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12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

30 TV shows that changed American comedy

A well-told joke can do more than make us laugh; it can change the way we see the world. From "I Love Lucy" to "Louie," these 30 comedies did just that. CNN's "The History of Comedy" airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sundays.

Comedy

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

The 1 Skill You Can Learn to Significantly Improve Your Leadership Ability | Inc.com

Compassion.<p>It's one of the best communication skills you can master. It's a fundamental component of high emotional intelligence. And it's a key part of the very best leadership examples, illustrated most recently by this email, regarding mental health days, that went viral.<p>Compassion energizes …

Mindfulness

A 3-Step Process to Break a Cycle of Frustration, Stress, and Fighting at Work

Bring to mind a conflict at work, and you’ll probably have the perpetrator in mind: your incompetent boss, that passive-aggressive colleague, or the resource-hoarding peer in another department. We spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about these people, avoiding them, and fighting with …

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness and Reduce Anxiety

Mindfulness meditation not only helps anxiety and stress, but actually changes the structure and function of the brain to make it healthier and work …

4 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Be Smarter, Happier, and Healthier | Inc.com

A lot of people may assume the secret to success and becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Richard Branson requires starting a specific productivity hack. But that is the furthest thing from the truth.<p>If you dig a little deeper, you'll learn that the commonality of the top leaders and …

Productivity

11 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Happier

Neurotransmitters have a huge impact on our overall feelings of wellbeing, pleasure, and mood. Low levels of these important substances in our brains …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

Mindfulness is the simple act of focusing all of your attention on the present. This requires you to observe your thoughts and feelings objectively, …

12 Health Benefits of Meditation

1. Reduces Stress<p>Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation.<p>One study including over 3,500 adults showed that it lives …

7 Essential Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk)

I think we can all agree that we want to be more mindful in our lives. Not only does practising mindfulness increase your sense of calm, but it can …

The 1 tip to help you leave work stress at work - TODAY.com

When you come home from work, it’s often hard to unwind: Your mind may be running over all of those reports you need to file, or worrying about that upcoming review or meeting you need to prepare for.<p>But it’s crucial that you <i>don’t</i> bring that stress home with you. “If you don’t, your adrenals drip …

3 Powerful Mantras to Inspire You This Month

Here at THE/THIRTY, we believe in the power of intention and self-love. Self-love wears many coats. Sometimes it looks like forgiveness—for yourself …

10 Mindfulness Habits For Being Happy All Year Round

Mindful living is simple living. And where there’s simplicity, happiness isn’t too far away.<p>To live mindfully, you need to adopt simple mindful …

12 Mindfulness Hacks That Will Kill Your Stress

Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from …

10 Ways to Majorly Reduce Anxiety in a Very, Very Stressful World

<i>Let's get real: life can be pretty stressful. Like, really stressful. Luckily, experts at YourTango have uncovered some great tips so you can cut down on all that anxiety and live a more balanced, healthy, and relaxing lifestyle. Here's what they found.</i><p>Instant calm and happiness.<p>Through the daily …

What Overcoming A Giant Brain Tumor Taught This Man About Reducing Stress

<b>Part of the Series “Living and Working Better”</b><p>All humans experience stress at certain times in certain degrees, and for some, their stress levels are manageable and within a healthy range. But for millions of others, stress has taken over their lives, wreaking havoc on their physical, emotional and …

Immune System

How to Drink Mindfully

Between date night, girls’ night, work drinks, and Sunday Funday, it’s easier than ever to go accidentally overboard. Julie Klam sits in on a unique …

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.<p>That book …

3 Reasons To Use Mindfulness To Be With Your Feelings (And How To Do It)

Feelings can be a gateway to either heaven or hell. Mindfulness offers us the freedom to choose which of these paths we take. Here are 3 reasons why …

4 Ways to Make Your Boss Like You

Remember: Your boss is just like your customer. He (or she) is always right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Relationships between bosses and subordinates have existed since the dawn of humankind. But despite the millennia we’ve spent as a species handling these …

3 Quick Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Worry, Anxiety and Panic

If you, like most people, also become upset, angry or frustrated with yourself for feeling worried, anxious or panicky, and resist what you are …

My most productive workdays happen when I ask myself 2 seemingly obvious questions

At least it is for me.<p>Some days, I leave the office on a high, ticking off task after task I've accomplished during the day on my fingers like someone you'd never want to stand next to in an elevator.<p>Other days, nine or so hours at work blur into a single memory, and there's no highlight reel.<p>In …

Time Management

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The 5 Greatest Obstacles to Success -- and How to Crush Them

Nobody sets out with a plan to fail, but so often people let obstacles get in the way of their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nobody sets out with a plan to fail, but so often people let obstacles get in the way of their success. I meet thousands of people at …

5 Keys to Workplace Happiness

Given the amount of time you probably spend working, finding a job you enjoy is critical not just to your career, but to your overall well-being. Unfortunately, most Americans aren't thrilled with their jobs. In fact, 52% identify as being unhappy at work. Whether you're planning to stay at your …

Retirement

10 Ways to Move Forward After Suffering a Big Setback

Setbacks and obstacles are inevitable. How you respond can derail you or lead to growth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all experience setbacks or obstacles in our career and life journeys. You can’t find a parking spot at work on a day when you’re running behind, …

3 Reasons Millennials Don't Get Promoted | Inc.com

You don't get promoted for attendance. You get promoted for impact.<p>There is a huge misconception around how promotions work in our economy. For the most part, people assume that promotions are the result of time. The more time you spend at a company, the more likely you are to get promoted.<p>As my …

Leadership