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31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

The 50 Smoothest Pick-Up Lines in Movie History

Because "I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" isn't nearly good enough.<p>Here's an extreme understatement for you: It is difficult to approach someone in a bar, on the street, or in a crowded venue and try to charm them with the perfect come-on. Which is precisely why we have the scripted …

A 53-Billion-Pixel Image Lets You Zoom In Impossibly Far

How far can you zoom?<p>The crazy sorts of image enhancement you've seen in episodes of CSI aren't actually real right? You can't just endlessly zoom in. Well, ordinarily that's correct, but this neat little photo is a clever exception to the rule.<p>The astonishing 53-billion-pixel picture is mostly …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

5 Important Productivity Habits without which people won't give a fig about your Aspirations

Most of us are pretty low down on the food chain and we dance to the tunes of those higher up. But we’re all looking to be successful in life. What …

30 design tools you can't live without

Designers are extremely busy people. Fact.<p>Not only do they have to make time to find inspiration for their next project, manage feedback, attend meetings, and communicate with their clients, they also have to find the time to actually sit down and do the work.<p>Let’s not forget the time and effort …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

Self-improvement

The Actually Useful Guide to Self-Help

Over a decade ago, feeling Buddha-level enlightened after reading Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now</i>, I dragged my friend Vicki into the nearest …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

The most motivated people have a routine set of activities they do before bedtime that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion.<p>Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews …

Success

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …

Motivation

How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

personaldevelopment

10 Inspiring Reasons to Become a Writer

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

90 Days to Breakthrough Success

<i>As we wind up Live Happy’s 90 Days to a Happier You challenge, happiness and grit expert Caroline Miller reminds us of what it takes to make goals,</i> …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

10 Writing Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 Best-Selling Authors

Stay focused and get more writing done<p>Having interviewed more than 30 bestselling authors over the past year on my podcast, I've learned a lot about how they overcome distractions and mental blocks and get down to work each day.<p>I like to ask them about their writing process: How they get started …

Creative Writing

These Five Motivational Speeches Will Get You off Your Ass

We all know we aren’t reaching our full potential. Our lives are full of empty promises, “maybe’s”, and failed ideas. Failed ideas that we never went …

14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel

No matter what, learning from great authors is always a plus. So let’s see what some of the literary elite have to say to young writers … Thanks, …

23 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Life

All of us want to improve our lives. We want to move forward rather than be left behind, to make progress rather than suffer defeat, and to enjoy a life filled with success rather than one littered with failure.<p>Yet the desire to improve our lives isn't something new; it's existed since the dawn of …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

Creative Writing