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Adulting Would Have Been So Much Easier If These Vital Life Lessons Were Taught In School

Most schools in India are only concerned with a student's academic performance. It's just assumed that people will catch on other vital life skills …

Education

Need to Give Negative Feedback? Here's How, According to an Executive Coach

Telling someone what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.<p>It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor, has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative …

Self-improvement

The Brutal Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very reality that …

Self-improvement

25 skills every cook should know

We've put together a list of 25 key skills that every beginner cook should know in order to gain confidence in the kitchen...<p>1. How to chop an …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Parenting

Have ADHD? Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morning

A video game is helping improve focus and decrease hyperactivity in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

ADHD

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Education

Women's Intuition: It's a Real Thing. Ask a Neuroscientist

Author John Gray wrote in the ’90s that if men are from Mars, women are from Venus. But differences in communication styles — for example, men often …

The Brain

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Real hard. Nearly half of dieters give up within a week.<p>Forty percent of dieters quit within one week and more than …

Self-help

How to Handle Negative Feedback Like a Pro

Your first impulse could be to lash out, but you might find a greater advantage in these alternatives.<p>Getting negative feedback is never fun. As you're getting it, you usually want to crawl into a hole and never come out.<p>And after you leave that room? Well, you probably want to fire off quite the …

Inc. Magazine

People Who Are Forgetful Are Actually Smarter, Says Science

Forgetting your keys on the kitchen counter or leaving your work laptop at home can have a way of making you feel like a complete airhead, but a new …

The Brain

How chess can teach us that failure is not fatal

It was Winston Churchill who said: “success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” That quote encapsulates …

Chess

Can't concentrate? Here's five ways of acquiring superhuman focus – tried, tested, and reviewed

The fact that you’re even reading this suggests you have a problem with – right, so at this point I was going to artfully pretend to get distracted, but I actually did get distracted and for a good couple of minutes was reading about football transfer rumours, not even Premier League rumours, pity …

Productivity

The secret to thriving—not just surviving—in all areas of life, according to science

How is it that some people seem to succeed in all areas of life, with a dream job, cool friends, a loving S.O., and a flourishing side hustle? …

Happiness

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there's still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

Productivity

'Bad habit' neurons identified

Be it smoking, late-night snacking, or nail biting, our bad habits get the best of us despite our efforts to break them. But could there be a single …

Neuroscience

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being entrepreneurs and meeting hundreds of successful business owners, my …

Self-improvement

This Neuroscientist Shares How to Hack Your Brain So You Can Reach Peak Success

You won't stay smart forever by accident. Here's how to care for your brain so you get the most from it.<p>Recently, my editor invited me to write an advice letter to my 17-year-old self. It was an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of 50+ years life experience. Of course, the flip side was …

The Brain

How To Teach A Toddler About Death — & Why You Should

My son has never known his father.<p>Our apartment, all two bedrooms of it, is almost entirely wallpapered with snapshots of his dad, Justin, who died …

Parenting

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their own education, typically with laptops or tablets, and moving the teacher more into the role of coach.<p>The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving …

Education

10 Things You Believe That Are Holding You Back From Success (and What to Do Instead)

Beliefs, much like stories, pass down from one generation to the next, and sometimes, new ones are created. But is what you believe in holding you back from ultimate success?<p>Beliefs. You've acquired them through your interactions with society, whether it was through your childhood experiences, …

Leadership

One Simple Lifestyle Change That Could Keep Your Brain Young

If you’re like the majority of Americans, developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as you age is a terrifying thought. But according to new research from …

The Brain

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Parenting

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar'

High performance executives are masters of their priorities and schedule; here's how they do it.<p>Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are …

Time Management

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Learning

5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence

In a world where critical intelligence (IQ) is growing atThe post 5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence appeared first on iamwire.

Emotional Intelligence

Forget puzzles — if you want to improve your brain function, look to music

The brain-training is big business.<p>For companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed, it's actually a multimillion dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020.<p>But do they actually benefit your brain?<p>Research doesn't believe so. In fact, the the University of Illinois determined …

The Brain

Gender Differences Are A Thing. Let's Talk About It.

Google software engineer James Damore set off a firestorm with the publication of a company memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The essay criticized Google’s policies for promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace, alleging that they instead fostered a company culture of fear and …

Diversity