Goal-setting is a crucial element of success. But not all goals are created equal. In THE CODE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND, Vishen Lakhiani offers a simple test you can apply to make sure that you’re pursuing the best possible objectives: make sure your goals don’t rely on the actions of others. The best goals and ambitions are […]
Optimize Your Hustle
Advice on time management and productivity is its own industry, offering an approach to suit every personality. But the abundance creates its own problem: finding the time to sort through all the options. Our new Instaread Original cuts the fat, describing how to establish rituals of success and other tested techniques to help you save […]
Are You a Tactical Communicator?
It’s tough to communicate well under pressure. Stressful situations bring out our argumentative sides, but debate is rarely the best tool to get what you want. As a police officer with a black belt in judo and a PhD in English literature, George J. Thompson developed sharp, yet subtle, tactics for having productive conversations with […]
Win Over Your Toughest Audience
Parenting is a source of deep and enduring joy. But let’s face it: as cute as little kids can be, they’re also way too emotional. (And irrational. And bad at listening.) How can we learn to better negotiate with these tiny tyrants when they refuse to eat, behave, or go to bed? Our Instaread on […]
How to Crowdsource Happiness
This isn’t science fiction. The people you pass on the street have the ability to unlock powerful biological reactions in your body, triggering the release of hormones that make you feel happier for the rest of the day. These scientifically significant boosts from interactions with friendly strangers help shape our physical and mental health. Learn more […]
Weekend Wisdom – For Better Health, Put Your Brain First
Do you want to protect yourself from aging-related diseases like Alzheimer’s? Put down the crossword puzzle and pick up a plate of salmon, because the brain can’t live on intellectual stimulation alone. By analyzing more than 100,000 brain scans, Dr. Daniel D. Amen, a psychiatrist, came to understand the essential role of brain health in […]
Don’t Hold Yourself Back
The self-improvement industry is booming. After all, who wouldn’t want to learn and grow—and hopefully become more successful along the way? The problem is that, all too often, people impose limitations on themselves without realizing it. Uncover whatever’s holding you back and break through those barriers with our new Instaread Original, on cultivating a GROWTH MINDSET.
How to Boost Engagement
Have you ever wished for extra hours in the day? Time management and wishful thinking aren’t the best areas in which to invest your attention. The secret to getting things done is to cultivate and manage your energy levels—and the best way to do that is to fully engage with each task, then take a break. Tap […]
Weekend Wisdom – Need to Make a Change? Here’s Your Secret Weapon.
January is the time of year when we try to reset old habits and enact major personal change. But if you’re already struggling to meet a new goal, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In PRETTY HAPPY, Kate Hudson offers a simple, but powerful, tip that makes change easier: make sure you commit. Social influence to lose […]
Should You Stop Drinking?
Allen Carr was an addiction treatment specialist with a groundbreaking point of view: abstaining from alcohol doesn’t have to be hard. According to Carr’s pioneering program, quitters only need to unlearn common messages about the benefits of drinking. Here are two top insights from THE EASY WAY TO CONTROL ALCOHOL. Key Insight 1: There are no […]