Betterment

By Mia Quagliarello | articles for self 2.0

4 ways to make anxiety work for you

Don’t let anxiety drive you into overwhelm or procrastination. Here are four ways to beat it and take back your focus.<p>We’re getting more anxious.<p>A March 2018 survey from the American Psychiatric Association found that 39% of Americans report being more anxious than last year. Worries about …

Mental Health

The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams

Self-awareness has become a management buzzword — let’s hope for the right reasons.<p>Self-awareness is not something new. Throughout history, the most …

Self-awareness

5 pre-interview rituals you can do ‘the day of’

You’ve written the cover letter, researched the company, and gotten the callback to come into the office. Now it’s the big day of your interview. But …

Employment

Six Words That Will Kill Your Credibility With CEOS

Vocabulary as executive tool<p>The great children's writer Roald Dahl says this in his book <i>The BFG:</i> "Don't gobblefunk around with words."<p>Words are wonderful. They are much more useful in business than they get credit for. However, words are not much emphasized or particularly valued in current …

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10 Anxiety Hacks Therapists Swear By

Take it from the pros.<p>The 40 million Americans who live with an anxiety disorder know how terrifying both the physical and mental symptoms can be. Issues like debilitating headaches, shortness of breath and persistent rumination make even the simplest daily tasks feel like impossible undertakings. …

Self-help

This 3-minute habit changed my life

“Tracking my time has changed how I think about my time. Knowing exactly where my hours go has helped me feel like I can slow time’s ceaseless ticking.”<p>It seemed mundane at the beginning. On Monday, April 20, 2015, I opened a new spreadsheet on my laptop. I put the days of the week along the top. I …

Commuting

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

4 Budgeting Apps That Stop You From Bleeding Money

Spot trends faster, make smarter decisions more often, and keep more of your money.<p>For me, it’s all about the pie chart. There are all sorts of …

Personal Finance

Always Pair Your Ice Cream With An Apple If You Want To Lose Weight

That’s the gist of this GENIUS nutritionist tip.<p>There are endless memes on Insta right now hyping balance. You know, like going to the gym and stopping for a burger on the way home. Or sipping green juice while you take the elevator.<p>Funny and relatable? Def. But it's pretty sound diet advice too, …

The way women tend to think about promotions can hold them back

Women and men approach promotions differently, and that makes all the difference when it comes to career advancement.<p>As a professor of management, I study negotiations, executive decision making, and women in leadership. There’s a trend in what the research on negotiation says about how attitudes …

Northwestern University

Brain Break: Spin Your Stress Away With These Pottery Masters

Art therapy is at your fingertips thanks to the potters of Instagram.<p>Maybe it’s the repetitive motion of the spinning potter’s wheel, or maybe it’s …

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

The Tricks To Bragging At Work Without Sounding Arrogant

It’s possible to talk about your accomplishments without coming off as an arrogant show-off.<p>My old boss at Apple would always tell me to speak up about my accomplishments, because in the corporate world, no one is going to do it for you (they’d rather change the narrative to show how they played …

Self-improvement

8 Body Language Mistakes That Can Make You Seem Like A Real Jerk

A simple gesture can sink you without you ever having to say a word.<p>Ever get the feeling that people find you to be cold, defensive, or …

Body Language

14 Energy-Draining Everyday Habits To Avoid

Habits are the foundation of who we are as a person and as a professional. We are the product of our everyday habits, and we choose every day whether we want to improve ourselves, maintain excellence or contribute to our own discontent. But first we must be aware of bad habits, so we can take the …

What Witchcraft Taught Me About Self-Care

"Witchcraft" has become a bit of a buzzword lately. Sure, it may call to mind '90s goth styles and Harry Potter, but the truth is, witchcraft is a …

I Committed To An Email-Free Morning For 5 Days, Here’s What I Learned

I realized just how rare it is to get an urgent message.<p>Full disclosure: I don’t do morning routines. The only thing I do every day is groggily roll over in bed when my alarm goes off and check my email. According to everything I’ve ever read on the subject, it’s just about the worst thing you can …

Time Management

I’m Finally Giving in to My Wellness Obsession

I<p><b>am a young woman living in downtown Manhattan in 2018, which puts me precisely at the juncture of the wellness movement and brick-and-mortar retail.</b> …

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Employment

This 1 Resume Mistake Makes You Look Like a Liar to Hiring Managers

Hiring managers often assume you're a fake if you don't do this.<p>It's been well-documented that hiring managers and recruiters are "skimmers." They spend about six seconds skimming over a resume before they decide to either A) toss it, or B) go back and read a little more. Knowing what should be on …

Employment

Want to Be More Self-Confident? Stop Undermining Yourself in These 7 Ways

Self-Confidence is hard enough to maintain so why would we contribute to the opposite? And yet we do, unwittingly--here's how.<p>There are many success lessons to draw from and success inducing behaviors to emulate. But nothing might be as important for success as self-confidence.<p>A study by the …

Self-help

Spouses Who View Their Partners in This 1 Specific Way are Twice as Satisfied in Life

Apparently, the key to a thriving relationship also makes you happier in life.<p>There are a lot of reasons to get married. One is being in love. Another is wanting the tax break. Yet another is the desire to publicly commit to your best friend that you will be with him or her forever, no matter what. …

Happiness

Are Essential Oils Safe?

People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe?<p>Some …

Essential Oils

Do You Know How Others See You?

We don’t always correctly read how the outside world reads us; new research shows what we can do to improve our perception and the benefits we’ll see<p>Most of us are not as self-aware as we think we are.<p>Research shows that people who have a high level of self-awareness—who see themselves, how they …

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A single question can cut useless meetings from your schedule forever

Meetings are a serious drain on an organization’s time and resources, consuming up to 17% of the workweek and an estimated $37 billion per year.<p>Some confabs are inarguably essential to business operations, and others . . . aren’t. Vague or nonexistent agendas, rooms full of people who aren’t sure …

Time Management

The 8 Known Carcinogens That Lurk in Most Of Our Homes

Limited daily exposure to toxins is tough in a pretty toxic world, but it’s a reasonable expectation that we all want to kick known carcinogens out …

How To Keep Travel From Killing Your Morning Productivity

You can’t always do a high-intensity workout when you wake up in a different city. What you need is a short, basic routine to take with you everywhere you go.<p>Travel a lot? If you do, chances are you’re obsessed with your morning routine–whether you realize it or not. Wherever in the world you find …

Productivity

8 Books to Improve Your Health This New Year

Discover the Japanese Ritual of Glowing<p>Victoria Tsai<p>Your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so it requires special attention for optimal health. Unsure of where to start with skincare? Don’t worry – Vicky Tsai, founder of Tatcha Skin Care, shares generations-old, time-tested Japanese skincare …

How to Deal With Social Anxiety in a Healthy Way

Social anxiety is common—according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it affects 15 million Americans. Licensed clinical …