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4 important lessons to help you be more productive

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this? The word "productivity" seems new and sleek …

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

10 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

Intelligence is more than just IQ. Unfortunately in school we thought that if we weren’t good at Maths or English then we weren’t considered …

If You Need a Mentor, This Is the Type of Person You Should Look For

If you really want to feel understood, spill your guts to someone with a few gray hairs--but not too many.<p>Life doesn't have a roadmap, but we're all stuck in the proverbial van on the highway, even so. And whether you're questioning your relationships or just trying to figure out how to climb one …

Middle Age

How to improve your mind through meditation, according to neuroscience

From "The Mindful Brain":<p>The MBSR program brought the ancient practice of mindfulness to individuals with a wide range of chronic medical conditions from back pain to psoriasis.<p>Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, including his collaborator Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, were …

Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will Achieve Anything You Want In Life

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups TheThe post Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will …

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How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying

Palliative nurse Bronnie Ware has captured hundreds of regrets from terminally ill patients, none more than this one.<p>Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance …

Positive Thinking

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar …

Motivation

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These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months and now I can't imagine my life without it

Headspace was founded by Rich Pierson (left) and Andy Puddicombe in 2012. Puddicombe was formally trained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk during a 10-year …

Why you should take advantage of the psychological practice Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google are teaching their employees

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.<p><b>So what</b> …

These 81 Questions Will Help You Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Sharpening your emotional intelligence begins by learning to ask the right questions.<p>As emotional creatures, the way we feel plays a large role in the decisions we make.<p>That's why learning more about how emotions work is so valuable. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ), describes a …

Emotional Intelligence

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams

Building a team that exceeds expectations every time is easy when you follow this formula. Don't leave your team results to chance!<p><b>"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships." ~Michael Jordan.</b><p>In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the …

Michael Jordan

6 Things You’re Doing That You’ll Seriously Regret In 10 Years

Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.<p><i>By Gwen Moran, contributor to</i> Fast Company<i>’s</i> <i>Leadership</i> …

How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

5 Free Evernote Alternatives to Organize Your Life

With over 100 million users, Evernote is one of the most popular note taking and organization apps in the world.<p>Although I’m a strong advocate for …

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

Companies put more time and money into teasing out job applicants’ personality traits<p>The job market’s most sought-after skills can be tough to spot on a résumé.<p>Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, …

Employment

STRESS MANAGEMENT THERAPY: KEY TO BETTER LIFE - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Stress is something that is hard to battle. Most people feel sick not because they are medically ill but because they are stressed out. To battle …

3 Science-Based Strategies to Boost Mindfulness at Work (and Home)

Living a fulfilling life is easier if you incorporate mindfulness practices into your day, but some strategies are better than others because they actually have science backing them up.<p>Today's workers are in socially-mandated pressure cookers of tight schedules, increasing demands and dwindling …

Mindfulness

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Scientists Have Found The Secret To Learning Twice As Fast

As we go through life, there's always that one thing we'd like to drop everything and do. Whether it's a dream project or a new profession that seems …

For Those With High Standards: 8 Ways to Tell If a Person Is Relationship Material

I spent my early dating life exploring - figuring out what I want and don't want, what I like and could do without. What came from this time was a really clear picture of the kind of relationship I wanted, the kind of person I would like to be close to and the kind of person I would like to …

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …