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3 Strategies to Boost Confidence and Feel Good about Yourself

Are you a perfectionist?Your answer will reveal the truth:<i>Do you often try to achieve a perfect standard in your work?</i><i>Do you feel a need to perfect</i> …

Happiness

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Productivity

10 ways to turn stress into a positive

<b>We asked Carl Vernon, best-selling author of The Less – Stress Lifestyle and Anxiety Rebalance, to share his advice.</b><p>We tend to think of stress as all …

Self-help

8 Days In Scotland

Scotland is a magical yet mysterious country which allows visitors to see the splendors of the natural realm – postcard-perfect landscapes, …

Scotland

9 bad habits that are getting in the way of your success

Look at what you are doing and assess your thoughts and your habits.<p>Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions that we repeatedly do to create action.<p>If your actions aren't getting you what you want, you have to try something different.<p>Face it: You …

Self-improvement

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

4 Sneaky Tricks to Transform Your Habits

<i>"Motivation is what gets you fired up and moving, but your daily habits are what catapult you to success long after the motivation is gone!"</i> -- John Rowley<p>Every year diligent people sit down and define his or her goals for the coming year, and with good reason. Setting goals work! But in order to …

Benjamin Franklin

Start a 100-Day Challenge to Build Habits Without Overwhelming Yourself

One of the hardest parts of building new habits is the idea of leaving your old habits behind. To make it easier for yourself, make your habit into a …

5 Common Habits That Are Undermining Your Happiness

<i>We all have a desire to be happy. It is a part of the human condition to seek joy and good feelings. Yet many of us unintentionally undermine our happiness every day.</i><p>Being a Life and Executive Coach, I see common patterns in people's daily behavior that are keeping them from lasting happiness. Too …

Happiness

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

Procrastination

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

14 '80s Movies You NEED to Show Your Kids Today (and Not a Disney Movie in Sight)

Every generation has their flicks. My parents made me sit through <b>Lawrence of Arabia</b> and <b>The Godfather</b>, but few flicks are as generationally relevant as the classic '80s films so many of us grew up watching. I'm looking at you, John Hughes. You defined a generation. You taught us what it meant to be …

Kids

16 Everyday Things You Shouldn't Be Paying For

Life costs money — a lot of money. But as savvy personal-finance gurus, we've learned how to cut back where we can. Consider this list of everyday …

Personal Finance

Interview: Gorgeous Self-Portraits Highlighting Beautiful Natural Landscapes by Michele Sons

Nestled in the Blue Mountains of Virginia, photographer Michele Sons has finally found herself a place to settle down after a lifetime of wanderlust. With a father whose career required frequent moves abroad, she has always been a traveler. Michele was naturally drawn to documenting her experiences …

Blue Mountains

How To Change Your Eating Habits To Have A More Productive 2016

Eating right in the New Year isn’t about deprivation, it’s understanding what your metabolism needs to reset and maximize your energy.<p>Sledding down the hill of holiday gluttony straight into a field of ambitious resolutions can be a jarring adjustment at best. We spend the holidays gorging on fatty …

Wellness

50 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself Right Now

When you're feeling down, turn things around with a few tips and tricks for thinking about things differently. No need to wallow when there are quick and simple ways to feel better about yourself. Feeling down can be triggered by a bad hair day, not being able to get over a mistake, or waking up 10 …

Self-help

15 incredible photos that were taken by drones

Drone photography is incredible. Just look at this!<p>This is just third place winner in a two-month competition challenging people around the world to submit their best aerial photos taken by drones. The winners were announced Thursday after 10,000 entries poured in from 146 countries.<p>Check out the …

Drones

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

Clark Howard

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NASA Photographs Reveal Unbelievable ‘Alphabet in the Sky’

Art World<p>The results are stunningly beautiful.<p>,<p>In July 2012, NASA science writer and social media manager Adam P. Voiland enlisted the Internet in an …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

Oprah Winfrey

Behind a vegetative patient’s shocking recovery

Two years ago, Juan Torres was in hospital and in a vegetative state. Not only did he recover, he remembers what happened<p>“I don’t really know what …

My Menopause Journey With My Adolescent Son

Menopause can be a difficult time for a woman. Add one adolescent son and you have a volatile mix of a short-tempered, often angry mother and a …

How to Organize Your Paperwork in Just 10 Minutes a Week

I am an organization nerd. Not only does the thought of going to an office supply store make me giddy, but I have been known to spend a torrid …

Personal Finance

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