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Stop Wasting Time on Things that Don’t Have a Purpose in Your Life
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The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.

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The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
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In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long
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By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.

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Remember “RAIN” When You Feel Overwhelmed
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Sometimes in our daily lives stress starts getting the best of us and we need to pause. One way of creating a mindful moment and regaining focus is the acronym R.A.I.N.

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Bitter Reality: Making the Wrong Decisions vs. Making No Decisions At All
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By the time you reach management, you certainly know the consequences of paralysis analysis. This “vapor lock” of the brain can kill a project through

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The Novelty Effect Explains Why A New App Makes You More Productive
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Let’s say you get a new app. For the first couple of weeks, that app seriously boosts your productivity. You like using it. You have fun using i…

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The Hard Facts About Happiness and Productivity
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How leaders can turn performance into a positive.

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Long-Term Destressing: Have You Tried These 4 Strategies?
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Here are four ways to help you rid your life of stress in the long run.

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“Work Won’t Remember That Weekend You Didn’t Give It. Friends Will.”
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On this Memorial Day long weekend, did you end up working? Entrepreneur Naomi Simson has a nice reminder for the workaholics about striking that work-life balance and getting your priorities in order with a simple quote:

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5 Reason Why Having Less Gives You Freedom
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Although it didn’€™t feel like it at the time, it was the best thing I’d ever done. I found out that having less meant a freedom like no other and here are a few reasons why¦.

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What You Need
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I’m writing this as I prepare to head off on a week-long business trip, and it’s the first thing I’ve really written in the week leading up to this point. I’m not going to suggest that it hasn’t bothered me that I haven’t written in a while — it has. But it hasn’t bothered me […]

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The Workaholic’s Guide To Taking A Break
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If you’re a willing slave to the grind, you have to get creative about tricking yourself into productivity-enhancing downtime. Ruzwana Bashir, CEO of…

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This is What Happens to Your Brain When You Meditate
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Researchers have studied what goes on in our brains when we meditate.

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10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life
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Some of the most inspiring TED Talks that will greatly motivate you and positively change your perspective on life.

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Think Critically by Asking Why, What Else, and What If
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What is a simple way to improve your critical thinking skills? Ask “Why?”, “What Else?”, and “What if?” It’s an easy way to probe issues and current thinking.

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If You’re Afraid Of Taking The Wrong Path In Life, You Need To Read This.
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Everyone needs to decide for their path in life. Read this inspiring comic if you’re afraid of making the wrong choices.

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How to find the root cause of all your bad decisions
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Use this method to determine the root cause of your failed decisions and improve your decision-making process rather than making knee-jerk changes.

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Remember the STOP Method When Stressed or Anxious
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When life simply isn’t going your way, the quick reactions are the ones we often regret. Remembering the acronym STOP curbs reactivity and keeps you in control.

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7 Ways You Probably Have Never Tried To Calm Your Mind
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Have you heard about how mindfulness techniques can really help to calm your mind? If not, read on and discover these new techniques.

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Lift’s Guide to Meditation Is a Data-Driven Introduction for Beginners
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You already know that meditation has real benefits, both emotionally and health-wise, but getting started is easier said than done. Finding the right type of meditation for you can be difficult. That’s why the team at Lift put together this guide for beginners who want a more instructive approach.

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Stress and Burnout
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The world continues to move at an increasingly rapid pace, and for many, it is a struggle to keep up.  Between employment (or lack thereof), family, partners, friends and struggling to find time fo…

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Make Better Decisions by Pausing Just a Fraction of a Second
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It’s usually wise to take time to deliberate before you make decisions, but did you know that even the briefest of pauses–in milliseconds–can stop you from making errors in everyday life?

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Focus on Your Flow, Not Your Checklist
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A recent article on Entrepreneur focuses on the benefits of working while in a state of flow. Flow, as many of you already know, is the process of working during a period where you are entirely absorbed on one task at a time.

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress
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Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems, and more. But we’re busy—how do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, and taking care of ourselves and our families?

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4 easy ways to resolve life’s toughest questions
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Think of this as a survival kit for the mind

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Manage Your Time for Better Work-Life Balance
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Here are three tips to help you manage your time, and hopefully tackle those important things on an equal scale to the urgent tasks.

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