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9 Organizing Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Needs to Be

Step away from that container box right now.<p>When you take the time to organize your home, you want there to be some serious payoff afterwards. Why else would you spend hours sorting through crinkled receipts or roaming the aisles of The Container Store? But according to our go-to pro organizers, …

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

Discover what the happiest people already know.<p>If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst …

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

We all tend to fall into a routine in long-term relationships.<p>We make habits and rituals as a couple that help shape and define our lives together. Perhaps it's going to breakfast on a Saturday morning, one partner making the bed while the other makes coffee, or a particular way of celebrating a …

Self-confidence

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better At Your Job

Project management, managing personalities, patience: There are a lot of ways parenting prepares you to succeed at work.<p>Talk to any entrepreneur or business leader and they’ll often admit that their company is their “baby.” They brought it to life, spent time raising it, and are emotionally …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Procrastination

15 Things In Your Life That Are Causing You Unnecessary Unhappiness

<b>1.</b> <b>The belief that you are special.</b><p>You are a person worthy of love, happiness, respect, and dignity. But you’re not special. Believing you are special …

Perfect Resumes and Cover Letters: Editing Tips and Resume Writing Services

As a lecturer of business writing, I am often asked about some of the worst mistakes I've seen in writing. The reality is, when a person makes the occasional mistake in an email, it can be forgiven. We've all been typing on the run with the "Sent From my iPhone" at the bottom. And, let's face it: …

Writing

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo to donate millions of water bottles to Flint students

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo said Tuesday that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to schoolchildren in Flint, Mich., to help with the public health emergency caused by the city's lead-tainted water.<p>The companies announced in a news release that they are planning to …

7 things that hold people back from being successful

Is it simply that they're more innately talented, or they just got lucky? Probably not.<p>Over on Quora, users have weighed in with their thoughts on the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that can prevent you from achieving your full potential.<p>We've highlighted the most insightful responses, along …

How a woman who went from $12 in her bank account to millionaire status learned to stop sabotaging her success

After a humble childhood, she found herself a single parent with a mere $12 in her bank account at age 27. She needed government assistance to survive.<p>Today, her net worth exceeds $1 million, thanks largely to the success of her company, Motivating the Masses, which offers business coaching and …

Self-improvement

10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes We All Make

Even the best efforts are a waste without a proper plan.<p>Even the best efforts are a waste without a proper plan.

7 Success Habits of Exceptionally Productive People

Need to get more done? Do what the pros do.<p>Once in a while you need to kick some serious butt: finish off a huge project, finally put to bed a task you can't keep putting off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day (like the day I wrote the first draft of my book proposal.)<p>When you <i>really</i> need …

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …