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9 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Is the winter weather making you feel more stressed? Here are some healthful ways to boost your spirits--and your productivity.<p>Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Happiness

Whole Wheat, Triple-Ginger Ginger Snaps

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With cookie-eating sesaon right around the corner, we're bringing back one of our favorite Small Batches: Megan Fleiner's from passports &</i> …

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Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This just in: <i>Sweet rolls are taking over the universe.</i><p>At least that’s the conclusion one might draw if they read my site regularly and see the …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Workouts

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage

The supercomputer's greatest opponent may be the American healthcare system<p>In 2011, IBM's Watson supercomputer got an unusually public proof-of-concept, competing on <i>Jeopardy!</i> and beating its human competitors hands-down. It was a powerful public win for IBM, and for artificial intelligence at …

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

Scientists develop an 'elixir' that reverses a known cause of aging

To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise. But in a recent experiment, …

Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

By Emilia Lahti | Nov 19, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, …

Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office

The experience of working out of coffee shops is so positive that even if you have an office, you should shoot for a few “coffee shop days” each month. Here are tips for making the most of it.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full …

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time

Every business library should include at least one of these gems.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better …

How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success isn't usually the path of least resistance; it takes a lot of hard work to get somewhere in this world. Likewise, it isn't that easy to screw things up for yourself, either. You've really got to work at it. And some people - …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

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Hands Off! How To Stop Picking At Those Blemishes

Illustrated by <b>Ly Ngo</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow. Instead,</i> …

Meditate Your Way To A More Creative Mind

Want to ignite your creative brain? Slow down.<p><b>THIRTY YEARS AGO,</b> the Walt Disney Co. was at a creative crossroads. With the opening of Epcot, Disney’s original theme park vision was complete. Where could the company go next? Walt Disney’s Imagineers, the company’s goofily named creative design and …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …

Taming The Last 10%: Lessons For Finishing Meaningful Work

Struggling to complete that big work project, painting, or manuscript? These inspiring tips from creative masters (Shakespeare) and less likely sources (Rocky Balboa) can help.<p>Most authors will tell you that writing a book often forces you to reflect upon your own life’s journey (personal and/or …

Why You Should Learn To Give Up A Goal Without Guilt

More often than not our reason for letting go of a goal is that we’ve evolved away from it. That’s okay. And in moving past one goal, you might discover another.<p>If you read a lot of self-help books, you know that you can’t get through a page without a discussion of goals. For good reason. Having a …

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7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes

Tense? Stressed? Highstrung? With these quick tips, learn how to regain your workday balance.<p>We take breaks at work whether we’re aware of them or not.<p>Here’s an unconsciously chosen break: clicking away from a report you’re supposed to be writing to read headlines that haven’t changed much since …

Why Changing Your Desk Changes The Way You Work

To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.<p>What you’re working on is really important.<p>No, not the task on your to-do list–the actual surface that you’re physically working on. Your desk.<p>As people are getting more mindful of their workdays, …