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10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

Self-help

8 Swift Judgements That Are Made When People Meet You Within Seconds

According to recent studies, people are inclined to form an impression of one another within just seven seconds of meeting them. So whether you are …

Psychology

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

5 Body Language Tips You Need to Master | Inc.com

When meeting new people, we often spend a great deal of time rehearsing what to say. What will I talk about if the conversation stalls? Will I sound intelligent? What questions should I ask to keep the conversation going? While these are legitimate questions, it's worth noting that studies have …

Body Language

The Most Effective Way to Collect Your Thoughts

Photo: iStock<p>How many great ideas have you lost to forgetfulness? How many tasks didn’t get done because you simply didn’t remember you had to do …

10 Ways to Swirl Your Brain

An Idle Mind Is the Devil's Workshop.<p>This proverb is from the "Handbook of Proverbs" by the famous British Publisher Henry George Bohn. I have experienced the effect of an idle mind first hand, and it is downright scary. During my pregnancy, I was advised bed rest due to certain health issues and a …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

Self-help

How You Eat a Slice of Pizza Reveals a Lot About Your Personality

Find out which of these four pizza-eating personality types you possess.<p>By Lauren Haslett<p>We all know there’s more than one way to eat a slice of …

Pizza

Spiritual Daggers: The Power of Thoughts and Words

Do you think it matters what you say and think about others, whether good or bad? Do you believe in the power of prayer or the power of ill-thoughts …

The 7 Gifts of Adopting a Personal-Development Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no greater path to success than through your own self-development. Those who are radically successful are immersed in themselves. They are endlessly curious and passionate about self-education. To rank among them, you must invest …

How to Invest Money When You Don't Have Any

My quest to learn about finance as an ignorant twentysomething.<p>For months after college, my job was to sit in a windowless warehouse with dozens of other schlubs and type summaries of meetings dictated to me over the phone. The shift went from midnight to 6 AM. I'd eat the free Dominos my employer …

How to Date Long Distance (If You Must)

Co-authored by Jody Porowski, CEO of Avelist<p>I told my (long distance) boyfriend that I was writing this article and asked if he had any tips for others in our position. He had some advice. Three words actually: "Don't do it." And I'm not gonna lie, I pretty much agree. But if long distance love …

Wealthy People Save Money Like This

There’s no one among us who does not like to have more money. If you sometimes wonder about how the rich and successful have so much of it though, …

Personal Finance

6 experts on what you should know about body language at work

But what does that really mean? And how can you use that information? We asked the experts.<p>When we talk about language, we almost always are referring to words and sentences, nouns, verbs, dependent clauses, and all the various things that we can write down.<p>However, human communication is much …

Body Language

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9 quick tips to improve your mental health

Achieving better mental health sometimes requires professional help. People may need a therapist or even medication to deal with such disorders as depression and anxiety.<p>But those serious diagnoses aside, we could all do with a little brain tuneup. Fortunately, science has some suggestions for how …

Mental Health

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …

10 ways successful people cope with stress

Everyone experiences stress at work. And the fact is, some stress is good; it keeps us on our toes, helps us hit deadlines, encourages creative thinking, and helps people and projects move forward.<p>But too much stress is detrimental. The most productive and effective people have strategies for …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

Happiness

7 Habits You Should Learn From Successful People

According to Winston Churchill, “Success is ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Many people who want to be …

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.<p>There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.<p>“I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot …

Body Language

By a man’s fingernails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser-knees, by the calluses of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by …

Where Does The Little Voice Inside Your Head Come From?

Understanding it could tell us why some people hear voices that aren’t there.<p>Often represented in cartoons as the little devils or angels that sit …

5 Quick And Easy Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In The Office

When you feel close to flipping out, try one of these simple exercises to clear your head and calm your nerves.<p>When you think of relaxation, you think of meditating in the morning, or taking a hot bath at night—perhaps a glass of wine is in the picture too. But sometimes, when your day gets crazy …

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

College & University