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50 questions to ask your spouse on date night that can strengthen your marriage

You have caught the man of your dreams and love every second you spend together. That’s great! Everyone wishes they could say the same thing. Even if …

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

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 …

Self-improvement

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

Self-improvement

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

Chakra Meditation: The Secret to Feeling More Calm and Grounded?

<i>Welcome to Byrdie UK's Wellness Week. Over the next seven days, you'll get to read pieces about making your life more balanced. From the best tech to</i> …

Meditation

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

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

Self-help

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

12 Healthy Salad Recipes That Are 100% Better With Chicken

Grilled, shredded, cubed — any way you make it, your salad's bound to benefit from this versatile (and delicious) protein. We've rounded up the best kale-, quinoa-, cabbage-, and romaine-based recipes so you can get your greens on every day of the week without ever getting bored. Enjoy!

7 books to read when life gets tough

This was after she underwent a massive heartbreak and uttered these words for the first time: "Wow, life is hard."

Meditation

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Self-improvement

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups LifeThe post You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years appeared …

Motivation

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

10 things I've learned from running a site on mindfulness and minimalism for a decade

Some of the things I've learned, starting with personal lessons and ending with lessons about my business:<p><b>1. Focus on intentions rather than goals</b><p>As you might know, I experimented with giving up goals after being <i>very</i> focused on goals for years. It was liberating, and it turns out, you don't just do …

Minimalism

18 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing some of those learnable behaviors. We rounded up 11 intriguing ones below.<p>You'll notice that none of …

Self-improvement

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

TED Talks

7 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Success

Are you dreaming big enough?<p><i>What are the common mistakes people make that ruin their lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on …

Motivation

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

10 Awe-Inspiring Things You Can Do to Change Your Life Immediately

This is not rocket science. Who doesn't want to simplify their lives or cut down stress?<p>Why is change so hard? Because change can be scary. We fear the unknown. But as we give in to procrastination, we delay the greater reward: Producing good fruit and experiencing a better life.<p>If you know …

The Smart Way to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape (Especially When Everything You've Tried Has Failed)

The problem isn't what you see in the mirror -- it's what you see on the inside.<p>Ask people to list their goals, and losing weight and getting in better shape often is in the top three. Maybe that's why we spend so much money on diet and exercise; health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year …

Fitness

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Mindfulness

This is The Best Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

Research suggests that more than 40 percent of the actions we take each day are habitual (1).<p>That means that almost that half the time you’re doing …

Procrastination

3 Things You Must Believe If You Want to Be Successful

At school, at the gym, or at work, this mindset is essential for reaching your goals.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one …

Motivation

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Relationships

7 financial habits of successful entrepreneurs

Most of us are familiar with the typical habits of successful people — wake up early, eat breakfast, build a network.<p>But what about the financial habits behind successful entrepreneurs? What are they doing on a daily basis that is making their business successful? Here are seven frequently …

Small Business

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …