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Month: January 2016

Fixed Or Grown? How Your Mindset About Intelligence Determines Your Success

Fixed Or Grown? How Your Mindset About Intelligence Determines Your Success

BY BRIANNA WIEST Of all the beliefs we carry about ourselves, Carol Dweck argues there is one that stands out among the rest. After 20 years of research, she concluded that the way we approach the acquisition of intelligence actually carves out whether or not we’ll be successful. There are two particular mindsets people have, “incremental” or “entity.” Incremental is the belief that intelligence and skill can be grown and developed; entity is the belief that intelligence and skill is…

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5 Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are Happier

5 Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are Happier

Joan Moran       Creative Thought Leader, author, blogger, creative thought leader, wellness expert       09/28/2015  On my way to New Orleans last December, I sat next to a man who was a project manager in northern California. Since I was about to embark on writing a speech about business leadership, I asked him what he thought were the best practices for managing a business. He advised me to read a book called, It’s Your Ship, by Captain…

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10 Common Myths About Emotions (and Why They’re Wrong)

10 Common Myths About Emotions (and Why They’re Wrong)

Posted Oct 16, 2015    Shahram Heshmat Ph.D.  How well do you understand your own emotions? Nietzsche (link is external)once said that we are often most clueless about what is closest to us. Nothing is closer to us than our own emotions; nevertheless, we do not understand them. Following is a list of some common misunderstanding about emotions: 1. You can’t help how you feel. Emotions are forms of judgment . A person’s emotional experience typically results from a subjective…

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The Most Overlooked Quality Needed for Relationship Success

The Most Overlooked Quality Needed for Relationship Success

Susan Winter    01/18/2016  How do we know if the person we’re dating is the right choice for our long-term happiness? What steps can we take when the partnership we have is becoming less rewarding? Picking the right partner is essential to a relationship’s success. Most of us understand this foundational principle, and enter the dating scene with clarity of purpose. We know what we want. We know our end goals. And we know the qualities we desire in a…

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How to Change Your Life, Even If You’re Terrified to Do It

How to Change Your Life, Even If You’re Terrified to Do It

by Shannon Kaiser     January 24, 2016 This post is part of a series by Shannon Kaiser called Live Your Life — a primer on finding your passion and living with purpose. Each day this week, we’ll post one article offering the foundational elements you need to go deeper in the search for your life’s true meaning. When you’re ready to take the next step, check out Shannon’s course: Get Unstuck: How To Find Your Calling & Live A…

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10 Spices & Condiments To Keep In Your Kitchen

10 Spices & Condiments To Keep In Your Kitchen

by Rocco DiSpirito  January 22, 2016 Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito’s latest book, The Negative Calorie Diet, is all about eating whole foods to fuel your metabolism. In this excerpt he talks spices — and the best ones to incorporate into your diet for maximum benefits. Spices offer a variety of fat-burning and health-promoting benefits. Here are my favorite “negative calorie” condiments and spices: 1. Cayenne pepper Regarded across various cultures as a medicinal food for at least 9,000 years, cayenne…

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7 Free Ways To Fight The Effects Of Aging

7 Free Ways To Fight The Effects Of Aging

By Dr. Agnes Frankel    October 3, 2014  The essence of anti-aging medicine is not only prolonging one’s life span, but to ensure that we are experiencing life while being our best, most vibrant, energetic and healthy self — whether in our 20s or 60s. Think of your body as an ocean full of beautiful underwater life. When the water is dirty there is no way the colorful fish will stay healthy and vital. The same goes for your cells…

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Lacking Vitamin D? Mushrooms Can Sunbathe For You This Winter

Lacking Vitamin D? Mushrooms Can Sunbathe For You This Winter

By: Joe Leech    January 19, 2016    Follow Joe at @DietvsDisease Have you been advised by your doctor to get more vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”? It has become a major health concern in recent years, with the occurrence of vitamin D deficiencies slowly on the rise. In fact, almost half (41.6 percent) of the U.S. population is deficient in this crucial vitamin according to data from 2005-2006. Considering we rely very heavily on the sun’s UV light to…

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10 Reasons Why Life Gets Better As You Grow Up (Not the Opposite Way Around)

10 Reasons Why Life Gets Better As You Grow Up (Not the Opposite Way Around)

 Brianna Wiest   Writer, editor, professional human being. Founder of Soul Anatomy  11/30/2015   We don’t age by years, we age by experience. Yet, we’re largely under the impression that life gets worse as it goes on — the “golden days” we’ve attributed to being our budding adolescence, yet generally speaking, that is the most difficult and uncertain time of life, both biologically and socially. Research shows that we get better as we age, we become happier as life progresses,…

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Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk

Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk

BY LISA RAPAPORT  Mon Jan 18, 2016  (Reuters Health) – Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help improve the picture, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers conducted a sleep experiment with 19 healthy young men and found just four nights of sleep deprivation were linked to changes in their blood suggesting their bodies weren’t handling sugar as well as usual. But then, when they let the…

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