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10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

Self-help

How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Here are some ideas for moms to earn cash from home.<p>Working moms are the rule rather than the exception. Seventy percent of moms with kids under 18 work, and more than 75 percent of those moms work full time. In fact, mothers are the primary or sole earners for 40 percent of U.S. households with …

Employment

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time

Most of us don't just want to live longer. We want stay healthier at the same time — an extra 20-30 years lying in a sickbed sounds terrible.<p>Valter Longo, the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, believes that by eating in a specific way, people might be …

Holistic Medicine

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Depression

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

5 Steps to Launching a New Life

Is there a decision you’re putting off, or a change in your life that you want to make but you’re feeling too angsty to make it happen? Do you keep …

Psychology

Life with adult separation anxiety: 'I know I'm being irrational, but I'm powerless to stop it'

"I was self-aware enough to know that my thoughts were completely irrational, but I felt powerless to stop them."<p><i>By constantly hounding a loved one,</i> …

Love is the mother of all addictions: Compelling as nicotine and heroin — and just as hard to kick

Docs question whether it exists at all. For members of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, it’s excruciatingly real<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>May 1, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Influence.<p><i>“I got it bad for you, girl,</i> <i><br>but I don’t need a cure.</i> <i><br>I’ll just stay addicted</i> <i><br>and hope I can</i> …

Relationships

Man Adopts 8 Senior Dogs, 2 Cats, Ducks, Chickens And A Pot-Bellied Pig For One Life-Saving Reason

Colorado accountant Steve Greig has dedicated his life to caring for elderly, "unadoptable" animals.<p>After the death four years ago of Wolfgang, his beloved red miniature Pinscher, Colorado accountant Steve Greig felt like he’d reached an important crossroads.<p>“I knew that this would be the beginning …

Pets

My Husband Is Transitioning and We're More in Love Than Ever

When Prince Charming becomes Princess Charming.<p><i>Mary (a pseudonym), 35, has been married for more than 10 years. When they met online, unbeknownst to Mary, her future spouse struggled with being male. Several years into their marriage, her spouse came out as transgender, which helped explain some of</i> …

Relationships

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Drug Addiction

13 Pet-Inspired Decor Pieces You Need in Your Life ASAP

You love your pet — so much so that you even have an adorable picture of them that’s been hanging up for years. But recently, you’ve noticed that it’s starting to fade and get lost amongst all the other wall art you’ve collected. Mementos of the non-human who adores you more than anything in the …

The Runner's High Is Basically the Same Thing as a Weed High

So THAT's why marathons are so popular.<p>You know that friend who's really, <i>really</i> into running? The one who does a dozen marathons a year and Instagrams the living hell out of each one? That person has a secret: She's basically on drugs.<p>A new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy</i> …

These Photos Capture The Anguish Of Living With Depression

"The whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others."<p>For 21-year-old photographer Edward Honaker, experiencing depression and anxiety felt like being at war with his brain.<p><b>"All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn't know why," he told</b> …

1-page Brain Profiles - Online Emotional Intelligence Test

Brain Brief: How Your Brain Prefers to Use Your EQ<p>Brain Brief Profile<p>The Brain Brief Profile (BBP) is a one-page synthesis of the way a person’s …

Cast Off That Double-D Cup: Why Going Bra-Less Feels So Good

Suddenly, going without a bra and risking a nip-slip or side-boob is socially acceptable. It’s also liberating. But it shouldn’t be reserved only for …

Psychologists say you need these 3 compatibilities to have a successful marriage

As The New York Times recently concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p>But how do you know if you should get hitched in the first place?<p>We asked Peter …

Marriage

DIY: Turn Photos Into Beautiful Watercolor Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the …

Lightbox

Why sex isn't key to a happy marriage

As Sir Michael Holroyd - husband of novelist Dame Margaret Drabble - admits to having 'romantic relationship without sex' with a theatre critic, Rowan Pelling says there is something beautiful about a marriage that moves beyond jealousy<p>A year or so ago, <b>I was wandering round the V&A</b> when I found a …

10 Crazy—But Awesome!—Exercises You Haven't Seen Anywhere Else

Challenge your muscles in all-new ways to spur new growth and skyrocket your metabolism<p>Classic moves like the pushup and squat will always be a part of your workout routine. But sometimes it pays to step outside your comfort zone. These 10 wacky exercises might make you feel uncoordinated when you …

Infographic: See 31 Of The Most Popular Coffee Concoctions From Around the World

You may think that Starbucks does coffee every conceivable way, with its endless flavor combinations, milk options, and Italian-sounding cup sizes. …

Coffee

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.