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Four Lifestyle Choices May Offset Risk of Cognitive Decline

Source:  Psychology Today Author:  Christopher Bergland   Healthy lifestyle behaviors may offset someone’s genetic risk of dementiaaccording to a new study, “Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk...

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Moving Beyond “I Can’t!” – ADHD-friendly ways to overcome procrastination without shame.

By Michelle Frank, Psy.D., and Sari Solden, M.S. for Psychology Today Have you ever heard the word “start” used in the sense of being startled? As in, “to flinch or recoil in alarm”? According to the very...

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10 Ways to Determine if You Are Boring

Originally posted to Psychology Today by Barbara Greenberg Ph.D   We all want to be seen and described in many ways. Perhaps, some of us want to be described as interesting. Others want to be described as fun....

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This 1 Word Makes Others Think Less of You, and You Probably Say It at Least 8 Times a Day

How many times a day do you use the word “sorry”? Statistics on Americans are hard to find, but the BBC reports British people say it at least eight times a day, and some say it as often as 20 times a day....

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How To Break A Bad Habit And Cha-Cha Your Way To Success

Ever have a small setback or fall into a bad mood and throw your resolutions to the wind? Ever say to hell with it because you blew your eating plan when you polished off that chocolate bar in the morning, so you decide...

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8 TIPS FOR MAKING A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION IN A JOB INTERVIEW

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Heather Spruill. The beginning of an interview is about presentation. The executive summary of this answer is: Be prepared and confident. Before I get into specific...

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There’s A Good Reason for Why We ‘Uh’ and ‘Um’ When We Talk

Ever catch yourself saying “uhhh” too many times? Many people vow to cut back on relying on such verbal crutches once they realize they’re using them, but they’re not just filler. It seems they act as a cue of...

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Six Ways to Stop the Internet from Ruining Your Day

According to Nielsen, the average American spends three hours a day staring into a phone or tablet. Factor in TVs and computers, and it’s up to about nine hours in the glow of a screen. That’s a lot of time that...

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Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

I sit down at the table, move my napkin to my lap, and put my phone on the table face-down. I am at a restaurant, I am relaxed, and I am about to start lying to myself. I’m not going to check my phone, I tell myself....

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10 Ways to Make Love Last Forever

Having a good and long-lasting relationship isn’t rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that...

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Survey: Streaming Surpasses Pay TV In U.S. Households For The First Time

In recent years, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have soared in popularity, turning into one of Americans’ favorite ways to consume video content. With more digital media and...

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4 Relationship Mistakes Busy People Make

Often when a married or long-term couple break up, it seems to come out of the blue for one of the two people. The shocked person might say “I knew things weren’t perfect, but I didn’t realize s/he...

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The Importance of Meditation And How it Can Improve Your Life

The importance of meditation cannot be emphasized enough. If you’re new to meditation then you probably aren’t yet familiar with the many, many benefits you can achieve through this simple yet profound practice....

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11 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Don’t Like

It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter people with whom you disagree. There are some people you instantly click with and others you can take or leave. And then, there are the select few you just can’t stand! How...

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11 Strategies for Managing Stress

The root of stress management is realizing stress is information that we can examine and use, and the first step in understanding that data is becoming mindful of our stress and its impact upon us, says Kathleen Hall,...

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Be yourself at work — It’s healthier and more productive

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At work, it’s healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and...

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Different Kinds Of Loneliness – Having Poor Quality Relationships Is Associated With Greater Distress Than Having Too Few

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Loneliness not only feels bad, experts have characterized it as a disease that increases the risk of a range of physical and psychological disorders. Some national prevalence estimates for loneliness are alarming....

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Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food

Here’s a new negotiating tactic: enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid. When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and...

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The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success

In 1999, a trio of economists emerged from a conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, squinting without sunglasses in the unfamiliar sun, and began a slow walk through the hills overlooking the city. The...

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How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks

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We all know that it takes hard work to achieve our goals. And in the world of business and entrepreneurship, we often hear how we must be willing to sacrifice weeks, months, even years of slaving away to succeed. But...

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A Workplace That Works: How to Create a Workspace That Improves Productivity

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Every day, businesses encourage their employees to be more productive. But in an office setting, what exactly does that mean?   “Workplace productivity isn’t about getting from point A to point B in the...

