Life area: Personal Development

Things Successful People Do

16 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Success is something we all aspire to achieve in our personal and professional lives. However, not everyone is willing to put in the hard work or has the determination needed to get to the top. Sometimes opportunities for success show up at their doorstep, but because they are too distracted, they miss out on the chance.

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How to Live Frugally (and Still Feel Rich)

14 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Living frugally is about making the most of what you have, and saving on what you don’t really need. While many people appreciate the benefits of saving money, living frugally can actually be a hard thing to achieve. As human beings, we seem to be hardwired to seek comfort and luxury. For someone looking to start their life of frugality, staring slow is recommended. Don’t just go cold turkey on expenses at once. Eliminate one expense at a time. See what you can do without. Experiment until you know you can’t trim your budget anymore. Here are some tips to start living more frugally today:

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What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

07 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Not everyone with a great, viable business idea goes on to become a successful entrepreneur. The truth is, a degree from some of the best business schools in the world won’t teach you everything you need to know about becoming a successful entrepreneur. Most of those lessons you will learn on your own, or better yet, from other successful entrepreneurs who take you under their wing.

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7 Habits of Incredibly Positive People

30 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Positive people are all around us, we see them smiling even when times get tough and wonder what helps them maintain that kind of attitude. However, the first step in achieving a similar sense of positivity is to recognize that every person has a different set of values governing their understanding of the world and some people are naturally driven to be optimistic about situations. While you might not have been born or raised with an optimistic outlook, it is never too late to cultivate one. We’d like to show you how positivity is actually not only a virtue, but an asset. Here are seven habits of positive people that anyone can incorporate into their world view:

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The Amazing Value of Synthetic Happiness

25 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Ever thought about creating happiness? Not depending on the outside world to feel happy? Can you, setting everything material aside, count the things that give you happiness on your fingers?

In an inspiring TED talk on The Surprising Science of Happiness, Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, enlightens us on the benefits of manufacturing our own happiness and reducing our dependence on the outside world to achieve a happy state of mind. Emphasizing the difference between natural or ‘real’ happiness and synthetic happiness, Gilbert gives us interesting insights into the happiness level of people in different circumstances. A Harvard psychologist by profession, Gilbert is only one of the many researchers who have intensively focused on the meaning of happiness in our lives and how ideas of freedom and choice are intimately linked to it. His research was done with a diverse set of people including patients suffering from amnesia, lottery winners and paraplegics. The findings were even more curious, and led to actually questioning the very basis of our understanding happiness and how it is affected by our society. His studies on happiness hold valuable lessons that we can all benefit from learning…

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Life Without a Car is Possible!

23 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

For a whole lot of people, life without a car is completely normal. People the world over manage to live their entire lives without owning a car–and live happy, fulfilled lives! However, in many parts of the world, a life without a car is considered a sign of poverty, lack or financial failure. Some cultures attach so much importance to cars, they are considered a necessity and an asset. But, even in those cultures where cars act as a status symbol, is it possible to live without one and actually be happy? We say YES!

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The Google Effect on Memory

18 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

The ‘Google Effect’ studies are a group of research initiatives undertaken to find out the effect internet search engines have on our memory. The phenomenon was discussed for the first time in a research paper by Betsy Sparrow, who led the study at Columbia University in collaboration with Jenny Liu from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lindsley professor of psychology, Daniel Wegner. The study, “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” elucidates some significant connections between the expansion of the internet and human memory.

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5 Ways to Communicate Better in the Digital Age

16 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

While technology has enabled people to connect faster and across vast distances, it has also created barriers around us. A Facebook wall post has now replaced face-to-face interaction and conversation, a phenomenon which is as worrying as it is convenient.  While its just fine to use email, text messages and even Facebook, there is a thin line between using and abusing these technologies. It’s important to find ways to communicate with more value and be more genuine, while still keeping pace with the demands of the modern day.

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You could be a binge drinker and not even know it!

04 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

To many people, binge drinking conjures images of self-destructive and reckless drinking that lasts for at least two days and has the binge drinker engaging in irresponsible and risky behavior. This view is very much consistent with what Hollywood movies portray, as well as the stereotypical ‘best way’ to enjoy college down-time.

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Enhance Life Quality with Binaural Beats

02 Sep, 2014 0 comments All life areas

The human brain is undoubtedly a mind-boggling biological wonder that has been subjected to extensive research through science as well as philosophy, yet it is impossible to conclude that we have learned everything about it. Each day, as we delve deeper into the workings of the human brain, we learn new ways of using it to live better. Biological research has no doubt come a long way in the past few decades – we know more about how we can engage certain parts of our brain to work better and achieve higher productivity. A rather interesting area of brain research started with Robert Monroe’s discovery in the 1960s when he found that a part of the brain called the olivary nucleusbegins to resonate in the presence of a binaural beat. This phenomenon is also referred to as brainwave entertainment.

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