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The Not So Secret To Being Happier

Dаn Hаrrіѕ’ book, 10% Happier: Hоw I Tаmеd thе Vоісе іn Mу Head, Rеduсеd Stress Wіthоut Losing Mу Edgе, аnd Fоund Sеlf-Hеlр That Aсtuаllу Wоrkѕ–A Truе Stоrу, is a uѕеful ѕtоrу thаt rеvеаlѕ the роtеntіаl power оf mеdіtаtіоn and mindfulness. Hаrrіѕ, аn anchor оn ABC’ѕ Nіghtlіnе, tells his ѕtоrу with brutаl honesty. Wоrkіng іn a competitive еnvіrоnmеnt, Hаrrіѕ ѕuссumbѕ tо thе vоісе in hіѕ head looking fоr саrееr аdvаnсеmеnt аt the еxреnѕе оf hіѕ own sanity. An оn air раnіс аttасk, induced bу hіѕ wоrk and hіѕ rеlіаnсе on drugѕ,…

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Nothing Beats Shaving Kit For Being The Best Christmas Gift For Men

We’ve already seen some folks put up holiday lights and decorations. Oh, yeah, the holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s high time we focus on what sizzling gifts we want to pick for our loved ones. Well, selecting the right gift for our menfolk isn’t always a walk in the park because they have completely different mindsets from us. We, the ladies, are often drawn to the intentions of the gifts – whether your better half pays attention to what you like or hints you’ve been dropping…

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How To Protect Your Focus From Being “Robbed” By Notifications and Social Media

Between a cell phone that’s always ringing, a plethora of social media apps vying for your attention, and a steady stream of text messages, it probably feels like you can never get a moment of peace. Think about how many times you’ve been working when a notification pops up on your screen. The message might be important, but more often than not, it’s just spam that pulls your focus away from your project. Imagine all the times you’ve been in a meeting and felt the distinctive buzzing of your cell…

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Being a Leader Is Overrated: Find Your Unique Superpower

Having interviewed hundreds of candidates, I heard similar patterns when it came to career goals. Many people talked about wanting to be leaders or managers when talking about future aspirations, yet when asked why, the answers were pretty disappointing. Most people responded with a general view that they’d just like to be some kind of leader or even that they should become a leader because that is seen as the epitome of success in some way. Leadership roles are mistakenly seen as superior to others Leadership doesn’t automatically mean you’re…

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Stop Being Mediocre Because of Picking the Wrong Battlefield

I believe many of us, either consciously or subconsciously believe that life is a quest of self improvement, a quest that only ends in death. This is a popular notion, after all, consider the abundance and popularity of self-help books and sites.The focus on improvement is so strong that, according to this graph The use of the word “improve” has been increasing steadily since the start of the 20th century Yet all this focus on a general improvement mean that we often don’t know what to focus on. We want…

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Why Pursuing Happiness Will Make You End up Being Unhappy

Ah, Happiness. It’s a feeling we have all felt (hopefully), but it’s certainly not a permanent state of mind. Here’s the thing, we only know how to try to focus on something happy because we’ve experienced sadness. And vice versa. It’s like your favorite food. Let’s assume you love cookie dough ice cream and whenever you eat it you’re happy. But if you constantly have a freezer stocked with that ice cream, someone gifting you with another one wouldn’t necessarily make you happier. Contrarily, if your freezer stopped running and…

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Warren Buffett Says Most People End up Being Average Because They Don’t Keep This List

Sitting down and setting your life goals can be exciting and motivating. It gives us purpose, sets clear intention, makes us feel productive and creates the feeling of moving forward. But have you ever started out making a mental or physical list of your goals only to end up with quite a few? Then when you start acting on them, they either end up cast aside or only half achieved? Having goals has been drummed into us from an early age but are having all these goals actually hindering us?…

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How to Remember Everything Without Being Hard Working

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge that you are expected to remember every day? The Digital Age can leave us feeling like we are in a constant state of information overload. We have so many things competing for our attention, that it can be hard to stay focused. Your memory is one of the first things to suffer in the communications bombardment. Luckily, there are a few strategies that you can adopt to improve your memory without having to turn into a supercomputer. Hack your brain’s storage system…

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Why You Shouldn’t Aim at Being an Optimistic Person

There is no disputing that it is important to be positive. But what most people won’t tell you about is the importance of negative emotions. I knew a guy who was potentially the most optimistic person anyone could meet. His resilience was like no other. I shall always recall the time when someone we knew had suffered a miscarriage. He said cheerily to her, “That’s not really bad news because it means you can still get pregnant again!” It seemed as though he was incapable of feeling anything negative. Nothing…

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Being Asked a Tricky Interview Question? Give These Skillful Responses to Earn Extra Time

You know that moment – your heart stops, you stop breathing, and your whole body freezes for a second. It feels like a whole millennium is passing by before your eyes. We are talking about the moment when an interviewer takes their seat right in front of you and you are expecting to hear an answer which you don’t have. It seems unfair, doesn’t it? No matter how much time you spend preparing yourself [1] and going through various questions while having multiple answers in your mind just before you enter…

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