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When to Stay Silent and When to Speak | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last week, when your boss asked you for your view on a matter, you said you had none. But inside you were brimming with opinions. Now he’s decided to …

5 Ways To Recognize Your Talent Culture

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. They’re hard to keep, it’s an emotional kick in the teeth when they don’t work out, and they seldom make a lot of sense from a leadership perspective. Sure, it would be great to drive the company to bigger profits, be more innovative, have happier …

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Memorable

Leaders that strive to be significant seek to create the greatest impact and influence. These are the types of leaders that we value the most; inspired by their courage and resiliency, we seek to emulate them. They are the most respected. Leaders that are self-aware, are clear about their identity …

A Flat Tummy by New Year's in Five Easy Steps

The all-star ingredients in fresh juice can combat the unpleasant side effects of holiday overindulgence.<p>The all-star ingredients in fresh juice can combat the unpleasant side effects of holiday overindulgence.

Alternative Medicine

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

4 Ways to Make Your Networking More Meaningful

A few years ago, I met a fascinating pair of people. One was a fundraiser for charities, the other a philanthropist. Together Jennifer McCrea and …

The 9 Happiness Mistakes You're Probably Making

In her TED talk on the power of vulnerability, University of Houston research professor Brené Brown stated that running away from hard feelings is actually inhibiting our abilities to experience bliss. When we avoid difficult emotions, Brown said, "we numb joy, we numb gratitude [and] we numb …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

How to Handle Difficult People

The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. …

Successful Entrepreneur Rules | Entrepreneurship Success

Daring truth bombs about entrepreneurship. Brace yourself<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning your own business? Or being your own boss? Or starting your …

How Words Affect our Brains

The human brain has evolved over six millions years. The most primitive parts of our brain operate at a deeply unconscious level, and influence a …

3 Easy Ways To Whip Your Brain Into Shape

Our brain changes every day. We can feel when it is firing on all cylinders and our thoughts connect fluidly. Alternatively, we all have days when we feel like we are in a fog and words are harder to find. On those days, we wonder, “Am I losing my mental edge?”<p>For most healthy adults, the issue …

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Yes, says science.<p>If you’re reading this while slumped over your smartphone or hunched in front of your laptop, chances are that you’ll be less assertive with the next task you have to tackle.<p>Why? Because, as a growing body of research is finding, the way you hold your body shapes the way your mood …

Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One)

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for acup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks …

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The Totally Stressed-Out Man's Guide to Meditation

The most successful, innovative men alive do it. Overworked, very, very busy (and insanely rich) hedge-fund managers swear by it. So the question is: Should you cross your legs, close your eyes, and join in?<p>Here are a few things Jerry Seinfeld and I have in common: We both wear sneakers far more …

Meditation

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Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

I started counting Weight Watcher points when I was 12 years old. By the fourth day, I was polishing off a sleeve of Thin Mints under my bed. I remembered the leader telling me it was all about willpower -- I guess I needed to work on that.<p>Since I had failed at the points system, I gave other diets …

Go to Great Heights, or Stick with Flats? How to Pair Skirts and Shoes

While in the end fashion is really about what makes you feel good, and there aren’t strict rules anymore, sometimes it’s helpful to have a few guidelines about what looks good together. With that in mind, we’ve put together this primer for how to mix and match heel heights and hemlines.<p>A few basics …

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J.Crew Tells Us Its Secret Trick for Cuffed Sleeves

Of the many things J.Crew does phenomenally well—costume jewelry, collaborations with heritage brands, and imaginative prints—the coolly casual way …

8 New Ways To Wear Your Old Jeans

Click through to see how Rihanna, Olivia Palermo, and more wear everything from lived-in boyfriend denim to cuffed skinnies. Trust us: your old jeans …

Manage Your Day-To-Day

Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?.<p>With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds: Stefan Sagmeister, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Steven Pressfield, James Victore, Scott Belsky, Leo Babauta, Tony Schwartz, Erin Doland, and many more. Get it here via betype

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …