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How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Six apps to help you take it easy in 2018, for mindfulness, meditation and relaxation

There's nothing like the Christmas break to relax and unwind from the daily stresses of life. If only that feeling could last a little longer, …

In 2018 you don’t need to exercise more—you need to move more

One holiday tradition that isn’t often acknowledged is the moment people begin publicly proclaiming their exercise ambitions for the coming year. In between bites of camembert, our colleagues, friends, and family regale us with tales about their impending elite gym membership, marathon training …

The stoic knows: 4 rituals that will make you well-liked

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.<p>I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of …

The science behind meditation — and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours, and that is a lot of material to run through. And you simply can’t stop.<p>Except maybe you could, if only …

Weekend Watch: Teenager Documents His Projects on “Make With Miles”

In one of my recent Tips of the Week columns, I talked about the Feynman Technique for learning. This is when you faux teach yourself what you’re learning (write it down, lecture it out loud) to help reinforce your understanding (and to reveal any holes in your knowledge).<p>Putting together <i>YouTube</i> …

Learning

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

To break addictions, control your 'craving mind'

Dr. Judson Brewer's book explains how to use mindfulness techniques to quit bad habits, from smoking to overeating to nail-biting.<p>Addictions aren't …

Improve Your Reading Comprehension by Writing Three-Sentence Summaries

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used with diligent note taking, can help you …

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

Nutrition

This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others…Forever

I’ve been sensing much divide ever since the election result last month. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive at …

What 5 Top Meditation Experts Struggled With Most as a Beginner

Meditation – many believe – is an easy technique to practice. But the moment we prepare ourselves to meditate, we experience an endless amount of …

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we go through life, we tend to be taken away from this deep sense of self as a …

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

A Zen Master Reveals 10 Essential Mindful Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

The only moment that truly exists is the here and now, and that is the key to living life in a mindful way.<br>With the stress of family and career, it …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

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8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

Secrets of the soda bread masters

The most surprising one: the importance of letting the fairies out of the bread before baking to ensure good luck.<p>For decades, I assumed the cross my Irish grandmother cut into the top of her round loaves of soda bread in her upstate New York farmhouse was a traditional blessing. It was a natural …

Baking

Sourdough Starter in our Recipes

Yes, you can use activated sourdough starter in our recipes. My own sourdough starter, after I activate it from the fridge, is about half water and …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

How This Stressed-Out CEO Changed Her Mind About Meditation

Yunha Kim's app Simple Habit helps users to summon whatever kind of mindfulness they need.<p>Yunha Kim is no stranger to work-related stress.<p>A former investment banker on Wall Street, Kim took her work home with her when she was developing Locket, which makes lock screen apps for Android phones. She …