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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge on the continent and it’s on its way here<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and …

Meditation

An investor who helps manage money for the super-rich has a simple tip for building wealth, and you can start doing it today

It's just two words: compound interest.<p>Understanding the power of this concept, and more crucially, putting it to work by saving, is crucial to building wealth over time, according to Katie Nixon, the chief investment officer at Northern Trust Wealth Management, which has $287 billion in assets …

Personal Finance

The Most Important Leadership Skill You Probably Never Learned

Complex problem solving is an essential leadership skill. Leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman recently surveyed over 300,000 managers and found it was the second most-important competency for effective leadership (next to inspiring and motivating others). The 2016 OECD Survey of Adult Skills …

Human Resources

How High Earners Can Contribute to a Roth IRA | Investopedia

A Roth IRA is a powerful way to compound money without having to pay any taxes in the future. Most people think that a Roth IRA is not accessible at …

Retirement

LinkedIn Analyzed the Class of 2017. These Were the Top 10 Skills That Got Them Hired

This list of transferable skills will position you well for early career success.<p>Landing a job fresh out of college is no easy feat. Although a vast majority of graduates feel they are ready to start their careers, the truth is that only 50 percent of managers agree, according to a PayScale …

Employment

Justin Trudeau's Passionate Commencement Speech Teaches 3 Powerful Lessons on Becoming a Better Leader

They are certainly words to live by.<p>Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently accepted an honorary law degree from New York University where he gave an impassioned speech during their graduation commencement. Donned in purple robes, Trudeau spoke to an audience of over 10,000 graduates and …

Leadership

Inside the Trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo’ Guzman, the World’s Most Infamous Drug Baron

When Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was born in the rugged village of La Tuna in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains in 1957, the houses were made of mud, …

Mexico

How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in your friends and loved ones

It was revealed today that Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's. The EastEnders and Carry On actress's husband, Scott Mitchell, broke the news after growing rumours of her worsening health.<p>Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, and the symptoms have gradually deteriorated. "Since her 80th …

Dementia

How To Become A Professional Speaker In 7 Easy Steps

One thing that successful freelancers and entrepreneurs often do is create multiple income streams. For example, a freelance web designer might teach a design course as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. A marketing consultant might write a set of e-books on marketing for small …

Small Business

If you want Facebook to stop targeting you for ads, follow these instructions

Much of the controversy surrounding Facebook comes from to the company’s ability to very precisely target its users for the purpose of sweving ads. Users often find the ads creepy and intrusive, even wondering if Facebook is listening to their phone conversations because they’re so …

Digital Advertising

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Parenting

Can My Teen Contribute to a Roth IRA?

Why it's never too early to start saving for retirement.<p><i>My 16-year-old son is earning money by mowing lawns. Can he contribute to a Roth IRA?</i> <b>A.C.,</b> …

Retirement

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

You might try your hand at timing the stock market after you see this chart

“Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections …

Stock Markets

Moms don’t need more mugs and wine glasses. Here’s what they really want for Mother’s Day.

Every 12 months our inboxes groan with lists of “unique” gifts “mom would love for Mother’s Day.” Maybe it’s just me, but you know what moms don’t love? Lists that urge our kids to spend money they don’t have for stuff that has little to do with the bond between mom and child.<p>I can’t remember, for …

Parenting

8 Lessons From Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Letter That Will Change the Way You Handle Your Money

No. 5: Invest in unsexy necessities.<p><i>What are some good takeaways from Warren Buffett's annual letters? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Hoda Mehr, co-founder and CEO at</b> …

Investing

Eight of the best ways to make money online: Get paid to report derelict houses, sell photos and watch videos

• <b>You could earn a £20 Amazon voucher for spotting a derelict London property</b>• <b><br>If you’re renting out a space in your house you won't pay tax on the first</b> …

Personal Finance

Seven Big Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing Life Insurance

Life insurance is an often overlooked but incredibly important investment that anyone with assets and beneficiaries should investigate. Although it can be unpleasant to think about your death, planning ahead today can give you peace of mind, knowing that your family will be financially secure if …

Retirement

How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Still think hiring managers aren’t checking your Facebook or LinkedIn and searching your name in Google? Now might be a good time to reconsider that …

Social Media

Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

It's simple: If you want to live an exceptional life, you can't behave like everyone else.<p>Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, …

Self-improvement

When is it safe to drop term life insurance? There are factors to weigh before making call

<i>Dear Pete: I’m 57 years old, my kids are grown and out of the house, and I don’t really feel like I need all the life insurance I once carried. I currently have $500,000 worth of life insurance, but once the kids moved out and I fully funded my retirement income strategy, the half-million amount</i> …

Retirement

Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness

Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve, was relieved to find an explanation for his gloom – academics say adulthood happiness is U-shaped<p>When Jonathan Rauch fell into the doldrums in his 40s, he had no idea why. Life was good: he had a successful career, a solid relationship, good health and …

Happiness

National Parks Bucket List: Our Ultimate Guide to the Most Majestic Natural Escapes in the West

While the fate of our country's most majestic swaths of nature hangs in the balance, there is no time like the present to visit our national …

National Parks

Reducing Your Future Tax Burden With A Roth IRA Conversion

<i>This is the second blog in a two-part series that focuses on selecting an appropriate retirement account for your current financial situation and long-term goals.</i><p>For retirement savers seeking to minimize their tax bills, an individual retirement account (IRA) offers unique benefits. Indeed, taxes …

Retirement

Rich parents are using doctor’s notes to help kids cheat the SATs

Last month on a springy Saturday afternoon in a tony Long Island town, Kim Gronich picked up her teen daughter from the ACTs. The high-school junior …

High School

Science Says This Dead Simple Trick Can Instantly Gives You 10 Extra IQ Points

If you lack bulletproof confidence, try this quick trick before your next mental challenge.<p>Say you've faced some serious challenges in your life. Maybe you've been on the receiving end of discrimination, say, or you were born into a family that struggled to get by. Or perhaps you've weathered a …

The Brain

23 Deductions and Credits That Survived the GOP Tax Reform

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 25<p>Meeting the survivors<p>The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the biggest overhaul to the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years. The …

Personal Finance

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

China A-Shares: Include Them In Your Portfolio Now

As from next month, Chinese A-shares will be included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.<p>The Chinese economy isn’t running too hot or too …

Stock Markets