Category: Health & Wellness

5 Strategies to Increase Focus in the Digital Era

Amy Blankson

Did you know that the average attention span of a human has officially dropped below that of a goldfish? Yes, the frequently mocked unintelligent goldfish has an attention span of a brief nine-seconds, while ours now averages at an even briefer,

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Why You Feel Successful But Still Aren’t Happy

Neil Pasricha

Most of our successes fall into one of three categories, and we can rarely have all of them at once. “How can I succeed?” It’s a question many of us ask ourselves and have trouble answering. Because what is success,

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Relax, Your Smartphone Probably Isn’t Destroying Your Relationships

Amy Blankson

In a 2011 study at Stanford University, researchers asked a group of girls ages 8 to 12 by to surf the internet for up to five hours, then share how happy and socially comfortable they felt. The results weren’t encouraging. The

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Is Happiness the Key to Success?

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor has dedicated his life to studying the relationship between happiness and success. A New York Times best-selling author and speaker whose TED talk has been viewed nearly 14 million times, he has helped thousands of individuals and organizations around the world find

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It’s No Joke! Humor Positively Impacts Performance

Dr. Tony Alessandra

It seems like every day, a new workplace study finds that suppressing employee individuality is counterproductive. Organizations that encourage their employees’ humor and eccentricities do better than their competitors. Is this because people are more relaxed and comfortable working somewhere

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How Being Mindful Can Up Your Brainpower

Dr. Tony Alessandra

The topic of mindfulness has become an increasingly popular subject among self-improvement enthusiasts and life coaching gurus.  Instead of discussing this concept in the abstract, Dr. Tony writes about the nuts’n’bolts of mindfulness.  What is it?  How do I use

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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Shawn Achor

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done:

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Is technology good or bad for us?

In recent months, I have seen a growing number of posts about how bad technology is for us. Technology is blamed for social isolation, disconnection, and corruption.  But I’ve also heard and seen how technology can be used for good

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“Use It or Lose It” – Why We Should Train Our Brains

Dr. Tony Alessandra

Today, people are living AND working longer. Our ability to quickly learn and nimbly process new information beyond middle-age is no longer an advantage– it’s a necessity. But what can be done to encourage mental acuity as we age? Can

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4 Steps to Forgiveness at Work and in Life

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Recently, I was lucky enough to see the mega-smash Broadway musical Hamilton, the powerful tale of Alexander Hamilton’s short and controversial life. As one of the largest musical theater geeks of all time, the excitement I felt for this absolutely cannot be overstated — and in case

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Can Using Your Feet Improve Brainpower?

Dr. Tony Alessandra

Is it really possible to improve one’s brainpower? Science is telling us yes. As “life hacks” continue to permeate business culture, people’s experiences and subsequent research are uncovering a treasure trove of these self-improvement tips. One of the best ways

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Think You’re Too Busy to Practice Mindfulness? Think Again

Michelle Gielan

The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds

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Why You Need to Stop Worrying About Failing

Shawn Achor

Don’t let the fear of making a mistake distort your decision-making and lead to an even worse mistake. Do you know what “icing the kicker” means? In football, when a kicker is preparing to make a potential game-winning field goal,

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4 Ways to Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Shawn Achor

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan was first published on Harvard Business Review.  Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network

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Do these exercises for two minutes a day to feel happier, researchers say

Shawn Achor

This interview with Shawn Achor by Brigid Schulte was featured on The Washington Post To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to achieve a

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Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a

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The Selfish Reason You Should Be Extremely Generous

A few weeks ago, I was passing through Phoenix airport. I’d just picked up lunch and was looking for a place to eat it. I stumbled upon a huge seating area attached to a fast food restaurant. With the exception of

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Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan on Live Happy

Michelle Gielan

March 20 was the International Day of Happiness – a time to reflect on how our emotional and social connections are more valuable to our happiness than any material goods we could buy. Live Happy produced a 24 hour live stream of interviews on the International Day of

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3 Ways to Stop Your Job From Ruining Your Life

Dr. Tasha Eurich

He can’t be serious, Jim thought. Jim had been recruited away from a Fortune 500 firm by a fast-growing start-up, and it was his first day. The president of the company had just handed him a BlackBerry and said, “Keep

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Michelle Gielan on 24 Hour Happiness Live Stream

Michelle Gielan

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness! It’s a time to reflect on how our emotional and social connections are more valuable to our happiness than any material goods we could buy. It’s also a day that the UN asks countries to

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