Derek Dixon

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

Like any habit, this one may take some time to stick. To start, try setting your alarm for 30 minutes earlier than you would usually wake up. It is also important that you go to bed earlier, as sleep deprivation will only serve to decrease your productivity and overall happiness.<p>In the past, I …

University of Toronto

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

This Road Trip is One For The Bucket List

North of San Francisco lies a stretch of California coastline that nobody ever tells you about. Locals play sly. And tourists? It rarely crosses their radar. But it's road-trip country at its best, checking all the right boxes from secret beaches to neck-craning views.<p>North of San Francisco lies a …

San Francisco

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

7 Ways to Get Happier in Less Than a Minute

Having a blah day? Try these super-quick mood boosters to get happy fast.<p>Some days go really well and some not so much. If your day is taking a turn for the worse and you need to stop the downward slide, you don’t want to add to the stress by eating up your valuable time. Sometimes you don’t really …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Blinkist: Big ideas in small packages

Discover life-changing ideas<p>With short explainers, you can understand the key ideas from a book in just 15 minutes.<p>Learn on the go with audio<p>With …

7 ways to dominate your 20s

Lets face it, if you are in your 20s, you are in your freaking prime.<p>Your metabolism hasn't slowed down too much, your acne is starting to clear up, your parents are possibly starting to respect you, and you're hopefully starting to make some money while trying to figure out where you "belong" in …

Stanford University

10 Mini-Hacks to Overcome Procrastination

Forgot a name? Misplaced your keys? Taking longer to find the right words? Don’t panic. There’s plenty you can do to improve your memory.<p>You’re …

The Brain

20 Things Exceptionally Happy People Don't Do

Try to give up one of each of these behaviors for the 20 remaining weeks of 2015 and I guarantee that you will be more successful and much happier.<p>Many things that we value in life are the result of accumulating stuff; experience, wealth, and education all come from adding more to what we have. By …

10 Life Hacks That Create More Happiness

Tiny changes in your daily behavior can change your life for the better.<p>Conventional wisdom says that it's a huge effort to change your habits to make yourself healthier and happier. I respectfully disagree. The most effective way to create more happiness is through tiny changes in your daily …

How to Boss Yourself Around

Everyone, every day has a thing — or, more likely, many things — that they know they <i>should</i> do, but really would rather not do. At least, not right …

7 Fundamentals of Success and Happiness Only You Can Deny Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life's biggest frustrations and disappointments come from expecting too little of yourself and too much of others. Expectations shape all of your relationships, including in the workplace. By setting your expectations for yourself and …

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …