'Mindful' people are better goal-setters according to new research

Aligning your goals with deeply held values produces better results—in your career and life.

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  • Self-concordant individuals set goals in alignment with their beliefs and values, according to new research.
  • Internal motivations score higher than external influences, such as money or fear of shame.
  • Mindful individuals achieve more satisfaction, as their goals align with their authentic selves.
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Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

A new survey found that 27 percent of millennials are saving more money due to the pandemic, but most can't stay within their budgets.

  • Millennials have been labeled the "unluckiest generation in U.S. history" after the one-two financial punch of the Great Recession and the pandemic shutdowns.
  • A recent survey found that about a third of millennials felt financially unprepared for the pandemic and have begun saving.
  • To achieve financial freedom, millennials will need to take control of their finances and reinterpret their relationship with the economy.
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    Here's why narcissists become leaders, according to two psychologists

    Psychologists W. Keith Campbell, (Ph.D.) and Carolyn Crist explain why narcissists rise to power and how to make sure your support is going to someone making effective, positive change.

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    • Pathological narcissism is rare. It impacts an estimated 1 percent of the population.
    • Narcissism is tied closely to leadership emergence, as narcissists tend to initially be confident, charismatic, and charming. Leadership is a natural goal for narcissists because it feeds their motivational goals of status, power, and attention.
    • Psychologists W. Keith Campbell, (Ph.D.) and Carolyn Crist explain why narcissists rise to power.
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    Nutrisystem review: The key to losing weight—and keeping it off

    Nutrisystem is a smarter weight-loss program that users enjoy.

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    • The societal and economic consequences of obesity cannot be ignored.
    • The economic impact is up to $190 billion every year in America.
    • Americans spend up to $2.5 billion each year on popular weight-loss programs.
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    How learning journals can help students grow

    Even non-academic experiences can inspire meaningful moments of learning and self-reflection.

    • Jiang Xueqin, an educator and researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Education, endorses learning journals as a good method to promote meta-learning for students during the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Learning journals can be kept for any activity and have three components: defining a goal "concretely and precisely," writing down the process, and writing down observations and reflecting on the experience.
    • While learning journals are primarily a personal exercise, Xueqin says that teachers can play a crucial role as coaches who motivate the student and find ways for them to improve with new learning strategies.
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