Development

What Helps Kids Thrive Under Extreme Adversity? – Happiness Article

Preschoolers’ ability to regulate their attention, behavior, and emotions has been linked with their capacity to cope with difficult situations and thrive in the classroom. But most research into how children develop these skills—known as “executive functions”—has taken place in high-income countries like the United States. A new study led by Stanford Graduate School of Education professor Jelena Obradović identifies several factors that appear to promote these skills in children from parts of the world with high rates of poverty,…

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College Degree And Income Potential – Productivity Article

Everyone “knows” that college graduates make more money than people without a college degree.  So, if you take everyone with a college degree and put them in bucket A, and put everyone without a college degree in bucket B, the average wage of bucket A will be higher than B. So, does that mean you should get a college degree in order to get higher income? Does getting a college degree actually help you earn more money? No. It doesn’t.…

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26 Best Productivity Apps That Will Help You Achieve

If you have taken the path of self-improvement, you know how difficult it may sometimes be to keep track of your progress. Things begin to pile up on top of each other and life becomes a nightmare. Fortunately, though, the technology that we have access to today can take much of that pain away. By using the right tools and software, the success that we are so desperately after, can be achieved much faster and with less discomfort. Below you will…

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7 Signs That You’re Living in Denial

We are all living in some form of denial. People everywhere- from the online entrepreneurs in Qatar to the shoe shines in Gary, Indiana- live in denial without even knowing it. I can’t be referring to you, can I? If your gut feeling is saying “No way!”, then you may actually be showing the first sign of living in denial. Denial is something that anyone and everyone is susceptible to. While it won’t kill you, it can certainly dampen your…

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5 Ways to Overcome Mental Blocks

We’ve all been there- staring at a blank screen, throwing endless drafts in the trash, pulling out hair, scrolling through Facebook photos, re-ordering music libraries and even wiping the computer clean. We do anything to pass the time and avoid admitting the painfully obvious – we’ve hit a block. We are the cultivators and sole fuel source of the blocks we experience. Blocks are usually an indication that we’ve taken our focus off of what we want and placed it…

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39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

“The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” – Jack London Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it. That’s fine and comfortable but not until you have gone through another year without having done anything or having really lived life. Or when you have reached old age and looked back on life with regrets. Honestly, none of that is fine. If…

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