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What is gaslighting? And how do you know if it's happening to you?

It’s an unfortunate reality that happens in personal relationships and by public figures to the peoples they serve.<p>“Oh come on. I never said that.”<p>“You’re just being overly sensitive.”<p>“I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this…”<p>Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a …

Domestic Violence

Monotasking is one of the best ways to get things done — here's how to do it

You may think you can do everything right now, but you can't — and you shouldn't.<p>Many studies have shed light on the downside of multitasking —trying to juggle multiple tasks at one time. One often cited study from Stanford University found that people who multitask are more easily distracted , …

Time Management

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,<p>I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Emotional Intelligence

We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

Model Lauren Wasser lost her leg from toxic shock syndrome. Here's what she wants you to know.

Lauren Wasser woke up in a hospital bed 80 pounds heavier than she was supposed to be - filled with fluids to try to flush the toxins from her body.<p>She struggled to move, and her feet felt like they were being lit with a lighter again and again. But the model did not know how dire her situation was …

The Ketogenic Diet Might Burn 10 Times More Fat Than The Standard American Diet

Pretty impressive.<p>Many people who follow the ketogenic diet (a.k.a. keto) are obsessed with its ability to help you lose weight quickly—and keep it off. Now, new research has found that the low-carb diet may have one especially huge perk going for it: It might burn 10 times more fat than other …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Why Grade Grubbing Valedictorians Never Get to Rule the World

The skills it takes to make it in high school and college are not the same as the skills it takes to succeed post-graduation. In fact, C+ does just …

Scientists Find an Undeniably Effective Technique for Mastering New Skills

How to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>We tend to convince ourselves we're really bad at learning new things. We think our tired, old brains can't possibly absorb all the new information required to master new skills.<p>That's baloney.<p>The age of our brains is not the problem. The real impediment to …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

4 Signs Of A Sociopath

If you relate to movie villains, you might be a sociopath.<p>Sociopathy is a condition that refers to a person’s antisocial behavior and ideas. …

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

Bali

The 6 best tools for creating infographics

It's quite remarkable to see what you can do within a web browser these days. HTML5 and improved internet connections have enabled us to do just …

Infographics

Here’s What We Learned From The Ig Nobel Awards

Silly lessons from some silly science<p>Eggs can be un-boiled, at least partially. Mammals all pee for the same length of time. Every language has a word for “huh?” CEOs of risk-taking firms tend to have lived through—but didn’t suffer from—natural disasters. Police in Bangkok can get extra pay for …

5 infographic tools for PR and marketing pros

The popularity of visual content is increasing, specifically when it comes to videos and infographics.<p>Infographics are 30 times more likely to be …

22 of the Best Email Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Social media – the undisputed king in the marketing domain… And then there’s email. Think of it as a grandparent to social media marketing. Don’t be …

Marketing

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders

Unless you're using location-based reminders, you're not getting the full use of your native iOS 8 Reminders app. Location-based reminders can help you remember that you need milk as you drive near the grocery store and they can make sure you don't forget to call your mother as you arrive home.<p>To …

Add labels and recurring reminders in Google Keep

Google Keep, the note-taking platform available online and for Android users, is now two years old. Updates have been making their way to the service at a snail's pace, but thankfully, they're still coming.<p>While color-coding, checklists and voice actions have been around since the beginning, Google …

Orange Margaritas

644<p>4<p>I don’t mind spending part of my winter this year in New York. Even though it was one of the coldest winters in history, and on the first day of …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

ALORE

Meet The Woman Inspiring Thousands Of American Latina Entrepreneurs

Nely Galan was the first Latina network president. Now she’s working to inspire other Hispanic women to start their own businesses.<p>When Nely Galan was a little girl, she didn’t hang posters of movie stars and musicians on her wall. She hung a photo of Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a …

25 Foods That Banish Bloating

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, add these staples to your diet for a flatter tummy.<p><b>1. Bananas</b> They may feel heavy, but bananas do not make you gain weight. Quite the opposite: They're loaded with filling fiber and potassium, which helps relieve water retention.<p><b>2. Cantaloupe</b> This orange melon is …