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Study: Meditation Can Help Reduce Self-Critical Behavior | Inc.com

Perfectionism can have its benefits--motivation and setting high standards for your work-life--but it can also have negative side effects, like heightened levels of stress and anxiety.<p>Even worse, self-critical perfectionism, which is linked to psychological conditions like eating disorders and …

Mindfulness

Your brain is particularly vulnerable to trauma at two distinct ages

Our brain’s ability to process information and adapt effectively is dependent on a number of factors, including genes, nutrition, and life experiences. These life experiences wield particular influence over the brain during a few sensitive periods when our most important muscle is most likely to …

The Brain

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

Being Emotional Doesn't Make You Weak, It Actually Makes You Strong

I was always a bit more on the emotional side of the spectrum. Not that I’d always show it -- like many people, I learned to hold a solid poker face …

Self-help

6 Golden Rules For Strong Relationships That Are Backed By Science

Love is perhaps the most studied – and yet, still the most confusing – of human emotions. It is not surprising that scientists have yet to concoct a …

8 Motivational Quotes To Remind You To Persist

Here are eight motivational quotes that will remind you to persist, even though you feel like giving up.

8 Things Single Women Want Their Married Friends To Know

I'm a 51-year-old married mother to twin teenage daughters. I am blessed to have many girlfriends -- mostly married, several single -- and feel like I've been a good friend to them, regardless of their marital status. Kind of like Stephen Colbert's "I don't see color."<p>Or am I fooling myself?<p>After …

Relationships

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

4 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Being married in the modern world can be difficult and confusing. What are the rules for a happy marriage? It doesn’t seem like there are any easy …

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

Mental Health

How to Pull Off the Visible Bra Look

<b>1.</b> Pair racerback tops and bras, but vary the shade and strap width. A hit of electric teal makes it look intentional. <b>Peace Love World tank</b>, $55, peaceloveworld.com; <b>Adore Me bra</b>, $40, adoreme.com<p><b>2.</b> The plunging back reveals the bra's animal print. Ooh la la—in a chic way. <b>Alternative tank</b>, $54, …

5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Barbecue Master

Chef Daniel Wright of Pontiac barbecue and bourbon bar in Cincinnati is on a mission: to get cooks out of the kitchen and into the backyard this …

BBQ

Dealing with Rejection When You Have Depression - Part 2

<b>1. Examine the rejection.</b><p>“Just because you <i>feel</i> rejected doesn’t mean you have been rejected,” said Hanks, director of Wasatch Family Therapy and …

7 Fundamentals of Success and Happiness Only You Can Deny Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life's biggest frustrations and disappointments come from expecting too little of yourself and too much of others. Expectations shape all of your relationships, including in the workplace. By setting your expectations for yourself and …

Self-improvement

Exercise and the great weight loss myth

Medical professionals have failed to empower most Australians with the knowledge they need to lose weight, a recent study has suggested.<p>Even among …

Nutrition

There's finally a good way to text in sign language

With new mobile keyboard app Signily, American Sign Language speakers no longer have to worry about their messages being lost in translation.<p>Created by American Sign Language nonprofit ASLized!, the Signily keyboard lets users send text messages and emails using specific ASL emoji, BuzzFeed …

Language

Mental Illness is Not an Invisible Illness

Working as a speaker and writer in the mental health field, I hear a lot of things over and over. Stigma, for example, comes up a lot, as do various …

I Don't Let People See Me Without Makeup

It's not the need to look different that makes me do it — it's the need to feel different.<p>"It's not a beauty contest, Maggie." A phrase I hear almost daily. My mom sends this reminder as I swipe a bit of mascara on my eyes to go food shopping or as I hurriedly put blush on, minutes before our …

7 Small-Space Spots You're Forgetting to Decorate

A lack of square footage shouldn't limit your big ideas.<p>A lack of square footage shouldn't limit your big ideas (or your Pinterest board).

12 Easy-to-Follow Moves That Chisel Your Core

There are way more important reasons to strengthen your core than bikini-clad weekends, and you don't need a ton of crazy equipment and a gym membership to sculpt a strong and sexy midsection! The following 12 easy-to-follow exercises use your own body's weight to tone up your tight midsection. …

Workouts

Spit in a tube to get a personalized health regimen based on your genes

Unlocking the solution to losing weight, or coming up with a cracking diet to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, can seem like a mystery. We’re often …

Apps

3 Kettlebell Moves for Beginners

One of the greatest and most versatile pieces of exercise equipment is also one of the most ignored and improperly used pieces of equipment. It has …

Workouts

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a …

Motivation

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-improvement

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …