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What a brief jog can do for your brain

If you have 15 minutes to spare, do not sit and chill. Instead, a new study says, you should go out for a quick, light jog. It will leave you feeling more energetic than resting, which will lift your spirits and in turn make your thinking more effective.

Light exercise does more to boost cognitive function than relaxing for the same amount of time. And the reason appears to be that movement lifts mood and leaves people feeling more energized than doing nothing, according to psychologists from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France. A "brief bout of moderate intensity exercise can improve the efficiency of certain cognitive processes through increases in feelings of energy," they write in the November issue of Acta Psychologica.

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Every 'Yes' You Say Is a 'No' to Something Else

Why it's so hard for us to understand this

It is with some pride that I can think of some "big" things I have passed on doing.

Tickets to the Super Bowl.

A trip to Necker Island.

More than a few different book deals.

I'm not proud because I think I am better than those things, it was just that I had better things to do with that time, at that time. Sometimes it was family, sometimes it was cooler work opportunities, sometimes it was just because I was exhausted and I needed to rest.

Just because you're offered something that might be good for your career, that would definitely feel good to your ego, that most people would have said yes to, doesn't mean you have to listen to your ego and accept the offer. You can say NO.

It's easy to forget that, especially with peer pressure and FOMO, but it's true.

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The Art of Blooming Late

Mozart was a celestial genius, but he struggled like a mere mortal during his teens and early twenties. Though already a prolific composer, he had to work as an organist and concertmaster in his native Salzburg to make ends meet. Underpaid, unfulfilled, and hemmed in by his frustratingly average gigs, he felt a burning desire to devote more time and energy to his art. So after a period of doubt and deliberation, that's exactly what he did. He quit his job, set up shop in Vienna, and embarked on what turned out to be the most productive and creative period of his life.

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