Preeta Ganguli

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Do People Really Change?

"Personality" is a word used to describe traits that are consistent across time and place. For example, we expect a highly extraverted person to be …

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

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, …

Why This New Alternative To Divorce Has People Scared

<i>"The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving."</i> ~ Elizabeth Gilbert<p>Right after extended family vacations, therapists and attorneys see an increase in calls from couples that have had enough of their unhappy marriage and want to …

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. Users will have to undergo a series of tests that test the …

Why Startups Fail and What Experts Have to Say About It (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as there is no one path that guarantees success, there is not one single mistake that will doom a startup to failure -- there’s more than 50, actually.<p>These reasons fall under nine umbrella categories, including business ideas, …

8 Common Ways Small Businesses Waste Money Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I hate seeing money lost to wasted marketing. After talking to hundreds of small business owners, I’ve discovered many inadvertently waste much of their budget on misused or ineffective tactics and tools.<p>Marketing budgets for small …

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

Consciousness

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It's a buzz word right now.<p>Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

A Beginner’s Chakra Guide for Improving Communication & Self-Expression.

The chakra system is the healing force within us. When it flows, we flow.<p>Think of it as an energetic connection flowing between mind, body and soul. …

Why One Orthopedic Surgeon Is Prescribing Meditation Over Medication

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was requiring new warning labels for certain types of opioid painkillers. According to this <i>New York Times</i> report, “Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States than car crashes.”<p>Increasingly, both doctors and patients are …

Mindfulness

5 Money-Wasters Your Startup Does Not Need

If you have ever ordered the steak and lobster special at a dinner that your startup was paying for, go slap yourself. And then do it again, just so you remember that feeling. It will actually be a lot worse if you run out of cash.<p>Startup founders are optimistic. They have to be, to take what …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

The very real pain of ‘imaginary’ illnesses

How do you tell a patient that their paralysis, blindness, or seizures are “all in the mind”? As the doctor Suzanne O’Sullivan explains to BBC Future, our thoughts and feelings can move the body in mysterious ways that are just as frightening as any physical illness.<p>Soon after Suzanne O’Sullivan …

Mental Health

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation