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You Are The Only Thing That Can’t Go Against Your Goal

We pray for luck, pray for things to go well, when we are trapped in a tough situation, we blame ourselves and people around us. “There is no light without dark, no good without evil”. Remind yourself you will only go up if you are at your lowest point. The post You Are The Only Thing That Can’t Go Against Your Goal appeared first on Lifehack. Lifehack

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5 Amazing Women You Can’t Turn Down

The battle of the sexes has been waged for centuries. Women have had to fight at every turn for their rights and to be treated with respect. But women are strong – and these books prove it! If you want to be uplifted and inspired, grab these five stories. Each provides you with an insight into some of history’s most distinguished women. 1. The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait (by Frida Kahlo) This beautiful book provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the artist Frida Kahlo. Spanning…

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Redefining “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness”

Think of the last time your bought something you really wanted. How did you feel afterwards? It felt good. Now, is there something else you really want? Maybe a new laptop, smartphone, or some nice clothes. Buying that thing, whatever it is, will bring you happiness. When you finally have it, you will be excited to try it out. As cliche as it says “money can’t buy you happiness”, we feel happy when we buy the things we want. The Real Reason Why You Are Happy When You Buy Stuff…

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Why You Can’t Pay off a Sleep Debt You’ve Accumulated Over the Week

We’ve all been there: you’ve woken up promptly at 6 or 7 in the morning Monday through Friday, dragging and exhausted as you got ready for work. Then when Saturday rolls around, you wake up and check your phone to discover it’s already noon. While this is something we can relate to, it’s not actually “normal.” When you don’t sleep enough during the week yet wake up early every day, you may try to compensate for that sleep-deprivation you feel by sleeping in on the weekend. However, you may have…

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I Insisted That I Can’t Meditate. Then I Changed My Mind.

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now being constantly bombarded with information and feel pressured to connect and respond all the time. As a result, we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and in a constant state of anxiety. Maintaining such a frenetic lifestyle is clearly unsustainable for our physical and emotional health. Yet, despite this, we continue to pound at a furious pace to get ahead. If this describes you and…

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Why “Statistics Show” And “Science Says” Can’t Always Be Trusted

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics!” Have you heard this phrase before? It demonstrates how people can use statistics to strengthen arguments, specifically weak arguments. This simple comic demonstrates a logical fallacy we often fall for. We have all deferred to an expert or a position of authority before, yet how do we know they were accurate? This is called Authority Bias. Let’s take a look at how this works:[1] Person X is an authority in a particular field. Person X says something about a topic in their respective field. Person…

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How to Stay Motivated Even Though You Can’t See Yourself Moving Forward

Have you ever tried reaching a goal that was labor and time intensive such as, losing a substantial amount of weight, finishing an educational program, or training for a marathon? If so, you understand the struggle of chasing a long-term goal. As humans, we are hardwired to seek and engage in activities that provide us instant gratification. We operate on what psychologists call the ‘pleasure principle’.[1] The pleasure principle is the primary force that compels human beings to seek immediate satisfaction of their needs, wants, and urges. Pursuing long-term goals…

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When Overwhelming Sugary Treats Can’t Quench Your Crave, Time to Look for Sugar Detox!

We’ve all been there – bad grade at school, tough day at work, or a bad breakup, and we find ourselves bingeing on life-saving ice cream or chocolate. It is not rare that mood swings influence our need for sugar. This happens since our serotonin levels decrease in negative circumstances, and being quick gratification creatures we are, our bodies crave instant dose. Since sugar acts miraculously quickly and is digested fast, it is no wonder that sugary treat is the first food that comes to our mind in times of…

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A Negotiation Is Like a Game, You Can’t Get the Best Deal Without a Strategy

Have you ever been in a position where you had to negotiate something? Perhaps you tried to get a better deal on something, perhaps tried to make two arguing friends see sense. In a negotiation situation it can be difficult to know what to do or say. A negotiation is like a game, if you go in without having a playing strategy, or not knowing the rules, you’ll find succeeding far more difficult. The trick is, to start off knowing what you’re going to do and what strategy to use….

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What to Do When You Just Can’t Make the Decision

How often have you dithered while making a decision, not knowing which is the correct choice? Life puts us at crossroads many a time and choosing one road over the other by carefully balancing the pros and cons of each, listening to that gut feel and not letting others influence your decisions is very important – if you want to be happy with your lot in life… Decision making is an important skill that we all need to move up and forward, in our career as well as in life….

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