Allison McManus

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24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Meditation Master Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Breaks Down the Jedi Mind Trick

Jon Kabat-Zinn

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

Business Development

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

The Brain

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Meet the Secret Superfood You're Probably Already Eating

If you’re an avid Indian food orderer, love swinging by a falafel joint on your way home from work (or the bar), or can’t wait for cold weather so …

Science Says These 5 Things Will Make You Happier

<b>Practice daily gratitude.</b> Expressing gratitude has been shown to do more than improve your mood. People who write down a few positive things about …

Being bilingual makes people's brains more efficient and could combat cognitive ageing, study finds

Scientists have found that the benefits of being bilingual stretch much further than those commonly associated with being fluent in two languages - …

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>Research has shown that regular meditation offers a host of health and psychological advantages. …

Meditation

Four important ways to chill out after a tough day

When something super embarrassing happens to you at work, or you flubbed a big presentation because your boss didn’t buy into your vision, it’s easy …

How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

We know that mindfulness can transform the life of an individual. But did you know it could also change the world?<p>We are facing increasingly complex …

How To Create Mindful Leadership

For the last few years, mindfulness has been getting a lot of attention and press.<p>According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leading thinker in the field, mindfulness is about “Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” It is about being more in the present …

Mindfulness

The Best Secret Spots in America's National Parks, From a Couple Who Visited All 59

Each one of America’s 59 national parks has its well-known, must-see stops -- you probably aren’t going to hit Yellowstone without swinging by Old …

National Parks

Shooting 10 Powerful Street Photos in One Ugly Location

When I started out in photography, I always thought: if I could shoot in New York City, Tokyo, Paris or Amsterdam, my street photos would be much …

Pay attention: Practice can make your brain better at focusing

A new study examines how expertise changes the brain<p>Practicing paying attention can boost performance on a new task, and change the way the brain processes information, a new study says. This might explain why learning a new skill can start out feeling grueling, but eventually becomes more natural …

The Brain

Here’s How to Shoot Spectacular Fireworks Photos Next Week on the 4th of July (VIDEO)

If you want to make great images of next week’s 4th of July fireworks festivities it’s important to know what you’re doing before the spectacle …

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Time I

How to Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can …

Mindfulness

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

If you've been spending time scrolling through your social media feed or reading the news lately, chances are good that you've crossed paths with the word "mindfulness." The practice has recently become a major part of discussions regarding sleep, stress, and anxiety, and unlike quick fixes and …

Letting Mindfulness Change Your Life

Mindfulness is an area that is creating an extraordinary amount of attention these days. From the impact of mindfulness on the Seattle Seahawks, to boosting test scores, and improving cardiovascular health, we are made aware of the vast array of benefits from almost every corner of society. The …

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 …

Lead more balanced life and boost your confidence with simple meditation techniques

Meditation is an art and science of mind-body practice. It oversees our attention to our deeper thoughts and breath. Meditation helps us develop …

Meditation

7 Simple Life Hacks That Will Make You Smarter

Looking to perform better mentally? Do the following.<p><i>Do you want to be smarter?</i><p>You can't boost your IQ overnight, but you can get a little smarter every day.<p>With enough motivation and determination, anyone can expand their mental capabilities and become smarter.<p>Integrating new habits into your …

3 Simple Ways to Sharpen Your Mental Focus

Corporate coach Chris Majer explains how a simple breathing technique can improve your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur. When you own a business, all of the weight is on your shoulders. You are responsible …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …