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16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Mental Disorders

How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …

Mindfulness

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set …

Naked Trump Statues: Meet Anarchist Artists Behind ‘Emperor Has No Balls’

Just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time yesterday, about 40 people spread across five cities – Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Cleveland and Los Angeles – …

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 …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

It’s Time to Retire Your Trusty Day Planner

Evernote is a 21st century day planner. In Part 4 of his productivity series for school leaders, organization consultant and former principal Frank …

Evernote

10 Articles on Decluttering to Help Simplify Your Life

It’s no secret that I don’t enjoy cleaning or organizing things. Luckily, a great benefit of living with less is … less cleaning and organizing. By …

Minimalism

5 Hidden Twitter Features You Might Not Know About

Twitter has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2006. Although the 140 character limit of tweets has not changed, many other features have …

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George Orwell on Writing and the Four Questions Great Writers Must Ask Themselves

<b>George Orwell</b> (June 25, 1903–January 21, 1950) was a man of unflinching idealism who made no apologies for making his convictions clear, be they about the ethics of journalism, the universal motives of writing, or the golden rules for making tea — but never more so than in his now-legendary essay …

7 Fun and Free Stress Relief Apps to Make Your Day Bright

This time of year everyone is thinking about change. Either changing for the new year or changing the holiday stress we're feeling.<p>Either way, change is good.<p>But implementing real change in our lives isn't always easy. Adopting new habits and creating lasting change takes focus and support.<p>Without …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

The New Face of Hunger

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We sent three photographers to explore hunger in three very different parts of the United States, each giving different faces to the same statistic:<p>One-sixthof Americans don’t have enough food to eat.<p>Click below to …

This is how they’ll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and the Kochs want to f**k America as bad as they did Wisconsin

<b>Scott Walker, David Koch (AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Phelan M. Ebenhack/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Dark money, gerrymandering, super-majorities, undemocratic actions that leave the plutocrats in charge. It’s coming<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 9, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>The third week in December brought two startling …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Hall of Shame: The 9 Worst Marketing Fails by Retailers in 2015

By<p>By the time you see an ad from a retailer, restaurant, or consumer brand, it has been looked over and picked at by countless people at an ad agency …

The 168 Year-Old, One-Eyed Racist That Explains The Rise Of Donald Trump

If you want to understand Donald Trump, you have to understand the politics of the Jim Crow South. Though Trump’s brand of racist populism breaks …

South Carolina

Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years …

The White House

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Christianity

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How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

Relationships

10 Ways to Maximize Your Facebook Business Page

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are wondering how to get the most out of your Facebook business page, you are not alone. With over 1.440 billion monthly active users, the social network is attractive to businesses across the globe. While some businesses just have …

Social Media

5 Simple Ways to Boost Twitter Engagement…Right Now

Are you using Twitter to market your business?Wondering how to improve your results?When used correctly, Twitter can be a valuable addition to your …

Social Media

How to make the Italian version of mac and cheese, which Anthony Bourdain calls the world's greatest pasta dish

One of the earliest known recipes for macaroni and cheese comes from the 13th-century tome "Liber de Coquina," an Italian cookbook. In it, a recipe called "de lasanis" calls for cut-up sheets of pasta to be tossed with parmesan cheese, which sounds a lot like cacio e pepe to me.<p>If you've never …

Italy

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

Vino in Villa takes place at Castello di San Salvatore

Vino in Villa Festival takes place annually the third weekend in May at Castello di San Salvatore in the Susegana province of Treviso, Italy.