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How to bring your A-game to exams: Tips from a sports psychology researcher

Federal budget affects small-business owners in two ways

A good friend of mine once told me that you don't need a parachute to go skydiving. You need a parachute to go skydiving twice, or maybe a third time. This week was the third federal budget tabled by Bill Morneau and I was wondering what type of parachute, or safeguards, he might build into the …

Infographic: The key components of a globally diversified portfolio

15 February 2018 | Portfolio construction<p>1 Data cover January 1, 1900, through December 31, 2015, and are in U.S. dollars. Nominal value is the …

Focus Less on Net Income and More on Net Time

We all understand the concept of net income or net pay. If you’re an employee, it’s what you see deposited into your bank account after Federal & …

When HNW clients have vastly different approaches to money

For married clients, combining two separate financial identities and then agreeing on a single objective for the future can prove difficult, …

Retirement

Opinion: The ultimate buy and hold strategy: 2018 edition

“Ultimate” isn’t a term to toss around lightly. But in this case it fits. I believe the investment portfolio I’m about to describe is the absolute …

Investing

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

Demographics

Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs. Here's how they can do something about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

Column: Buy time, not stuff, for more happiness

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For greater happiness in 2018, take a tip from a happiness researcher: Buy time instead of more stuff.<p>Hiring a baby nurse for a couple of nights bought psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn quality time with her husband when they were new parents, validating results from her …

Happiness

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Science Says Nag the Heck Out of Them

For tweens, eye-rolling and backtalk really means, 'Thank you for the helpful advice. I shall endeavor to act accordingly.'<p>Someday, my daughter is going to kill me for this one, but it's a story that will vindicate parents everywhere.<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom say parents' super-high …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

How To Schedule Wellness Into Your Workday And Still Get Stuff Done

Here are a few tips for taking better care of yourself from 6 a.m. until bedtime that won’t get in the way of your work.<p>Wellness is a thing most people only think about when they’re suddenly unwell. I bet you’ve experienced more than one morning when you couldn’t get out of bed and swore to …

Productivity

How to set up a smartphone for a child

These days, it seems like younger and younger kids are getting smartphones. Even parents who would prefer to wait longer may be tempted, wanting to …

To Raise Creative Kids, Adam Grant Says Do This (You've Been Avoiding It Like the Plague) | Inc.com

When we want to encourage creativity, we usually try to make sure people feel psychologically safe. Never shoot down an idea no matter how ludicrous in a brainstorming session, we're told, while teachers and managers are reminded to cushion negative feedback with positive reinforcement.<p>All this …

Creativity

We’ve Been Unintentionally Gaslighting Our Kids, And Here’s Why That Matters

<i>Life is hard. Stop whining. Stop being so sensitive. It’s not a big deal. Suck it up. You’re fine. Quit bothering me.</i><p>I can’t tell you how many times …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Americans work less than ever before but still feel like there's no free time — and there's a simple explanation

How come?<p>The psychologist Adam Alter offered one reason in his 2017 TED talk "Why our screens make us less happy." He says that screen-based devices eat up what precious free time we have left.<p>But that may only be part of the story when it comes to the lack of leisure time. Here's why it feels like …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

An Agnostic Parent’s Guide to Talking About God With Kids

When a parent believes God can’t be known, it makes questions about God hard to answer, unless they take time to think about them beforehand.<p>Parents …

Parenting

The shocking number of dads feeling pressure to juggle work and family

More than four in five fathers with children aged under 16 feel some level of stress at trying to juggle work and family life, a survey has …

We enjoy independent thought, they suffer from ‘groupthink’

There is an intellectual plague spreading among us, and only a few heroic souls are able to spot it. It is called groupthink, and it is everywhere. We are routinely told that there is groupthink in our universities, at the Bank of England and the BBC. Campaigning for leave last year, David Davis …

Foreign Policy

I became a self-made millionaire — and it was incredibly underwhelming

<i><br>Backstory on Tim: An entrepreneur and self-made Korean American immigrant, Tim came here from Budapest, Hungary at the age of 18. By the age of 31 he had became a self-made millionaire. He's currently a VP at a privately-owned mid-sized company, and has given away over $20,000 in cash and products</i> …

How to Neutralize Your Partner’s Defenses

Relationships can be challenging, especially intimate ones. It’s not like courtship where, instinctively, you both put your best foot forward, …

How Wealthy Parents Can Raise ‘Wealthy and Wise’ Children

Annual gifting can push kids into financial dependence, Edwards-Pitt warns.<p>How to help ultra-high-net-worth families avoid committing …

Investing

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids | Inc.com

Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, you're a terrible mom. Be authoritative, but not authoritarian. Keep tech use within healthy bounds, but …

TED Talks

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

12 high-profile billionaires and millionaires who aren't leaving their fortunes to their children

And with inheritance tax in the UK set at 40% on all values over £325,000 ($425,000), it's clear why many members of the super-rich elite would rather their money went towards more worthwhile causes.<p>Business Insider has compiled a list of 12 high-profile millionaires and billionaires — some of whom …

Science in the home boosts children's academic success

Did you know that children spend just 14 per cent of their waking time between Kindergarten and the end of Grade 12 in school?<p>Given this startling …

Feeling bad about your failures leads to success

Responding to failure emotionally, rather than cognitively, may make you more effective at improving your results next time you tackle the related task, new research suggests.<p>“Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way people think …

Psychology