Bedtime Is The Best Time

Bedtime is the best time for you to do this kind of mental exercise… truly, it is the absolutely best time. Studies have determined that whatever you're thinking about in those pre-sleep moments show up in your life. By visualizing before you fall asleep, you’re turning the work over …

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What Drives a Market?

What drives a market? What makes it go up? What makes it go down? From a fundamental perspective, it’s the result of buying and selling in large quantities. It’s the actions taken by the large institutional investors that move the market. But their actions are nothing more than …

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Race Through a Child's Eyes

The thing about racial ambiguity is it is never self-assigned. You first dip a toe in it when you don’t know what racial box to check on a form. (Who gets to claim “Other” in the Race Wars???) You wade in further still when someone makes a comment about …

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Becoming a Leader

Any one of us can be a leader – and even better – a game-changing leader. Leadership is learned. It’s built through experience. It’s born in opportunities to influence others, whether on the playground, in your home or in the boardroom. And the best part is that leadership doesn’t …

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Do You Love a Hammer?

Expert knowledge tends to be well-organized and highly accessible in our minds, and so having a deep knowledge of a particular domain makes it more likely that you will spot bisociations or connections that others might miss. But deep domain-specific knowledge can also lead to “functional fixedness.”

Functional fixedness refers …

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The Meaning of Crossed Arms

Crossed arms may have originated as a way of physically protecting your body. When we're stressed, we receive comfort by crossing our arms across the torso so we can then reach across and massage our arms with our opposite hands. The arms crossed on chest gesture is universal and is …

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Sparkling Croatia

Ancient mythology permeates Croatia, and nowhere more so than across the constellation of islands along Dalmatia’s coastline. Follow the course of Greek hero Odysseus and negotiate the Adriatic Sea, before taking a dip in Calypso’s cave on mystical Mljet. Celebrate Mother Earth with every season in Croatia; cross …

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What to take Camping

Whether you're preparing for a multi-day adventure in the backcountry or getting ready for a low-key overnight trip to an outfitted campground, the first rule of camping is to plan ahead. Having a plan increases the likelihood of a safe and enjoyable outdoor excursion. Prepare for sudden changes in weather …

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Taking Personal Responsibility

Taking personal responsibility is the foundation of reducing our stress. When we practice true personal responsibility, our entire outlook on life changes. And our results change too: when we focus on taking personal responsibility, we achieve far more. We no longer put energy into complaining and feeling stressed out about …

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