Vishal Gondal

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Honestly Cheap: 5 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

How making wellness a priority made us a better company.<p>The darkest day I ever had at Honest Tea happened in April 2015, when my beloved personal assistant passed away unexpectedly. It reminded me how fragile life can be, and reinforced why health and wellness are a big part of our company …

A Longing For Lentils, Or How I Learned To Find Home Where The Daal Is

I have lived in eight countries and 10 cities. I have never lived anywhere for longer than six years. But the one constant in my life, my anchor in a changing world, my defense against perpetual culture shock, is my pot of <i>daal.</i><p><i>Daal —</i> yellow, red, brown or black — is a staple across India. It is …

South India

18 Mistakes that kill startups

How To Start a Startup<p>Share206<p>Tweet<p>Share174<p>+14<p>Shares 384<p><i>This column is by Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator.</i><p>In the Q & A period after a recent …

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

Stress is known to be one of the biggest causes of medical visits in the U.S., and it can have an extremely negative impact on your physical and …

Mindfulness

Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

We're told again and again that "diets don't work."<p>So what are we supposed to do?<p>Many people are turning to mindfulness – noticing the here and now without judgment – in hopes of breaking bad eating habits.<p>“It’s about creating a new lasting relationship with your eating. It’s not deciding I’m going …

Mindfulness

Ericsson (ERIC) Report Shows Huge Potential in Wearables

Communication technology and services giant <b>Ericsson</b> ERIC has released a new ConsumerLab Report, which focuses on wearable technology and the Internet …

Fitbit Users Are Finding Creative Ways to Cheat

Customers using wearable fitness trackers from companies such as Fitbit (fit) are devising creative ways to log extra steps without actually doing …

Wearable Tech

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

How Bad Is Soda, Really? - Quiet Corner

Despite public health campaigns spreading the anti-sugar message, soda is still a favored drink of our nation. The average US citizen guzzles an …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success | Inc.com

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and …

Motivation

The Best Travel Products of 2015

Not only is this Rimowa carry-on a stunner, but its utilitarian inside includes a quilted tech fabric with two removable dividers to maximize …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Psychology