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17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Motivation

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers scientific-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Do you know that there are five emotional diseases that can eat away at your happiness? Here they are

If you have been feeling unhappy lately, you’re not alone.<p>According to a recent report on happiness conducted by The Harris Poll, only 1 in 3 Americans report being very happy. Another report, put together by Gallup and the health care data analytics firm Sharecare, confirms Americans are indeed …

Happiness

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

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Turns out the best sex actually doesn’t come from hot-blooded passion

Spontaneous sex—clandestine encounters, afternoon delights, and one-night stands—is fantastic. But more often than not, the mind-boggling orgasms of this kind of sex are a myth you read about in magazines.<p>The alternative, planned sex, doesn’t sound particularly exciting. Sending a calendar invite …

Personality

Three Little Words Are Making You a Negative Person—and You Probably Say Them All the Time

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Here's something that'll make you think twice: "The majority …

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Self-improvement

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

Weekend getaways in Northern California for all families

What Northern California may lack in a dominant family vacation destination – say Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Legoland – it more than makes up for in sheer quantity and diversity. Less Mickey Mouse, more whales and sea lions.<p>To help you plan a weekend getaway soon, we’ve rounded up a wide …

Northern California

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

Happiness

Apple Cider Vinegar: Why You Should Try Hair Care’s Latest Trend

It may be more familiar to you as a salad dressing, but apple cider vinegar has plenty more to give, especially when it comes to your hair care and …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

4 Ways to Lead Any Personality Type on Your Team

Playing to your team members' strengths starts with learning what they are.<p>As a leader, it's important to know the people you work with. Strong relationships lead to stronger teams, and stronger teams lead to a more productive and more successful company. But getting to know people isn't just …

Personality

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

If you’re confused by how the Republican tax bill will affect you, you’re not alone.<p>The final version rewrites the tax code in dozens of ways, …

Retirement

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

How To Stop Procrastinating Right Now

We’ve all been there. We have every intention of completing something, but we convince ourselves that it’s OK to do it later. Updating that resume? It can wait. Starting that business plan? Maybe in a few days. What we may not realize is that in putting off our goals time and time again, we are …

18 fun things to do to celebrate fall in Northern California

There's finally a nip in the air in the Bay Area, signaling the perfect time to partake in autumnal activities.<p>Although there's a lot of anti-fall blowback these days — we get it, pumpkin spice is way overdone — Northern California is still full of fun events that celebrate the season in a …

Northern California

I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

Personal Finance

7 pieces of investment advice from Warren Buffett

What if that rich man built his wealth the same way you are building yours - through investing?<p>What if that man were Warren Buffett?<p>What would you ask? Would you try to learn something that would completely change your entire world of financial success?<p>Perhaps you feel like that would never happen. …

Investing

Avoid Travel Stress With These Simple Tips for Traveling Light

Long lines, airport security, baggage fees -- traveling has never been more stressful. Fight the stress by traveling light with these simple tips.<p>I love to travel -- but I hate packing and hauling my stuff through airports and across the globe, which is why I pride myself on being a "light …