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The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

This Couple Has Been Married For 75 Years And Their Marriage Advice Is So Damn Good

Spoiler Alert: You should probably know the words to "Baby's Got Back."<p>View this post on Facebook

Marriage

Why You Need to Stop Your Irrational Pursuit of Happiness | Inc.com

Americans, more often than not, struggle with happiness. We're in a constant race against ourselves to find it. We meditate and seek a transcendent experience the first time we try. We medicate, and flat line our emotions. We push for adventure on the outside, and forget to find fulfillment under …

Happiness

Richard Branson's 15 Secrets to Success

Richard Branson is one of the most recognizable and accomplished entrepreneurs in the world. The Virgin Group founder has managed multiple companies …

Self-improvement

Best apps for educators

If you’re an educator, you’re familiar with all that you have to keep up with in that field of work. While from afar it may seem that some teachers …

Tantric Sex Tips That Anyone Can Try Tonight

You may have heard about tantra or tantric sex, maybe at your local sex shop or in celebrity gossip magazines — it's a pretty trendy concept …

Buddhism

4 Times It's Totally Fine to Lie to Your Partner

Secrets aren't often black and white. They fall on a continuum, with the most serious secrets having the potential to damage or even end your relationship.<p>If you're thinking about being dishonest, you may find yourself in a murky moral dilemma, questioning whether it's OK to lie to your partner—and …

Communication Skills

Bottled Water: ‘Marketing Trick of the Century’ | Investopedia

After decades of strong growth, bottled water has surpassed soda as the largest beverage category in the U.S., according to a recent report by …

Water

The Only 3 Things You Need to Enter the Top 1% in Anything You Do

Life is very different for anyone who is in the top 1%. Whether you are an entrepreneur, actor, athlete, doctor, author or motivational speaker – the …

Davos 2017: what we learned at the WEF

Banks got a warm welcome, Britain got a cool reception and climate change fears abounded at the World Economic Forum<p>They’re terrified of Trump<p>Donald Trump has been on everyone’s mind, even though he has been on the other side of the Atlantic this week preparing for his inauguration.<p>Most criticism …

United Kingdom

A theory from two Harvard professors explains why American voters prefer incompetence

Do voters want competence from their elected officials?<p>In an intriguing new paper (pdf), a pair of Harvard business professors argue that a certain segment of voters—primarily lower educated and rural—will choose incompetent candidates over competent ones<i>,</i> in order to protect themselves from …

Voting

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …

World Economy

A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

Management

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Social Security

Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives

Does it ring a bell with you — In your first years of college, there’s a splurge out on earned pennies. Then the socially defined ‘norms’ of …

Happiness

After interviewing over 100 successful people, Tim Ferriss says a passage from a 1922 novel captures the approach every high performer takes

Since starting his podcast in 2014, bestselling author Tim Ferriss has interviewed well over 100 highly successful people, from Navy SEALs to billionaire entrepreneurs.<p>He uses his interviews to pick apart the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," that have brought these subjects to the …

Self-improvement

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Pedagogy
Happiness
Happiness

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss shares the 5 books that have influenced him most

Since writing his 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek," Tim Ferriss has built a career around collecting the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," of the world's top performers, from Navy SEALs to entrepreneurs.<p>His new book "Tools of Titans" is a collection of those lessons, drawn from more …

Self-improvement

What Successful Movements Have in Common

The declaration of surrender was touted as a triumph: “Microsoft Loves Linux,” the headline read, but just a decade earlier, the firm’s then CEO, Steve Ballmer, had called Linux a cancer. The all-powerful tech giant had lost and lost badly — to a ragtag band of revolutionaries, no less — but still …

Tea Party

Marriage Therapists Say These 6 Things Can Slowly Kill A Marriage

<i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou via Getty …

Salt Lake City

Families of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis want to leave UK for Germany after Brexit

Descendants of Jewish refugees who fled to the UK to escape from Nazi persecution are seeking German nationality following the referendum in which …

4 Rules To Achieve Inbox Zero And Stress-Level Zero

Do the emails, that pile up in your inbox, give you stress? Well, you’re not the only one. Many of us HATE email. But at the same time, we also can’t …

A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace

“When you do something you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” <b>~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>Zen master Suzuki Roshi …

Motivational Books: My 31 All-Time Favorites

Do you know that glowing feeling you get after you finish the last couple pages of a really inspirational book?<p>You know, that sense of wonder, the …

Books

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination