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Fight Off Stress And Burnout By Mentally Planning For Work On Your Commutes

Long commutes might seem like the perfect time to relax and indulge in a pleasurable activity like reading a book, listening to music or podcasts, or even taking a nap, but you’re actually better off thinking about work. A recent study suggests you can make your transit time more bearable and lower your stress levels if you do.

Treat Your Focus Like Playing An Arcade Game

Taking on a big task is like playing an arcade game: it requires all of your focus. As soon as you pause the game and walk away, your chances of earning a high score all but disappear.

Scary Stories Are Actually Pretty Beneficial For Kids

In an effort to protect their kids, some parents will keep them away from books, TV shows and movies that might be too scary. But to a certain extent, scary stories help children learn how to deal with fear in real life.

Plan Worthwhile Day Trips By Minding Your Travel Time

Day trips are the perfect way to travel on a budget and explore your own backyard. This simple rule of thumb will make sure they always turn out to be invigorating, fulfilling experiences, not draining ventures.

Overcome Shyness With 'Radical Implosion'

Shyness isn’t a lifelong personality trait. Learning to talk to strangers is a skill you can acquire. Want to know how Conan O’Brien and Will Ferrell got over their shyness? Using a technique called “radical implosion”.

Four Questions To Ask Before You Try To Make Or Break A Habit

Everyone wants to quit their bad habits and start good ones instead, like a half-hour of exercise instead of sleeping in, or drinking water instead of soft drink. But more often than not, you’ll stop halfway into your resolutions. The reason, Gretchen Rubin says, is poor self-assessment before you get started.

How To Run A Marathon (Hint: It's All In The Mind)

With any marathon or long distance run, not only is physical preparation important but it is also crucial to prepare mentally for the gruelling number of miles. Because running a marathon is not just about the body – the mind also matters quite a bit as well.

Make Breaking A Bad Habit Easier By Proving Yourself Wrong

Most of us have a habit or two we’d like to break, but we lie to ourselves so those bad habits don’t seem as bad as they are. If you want to give a jump start to the unlearning process, begin by showing yourself hard evidence that your habit really is affecting you in a negative way.

10 Things To Stop Saying To Your Kids (And What To Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children to stop trusting their internal guidance system, to become deceptive, to do as little as possible, and to give up when things get hard.

This Video Explains Why Athletes Sometimes Wear Colourful Tape On Their Body

Video: That elastic tape that some athletes wear is just one of many “lucky rabbit’s feet” to help them play their best. Supposedly, wearing the tape improves circulation and allows them to compete while they rehab from minor injuries. This video from DNews explores whether they work and why so many athletes swear by them.

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