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What a Bucket of Popcorn Says About You

In the un-put-downable book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, the authors describe a famous popcorn study. Moviegoers were given a...

The Mental Math of Motivation

Question: If you were running a 26-mile marathon and you were running out of gas or starting to feel everything (not in a good...
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Don’t Depend Too Much on Efficiency

We live in a world that celebrates productivity. Getting more done in less time is the battle cry of ambitious people. “Time wasting” activities,...
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When Chaos Cultivates Creativity

We tend to divide the world into two types of people—neat freaks or slobs.  We assume neat freaks are organized, goal oriented winners who...
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A Double Loss: The Link Between Football & Junk Food Cravings

High-fat foods and watching football go hand in hand. Chicken wings, nachos, hotdogs followed by TUMS are all part of the experience. The influence...
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8 Ways to Think Like a Williams

By definition, all professional athletes have extraordinary athletic ability combined with mastery of a physical talent and skill. But what does it take to win? Research...

Potential vs Achievement: How to Stand Out

One of my favorite quotes was sung by Ella Fitzgerald: It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts. If Ella says it,...
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Get Up, Stand Up

Invasion of the killer chairs! When sofas attack! No, these aren’t titles of bad horror movies or the latest video games. It’s a reflection...

Paralyzing Choices

When it comes to choice, most people assume that more is more. Whether we are choosing a doctor, shoes, what to order for dinner...

Mindful Munching: 5 Ways to Eat Less, Better and With Intention

Early in 2014, researchers published a review in the professional journal Eating Behaviors of 14 studies that looked at mindful meditation as the main intervention for...

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“Speak up,” adults tell their children. From an early age, we’re taught the importance of saying what we think loudly and clearly. The lesson...
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TAKE 5: NOT JUST A JAZZ STANDARD — A LIFE STANDARD

Karen Warner, is Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Tangible Group, which offers consulting and coaching services to Fortune 1000 companies to improve performance...
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What Are the Three Key Ingredients of a Good Day?

I recently came across a paper outlining the three key ingredients to a day well spent: 1. Do Something Alone Such as reading, listening to music,...

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Most doctors have a great deal of affection for their patients but, truth be told, this is not always the case. “Admitted or not,...
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How To Get Out Of The Friend Zone

Have you ever found yourself attracted to someone who initially didn’t float your boat? A recent study at the University of Texas explores the science...