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Quotes on Hope

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Quotes on hope. Leaders, friends, encouragers all know and share hope. These quotes help with the tough times.
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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There's a lot of stuff about happiness on the internet, but what do neuroscientists say can *really* make you happy? Here are 4 things backed by research.
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5 Easy Ways to Trick Your Brain into Hyper-Focus Mode

5 Easy Ways to Trick Your Brain into Hyper-Focus Mode | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Looking for natural methods to increase focus and attention? Here are 5 easy and natural ways to trick your brain into hyper-focu
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How Demographics, Automation, And Inequality Will Shape The Next Decad

How Demographics, Automation, And Inequality Will Shape The Next Decad | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
A new report says that by 2030, 25% of jobs will be automated–and without government intervention, income inequality will get even worse.
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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, Today, 7:23 AM

AI, in other words, is not useless. Far from it. But it's also not god, and it's not about to replace human intuition anytime soon. Or ever.

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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general. 1. Learn slightly differently each time. When acquiring a new skill, make slight changes during each... Read More
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4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere.  It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.

 

However, research shows that much of the advice extolled may be misleading or even wrong. Several myths about performance persist, despite research and practices that show they are half-truths at best. That might explain why the most likely purchasers of self-improvement books have bought another within the previous 18 months.  The first myth-riddled book didn’t work, so they bought another, and maybe another soon after.

 

A recent report in the Journal of Management noted that of nearly 25,000 academic articles on performance, only a fraction include what psychologists call within person variance, which describes ranges, such as that between individuals’ top, average and worst performances. Advice too often mistakenly assumes performance can be compared across people, using the same gauge. That’s absurd.

 

Our observation of hundreds of performance seekers largely confirms the report and has led to delineating a series of myths that hold people back when trying to improve. These assertions are based on a diverse set of fields, including psychology, sports, arts, and leadership. We hope that by dispelling these myths, explaining the reality and offering some sound advice instead, we can help move people toward more effective personal development.


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How to Build Better Life Long Habits, According to a Psychologist Who Has Studied Behavior Change…

Humans are creatures of habit. If you could build good habits, you’d be on your way to a better life. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific…
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Everything Is Timing

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We are temporal creatures. We live in a temporal environment—we’re always moving through time. Being awake to those forces can help us work smarter and live better.
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Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
In a nutshell, they simply don't work.
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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 4:33 AM
Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)
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Richard Thaler and the economics of how we live

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Behavioural economics is giving us a much better understanding of why things don’t happen in the way we expect.
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This Simple Equation Reveals How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness, and Wealth

Nir’s Note: This guest post is by James Clear. James writes at JamesClear.com, where he share ideas for mastering personal habits. Join his free newsletter here. In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote…
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How to Stop Wasting Energy and Operate at Peak Efficiency 100% of the Time

Countless studies have proven multitasking doesn’t work. Attention drag — energy that is wasted between constant shifts of focus — adds up and drains your focus. Most people try to get it all done at…
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Want To Become The Best Version Of You? Take More Risks

The first night was in New Orleans, and it was extremely difficult. The hostel was dirty, the people were a little weird, and I couldn’t help but feel I made a major mistake. My expectations didn’t…
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4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Setting Goals (and Focus on Process, Instead)

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Setting Goals (and Focus on Process, Instead) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Amateurs focus on goals and outcomes. Professionals play the long game and prioritize the process.
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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 4:37 AM
4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Setting Goals (and Focus on Process, Instead)
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4 Strategies To 10X Your Creativity – Dr Brady Salcido –

Have you ever heard somebody say, “I’m just not creative” or “I’m not a creative person.” People assume that creativity is talent gifted to the select few in the world and others are not capable of…
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Before You Set New Goals, Think About What You’re Going to Stop Doing

Before You Set New Goals, Think About What You’re Going to Stop Doing | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Low-value work clutters up your calendar and limits time for new resolutions.
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Why You Feel Stuck, and How to Get Unstuck 

Why You Feel Stuck, and How to Get Unstuck  | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Language conveys meaning. Words carry energy. 


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Agi Anderson's curator insight, February 20, 12:05 PM

Renee, says, "How we describe something — both to others and to ourselves — creates an emotional charge within us that impacts our emotions and feelings. What's happening when you feel stuck?" 

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Fastest 17 Ways to Learn Something New – The Mission –

Lincoln told my wife Natalie that when he got out of the hospital she would sit with him at recess and during PE, because he was so bummed he couldn’t do anything. He was in a wheelchair at the time…
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Why the ‘5 Second Rule’ Will Destroy Your Procrastination, According to Science

You’re tied up with deadlines, meetings, commitments, targets, and everything else that makes your life difficult. But here you are, struck with indecision and contemplating how to approach your…
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Seven Steps To Learn and Master Anything As Quickly As Possible

I wanted to learn how to play chess better and in one of my first tournaments I threw all the pieces on the floor and cried. I wanted to learn how to start a business. I wanted to learn more about…
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I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Automation isn't enough — you need to constantly strive for better.
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If You Don’t Eliminate This Habit, You Will Never Grow

But if you eliminate this habit, you can crack the code of consistency. You will be able to move forward in ways that you cannot even dream of now. I re-learned this lesson while reading, of all…
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The Power of Incentives: Inside The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

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We take a look at how incentives and reinforcement shape our actions as well and how we can use them these tools effectively with others.
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Environment Design: How to Improve Your Health and Productivity Without Thinking About It

Environment Design: How to Improve Your Health and Productivity Without Thinking About It | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Learn how to use environment design to create a healthier and more productive environment at work, at home, and in the rest of your life.
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7 Surprising Research-Backed Productivity Tips That Will Change the Way You Work

7 Surprising Research-Backed Productivity Tips That Will Change the Way You Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
These surprising studies offer productivity lessons that buck conventional wisdom.
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10 Daily Habits and Mindsets That Helped me Write 4 Books

Despite this appalling track record and a condition I could use as a convenient excuse, I’ve managed to turn things around. Since 2013, I’ve written 100’s of articles, millions of words, two…
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