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Why You Always Feel So Tired Even After Rest

I used to go home just lying on sofa after work to take rest. Later as I want more time for self-improvement I start to do something else like exercising and reading books. To my surprise, I don’t feel more tired. It actually makes me feel more refreshed. And when I look into what “rest” really is, I found that it’s a poorly understood subject, and that’s why many people often feel so tired even if they “rest” a lot. Letting your mind run free is the quickest path to exhaustion…

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Farro Salad with Green Beans, Corn, and Cherry Tomatoes

Have you ever cooked with farro before? This wheat grain is chewy, nutty, and filling. It’s also not much harder to prepare than brown rice. Mix cooked farro with some vegetables, as we’ve done here, and you have an easy side dish for dinner or even a light lunch for the week! Just add some chicken or a poached egg for a complete meal. Continue reading “Farro Salad with Green Beans, Corn, and Cherry Tomatoes” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Farro Salad with Green Beans, Corn, and Cherry…

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

There are countless books and movies about individuals whose skills seemed to be naturally given. This has created a misconception that creativity is simply something you have, or do not have. A recent book Great Minds and How to Grow Them has shown that there is often no such thing as a born genius or born creative.[1] In fact, much like a muscle, creativity and inventiveness can be developed. It can even be taught. All it takes is practice, and exercising those creative muscles that have often been unused and…

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I’ve Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here’s What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors…

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Turn off These 6 Dangerous Inner Dialogues That Kills Your Brain Power

Have you ever had an internal dialogue playing on loop in your brain? Your mind seems to be always working even when things are quiet. We don’t only use this dialogue to solve problems, we also spend part of our time having an internal conversation with ourselves. We have a world happening inside our heads replete with catch phrases and mantras. Most of us don’t even realize that we’re having this conversation. Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, likens this mental chatter to our “inner roommate.” Your inner roommate…

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What Recruiters Wish You Knew About Writing Resume

The most common stat on “amount of time recruiters look at a resume” is six seconds,[1] although it’s probably somewhere between those six seconds and 15 seconds on the high end.[2] Regardless: it’s not a lot of time. Your ability to advance in your dream job search starts with a process that takes less than the time it takes to scramble eggs (and significantly less, too). Because of the 6-15 second screenings, your resume needs a different approach. For years, the conventional narrative was facts: job titles, tenures, education, etc….

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How to Read 10X Faster and Retain More

Reading is a profound human ability, and its one that doesn’t receive enough attention these days. We expect everything to come to us quickly, and information is no exception. At this point, most people are scrolling and surfing instead of actually reading. According to a study by the Pew Research Center,[1] around 26% of adults in America didn’t pick up a book at all in 2016. When we mindlessly scroll, we aren’t learning in the same way that we do when we read. Avid readers experience decreased anxiety when they…

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