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Design Thinking Handbook—from DesignBetter.Co

In 1958, 4 months after Sputnik launched and President Eisenhower created NASA, a Stanford engineering professor named John Arnold proposed that</i> …

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

What Is Concealed Depression and How Can You Spot Its Sneaky Symptoms?

When you think of depression, you may be inclined to picture someone who struggles to get out of bed every morning and is barely able to function. But unlike many medical conditions, depression is one that often goes unseen and undiagnosed. That's because many sufferers actually experience …

Hobbies

What Trump's opioid announcement means -- and doesn't mean

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump declared a nationwide public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis Thursday at a White House event, rather than issuing a national disaster declaration.<p>Both are forms of national emergency declarations, but the primary difference is the scope and …

Health Care

How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark.<p>Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, “You look good for someone your age.” Snark also includes cynical comments like, …

Self-help

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

8 early warning signs that your creative project is headed for trouble

2) Problem avoidance.<p>Whenever I encounter this during an interview, I wonder why the person became an artist in the first place. Illustration, …

Creativity

10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency | Inc.com

The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the difference between behaviors that …

Self-help

When distraction is a good thing

Is distraction a curse or a blessing? Not giving full attention to what we should be doing makes us miss deadlines, fail classes, and crash into …

Behind the Scenes: An Insider Look at The Challenge of a Rebrand

Let’s rewind a bit:<p>Benchmark started back in 2004 as an email marketing service that was easy to use and accessible to anyone hoping to grow their …

How better onboarding cut our drop-off rate dramatically

Writing for onboarding is a UX writer’s bread and butter.<p>If our job is to to tell a complete, consistent, compelling story to a user, then the start …

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Self-improvement

6 Small Changes You Can Make to Immediately to Improve Your Happiness at Work | Inc.com

If you take a look at social media, it might seem like everyone out there has an amazing job that he or she is in love with. And you wouldn't be wrong--people are almost five times as likely to tweet about loving their job than hating it. You might occasionally wonder, "What am I doing wrong?" …

Happiness

How to push past your biggest anxieties and act

<i>Stocksy</i><p>Here’s something you might want to consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do, says …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Note-Taking

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

12 Things You Should Expect From a Creative Director

It seems like EVERYBODY in advertising is a “creative director” these days. But the title means different things to different people.<p>What’s fair to …

Creativity

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Rest-Pause: The Training Trick that Can Help You Force Your Muscles to Grow

A moment’s hesitation can get you in a world of trouble. For instance, you’re crossing the street and look up to see a semi barreling down on you, …

Muscle

The Top 10 Behaviors of Remarkably Bad Bosses | Inc.com

While employees get a bad rap for misbehaving at the office, there are plenty of bosses behaving badly. And when that occurs, their behavior can have deeply negative impacts on their organizations, and their employees and customers. According to the Gallup Organization, a bad boss is the number one …

Top 10

4 Habits Of Employees You Should Promote Immediately

You’ve probably already got high performers whose talents you could be developing more than you are. Here’s how to identify them.<p>High turnover is bad for morale, it’s expensive, and it can sink the performance of even your most loyal employees. But it’s become something of a new normal, and …

Particle X could be the biggest physics breakthrough in decades

And right now, physicists think that may be happening in a huge way.<p>Here's how particle physicist Michele Redi describes the recent buzz in Scientific American:<p>"This is by far the most exciting thing that has happened in particle physics over the last three decades. If this hint of new physics is …

Physics

Playing An Instrument Is Like Training Your Brain Tremendously, Science Says

The Brain

How to Fall Asleep Faster and Wake Up Feeling Incredibly Refreshed

It’s all about keeping your mind at peace.<p>If you’re like most people, you’ve been affected by stress-related sleep problems at some point or another, …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no …

A minimalist shares 10 things we can opt out of to make our lives more simple

We think we can't live without these things, but actually, we can.<p>We can opt out.<p>Think about how busy our lives have become. Think about how distracted we've become.<p>Think about how many things needlessly pull on our attention, our time, our money, our sanity.<p>We have let these things overcome us, …

Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It's like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you-the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you …

Myers-Briggs