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Research Shows You Should Use This Communicative Tool When Dealing With Difficult People

Here's some insight into how you can get understanding in a confrontational work situation.<p>Explaining your perspective to someone who doesn't want to hear what you have to say is extremely frustrating.So what do you do when you are in a professional setting and can't seem to get your point …

Leadership

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

3 Tips to Reduce Stress for Better Brain Health

Source: Peter Hermes Furian/Bigstock<p>Stress manifests differently for each of us. While common symptoms include muscle strain, headaches, digestive …

Wellness

Secrets: 4 Training Techniques to Activate Subconscious Mind Power

The subconscious mind is a very powerful part of the mind which remains unknown to the majority of people. The subconscious can solve problems much …

Meditation

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

The Brain

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

• <b>We often use genius to imply someone was born great.</b>• <b><br>Natural talent exists, but most people we consider geniuses still worked daily and put in considerable effort.</b>• <b><br>Reflecting for 10 minutes, reading for 20, and focusing for 30 minutes a day can help you get smarter at anything — even if you weren't</b> …

Creativity

"Baby Brain" Is a Totally Real Phenomenon, According to Science

You're not imagining it.<p>A new study has verified something women have suspected for a long time - that pregnancy can really mess with a young mum's …

The Brain

How to go beyond diet and exercise to incorporate a 'third pillar of fitness' into your training

• <b>Some people think that along with diet and exercise, we may need to expose ourselves to extreme environmental conditions to achieve our full potential.</b>• <b><br>Some research suggests that doing this and practicing conscious breathing techniques could have some health benefits.</b>• <b><br>You can try these techniques</b> …

Wellness

Forget warm milk or counting sheep — study shows THIS is the way to fall asleep faster

With so much going on in our busy lives (not to mention the particularly anxiety-inducing news cycle), getting some quality shut-eye can be a real …

Dalai Lama

7 Weird Things That Happen To Your Brain After Sex

Sleeping with someone can drudge up all sorts of actions and feelings you may not have even known you had — and that's because a lot goes on in your …

Neuroscience

Should You Replace Your Annuity – or Not? | Investopedia

You already own an annuity, but a salesperson promises to swap it out for a new contract – one that supposedly offers you better benefits.<p>It’s a …

Retirement

11 EXPERTS REVEAL SECRETS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Twenty-six experts from around the world were asked about what most people do not know about the subconscious mind and the answers were …

Self-improvement

A brain scientist explains why you black out when you drink too much alcohol

• <b>Business Insider spoke to Dr Sunjeev Kamboj, a clinical psychologist at University College London, about why we're sometimes unable to recall details after a night of drinking.</b>• <b><br>He said that the link between short-term and long-term memory is disrupted when alcohol is present in our blood.</b>• <b><br>Dr Kamboj</b> …

The Brain

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Biology

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations

Most of us are terrible at having the harder conversations, having a process to follow really helps.<p>If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I …

Self-improvement

11 Horrible Body Language Mistakes That Are Hard to Quit (But You'll Be Glad You Did)

You may not realize how often you do some of these.<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.<p>It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Body language is a …

You Asked: Do I Really Need an Annual Physical?

A yearly check-in with a doctor seems undeniably prudent. He or she can listen to your heart, check your blood pressure and help you nip any looming …

Health Care

10 Simple Steps To Highly Effective Listening

Talk less, listen more.<p>Most of us move through each day engaging in conversations with friends, co-workers, and family members. But the majority of the time, we aren't listening.<p>We're often distracted by things in our environment--both external things like televisions, cell phones, cars, and other …

Networking

Bruce Lee, Positive Mindset, and Surefire Signs You're Limiting Yourself (but You Don't Have to)

By avoiding these three habits, you will be choosing to live a life without limits. Bruce Lee would be proud.<p>"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus. And you must not …

Self-improvement

Make yourself a gratitude jar for your most positive year yet

There are so many bad things happening in the world that it can tough to stay positive.<p>Human beings have a tendency to be critical of themselves and …

Happiness

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

Depression

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Leadership

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

Leadership

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life.<p>Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk …

Self-improvement

How to Actually Make Friends at the Gym

When it comes to making friends, I’m a big fan of the "do nothing and maybe they’ll find me" method.<p>As part of the rare breed known as the …

Fitness

Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him …

Self-improvement

How to raise rich kids after growing up poor

Every October throughout my childhood, my mom would dig out the flannel sheets to stretch on all of our beds to help fend off the cold of the coming …

Parenting

An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year

The first step: Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. How matters infinitely more than what.<p>New Year's resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (80 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions have abandoned them by the second week …

Self-improvement

7 Lifestyle Tweaks To Improve Your Memory That Actually Work According To Science

It was once believed that brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during …

The Brain