Christal Waul

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9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Psychology

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

9 tricks to instantly appear more competent

We trust that you're a highly competent person. But it's normal to sometimes feel inadequate, especially when you're in a challenging work environment.<p>When those situations arise, it can help to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make yourself <i>look</i> more competent than you feel at the …

Tip: Overhead Press, Front Squat Challenge

Start with 10 presses and 20 front squats. On the next set, do as many presses as you can, then double that number for front squats. Continue until …

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek …

Travel

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings, New Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The U.S. is often referred to as the land of economic opportunity. Apparently it's also the land of consumption and "spend everything you've got."<p>We don't have to look far for confirmation that Americans are generally poor savers. Every month the St. Louis Federal Reserve …

34% have $0 in savings: Americans' money habits go 'from bad to worse', report finds

Americans are dipping into their savings, if they have any, even more than they did last year, a new survey finds. Nearly 70 percent of Americans …

How to Become a Financially Secure Millennial

8. Expectations vs. Reality<p>You only have 24 hours a day to work on your goals so stop dreaming and start doing. Narrow down your immediate goals. …

Personal Finance

10 Things Successful Humans Do That Failures Do Not

Success is a play of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so it is an "achievement" that is fully dependent upon the habits you …

How to Make a Zero-Based Budget

One major budgeting pitfall people tend to succumb to is failing to account for every single dollar coming and going from their accounts. They make …

7 Ways to Prioritize Your Time, Energy and Money

Life can be hectic, but knowing how to prioritize can keep you happy, healthy and in the green.<p>Originally published by <b>Gretchen Rubin</b> on LinkedIn: 7 Tips for Making Happy Decisions about How to Spend Your Time, Energy, and Money<p>We all have to make decisions about how to spend our time, energy, and …

Happiness

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.<p>It all started in the early 1970s, when the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted an influential …

Critical Thinking

This trait may explain why Danes are the happiest people on earth

Hygge: It’s a word most Americans have probably never heard of, but it may be a key to our happiness.<p>Residents of Denmark are the happiest people on …

Happiness

And their eyes glazed over

My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?<i>By Joelle Renstrom</i>Read at …

T-Mobile confirms which Samsung and HTC phones are getting the Nougat update

T-Mobile has published a list of which branded devices in its lineup will be getting the Android 7.0 update. There are only two devices on the list from HTC – the HTC 10 and the One M9 – but there’s seven Samsung devices featuring all the flagships from the Galaxy S6 onwards.<p>No timeline was given …

Rohn: The 3 Parts of Personal Development

One day my mentor, Mr. Earl Shoaff, said to me, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself …

4 Scientific Reasons Vacations Are Good for Your Health

There are incredible benefits to taking time off--maybe you should rethink your lack of vacation.<p>How many times have you wanted to take a vacation but thought, <i>I just have too much to do</i>?<p>How many times have you complained how exhausted you are but without doing anything about it?<p>How many times have …

vacations

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

The Mental Trick That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

The most important question you need to ask yourself before you set out to achieve any kind of goal is a simple one: Why?<p>After all, as William …

5 Practical Ways to Better Yourself

You're reading 5 Practical Ways to Better Yourself, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Keep Your Money Momentum Going

Keep your personal finance momentum going.<p>This is Day 30 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

Personal Finance

10 simple behavior patterns of the most successful people

I spent a good part of last year interviewing the most successful people I know. These were ordinary people who've achieved extraordinary success. I eventually turned those interviews into a book.<p>What I discovered is that these people are just like you. They work at their craft. They push to …

Trick Yourself into Changing Bad Habits

Every one of us has a career-limiting bad habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we can’t get rid of. But a few small changes can help:<p><b>Manipulate …

spendtime

Treatment gives hope to teen with disorder known as childhood Alzheimer's

The mother and father watched as their 16-year-old daughter ate her pork chop and green beans across the kitchen table of their Mount Prospect home, grateful each time she swallowed without struggle.<p>She paused in between bites to sing a few lyrics of her favorite song. "We're all in this …

5 Remarkably Simple Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

Habit building (and breaking) is one of the hardest things we as humans can do. But it's also one of the most worthwhile.<p>Habit building (and breaking) is one of the hardest things we can do, but it's also one of the most important for our long-term success and happiness. What I find to be a good …

Headaches

Steal This Butt Exercise from Chelsea Handler

Bonus: You'll feel super badass doing it<p>A video posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:44am PST<p>Chelsea Handler's latest …

Chelsea Handler

30 Websites That Will Pay You for Things You Already Do

You may not be interested in investing 40 hours a week into getting rich online, but you can still make money online in this digital age. You don’t …

20 Tricks for Getting Rich

It's okay to take strategic risks, but try to eliminate unnecessary spending.<p>When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: …

Retirement

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism