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3 research-backed ways to work smarter, not harder

"Work smarter, not harder." Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a clear answer ...<p>UC Berkeley professor Morten Hansen looked at 200 academic papers, interviewed 120 experts, ran a pilot study on 300 subjects, and …

Work-life Balance

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

Body Language

Smartphones Are Destroying My Generation

Millennials go out less and are lonelier than were teenagers and young adults only a decade ago.<p>I’ve picked up a new habit lately — more of a tic, …

Social Media

Big, Ugly, and Strong: The Anti-Hero Workout

There’s a question I sometimes ask those who come to me for advice on their workout programs: <b>Do you want to be big, ugly, and strong, or lean and</b> …

Fitness

How to Find Time to Exercise When Your Schedule Is Already Packed

It’s easy to feel motivated about the <i>idea</i> of exercising. Let’s all run marathons! And do a push-up challenge! But somehow, a lot of our plans never …

Weather

How to overcome social anxiety

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don't come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We've all been there at one time or another. …

How to cope with loneliness

The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses, says Oliver Burkeman<p>Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days – the subject of so many studies, articles and talks that you sometimes wish the loneliness researchers would go away, so you could just get …

Psychology

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …

Psychology

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

Find the Perfect Beer Pairing for Your Pizza With This Visual Guide

Beer is great and pizza is amazing, but when you have both at the same time it’s one of the best meals known to man. Still, the subtle, nuanced …

Diet and exercise are the best ways to fight cancer, scientists say

Newly diagnosed cancer patients should be told to diet and exercise, amid mounting evidence that shedding the pounds is the best way to fight the disease, global experts have advised.<p>A daily brisk walk of just 25 minutes was found to almost halve mortality among breast cancer sufferers, while a …

Say Cheese! How to take better pictures with your phone

Sorry mom, but you don’t take very good pictures with your phone. You don’t have to be an expert, in fact, I think I still have a lot to learn when …

Mobile Photography

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

Does It Matter How Many Reps You Do When You Work Out?

GIF<p>So, your workout has you doing 4 sets of 5 reps for this exercise, 3 sets of 8 after that, and—oh, thank goodness—only 2 sets of 50 to finish it …

Six Helpful Bits of Wisdom for Coping With Your Looks

Most of us have a hard time accepting how we look, but it’s not something worth wasting any energy over. Here are six simple bits of wisdom that can …

Lotteries

How To Prepare For Difficult Interview Questions

Let’s face it, preparing for a job interview could be daunting. A lot of my interview coaching clients struggle with interview performance and are …

Employment
Employment

Internet Recipes Are a Starting Point, Not a Bible

Learning to cook usually starts with finding some recipes on the web and trying them out in the kitchen. That’s great, but don’t stop there. Internet …

Cooking

Ace Your Midterms and Finals With This 10-Day Exam Prep Cycle

Exams might be the most stressful part of college for a lot of people, but they don’t have to be for you. This systematic approach to preparing for …

5 Tips for Becoming a More Confident Public Speaker

I used to be <i>terrified</i> of public speaking.In my mid-20s, I was involved with the research and development team at my work, and was supposed to attend …

Self-help

What Men Should Know About Love By 30

Science-Backed Advice on How to Stop Sitting All Day

The last few years have seen a lot of research on how bad sitting all day can be.<p>The risks of a sedentary lifestyle include poor cardiovascular health, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. While the physical health implications are profound, it's not just the body that suffers. Researchers are uncovering …

Sitting

The Best Ways to Get to Work, According to Science

Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than …

What You Need To Know About Dating While Introverted

I used to have a friend who'd say, “Dating is nothing but a numbers game.” She believed that going on more dates was equivalent to a higher likelihood of falling in love. It might sound pretty reasonable when you first hear it except for the fact that it’s utter bullshit. I should know. It took me …

Relationships

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

What does it take to succeed in college?

Welcome To Luna Community College<p>STUDY SKILLS TIPS<p>What does it take to succeed in college? Many people would answer “intelligence.” They believe that …

Teaching