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To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Because the thought is always parent to the deed. Ask Teddy Roosevelt.<p>Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will …

Motivation

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

2 Ways To Hit The Ground Running In the New Year

As 2016 winds down, for many of us, our minds leap toward how we’ll make 2017 a better year personally and professionally. Before you start setting …

Employment

5 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than Spin Class

Let the torching begin.<p>Spinning gets a lot of street cred as one of the best calorie-blasting exercises<i>,</i> and not without good reason. Depending on factors like your weight and the intensity of your effort, a single one-hour class can help you scorch about 400 to 600 calories. “You’re using all of …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 Most Important Words for Succeeding in Fitness

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by humanity.” - Rudyard Kipling<p><b>For years I had the word confidence taped to my bathroom mirror.</b> …

Beginner Wildlife Photography Tip: Basic Camera Settings

So, you’ve gotten yourself outfitted with a new camera, a telephoto lens, and a monopod. You’ve wrapped your lens with camouflage gaffer’s tape (and …

9 Emotional Intelligence Mistakes That Make Leaders Look Really Unprofessional

91 percent of employed American adults believe that interpersonal communication issues prevent leaders from leading effectively.<p>One of the most important attributes of being a good leader is empathy--as well as the ability to understand and react correctly to your employees' emotions when they are …

Emotional Intelligence

5 easy hacks for finding cheap flights

With the busy holiday travel season approaching, we asked frequent flier, points expert and New York City native Gilbert Ott, who runs the air miles site God Save the Points, for his top tips on finding the best deals on flights.<p>Having made a career out of helping fliers use miles to get free seats …

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

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What Are the 5 Habits of Emotionally Healthy People?

It's amazing how some people can maintain happiness and positivity in their lives despite all the bad things happening around them.<p>But bestselling …

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Fitness

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

It can be problematic to get organized and keep track of all the expenses and responsibilities. Sure, you can always write everything down, but there …

The 30-Minute HIIT Workout That Makes Time Fly By

If you spend most of your workout staring at the clock, watching the seconds slowly tick by, it's time to switch things up. This total-body HIIT …

Workouts

5 Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Day

Motivation means more than anything else in life. It doesn’t matter how much you’re paid, how big your house is, or whether you have the latest …

Motivation

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Coconut

10 things that successful couples do to have a happy relationship

Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship."<p>Kevin responded, "I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I place into other important areas of my …

Concentrating on one thing at a time vs. 5 things — The science behind focus

Just because you’re getting a lot done, doesn’t mean you’re getting the right things done. “Achievement isn’t about doing everything, it’s about …

10 Ways To Make Your Marriage Stronger

Every long term couple know the efforts that are required for lasting love. Relationships can ebb and flow, but it is important that you never forget …

Famifi

How Couples Misunderstand Each Other

A heart-breaking experience of counseling couples is seeing good people suffer due to the entirely avoidable <i>illusion of sameness.</i><p>In the illusion of …

11 simple things that are proven to make your relationship better

We know the basic building blocks of a healthy relationship. We know that we should trust each other, be kind to one another, and be there for …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working and what's not. Then we …

Parenting

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Fitness