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The Effects of Smartphone Usage on the Brain

Researches show that the brain in your pocket is draining energy from the brain in your head.

According to a recent report published in JAMA, mobile phone use stimulates brain function. This research found a rise in the brain’s use of glucose when the phone was turned on.

What does this activation of the brain indicate? A good sign or a bad omen …..

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7 Things You Should Avoid In Your 20s For a Brighter Future

Don’t wait until 10 years to “take a trip,” “start a business,” or “find your partner.” Don’t wait “until you’re 30” to get going. There’s no such thing as a “perfect moment.”

Being young is the perfect time to make moves. Take the first steps now.

Your social circle is incredibly influential in your life — for better and for worse. Your relationships are the strongest predictor of happiness and health, and having negative friends can drag you down in many ways.

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How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You

We tailor our lives to fit the expectations of others by worrying about what other people think, and from there a vicious cycle starts, says Lolly Daskal, author of the Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

We enter into peoples race which has no finish line.

A perception of what people say can be minimized by shame resilience, says Brene Brown, the author of The Gifts of Imperfection.

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How To Save 10–20 Hours Per Week With The Time-Blocking Technique

One study even showed that time-blocking triples your productivity.

Despite the power of time-blocking, most people don’t put in the effort to plan their days and weeks in detail. But the truth is if time isn’t planned well enough, it tends to be wasted or spend ineffectively.

As Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca once wrote:

“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time, they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”

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