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How to Improve Your Memory Retention and Productivity

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An entrepreneur’s work is never done, but sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or worn out. In these moments, productivity often grinds to a halt and it can be difficult to even remember important tasks...

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Thinking outside the box: Adults with ADHD not constrained in creativity

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People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a University of Michigan study found that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative...

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How brains of doers differ from those of procrastinators

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Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have analyzed why certain people tend to put tasks off rather than tackling them directly. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they identified two brain areas whose volume and...

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Meditation helping professionals improve concentration and reduce stress while they work

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The age-old method of encouraging and developing concentration and techniques to help stress management is proving a hit with stressed-out workers, Meditation Revolution founder Stevie Rose says. It is about teaching...

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Don’t Become An Information Junkie: A Balance Between Learning And Taking Action

One of the biggest traps of any type of self improvement is becoming an “information junkie.” An “information junkie” is someone who spends a lot of time reading books, watching videos, and listening to podcasts...

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Feeling Lazy Today? This Is How You Break the Laziness Loop

Last night, before I went to bed, I mapped out what I was going to do today. After my morning routine, I planned to crank out this article before 11 a.m., answer emails, grab lunch and prepare for my afternoon meetings....

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You Need to Know About This Unheard of Technique for Starting New Habits

They say it takes 21 consecutive days for a new habit to be formed. For those of us who feel like we can’t stick it out for three weeks, these 21 days sound excruciating, especially when we keep using the same...

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These techniques are proven to boost certain cognitive functions

Image Credit: Amy Treasure via Unsplash 1. Mindfulness Meditation is an ancient practice that rests on training your brain to focus its attention on the present moment, rather than the past or future. Studies suggest...

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Your Desk Is Making You Stupid

By Jessica Stillman Contributor, Inc.com @EntryLevelRebel Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you. According to the New York Times, scientists discovered that when we sit all day,...

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The Older We Get, the Faster Time Moves

By Mark Young Einstein was asked to explain relativity. He explained it like this: Imagine you are deeply in love. The person you are in love with must go away for 2 years, and you have 10 minutes with them before they...

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5 Calendar Hacks to Save 5 Hours Every Week

Image Credit: Getty Images By Nicholas Sonnenberg, Co-founder, Leverage   Everyone is busy these days, but entrepreneurs might take the cake as the busiest people on the planet. There is, however, a difference...

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What No Mother with Young Children Can Afford to Leave Off Her Shopping List

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I was shopping at Costco recently, enjoying the great value as always. While waiting in line to check out I got to chatting with a few young mothers-with babies in tow-who were waiting as well. Me being me I was curious...

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8 Steps that Can Lead You to a More Fulfilling Life

There’s a reason people love the start of a New Year – or the first day of spring, or maybe the first day of school. The idea of a clean slate – of making changes or starting over fresh – can be exhilarating....

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Is It Past Time to Reprogram the Software in Your Brain?

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We all fall into habits and routines – it’s the nature of being human. But even when you realize your daily behaviors are inhibiting you from achieving your goals, that doesn’t mean you can just vow to change one...

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Are Millennials Inheriting the Nation Our Founding Fathers Envisioned?

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American young people, who helped make Bernie Sanders a contender if not a winner in the Democratic Party’s primary, may play a critical role in the general election. But as they cast their ballots, millennials might...

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How to Become More Generous in a Me-First World

Americans like to think of themselves as generous people. And often, the numbers back that up, such as a recent report that revealed they gave a record $373.3 billion to charity in 2015. But as impressive as that sum...

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Show, Don’t Tell, Is One of the Secrets to Raising Happy Children

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Do this. Be here. Listen to me. Any good parent wants to raise happy, well-adjusted children, but the way they go about often undermines that goal. “As a rabbi, I’ve watched a lot of parents over the years,” says...

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3 Financial Steps that Will Help You Get your Fiscal House in Order

Parents often are encouraged to teach their children how to handle money and to begin those lessons at an early age. One problem with that, though, is many adults aren’t all that financially literate themselves. For...

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4 Tips for Helping your Child Disconnect  from the Electronic World

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Ever since Nintendo made the Pokemon Go video game app available, young people have been exploring their communities with their eyes firmly fixed on their smartphones rather than on the wonders of the world. If endless...

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