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Your Most Valuable Asset is You

Here’s how to maximize your returnsIn one of the very first classes I ever had at university, and I’ll never forget this, the lecturer asked a simple …

Self-improvement

Three Tips To Avoid Sneaky Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. It’s even worse when you don’t realize it. Sneaky self-sabotaging behaviors can damage your credibility and success, leaving you none the wiser. According to an article published in <i>Psychology Today</i>,”Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates …

Self-help

IKEA's New August Launches Are Surprisingly Luxe

It's been a big month for IKEA. First, the beloved Swedish furniture company debuted their 2019 catalog in stores on August 1, and now, they've …

IKEA

What No One Tells You About Those Beautiful Cement Tiles

If you've seen some drop dead gorgeous patterned tiles on Pinterest lately, there's a good chance they are made of cement. These matte-finish, often …

Home Improvement

How To Write Your Way To Wellbeing

Ask almost anyone you know how they are, and the response is likely to be: “busy”. Our inboxes are bursting with emails. Appointments and social events keep stacking up. Family woes, work worries and money matters make our minds work overtime. Not to mention commuting, pollution and the “million …

Self-improvement

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

It's the longest running study on happiness, ever.<p>It's hard to measure happiness – it means different things to different people and it can't be …

Happiness

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Better Than Ambien

A new book argues sleeping pills aren’t the answer to chronic insomnia. Instead, a simple, natural trick works better.<p>There was a time not long ago when this reporter was, shall we say, stretched a bit thin. At night, she lay in her bed, which was covered with laundered and not-yet-folded yoga …

Sleep

10 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Lighten Your Mental Load

Making a list will actually help you sleep better.<p><i>What 10 things can I do now to have a better life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lanie Bakeberg, Science Teacher, on Quora:</b><p><b>1.</b> …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

Self-improvement

6 Pieces of Décor That Make Your Home Look Instantly Unsophisticated, Apparently

Less isn't always more.<p>Another day and another piece of advice on how to make our homes look "classy." And, while we certainly believe that when it comes to our homes it's each to their own, such interior insights can be interesting...<p>So, in the spirit of being nosy, interior experts at My Domaine …

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

Apps

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."<p>Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, …

Self-improvement

Fly from the US to Europe this Fall for $99

We're officially two weeks away from September, which means that fall is creeping in fast. Before you know it winter will be here, and you'll want to …

Everyone on Pinterest Is Obsessed With Pink and Green Spaces

Here are a few ways you can bring the unusual (but lovely!) color combination in your home.<p>This week, Pinterest users are obsessing over pinks and greens within the home. There has been a staggering 920% increase of saves for green tiles and a 155% increase in pink tiles alone.<p>If you're thinking of …

14 Delicious Ways to Eat White Beans

If you're anything like me, odds are you have at least seven different cans of beans in your pantry at all times—some exciting, some not so much. …

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Change Your Life in 2 Months

It's really not that hard.<p>Making big changes in your life isn't about moving across the country, or storming into your office and quitting your job.<p>Big changes are the result of small tweaks.<p>Whether your goal is to finish a project, change your friend group, make more time for passion projects, or …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

The Design Trick That Makes Small Spaces Seem Larger

This is the conventional wisdom: for a small space, light colors. Dark colors can make a space feel heavy and oppressive, and they tend to soak up …

Small Living Room? 7 Clever Substitutes for a Coffee Table

In truly tiny apartments, it's not uncommon for renters to forego the traditional coffee table simply to squeeze in a little more seating. An extra …

Living Rooms

10 inspiring furniture placement ideas

While doing up a home, interior designers and room decorators have time & again stressed on the importance of furniture placement for neat & tasteful …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Research

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

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 …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control

You'll be much more effective when you put your time and energy into the things you can control.<p>There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept--you have no control over many of the things that happen in life.<p>Some of the people who resist that truth become control freaks. They …

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally)

Failure gives you something to prove. The hardest part after a crash is getting back up.<p><i>In her book,</i> Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (Harper Collins, 2017)<i>, Flywheel CEO Sarah Robb O'Hagan discusses the importance of bold measures in business success. In this edited excerpt,</i> …

Success

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Emotional Intelligence

This Handy Infographic Solves All Your Vegetarian Protein Needs

For vegetarians, finding a steady source of protein can be a real challenge. But giving up meat doesn't mean giving up protein.<p>This handy infographic …

Eckhart Tolle Brilliantly Explains How to Deal with Anger and Other Negative Emotions

We all know what anger is. That often fleeting but violent feeling that arises in response to perceived threats.<p>Anger is a normal and healthy human …

Mindfulness