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The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe that this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Creative Commons

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

Taming Destructive Emotions

<b>In your new book, Destructive Emotions, you write that “recognizing and transforming destructive emotions is the heart of spiritual practice.” Can</b> …

Mindfulness

11 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>From …

TED Talks

A Dietitian Says to Prep This 1 Food Every Week to Lose Weight

Diet plays a huge role in weight loss, so one of the biggest questions registered dietitian Sheri Kasper gets asked by clients is what's one thing they can do right now to start losing weight. Sheri shared with POPSUGAR that she tells clients to "eat more veggies." Why? For these three</b> …

Healthy Eating

Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …

Narcissism

Writing a daily diary can literally change your brain

In a new study, researchers found a notable change in the brains of 16 women who wrote daily about gratitude in an online journal.<p>Compared to 17 …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs. Here's how they can do something about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

Work-life Balance

Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

The Brain

Preparing Your Chicken This Way Is So Much Healthier

Next time you find yourself in weekday cooking rut and feel like being healthy, you can count on this meal formula to solve your kitchen woes: …

Cooking

Can Exercising Turn You Into a Genius?

<i>Photo: Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images</i><p>You know exercise is great for your body and mood. But new research is showing that it can have an equally profound …

The Brain

24 Sex Toys For Couples That’ll Make Your Valentine Say ‘Be Mine’

If your Valentine is the kind of person who hates candy hearts, red roses and cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts generally, give them a gift they <i>won’t</i> find cheesy: great sex.<p>From clitoral stimulators and oral simulators to dual-use vibrators and versatile harnesses, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite …

8 Behaviors High Achievers Avoid, According to an Expert Who Has Studied Success for a Decade

In my various professional roles throughout 35 years of working - as a corporate director/VP, therapist, career coach and writer -- I’ve been …

Everyone Falls Into 1 of 4 Personality Types, and Knowing Yours Could Make You More Successful

They say there are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.<p>I’m definitely the …

How to Create a Meaningful Morning Routine That Will Set You Up For A Successful Day

“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day,” said <b>Henry Ward Beecher</b><p>Mornings can be rough, especially if you’re not the type of person …

Quinoa Porridge With Crispy Fried Egg

Quinoa Porridge With Crispy Fried Egg<p>Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium. Add egg; cook until white turns opaque, …

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They have dreams, and they’re inspired to be better. But when it …

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

I've Interviewed Hundreds of Successful People, and They All Have One Thing in Common

If there’s one piece of advice that I could offer any aspiring creative, it’s this. Develop a habit of consistently doing something. It doesn’t …

Seth Godin

Taking Control of Your Distracted Mind

<i>Remember that conversation you were having with a friend, when you heard your phone beep;</i><p><i>Remember that conference call with your colleagues, when you</i> …

Wear This Trend With Sneakers or Stilettos (Both Work)

Polka dots aren't just a throwback anymore. This year, the playful print came back in a major way, showing up on the runways of major designers from …

Clothing

10 Indoor Garden Ideas for Small Spaces and How to make it happen!

Plants cleanse the household air and improve the aesthetics of indoor spaces. Indoor gardens are an amazing way to stay connected to Mother Nature. …

Deciding on Your Goals for 2018? Do This First (Most People Don't)

If you're focused on the future, you may be missing something.<p>If you're like most people, January is when you plan your goals for the coming year. You may or may not make New Year's resolutions, but you do spend some time thinking about what you want to accomplish in the next twelve months, in your …

What Is Dry January? What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking

After a few weeks of indulgence during the holidays, it’s no surprise that some people are looking for a reason to cut back. That’s where “Dry …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

The 10-Minute Exercise Tony Robbins Does Every Morning to Have More Energy

If you want to start your day the same way Tony Robbins does, you only need to set aside 10 minutes.<p>Robbins has spent the last three decades as the …

Tony Robbins

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

It's a stunner.<p>You know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.<p>That’s what happened when I made this goat cheese and roasted garlic beehive a few years ago, and I’ve been making it every year since. The recipe comes from Chester Hastings’ book <i>The</i> …