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A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- …

Are Your Goals Too Big?

I remember when reaching my goals felt like a lottery.<p><i>Maybe it's my turn. Maybe I'll stay motivated this time.</i><p>All of the books and articles I read told me if I wanted to succeed in my goals, I just had to want it more. If I failed, it was because I didn't have enough desire. To show and ignite my …

Motivation

Study: What Separates Successful Entrepreneurs From Those Who Fail

Many people starting a brand new business wonder if they’ve got the right stuff to succeed. Recent research by Xero, a provider of cloud-based accounting software used widely by the self-employed, suggests that the habits, practices and experiences that pave the way to entrepreneurial staying power …

Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

Traveling abroad, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming. From figuring out transit systems to finding places to say, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why over the past several years, I’ve come to rely on a handful of choice apps to help me travel better, smarter, and …

Super Bowl 50 Prize Money: Bonus Payout Distribution for Panthers vs. Broncos

The chance to win a title is more than enough to motivate members of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, but offering a further financial incentive will only sweeten the pot for the winning team.<p>Granted, everybody will be a bit richer after the Super Bowl, according to …

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 …

5 Self-Sabotaging Habits Holding You Back (And How To Fix Them)

The new year comes with new opportunities and a fresh batch of motivation to follow through on our promises. Inevitably, life happens, and sticking …

Happiness

20 habits to get mentally stronger

Everyone wants to start out 2016 strong, but it’s finishing strong that’s also important. Many resolutions and goals are never reached because we get …

Happiness

Top 10 Ways to Be More Productive When Working from Home

Many of us work more productively when we’re at home compared to working in an office environment. But working from home is not without its own …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

5 Paths to Growth Every Entrepreneur Should Explore

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2016 in full swing, countless people from all walks of life are looking to make positive changes that will help them become better, higher-functioning individuals this year. For today's busy entrepreneurs, the right actions can go a …

Entrepreneurship

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Health

What is it you do when you first wake up? Do you greet your day with a stretch and a cup of coffee or tea? Do you exercise or do yoga? Whatever it is that you are doing to create your day, if you haven't opened your day through deep breathing via meditation then you are going to be lost to …

Meditation

Can your diet shape your mental health?

<i>This is part of a series about improving mental health research, diagnosis and treatment. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #OpenMinds</i><p>Only recently have scientists begun to explore the relationship between nutrition and mental health. While the science is relatively new and much of …

Depression: sharing my story | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

Andy Baddeley is a two-time Olympian and Britain’s number one 1,500m runner. He blogs about his experiences of depression.<p>Sometimes it's hard to get …

Introverts & Extroverts Have Different Brains: Which One Are You?

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Want a Better Brain? Get Moving (Podcast)

<i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a</i> …

The NFL's 2015 contract year superstars

Which players entering the final year of their contracts have the most leverage? Which have the most on the line?<p>In the NFL, as in other sports leagues, it's important to take note of players entering the "contract year," or final season under their current deals. The prospect of an uncertain …

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12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

5 Weekend Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to work longer hours than anyone else, but they also know that they have to fuel that success.<p>While researching to compare my …

Entrepreneurship

Five Startups Trying to Stop You From Wasting Your Valuable Time

These companies are putting out business lifehack products, earning entrepreneurs precious time back.<p>There are close to 44,000 minutes in one month. Although that may sound like a lot, menial tasks and inefficient software can eat up those minutes, leaving you with less time to do many of the …

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

Could An Asteroid Impact Knock The Moon Into Earth? [Video]

Sounds crazy, but hear us out in our latest episode of Ask Us Anything<p>Admit it: You've looked up at the sky and pondered the immense power of stuff in space. Those tiny twinkling stars are actually burning masses of nuclear fusion. Those shooting stars are potentially city-destroying meteorites. …