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A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in your mailbox (or, likely, a combination of all three).<p>Research suggests that over the past decade there …

Mindfulness

How women can escape the impostor syndrome trap

Sandra was introduced to me as a highly successful business professional with exceptional leadership skills. She was being groomed for a top …

Self-improvement

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of …

Google creates DIY kits for artificial intelligence

The “technology of the future” is constantly changing. Remember when Google Glass was the future and venture capitalists launched huge funds …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

Getting Stressed Out About Bad News Just Makes it Worse. Follow This Formula Instead

A stressed-out, panicky reaction to bad news drains your time and energy. Here's how to power through and remain focused on getting results.<p>How do you handle bad news? Things like: a key client quit, or you lost that big sale you were counting on. A valuable employee gave notice, or perhaps the …

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

4 Red Flags You're Not Actually In Love With Your Partner

Falling out of love can happen in any number of ways, and the red flags you're not in love with your partner are different, depending on the …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematics

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

3 Unquestionable Behaviors Separating Great Leaders From Mere Bosses | Inc.com

If you're in management, you've probably sat through a workshop or two or read plenty of books on how to lead others. For the most part, the focus is to change unwanted behaviors and the methods employed are external and flavor of the month.<p>Yet to learn lasting and effective principles of …

Leadership

Want to Live an Extraordinary Life? An Acclaimed Actor Says Do These 3 Things | Inc.com

Success means different things to different people. But no matter how you choose to define success -- because it is a choice -- there is one thing we all hope for:<p><b>To live an extraordinary life.</b><p>That's the guiding principle behind how John O'Hurley lives his life.<p>Widely known for his role as J. …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

You can all stop asking about camera settings now. Here's all of them

If there’s one thing of which we can be sure, it’s that if we post a photo to social media, <i>somebody</i> will ask us what settings we used. Tony Northrup …

Photography

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily | Inc.com

Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: valuing his or her people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your employees are truly valued, there are proven ways you can raise …

Leadership

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we experience.<p>So what are the stressful habits we need to stop tolerating? Here …

Self-improvement

How to Make Immediate Behavior Changes | Inc.com

Most self-improvement "strategies" and even psychological interventions seek incremental progress.<p>"Be just a little bit better". . .<p>And although this approach, especially over a long period of time, will yield results, there are better approaches to change.<p>Actually, from a systems perspective, you …

Self-improvement

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage? Here's What 1,500 Happy Couples Have to Say | Inc.com

What does it take to have a happy marriage that stays happy over several decades? It turns out there are some clear answers to that question.<p>Mark Manson is a blogger and entrepreneur who's best known as the author of bestseller <i>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck</i>. He's also a newlywed, having gotten …

Self-esteem

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness

A philosopher who studies life changes says our biggest decisions can never be rational

At some point, everyone reaches a crossroads in life: Do you decide to take that job and move to a new country, or stay put? Should you become a parent, or continue your life unencumbered by the needs of children?<p>Instinctively, we try to make these decisions by projecting ourselves into the future, …

Honeydue is a money management app for couples

Honeydue is a mobile app that aims to reduce money-related arguments between couples by offering tools to share information on respective account balances and spending.<p>The app also lets couples stay on top of money matters in other ways, such as being able to comment on individual transactions and …

Want a Better Relationship? Ask Your Partner This Question

“How are you feeling?”<p>In eight years of marriage, it was the question Sunshine Spoils Milk blogger Kimberly Zapata never thought to ask her husband. The duo had been together since they were high school sweethearts clutching hands in the hallway. Then one day, in their early 30s, they found …

Stay Single Until You Find Someone Who Understands That Love Isn't A Fantasy Land

What you need is a partner who gets it — who understands that it’s going to be tough and who’s prepared to dive in anyway.<p><i>This story was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog <i>and</i> Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Mélanie Berliet<p><b>News flash: Love isn’t a one-way ticket to Happily Ever After because there is no such …

The First Thing You Should Do After a Breakup For Your Heart's Sake

When a marriage or relationship ends, you can often feel the pain directly in your heart. Although many assume breakups just have an emotional …

How To Know When You Are Ready To Get Married

1. When we give up on perfection<p>It used to be when you’d hit certain financial and social milestones: when you had a home to your name, a set of qualifications on the mantelpiece and a few cows and a parcel of land in your possession.<p>But when, under the influence of Romantic ideology, this grew to …