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9 Signs You're A Perfectionist (And That's Not A Good Thing)

“I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” Phrases like that are often a bit of a humble brag said by individuals who insist that although their pursuit of excellence can be a bit of a drag, it’s also a badge of honor.<p>And while the drive excellence can be the key to success — elite athletes, groundbreaking …

Self-improvement

From giraffes to Airstreams: Top 9 glamping destinations in California

We love sleeping bags and tents as much as any happy camper, but there’s something beguiling about glamping — the portmanteau name for glamorous …

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How to get the benefits of meditation at the office without meditating

The below comes from Matthew E. May, the author of "Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking."<p>May, whose new book will be available at the end of May, recently wrote an enlightening New York Times piece on the subject of mindfulness in advance of "Winning the Brain Game's" …

17 Inspirational New Year's Reads For The Self-Help Skeptic

Any book can be a self-help book!<p>A new year, a new you! Right? It's tough to keep those New Year's resolutions, though, and a little guidance or inspiration never hurts. The right book means you're never going it alone with your plan to be more generous with your time, to commit to hitting the gym, …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

If Mindfulness Makes You Uncomfortable, It’s Working

I recently had a conversation with a client named Claire, who shared that her company had been touting the benefits of mindfulness, and she was giving mindfulness a try with a meditation app. But she was frustrated that it wasn’t helping her feel more relaxed — instead, she was actually a bit more …

The 5 Most Important Things We Learned About Mindfulness This Year

Scientists uncovered even more benefits of meditation.<p>2014 may have been the year of the "mindful revolution," but 2015 proved that mindfulness is here to stay.<p>The more we learn about mindfulness -- the cultivation of a focused awareness on the present moment, most commonly through meditation -- …

The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

How to Be an Alien by George Mikes (1946)<p>I may have mentioned this before, but I’m a dad now. As a result, almost all the books I’ve received this year remain hopelessly unread. Some of them – like What She Left by TR Richmond and The Universe in our Hand by Christophe Galfard – are supposed to be …

Books

100 Amazing Mini Habits That Will Make 2016 Awesome

Today I'm sharing with you my top 100 tips on work and life.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over the …

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21 signs you're a narcissist

Kim Kardashian.Getty/Cindy Ord<p>You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests.<p>That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

'What I learned about relationships after cheating on my wife'

“The unconscious purpose of marriage is to finish childhood.” The speaker is Harville Hendrix, a former preacher turned relationship guru. He’s Messianic in his delivery and sense of self-importance. It would almost be off-putting if his message wasn’t so accurate.<p>Ingrid, my wife, and I sit in a …