Pichai’s …

Leadership

Children's Books Are the New Frontier in Weed Normalization

The author of 'Hairy Pothead' and 'Green Buds and Hash' explains why children's books are the perfect way to make weed approachable.<p>When marijuana activist Dana Larsen first started writing his pot-themed fan fiction, he just thought it would be fun for other cannabis users to read. But after years …

Cannabis

8 Critical Questions for Managers to Ask Themselves | Inc.com

Part of any manager's evolution is being aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Honest self-evaluation will help supervisors get the most out of themselves and the team they lead.<p><b>Managers should start by asking themselves these 8 questions:</b><p>1. What kind of environment are you creating for …

Employment

Is There A Link Between Depression And Creativity?

<b>Depression and creativity are almost collocated words</b><p>Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

Food

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

A perfectly seasoned slow-roast pork tacos recipe

My parents left Tehran for San Diego on the eve of the Iranian revolution, shortly before I was born in 1979. The most delightful aspect of our home culture was the food – it brought us together. Rare were the nights when our extended family didn’t join us at the dinner table, which was always full …

Dessert

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

Employment

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

The year's most popular articles on leadership.

Top ten on leadership | 2016<p>The year’s most popular articles on leadership<p>Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Plants

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

9 Quotes by a Holocaust Survivor on Life, Love and How to Suffer

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. He founded “logotherapy”, a form of existential analysis …

Beet Pasta with Beet Greens and Goat Cheese Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Spiralize beets using shredder blade. Take handfuls of spiralized beets and cut long strands into manageable lengths with …

Cooking

This Tiny PC Runs Windows 10, Costs Less Than $250, and Fits in Your Pocket

Nearly everybody is packing quite a bit of processing power on their smartphone or tablet, but there's a new piece of tech that's smaller and even …

New York Times

Banana Bread Tiramisu

Two dessert classics combined!<p>Serves: 8<p><b><br>Banana Bread</b><p>4 ripe bananas<p>200 grams (1 cup) sugar<p>2 eggs<p>115 grams (½ cup) butter, softened<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>200 grams (1 ½ cups) flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>100 grams (1 cup) crushed walnuts<p><b>Tiramisu Filling</b><p>700 milliliters (3 cups) heavy …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

A self-made millionaire outlines 5 ways to change your thinking to get richer next year

They're stuck in the same old ways of thinking about money, and therefore they get the same old result of financial scarcity, stress, and struggle.<p>Here are five things you can do right now to make good on those financial resolutions and improve your money-making potential in the new year.<p>1. Figure …

Self-improvement

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

Happiness

How to unsend your last Gmail message

We’ve all sent an email that we immediately regretted sending. Maybe you broke up with someone rashly. Maybe you told your boss what’s what, only to …