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How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

Self-improvement

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Workplace Wellness

CAMH study finds possible chemical link between migration and psychosis

Brain chemistry could change under the stress of migration, increasing a newcomer’s risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses, according …

Easy Floating Shelves

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Why Every Country Kitchen Needs These Rustic Fruit Drawers

They have just the right amount of ventilation.<p>Though pull-out kitchen drawers have been around for a while now, we bet you've never seen them like this before.<p>Removable drawers fashioned from wooden crates are taking over Pinterest, and they're the ideal design feature for the farmhouse-loving …

Burn maximum fat in 4 weeks with the 'wheel' workout

Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d like to see—and the spokes are the …

Exercise

Procrastination? I'll get back to you...

<b>In these first days of the new year, millions of us will have embarked on a resolution for 2017.</b><p>And maybe a good percentage will already have given up and decided that maybe the following year will be the time to finally write that bestselling novel.<p>But why do we keep putting things off? Why is …

Procrastination

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

Landscape Photography

The 15-minute low-impact boot camp workout you can do right now

If you spent the year pushing yourself to reach your fitness goals (I can’t quit you, gallop), it’s time for some low-impact relief.<p>This is where LIT …

Boot Camp

Successful Pull Ups for Beginners: Say No to Bands

I have a rule when working with new athletes on pull ups. <b>I ask them to “just say no” to bands.</b> Bands are much like drugs in that once a person gets …

14 cooking tools everyone should have in their kitchen by age 30

To figure out what every adult kitchen needs (besides the basics, like silverware, cups, and plates), Business Insider consulted America's Test Kitchen, which is home to 50 food experts and the popular cooking show of the same name.<p>Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, two culinary scientists …

Stainless Steel

Always Missing Deadlines? Your Childhood Could Be To Blame.

Psychologists find that inconsistency in childhood routines may have negative effects in the long run.<p>Do you struggle with time management? Have a tough time getting things done? You may have Mom and Dad to thank for that.<p>Having a freewheeling, unpredictable daily home life as a child may have …

Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Successful Because of 1 Thing (and It's Not Their Age)

The science of success says that age is just a number.<p>From the <i>Forbes</i> 30 under 30 to the Thiel fellowship to the almost normative story of the college dropout-turned-startup-genius, it may seem like the secret to business success is youth. But a recent psychology finding has good news for all of us: …

Science Says This Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain in Shape

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better. Which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

Happiness, hormones and productivity

I’m not a regular follower of TED talks, but I recently stumbled upon one of them while researching for this. The talk is given by Shawn Achor, a …

8 Productivity Experts Reveal The Secret Benefits Of Their Morning Routines

Productivity experts spill their secrets on what gets them going first thing in the morning.<p>Morning sets the tone for the day, especially when it’s one of those times you wish you hadn’t gotten out of bed. So we asked eight productivity experts to give us a glimpse into their morning routines to …

Boy says farewell to best friend, 91-year-old World War II vet from next door

Emmett Rychner was the first to move away. Two years ago, the young preschooler moved to a neighboring town, leaving behind his best friend, Erling Kindem, a World War II veteran who lived next door.<p>Last week, the time arrived for a final goodbye.<p>Erling, 91, died last Saturday, just three days …

2 Daily Priorities That All Successful Leaders Never Ignore

Great leadership requires stamina, grit, focus, and discipline. Are you doing what you need to be your best?<p>A CEO client is over-extended, has too many priorities to juggle, and is simultaneously hyper-stressed and hyper-exhausted. Actually this describes many of my clients. Does this sound like …

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What Do You Call Leaders Without Followers? You Call Them Leaders

Sometimes leadership can be a very lonely walk.<p>In 2015, during his tumultuous tenure as Speaker of the House, Ohio congressman John Boehner left us with this thought on leadership:<p>"A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk."<p>In that one quote, John Boehner:<p>Demonstrated why so many …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

The Psychological Case for Dressing Way Up (or Down) for Work

At a talk at the James Beard Foundation last week, Tim Gunn — former fashion-design professor, forever fashion icon, only reality star that doesn’t …

Karl Lagerfeld

37 IKEA Lack Shelves Ideas And Hacks

IKEA Lack shelves are ones with the wall thanks to the concealed mounting hardware, and they perfectly serve for storage. There are lots of ideas to …

House Design

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …