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Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Emotional Intelligence

Why The Way We Motivate People–And Ourselves–Matters

Reaching for the easy motivational rewards, instead of digging deep for sustainable ones, makes for an unstable culture.<p>Look at the next meeting on your calendar. Are you motivated to attend it? This might sound like a silly question, but I ask it to make this point: asking if you are motivated …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Mindfulness

<b>It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much.</b><p>Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, …

9 Secrets of Motivated People

Real-life strategies that will help you to actually accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself this year.<p>New year, new you. It’s the perennial …

Motivation

Top 10 Toxic People to Avoid at All Costs

August 25, 2013<p><i>Do you know how to identify the toxic people in your life?</i><p>Top 10 Types of Toxic People<p>It’s easy to waste a lot of time and energy …

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new research from Binghamton University.<p>The researchers asked 100 students to complete several questionnaires and two computerized tasks to gauge …

The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy, Backed By Science

1. Embrace opposing feelings, at the same time<p>Cheerful + Downcast = Happy<p><b>Acknowledging the complexity of life</b> may be an especially fruitful path to …

How to Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think.<p>A while back I posted about how to master conversation skills. Here are 6 …

Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

Dental Care

Enhancing Your Brain May Mean Shutting Parts of It Down

Enhancing your brain's cognitive abilities is assumed to mean getting more out of it, like feeding more electricity into a motor so it will run …

Peer Pressure Affects Your Decisions And Purchases More Than You Think

We often think that we have far more control over our actions than we really do.<p>According to a new study, peer pressure has the power to weaken our resolve significantly, and even prompt us to buy things that we have no initial interest in purchasing. The study, by Pedro Gardete, an assistant …

How Successful People Stay Calm

While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain …

Emotional Intelligence

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

4 Crazy Simple Ways To Live More In The Moment

Mindfulness is one of those wellness buzzwords that is frequently tossed around, and with good reason. Numerous studies have shown it can lead to profound changes in both the mind and body.<p>To the uninitiated, however, the concept can sound vague, even intimidating. Sure, it's all about cultivating …