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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus A recent happiness study from Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert found that the more our minds wander, the less happy we are. Summing the research, the New York Times wrote, “Whatever people were doing, whether it was having sex or reading or shopping, they tended to be happier if they focused on the activity instead of thinking about something else.” In short, being mentally “present” and focused on the task at hand really does matter – quite a lot, in fact. 7 Life Changing Keys to Success Success does not belong to a select few; success belongs to “you,” if you’re willing to go after it. Success is never handed out, you must take it, but you don’t take it by force. You take success by becoming a successful person internally. When you succeed on the inside, by taking on the thoughts of a successful person, the results will show on the outside.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want.

50 Ways To Get More Done Today post written by: Marc Chernoff Email ‘Work smarter not harder’ is one of the most popular catchphrases fueling the information age. Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Posted by Christian Elliott - 11th April 2011 A recent initiative from the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force highlights an important issue affecting millions of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI): the lack of long-term TBI rehabilitation care for most people, including those with health care insurance. A letter from the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius advocating an end to the TBI “treatment gap”, by defining rehabilitation care as part of the essential benefits package included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is being championed by U.S.

20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another. 100 Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know Congrats! You're newly engaged and eager to dive in to planning the details of the big day. Before you get overwhelmed by the choices, costs and innumerable possibilities, read these tips that every bride should know. Planning 1. Set the date!

Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t) “Original Fake” Photo Credit: courtesy of MashKulture Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle? Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time. Whether you are naturally confident or could use some better eye contact with your life, setting in place a few simple strategies goes a long way to stoke your inner confidence. If you think you’re not especially smart or capable, or that failure is a given no matter how hard you try, you’re right. And if you believe you’re brilliant and can accomplish anything you set your mind to, you’re right.

15 Revealing Signs You Genuinely Love What You Do Passion and purpose--in short, doing what you love--can be difficult to find. Some people search forever. Some gain remarkable skills and talents only to think, I'm great at this. ImPACT Test: Sample Clinical Report NASCAR will mandate baseline concussion testing in 2014 "NASCAR made this decision because we think it is important to drivers' health for doctors to have the best information and tools available in evaluating injuries." USA Today October 25, 2013 Learn More 25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used worldwide - which is why the total number of people who speak English, outnumber those of any other. But whilst it's the most widely spoken language, there's still a few areas it falls down on (strange and bizarre punctuation rules aside). We look at 25 words that simply don't exist in the English language (and yet after reading this list, you'll wish they did!) 1 Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut

25 Legitimately Useful Sites for College Students Oct 20, 2008 As you navigate around the Web, it's so easy to get pulled into rabbit holes of irrelevance. The Internet is filled with sites that offer nothing of value for college students. Who Do You Want To Be? Create A Character Study For Your Ideal Self “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.” ~Cary Grant Who do you want to be? I’m not asking who you are now or what kind of life you want to have, but what kind of person do you want to be? One of my favorite literary characters of all time is Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.

12 Most Timeless Principles for Bringing Out the Best in People No matter what you do, people are involved. How to interact, to lead and to motivate is an ongoing challenge. In short, what can you do to bring out the best in people? Over 25 years ago, Alan Loy McGinnis, wrote a book to teach people how to do exactly that. Though technology has changed much in the way we do business, people are the same. Thus, the principles in his book “Bringing out the Best in People” still apply.

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