Mary Kay Davis

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When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence

Despite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday morning, she had taken two buses, two trains and a shuttle to get from her home to the New York state psychiatric facility where her son is …

Mental Health

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

Can tech replace painkillers?

Jennifer Kain Kilgore was 17 when she had her first car accident. A high school senior, she was driving with her mother and aunt for a college visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., when their car -- stopped on the highway in a line of traffic -- was rear-ended by another driver …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

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

Greater happiness can be found in unexpected ways. Science says so.<p>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 …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

7 ways to not feel so overwhelmed all the time

Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?<p>When researchers survey people, they say they’re …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (And No, Working Longer Hours Didn't Make the List)

I doubt anyone on their deathbed has ever said, "I wish I worked more."<p>No matter what you do for a living, all of us have something in common: We all have 24 hours in a day. How you choose to spend your time, or your life, is up to you.<p>We only have one life to live. At the end of your life, what do …

This Is How To Recover From Tragedy: 4 Secrets From Research

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out,</b> …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Motivational Habits That Drive Millionaires

Habits seem to rule us but adopt these and prosper.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever been awed by the motivation of a successful entrepreneur, leader or athlete? I have. It’s not jealousy, either. Far from it. It’s respect for how motivated they are. Even …

Motivation

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

4 Mistakes That Ruin a First Impression, According to Science

If you think these things are improving other people's opinion of you, you're dead wrong.<p>Why do people fail to make a good first impression? You might blame nerves, lack of focus, or shyness. But according to new science, there's a good chance there's another culprit -- terrible tactics.<p>The problem …

Self-help

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

A new study reveals the best coping mechanisms for stressed kids and teens

• Make time to listen to your child and let them share with you the stresses and challenges they are facing. No need to give any advice at first, just listen and let them share what they are struggling with.<br>• Remind yourself and your child of the first rule of coping with stress: “try to change the …

Psychology

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

Advice Worth Reading: 15 Self-Improvement Books That Will Motivate And Inspire

The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.<p>There are a lot of books on …

The Science of Pep Talks

Alexei Vella<p>Erica Galos Alioto stands in front of 650 sales reps in the New York office of Yelp, the online review company, wearing a pair of shiny gold pants that she calls her lucky LDOM pants. LDOM is Yelp’s acronym for “last day of the month,” and for Alioto, senior vice president for local …

8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO,The post 8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else appeared …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Happiness

The 7 Deadly Sins of a Scarcity Mindset

This curated post is authored by Del Singh, Founder & Editor-in-chief,The post The 7 Deadly Sins of a Scarcity Mindset appeared first on iamwire.

Self-improvement

15 Inspirational Quotes to Unlock Your Imagination

If you’ve ever wished things could be different, you’re not alone. Every great innovator had a desire to create something new and wonderful―and with …

38 Of The Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

Motivation