Mariam Bandoian

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7 things not to do when you first wake up

There's no one morning routine that works for everyone.<p>Maybe yours involves reading the news, or guzzling water, or dancing to pop music in your …

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well-educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

The Caramel Spectrum All Home Bakers Should Know

Not all caramel is created equal. This is what to look for in your next batch.<p>Not all caramel is created equal. The longer sugar cooks, the darker the color and the richer the flavor. And pretty much every stage has a different application. It takes some practice to get caramel the exact color you …

Is Getting Your Résumé Professionally Designed Worth It? 4 Career Experts Weigh In

Photoshop or nah?<p>Before you bribe one of your designer friends to spruce up your résumé in exchange for a bottle of flat Champagne (oops) and your undying affection, just stop—is it even worth it? True, an immaculately margin-aligned specimen stands out in a stack, but is it *too* earnest, like "my …

LinkedIn's HR chief shares her best career advice for 20-somethings

As the head of HR for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 400 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors has had many conversations about what job-seekers are looking for and what tools new employees need to succeed.<p>In turn, she's used that insight to do what's best for …

Employment

The Addictive Personality Isn't What You Think It Is

<i>In her new book Maia Szalavitz recalls her behavior as a child in school and at home. Anxious, bright and slightly obsessive, she didn't seem to fit</i> …

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

4 Sentences to Keep You On the Right Track for Success

What you say to yourself, or speak out loud will help point you in the right direction. Every word counts and you need to use power words and sentences wisely.<p>There are so many quotes that we hear all the time that we are on automatic when they come our way. Many were drummed into our dear little …

6 Simple Ways to Get Motivated Again When You're Not Feeling Motivated

As a motivational speaker and book author, often after I give a keynote speech, someone in the audience will ask me how to get motivated again, because some people through the ups and downs of life kind of loose their spark, they loose their level of motivation. So here is the big question -- how …

Motivation

Eight Career Experts Explain What Candidates Should Never Ask In An Interview

Job candidates are not only judged by the answers they give in an interview, but also by the questions they ask. If you ask questions that you could have found the answers to yourself, it tells the potential employer two things: 1. The interview wasn’t important enough to you to prepare for; and 2. …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

5 Powerful Exercises You Can Do Today to Become a Happier Person

Increase your long-term happiness with these simple, short-term actions.<p>Happiness. Such a simple word. Such an important word. Happiness matters for everyone, even if what it means varies from person to person. Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …

Self-improvement

What I Wish I'd Known About Mental Health Before My Best Friend Committed Suicide

After she shot herself, I realized there were so many questions I had failed to ask.<p>It was a sunny Friday morning in Los Angeles. I was up early running errands and had just pulled into my garage when I received her text:<p><i>"Julie - you have been my best friend for almost 20 years. Thank you for all</i> …

Time Management

"How do you get so much done?"<p>That is a sentiment I have heard quite a few times in my adult life. I always found it odd because I believe I am inherently lazy but upon taking stock, I do seem to get a lot done. I am the co-founder and co-operator of two for-profit companies, a co-founder and …

Time Management

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Elevate Your Success

Even the most success-challenged among us can find great success. So why not reach out and take it right now?<p>Are some of us pre-destined at birth for success? Maybe--but that's not the important thing that matters. Despite how we feel about the odds of success with which we were born, we can always …

Why I’m teaching my 6-year-old to meditate

By Meredith Hale<p>My teenage years weren’t the easiest. I struggled with popularity (or lack thereof), bad skin and what I was convinced at the time was irreparable heartbreak. No one understood me — especially not my parents. I was 15 when “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hit the radio, and while I didn’t …

Is My Career On Track At Age 30?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m going to turn 30 in August and I’m feeling bad about my career. I got off to a good start eight years ago in my first job but apart from the fact that it was entry-level work, of course, that was the best job I’ve had yet.<p>I was working in a manufacturing company as an Order Expediter …

Five things Science says will make you Happier

Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the …

7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success

You're reading 7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Biological mechanism passes on long-term epigenetic 'memories'

According to epigenetics—the study of inheritable changes in gene expression not directly coded in our DNA—our life experiences may be passed on to …

Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Dissatisfied after three years in her chosen career as a psychotherapist, Katie C. Kelley decided that she needed to ascertain what she really wanted …

Small Business

Expectation may be essential to memory formation

A theory that links memory encoding to expectations of future relevance may better explain how human memory works, according to psychologists.

Penn State

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

The Fatal Career Mistake You Won't Realize You're Making

Nearly everybody has heard that it’s never a good idea to burn bridges, and it’s never smart to quit a job suddenly without giving notice unless there is absolutely no alternative. We understand the common career mistakes and try to avoid them.<p>The worst career mistake you can make, though, is a …

Employment

The Four Keys to Well-Being

<i>By Dr. Richard J. Davidson</i><p>Well-being is a skill.<p>All of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing leads inevitably to this central conclusion. Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.<p>Based …

Mindfulness

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly shifts into “survival …

Mindfulness

A Luxury Furniture Designer’s Latest Project: Reviving His Rural Hometown

Tyler Hays plans to use his new high-end SoHo boutique to create jobs in his hometown in Wallowa County, Oregon.<p>“Some of it’s silly,” the furniture designer Tyler Hays, known for his high-end, handmade furniture brand BDDW, tells me over the phone. “Nobody needs a $200 butter dish, who even uses …

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …