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10 Practical Answers To 10 Powerful Questions

The other day I received an email from a reader with 10 questions she wanted me to answer. No introduction. No small talk.<p>Just a list of questions …

Self-improvement

Aretha Franklin: a life of heartbreak, heroism and hope

She went on to sing for presidents, her voice distilling the aspirations of the Obama era in particular<p>In January 1967, Aretha Franklin, 24 years old and newly signed to Atlantic Records, left Detroit, her home city, for the small town of Muscle Shoals in Alabama. She had gone there to record at …

Aretha Franklin

What Is 'Attachment Style' And Is It The Key To Why You're Alone?

Image: Bruce Mars/Pexels<p>If you suspect that the way you were raised has had an effect on your ability to maintain healthy relationships, you're …

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 …

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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

Late in the evening on Christmas day, Stephanie Pazmino slashed a black, transgender man after he offered her a subway seat. “I don’t want to sit …

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Best Diet Plan For Weight Loss—Hands Down

So damn easy.<p>Fad diets and deprivation have literally never done anyone any good.<p>To lose weight—and, you know, actually sustain the weight loss—you need to fuel your body with real, whole foods and enough flavor to prevent boredom, says <i>Women's Health</i> nutrition advisor Keri Glassman, R.D.<p>Glassman …

Nutrition

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

Workouts

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 …

Empathy

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7 Phrases the Best Public Speakers Never Say

Want to deliver the perfect presentation? These seven mistakes could undermine your credibility and alienate your audience.<p>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 …

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 …

Depression Symptoms Increase With Each Social Platform You Use

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 researchers found that young …

Social Media

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

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>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 …

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 …

Chronic Disease

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 …

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 …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

Recognizing and understanding bias is invaluable because it enables you to think more objectively and to interact more effectively with other people.<p>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 …

Cognition

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 …