Urooj Mazhar

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10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Mindful Eating: a Yoga Mat for Your Mouth

Yoga is union. Mindful eating is also yoga — in the sense that eating unites your body and mind’s intention through a moment of eating presence. …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Care About Your Culture? Here Are Nine Metrics To Watch

Smart leaders are starting to realize that organizational culture isn’t just a nice thing — it’s everything in business. It’s the most important element of your organization’s success, by a mile. Nothing good can happen unless the culture is healthy. No matter what else you measure, none of it will …

The Workplace

33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1B2iuVo<p>We all try to be productive. We all have lots of stuff that we need to get done, for work, …

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!)<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we love the striking black designs she's chosen, which would …

Living Rooms

Your Guide to Must-Have Fall Makeup

The Secret History Of Thoughts

Co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, "Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?" The answer can have profound consequences for your life.<p>Dark Thoughts<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Locked-In Man<p><b>Toggle more options</b>

Top 6 Essential Android And iOS Apps From This Week

It’s time for this week’s Android and iOS app round-up. As usual, the apps included will be a combination of the best of what has been released this week, but also my favourite must-have apps that I’ve recently come across.<p>If you’ve got an app suggestion, or, if you’re a developer and want me to …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Is your team stressed out? These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even when your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? How can you help them focus on what really needs to …

Time Management

Passion vs. Pragmatism: You Can’t Always Do What You Want

0<p>SHARES<p>We’ve always encouraged our children to follow their dreams. And we’ve always told our children that they could grow up to be whatever they …

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

Beverly Brooks shed 40 percent of her starting weight after she found the right motivation.<p><b>Before:</b> 206 pounds <b>After:</b> 126 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>In the fifth grade, my dad died, so I turned to food to cope. I can remember my <i>exact</i> McDonald's order to this day: a double cheeseburger (ketchup only), …

You’re Never Too Experienced to Fake It Till You Learn It

Novices emulate favorite bosses and colleagues in an effort to look and talk as if they know what they are doing — even when they have no clue. It’s how they develop and grow (just as children do, first imitating their parents, then their peers). But this natural — and efficient — learning process …

Leadership

10 Important Reasons to Start Making Time for Silence, Rest and Solitude

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>It's amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator -- the sudden silence is a startling reprieve. Likewise, we become numb to the buzz of our technology saturated world.<p>Smartphone users check their device every 6.5 minutes, which works …

5 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt This Year

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with “the basics,” and the stats show …

Nutrition

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

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Trends

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: New Year’s Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the …

20 Little Ways To Be Healthier (In Under 5 Minutes)

It’s a New Year, so we’re all on the “I’m gonna be better” tip. I used to think resolutions were for chumps, but now I’m kind of into focusing on …

How-To: Secret Bookshelf Storage Box

Are you a crafty bookworm? Hide your treasures—or maybe important documents and your whiskey collection—in plain sight with this sneaky tutorial for making your own secret bookshelf storage box from Chris at Man Made!<p>This would be a great way to repurpose those damaged books piled up at your local …

Thrifting

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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DIY Origami Bows From Magazine Pages

Add an unique twist to your gifts this holiday season by making your own origami bow from upcycled magazine pages with this clever tutorial from How About Orange, which uses an origami pattern from Let’s create.<p>There are plenty of origami bow patterns out there that you can try, but using scrap …

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Top 15 Trends for 2015

Every year, my team of futurists at Frost & Sullivan puts their heads together to come up with the top trends for the upcoming year.<p>Last year, the team did particularly well with its top 14 trends for 2014. In particular, the team’s predictions on 3-D, virtual currency, online retailing, Big Data, …