Christine Legault

118 Flips | 16 Magazines | 10 Following | 4 Followers | @ChristineLe72s5 | Journalist/graphic designer living and raising a family in Rome that loves wine, children's books and anything related to languages and psychology!

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

7 Toxic Thoughts That Are Sabotaging Your Success

All actions results from thought, so it's the thoughts that really matter.<p>Your thoughts are powerful. It may sound farfetched to say that what you believe will come true and what you think about will come to you.<p>But it's not really such a stretch. Your thoughts are directly connected to your …

10 research-backed ways to beat procrastination for good

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started.<p>But the bills must be paid, the work …

These 11 quick breakfast recipes are all you need to start your day off right

Scrambling through your kitchen sleepy-eyed each morning in an attempt to throw together something that resembles a healthy, or at least edible, …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

5 Simple Habits That Will Make You a More Positive Person | Inc.com

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 tendency towards melancholy or cheer. But according to …

Happiness

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

How one family is sending 13 kids to college, living debt free — and still plans to retire early

<b>Sam Fatzinger prowls the aisles</b> of an Aldi grocery store with an engineer’s precision. Workers greet her, mostly by name.<p>She puts several trays of chicken into a huge cart. Then it’s on to fresh blueberries for $1.79 a pint, in February. And she recalls the time the no-frills store had a sale on …

Debt Management

50 Powerful Mini Habits That Will Help You Lead Your Best Life

Hard work and perseverance always beat genius and talent in the end.<p><i>What are 50 things that everyone can do to make life easier? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Yuri Kruman, Master Career</b> …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

This Common Way of Thinking Is Holding You Back From 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 …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence | Inc.com

You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and your body's physical systems to run optimally.<p>But how much time do you spend …

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Be More Successful: 8 Steps to Find and Leverage Your True Strengths

We all hope to improve on our weaknesses, but sometimes the best approach is to do a lot more of what you already do best.<p>Are you as successful as you would like to be? (Depending on how you define success, of course.)<p>If you're like most people, the answer is, "Probably not." Not because you're …

Is solitude the secret to unlocking our creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well.On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush …

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Every Writer Who Freaks Out About Negative Reviews Needs To Read This Now

Mean book reviews are a fact of life nowadays. And if you spend any time in a workshop, you’re going to hear some pretty harsh feedback. But Cecilia …

Writing

Mindfulness Is Way Easier Than You Probably Think

If you want a clearer, calmer mind, books, classes, and special spaces aren't necessary.<p>It's pretty hard to find something to dislike about meditation or, as it's often sold these days, "mindfulness." Studies show that deep focus can reduce stress, improve health, even raise profits. But just …

The One Thing Melinda Gates Does Every Day To Ease Stress

The power of meditation.<p>Philanthropist Melinda Gates' secret to maintaining her well-being is simple: Prioritize moments of quiet.<p>During an interview at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, Gates told HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that she meditates every single day.<p>"The first thing I do …