Lifestyle

3 Techniques for Mastering Gratitude

3 Techniques to Master Daily Gratitude

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Gratitude: It’s an awesome feeling, isn't it? So awesome, in fact, I’d love to bottle it up and have a shot every time I’m feeling anxious, nervous, or angry. As important as it is to experience gratitude on a daily basis, it's incredibly difficult to do so during the times ...
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3 Reasons to Take a Vacation

The 4 Most Important Reasons to Take a Vacation This Year

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Nobody needs to tell you to take a vacation. Or do they? If you're one of the 23% of Americans workers who take all of their PTO, then hats off to you. You get it. But I'm betting you're in the 77% camp—the employees who either don't take all of ...
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How to Defeat Jet Leg

7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag and Make the Most of Every Trip

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My flight landed in Hong Kong at 8pm. Two hours later, my friends and I were at a rowdy Kowloon restaurant eating spicy food and shaking off the cross-Pacific cobwebs. A few hours later, I woke up at 4 a.m., my normal time. I hit the gym and met my ...
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Bally on the Farm

Why Time is Our Most Valuable Commodity

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My dog, Bally, is getting dangerously old. He turned 12 at Christmas. He sleeps longer and deeper than ever. He no longer wants to go on an afternoon walk. He climbs the stairs, rather than leaping, onto the deck. “There’s a big difference between 12 and 13,” a vet said ...
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Building a Lasting Legacy

This Is How You Build A Lasting Legacy

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We spend a lot of time worrying about numbers, don't we? Revenue. Sales figures. Profits. Losses. Expenditures. Overhead. We've even derived a happiness quotient for the workplace—surveys that put a one-to-five number (often veiled in a better-worse scale) on workplace satisfaction. But whether we're the public-facing CEO of a business ...
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Making Family Time Matter

Don’t have enough time for family? Make some.

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In 2015, The New York Times wrote an article on the reality of working parenthood in America. It wasn't all that uplifting. Using 30-somethings Aimee and Jakub as paragons of full-time parents-and-employees, the article touched on two clear cultural shifts: Working mothers are far more common than they have ever ...
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How to Tackle Stress with 4 Habits

4 Habits for Managing High-Stress Deadlines

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A reader asked, “Craig, I’m a busy CPA and there are times of the year—like tax season—when work hours are extremely long and come with high-stress deadlines. These are the times when it becomes quite challenging to maintain ideal morning and evening routines. How can my routines be modified so ...
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Candy-less Productivity

3 Scientific Hacks to Get More Done and Eat Less Junk


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Brian Wansink has built a career out of tricking you and your kids. You should thank him for that. Wansink is a professor and researcher at Cornell University. The author of “Mindless Eating,” he has dedicated his life to helping you eat better. His work inspired the ubiquitous 100-calorie snack ...
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CBT and Depression

This Woman Almost Lost Her Life to Depression. CBT Saved Her.

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Sarah is a 39-year-old success story. Or, at least, she would appear to be from the outside: She's got a respectable career in business, has always received high marks for ingenuity and drive, and is in peak physical health. Inside, however, is a different story. "I’ve been bullied, both physically and ...
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Letters to Loved Ones

Letters to Loved Ones

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In December 2012, John O’Connell uncovered a stash of letters in the flat of his recently departed mother. The letters contained condolences and comforts—a tangible reminder that John’s identical twin brother had died only three days into life. “I thought about him a lot as I entered middle age,” John ...
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