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5 Common Things That Happy People Don't Do

Believe it or not, happiness isn't something that just happens.<p>We all want to lead happier lives. But, when it comes to actually making that happen, we can also have the tendency to get in our own ways. There are certain bad habits we fall victim to that only sabotage our own happiness and send us …

Happiness

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

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

Read 200 Books This Year by Making This 1 Tiny Change to Your Routine

A little math proves you do have enough time to change your life with books.<p>There's no secret to how to get smarter. You read. A lot.<p>Really, that's it.<p>And if you don't believe me, there's a whole host of luminaries, from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to Richard Branson and Barack Obama, who will …

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8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

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How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re …

Motivation

The 4-Step System for Conquering Your New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolutions have a poor reputation for being successful, but it's rarely because of the goals set themselves. What you need is a proper framework.<p>It's the 3rd week of January.<p>How's that New Year's Resolution going?<p>New Year's Resolutions have a poor reputation for being successful, but …

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12 Cookie Dough Recipes to Make Ahead and Freeze

Whipping up delicious, eye-pleasing, creative cookie recipes is fun, but sometimes those cravings come on HARD. When you’re jonesing for a treat, you just want something sweet and doughy as <i>quickly</i> as possible. Luckily, cookie dough recipes have you covered on that front. These 12 options can be …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

This Is the Most Powerful Motivational Trick We’ve Ever Heard

Use this any time you need a dose of willpower<p>Ever made a roomful of 17-year-old girls cry? I have!<p>I was wrapping up my talk on how important it is to take care of your body in college—something I definitely did not do—when a hand went up.<p>“That was great, thank you,” said a woman in the first row. …

17 Changes You Won't Regret Making This Year

2017 > 2016

A Harvard psychologist says there's a question to ask yourself when you're 'successful' but unfulfilled

On a superficial level, that might mean we're more likely to order candy on a plane if the person sitting next to us does so.<p>But a more insidious form of this "social contagion," as psychologists call it — and the one that really interests David — is that we can end up living someone else's dreams, …

9 Ways to Build Your Inner Strength

Want to be strong and successful? This inner workout will make you powerful at the core.<p>Many people are aware of the need for ongoing self-improvement. But often the emphasis is placed on external factors: physical fitness, acquiring skills to make yourself a stronger leader, or executive …

Self-improvement

What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

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30 Behaviors of Unstoppable People

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but …

Motivation

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

FORGET GOALS: LET-GO IN 2017

With 2016 behind us and 2017 fresh and anew, we're bombarded with messaging to take on the world, tackle our biggest goals - like weight loss, starting a business or finding love - and to forge confidently ahead into the new year. We barely make mention of what we must do to move forward, …

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

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How This Woman Sculpted Her Saggy Work Butt Into an Ass of Steel

With insane abs, to boot!<p>Nessa, a 39-year-old from Luxembourg, grew up playing basketball and eating whatever she wanted without gaining any weight. (🙌 )<p>Four years ago, Nessa started a new demanding job in finance, and she started gaining weight. "I was focused on my job and not on my body. I was …

Fitness

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You Really Need

You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.<p>I do my best to run 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I’m traveling and my normal routine is thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my …

Workouts

The 1 full-body exercise you should do every day

If you don't have time for a full workout, here's the one exercise that will work your entire body in a short amount of time: Pushup downward dog.<p>The reason why this move is so great for your entire body is because of the tension placed on various muscle groups throughout the movement. As you start …

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How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

<i>(Photo: Grady Reese)</i><p>By Bradley Stulberg<p>When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I've never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I didn't know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

5 Super Effective Compound Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>When it comes to efficient workouts, routines that feature compound exercises are where it's at. These supercharged moves are two exercises that join</i> …

5 Secrets to Unlocking Self-Discipline You Didn't Know You Had

Make a new habit stick by keeping it simple.<p><i>What is the secret to self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley,</b> …

Will Power

The Healthiest Meals Come in Bowls

These dishes provide major benefits for less than 400 cals.<p>Quick, what's the tastiest, easiest way to up your fruit and veggie intake? Blend, baby, blend! These bountiful bowls, from our brand-new <i>Big Book of Smoothies & Soups</i>, will fill you up on fewer calories, with a few added perks.<p>RELATED: 7 …

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no matter who we are. Yet, we don't always have the wherewithal to see things through. We …

The One Mind Shift that Will Get Rid of Procrastination Forever

You only need to commit to one thing to end procrastination forever.<p>There are so many tips and tricks out there to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.<p>Take short breaks, make lists...<p>Remove distractions, prioritize...<p>Drink less coffee, drink more coffee...<p>You've heard them all …

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