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For goodness' sake, quit Facebook already. Here's how

This is the tough love you were looking for.<p>You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

Happiness

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

Helen Maslin's top 10 literary castles and country houses

From Brideshead to Hogwarts, Northanger Abbey to Manderley, Helen Maslin picks the most evocative fictional castles and manors<p>I’ve always loved evocative old castles, abbeys and manors in books. Especially when they are real enough to let me climb inside and live the sort of luxurious lifestyle I …

How to Change Your Life: An Epic, 5,000-Word Guide to Getting What You Want

A book's worth of wisdom condensed into a blog post that, when applied, really will change your life.The post How to Change Your Life: An Epic, …

Best Money Tips: 17 Places to Watch Movies and TV for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where you can download or stream movies and TV shows for free, …

Frugal Living

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Happiness

The French Way: How to Create a Luxurious Everyday Life

<b>“He who comes home with the most money doesn’t win. He who comes home with the most experiences wins.” – Steve Smith, contributor with Rick Steves in</b> …

5 ways to save hundreds of dollars on summer flights to Europe

As the U.S. dollar edges closer to achieving parity with the euro, Americans have more reason to spend their summer vacation hopping around Europe on …