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One crucial thing you're overlooking when you try to build better habits

There are lots of factors that are incredibly important in creating any positive change: starting small, taking small steps all along the way, finding motivation and accountability, finding the support of people around you (or finding it online), learning to mindfully notice your urges to …

Learning

Nicotine only controls you because you believe in it

In the battle of you versus cigarettes, your brain has more power than you think<p>Nicotine needs you just like you need it. That sweet release of dopamine only happens if you really believe in it.<p>A new study in <i>Frontiers in Psychiatry</i> found that only smokers who thought that their cigarettes contained …

Quitting Smoking Won't Just Save Your Life -- It Could Also Make You Happier

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/13/2014 07:41 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Quitting smoking is known to have benefits for physical health, including a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, but a new study suggests that giving up the habit may improve mental health as well.<p>In the study, …

Depression

How Quitting Smoking Changes Your Body

The grim news is that cigarette smoking is attributed to about 443,000 deaths each year in the United States. The good news is that the younger you are when you quit, the greater the health benefits. But quitting at any age can add years to your life. And some of the benefits are almost …

Amal Alamuddin Quit Smoking When She Started Dating George Clooney

We are starting to feel like we know more about <b>George Clooney</b> and <b>Amal Alamuddin’s</b> wedding than the wedding of our real-life family member that we attended last month. Yes, the images and details and stories continue to flood the Internet, in the wake of Clooney and Alamuddin’s Venice-nuptials …

George Clooney

Quitting smoking linked to improved mood

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies.<p>On average, quitting smoking was associated with improvements in mental health similar to taking an antidepressant drug, a team of UK researchers found.<p>“The main …

Mental Health

Quitting smoking improves mental health: Habit makes you 70% more susceptible to anxiety and depression

Packing up smoking can improve mental health, researchers have found ahead of No Smoking Day.<p>Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and …

Vacuum Cleaner Experiment Reveals The Chemicals Left In Your Body After Smoking Just One Cigarette

We all know smoking damages our health, but one YouTube user has created a video that really hits the message home.<p>With a DIY science experiment, …

Ask Andrew W.K.: How Can I Quit Smoking for Good?

[<i>Editor’s note: Every week, New York City’s own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a</i> …

Every Time I've Tried & Failed To Quit Smoking — & Why I'm Still Trying

“Maybe you should just suck it up and go cold turkey. Time to toughen up a bit.” I sat on a cold exam table and shifted uncomfortably, trying to come …

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits.<p>The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don't shift your …

How I Quit Smoking, Stopped Vaping and Learned to Eliminate Stress... One Breath at a Time

When I quit smoking with a rudimentary electronic cigarette in 2010, I was so passionate about this viable alternative to combustible tobacco that at the age of 25 I started a vaping company to help others. Slowly I realized that smoking, which became vaping, had caused me to focus on my breath. …

Easy Way To Quit Smoking - Backed By SCIENCE

How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes | Easy Method

Things You Shouldn't Do When You Quit Smoking

1<p>Don't Be Impatient<p>We all want this quit to be <b>the</b> ​quit -- the one that lasts us a lifetime. We're looking for permanent freedom from nicotine …

Hypnotherapist reveals how to quit smoking this Stoptober

Giving up smoking? Yeah, we know how you feel.<p>It’s notoriously hard to crack the habit. The evil weed somehow calls us back time and time again, …

3 Overlooked Secrets to Japanese Decluttering

1. Dump the Past<p>Most people are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of what they actually own. At this point, I usually say, "Let's start with off-season …

12 Daily Habits: The Art of Creating a Brand-New You

A few years ago, I wasn’t the person I wanted to be…I was prioritizing the wrong things, focused on accomplishments and not growing as a person. I …

A 10-minute timer could revolutionize your productivity

Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per …

Time Management

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

The Ultimate Guide To Meditation

Meditation. What is it? We’ve all heard of it. Maybe you’ve tried it a few times, or if you’re truly dedicated to it, you do it every day. Meditation …

Meditation

Get to Work: On the Best Advice Writers Ever Received

How do they do that thing they do? While reading a novel or stories, fiction writers are often overwhelmed by a turn of phrase, a transition from the …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

The Brain

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

{And Then It Got Deep}

{And Then It Got Deep}<p>The Setting Sun, and the birds that fly, cut across the Sun light before it dies.<p>The ocean tides and the sand that prevails, the moon sets in and sheds light on a ship that sets sail.<p>A journey to come and a moon that will pass, a glimmering light on a midnight grass.<p>(And then it got deep)<p>Cabin fever will make you a believer, Jeremiah weed and a cannabis seed, broken hearts and a soul that bleeds.<p>Incredible journeys with no end in sight, a broken spirit that continues to …

Watermelon Lemonade

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Peter Walsh

4 Practical Ways to Find Instant Peace

Find OWN on<p>TV<p>Log Out<p>tv-pg<p>What soothes your soul? When Oprah asked this question of four of last season's "Super Soul Sunday" guests, they each …

Joel Osteen