Megan Allen

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Why You Shouldn't Work More Than 90 Minutes Without Taking a Break

We often discuss the importance of taking more breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

What to Eat and What to Avoid for a Healthy Gut<p>You Are 90% Non-Human<p>Your body is comprised of approximately 10 trillion human cells. But you also …

Wellness

Mike Rowe Shares his Wise Opinion on Voting

Mike Rowe was asked by a fan to help out with this year's election by encouraging his following to go out and vote. Mike's response to this request …

8 poems every man should know

For National Poetry Day we've collated eight poems that every man should know, from William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 29' to Yeats' 'When You Are …

A bowl of oatmeal a day could be the secret to a longer and healthier life, say scientists

A large bowl of oatmeal each day could protect against death from cancer, the biggest ever analysis of the benefits of whole grains has shown.<p>Oats …

The best time of day to do everything, from exercising to interviewing for a job

What happened?<p>Maybe it's not a question of <i>what</i> you did, but of <i>when</i> you did it.<p>As in, you drank coffee before you needed it and ended up crashing later, or you spent the whole morning answering emails so you had no energy left to work on the really important stuff in the afternoon.<p>To help make sure …

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

5 Ways to Get a Better Read on People

Which of these common errors do you make when sizing up other people? Identifying your mistakes will help you read people more accurately.<p><b>1.</b> …

Exercise Your Brain, Says Dr. David Agus: Have a Social Life and Build in Downtime

<b>David Agus:</b> The brain is a tremendous organism that helps all of us. And brain obviously functions for our cognitive function, it functions for our …

Time I

Why Bone Broth is So Good for Us

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries; from Vietnamese pho to Italian brodo to American chicken …

Wellness

How Multitasking Depletes the Brain's Resources — And How You Can Restore Concentration, With Daniel Levitin

<b>Daniel Levitin:</b> It turns out that multitasking is a myth. We think that we're doing a whole bunch of things at once. But we're not actually because …

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

How 'The Craft' Realized the Power of Teen Girls and Made Witchcraft Cool

On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the 1996 cult classic that helped make witchcraft mainstream and inundated covens with curious teenage girls.<p><i>Ours is the magic, ours is the power – The Craft, 1996</i><p>The first thing you see is teenage girls, eyes shut, in a circle, chanting. Sitting among cards …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

3 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive

We've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>The …

We're More Attracted to People Who Just "Get" Us, According to Science

Feeling perfectly understood by another person is rare — which is probably why it's so gratifying, even sexy, when someone just innately gets us. …

The Very Important Dinner Party Rules of Drinking all Night

A PSA from our creative director Alex Grossman on how to serve your guests booze all night.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman's two passions in life are drinking (cheap beer, fancy cocktails, wine; he doesn't discriminate), and entertaining. One of the secrets to his successful dinner parties is …

Alcohol

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

What I Tell My Patients To Eat For Clear, Glowing Skin: A Hormone Expert Shares

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, bestselling author, and leading expert on hormones. That's why were thrilled to team up with her for a</i> …

5 Ways to Go From Hobby Writer to Pro

If you've been writing for any amount of time, at some point a question is going to come up for you: do I want to go pro?<p>It's an important question to ask, and, most especially, to answer. Because as you go deeper into a hobby, you'll start to think about the money you've spent and wonder if it's …

New Study Says Running Is Your Happy Secret Weapon

Pause the Netflix.<p>When sadness strikes, it's logical to want to lie in bed all day wrapped up in the comfort of blankets or stay on the couch eating ice cream while Netflix binging.<p>A new study, however, reports that doing nothing is the opposite of what you want to do when you're feeling like …

Research

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability | Inc.com

Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about …

Public Speaking

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and …

Emotional Intelligence

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …