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Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

I used to feel nervous when I spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above me in the hierarchy at work.<p>One day, I admitted, “Boy, I …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

The Buck Stops Here: How Exceptional Leaders Replace Blame with Responsibility | Inc.com

Some years ago, my consulting company facilitated a retreat for senior-level executives from a well-known corporation experiencing some internal conflict. Throughout our discussions, we were baffled to hear them say things like, "They won't allow "us" to move forward here and do what this …

Leadership

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

'Stop Sucking' for the environment!

In the US alone, half a billion plastic straws are used every day, environmentalists say. Many of those end up in our oceans. Now there's an …

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be | Inc.com

You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler when she throws the 87th tantrum of the day. And …

Happiness

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in Mexico's biggest city

Greater Mexico City is home to over 21 million people, making it the biggest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.<p>But the region is deeply divided between the haves and have-nots.<p>A mere four multimillionaires account for 9% of the country's …

I'm Irish and spent a year traveling the US — here are the 17 things that surprised me about day-to-day life

<i>Read on to the conclusion to see my positive thoughts about Americans before you conclude that this is anti-American propaganda.</i><p><i>That said, you may also enjoy reading my post about the 29 life lessons learned in traveling the world, and make sure to look around the site for some language …

Foreign Policy

Does the English Language Have a Future Tense?

'English has no future tense, because it has no future tense inflections'<p>Legend has it that the final words of French grammarian Dominique Bouhours …

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

How This CEO Effortlessly Handles a Workforce of 84 Percent Millennials | Inc.com

As one of the biggest demographics ever, millennials have enormous power, not just as consumers, but as workers and entrepreneurs, too. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, they've already surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the American workforce. But you're not alone if you …

Leadership

The curious story of how transatlantic exchange shaped Italy’s illustrious coffee culture

In 1959, Italian novelist Italo Calvino received a grant to spend six months in the US. Once he arrived in New York City, he discovered a disturbing trend.<p>“The trend of espresso-places has been thriving for a few years in New York and is expanding to the rest of the country,” he wrote in his …

A science-backed trick to reduce fear and anxiety takes just 30 seconds and a pen

The next time painful or stressful feelingsthreaten to overwhelm you, here is what you do: get something to write with. Get something to write on. Write down a word that describes the emotion you’re experiencing. It doesn’t have to be comprehensive. Just a word or two will do.<p>Affect labeling—the …

What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as the idea has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood, and at times, criticized. Interestingly, even scientists, …

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Mindfulness

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got | Inc.com

Building a successful business from the ground up isn't easy, and no one does it alone.<p>For the entrepreneurs who make it, the difference between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before--and being smart enough to listen.<p>From …

When should you settle down?

<i>Christine Rosch</i><p>Who knew equations and graphs could guide your love life? Mathematician Hannah Fry does — and shares a few formulas for finding The …

Mathematics

6 Rules To Live By When You Work In An Office But Have Remote Team Members

For anyone who hasn’t caught on: Remote work is here, it’s happening, and your employees are happier if they are given the option to do it. Whether …

Hey, you want nonprofits to act more like businesses? Then treat us like businesses

A couple of months ago I was at a conference, and during lunch the keynote speaker got up and paced the stage and mentioned several times about how …

Why Virtual Mailboxes are the Future

Recently, one of my cousins asked me for my mailing address. When I gave it to him, he looked puzzled. The address was out-of-state. “When did you …

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read—Even if You Don’t Need a Job

Whether you’re actively looking to climb the corporate ladder or you’re happy in your current job, professional headhunters explain that these are …

The Top 4 Traits Millennials Look for in Leaders | Inc.com

Leading Millennials can seem challenging. Often considered entitled, narcissistic, and suffering from unrealistic expectations, Millennials have sometimes gotten a bad rap in the workplace.<p>However, at 80 million strong, Millennials (those born from 1980-2000) are already at critical mass in that …

Leadership

12 signs you're an extroverted introvert

For extroverted introverts, there's a fine line between wanting social contact, and needing to be alone.<p>Do you have a love/hate relationship with …

Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever devised – Lary Wallace

We do this to our philosophies. We redraft their contours based on projected shadows, or give them a cartoonish shape like a caricaturist emphasising …

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p><i>Update May 29th 11:40AM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on March 16</i><i>th</i><i>,</i> <i>2017. It</i> <i>has been updated to include video.</i><p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize …

Humanity

You Don't Have to Quit Your Job to Get International Experience

I just had an inspiring conversation with Tausha Cowan, the founder of The Globe Getter and author of the popular post, I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World. We talked about our own experiences overseas, and also about the common question we hear from young professionals: <i>Do I have to quit my</i> …

Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping

The signs are troubling: the ever-widening chasm between the ultra-rich and everyone else. Mass protests. Political upheaval and social division. It …

Seven Successful Ways to Nudge Us to Take Action

Mike wasn’t aware that we were closely watching him as he strode into the pool table showroom but he was the ninth unwitting participant in our …

Symbolism Of Colors and Color Meanings Around The World

Have you ever had the blues, or felt green with envy, or been so angry you saw red? Or maybe you’ve been tickled pink by a golden opportunity that …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …