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10 Tips for More Energy This Tax Season

Is keeping a high energy level a challenge for you?  Here are a few tips to revitalize your personal energy.  Some of these are very simple, so simple you may think they won’t do anything for you.  As you read, check to see which ones have slipped

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BrainWays 30-Day Brain Health Challenge

From the Archives Commit to doing something good for your brain every day for 30 days. Most of these take only a few minutes each day. National Brain Awareness Week just ended March 19, 2017, so start today to celebrate and reward your brain! From the tasks

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Ending on a Good Note

From the Archives Want to make the best of a bad situation or make a good event more positive? Welcome to the peak-and-end rule. The peak-and-end rule refers to the way we remember, and therefore evaluate, events of the past. It says that two points in any

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Fearless in Fiji

From the Archives On the sunny island of Vatoa in Fiji, I took one step off the boat onto the beach and was immediately kidnapped by giggling Elina, a fourth grader, and bashful Wadolia, a second grader. Each took my hand and led me into and around

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Addicted to Distractions

From the Archives Workers feel pressured to get so much done during the day that they often multi-task. When you adopt this hurry-up mindset, you can get addicted to it without realizing it is happening. How often have you checked your email (or Twitter or Facebook or

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A Parrot’s Powerful Lessons

From the Archives In my November Meetup group, I asked the question, “Is punishment and reward the most effective learning method?” The answer is no, and most people got the answer right. All you have to do is think of teenagers to know that punishment and reward doesn’t

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Happinesss Equals High Performance

From the Archives We all want to be happier, but did you know there is a high correlation between happiness and high performance? Studies show that happier people: Produce superior work outcomes Enjoy a higher income Have good ideas and more creativity Are empowered more, requiring less

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Connection… Interrupted

From the Archives A study was conducted on a college campus walkway where a researcher stopped and asked a person for directions to a nearby campus building. During the time the participant was in the middle of giving directions to the researcher, a construction worker carrying a

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You’re Exaggerating

From the Archives One of our brain’s most important functions is to maximize our survival, and the fear system is a major component of that. The whole reason we feel fear is because a threat to our safety has been detected. So fear is really our own

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Who Is Happy?

From the Archives In what country do the happiest people live? The least happy? In a study of 41 nations, scientists found that life satisfaction varies on a 10-point scale from a high of 8.39 reported in Switzerland to a low of 5.03 reported in Bulgaria. The

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