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How Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Productivity

In business, you need to recognize where those "hot" emotions are coming from, bring them under control and proceed as calmly as possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We typically think of intelligence in terms of knowledge or cognitive reasoning ability, but there’s …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more productive, here are five things that will make …

Self-improvement

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Anxiety Disorder

I tried to figure out why I've been able to be creative and productive, even in my darkest times.<p>There is a certain kind of bro who is always wearing a fedora, even if he isn't wearing a fedora. I can smell a fedora-bro from 10,000 miles away. I can detect him via email, internet comment, or even a …

Mental Disorders

17 Quotes From a Modern Day Mindfulness Expert That Will Change Your Thinking on Life

Jon Kabat Zinn is the creator of the first Center for Mindfulness and is widely recognized as the ultimate expert on using mindfulness to reduce …

WHAT IS YOUR THEORY OF WHY YOU WILL SUCCEED?

"Unlike phenomena in physics," writes Professor Leonard Mlodinow, "events can often obey one theory or another, and what actually happens can depend largely upon which theory we choose to believe." This profound observation is my theme today.<p>Mlodinow is a physicist turned student of the human mind, …

Self-improvement

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Innovation

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

The Best Diet Plan for Weight Loss: Your 7-Day Guide

Exactly what to eat for all your meals and snacks.<p>Keri Glassman<p>Forget elimination, deprivation, and midnight hunger pangs. The best diet plan for weight loss fuels your body with real, whole foods—loads of veggies, lean protein, whole carbs, and healthy fats—and enough flavor and variation to …

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

What does self-awareness have to do with being successful?

We all have habits — some good, some bad. And, some really annoying ones. The problem is not with having those good, bad or annoying habits. The …

The dark side of empathy

Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.<p>Soon after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he told a young girl: "We don't have enough empathy in our world today, and it is up to your generation to change …

Psychology

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7 Phrases the Best Public Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

Most public speakers rightfully focus on integrating particularly impactful phrases into their presentations.<p>What they leave out of their speeches, however, could be just as important.<p>Even with the best intentions, these utterances can damage a speaker's credibility and ruin a potentially great …

Public Speaking

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

The Most Effective Way to Say No Is to Say You "Don't," not You "Can't"

It’s an understatement that learning to say no is a critical life skill. It’s important both personally and professionally, and once you learn how to …

Productivity

Depression Symptoms Increase With Each Social Platform You Use

A new study makes a case<p>Social media does not play nicely with our emotions. This is a fact we know to be true, either because we've read one of the latest studies or we've felt it firsthand. Likes equal validation, which equal acceptance. In April, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a 2017 resolution, you could do a lot worse …

Happiness

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

The Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama

The popularity of radical anti-immigrant nationalism in Europe, from Britain to Russia, and in the United States—the recent defeat of a right-wing …

Political Science

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Pedagogy

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Psychology

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Time Management

Forget “dialogue” with Donald Trump and his supporters: They have empowered hatred and harm

Those who elected Trump want to undo progress and harm black and brown people. Who cares what’s in their hearts?<p>One of my best friends teaches English at a community college located in one of the Rust Belt-like towns along the Connecticut River, where good-paying industrial jobs long ago vanished …

Donald Trump

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …