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10 Questions That Will Help You Find Happiness

The first step is to figure out what that means to you--and not anyone else.<p>Are you happy with your life as it is? If the answer is no, are you willing to make changes--even big, scary ones--in order to get there?<p>That question comes from Becky Lynn Smith, author of <i>Designing Your Ideal Life: Create</i> …

Happiness

Forget What You Deserve, Focus on Your Opportunities

Sometimes it’s hard to make the responsible money decision. It’d be really nice to use your money to enjoy yourself instead of paying off debt. You …

Personal Finance

These Simple Solutions Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

<i>By Julia Holmes for Men's Journal</i><p>When men hit their 40s, their happiness hits the skids. That's just one of the insights that Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics, has found in his 10 years of studying what makes us happy. In his new book, <i>Happiness by</i> …

How to Outsmart the Impulse Buy

Don't use a cart, shop with a partner, and—above all—make a beeline for what you really want.<p>A retail store is a sum of subtle, careful spatial decisions: Essentials such as toilet paper or milk are at the back of the store, where shoppers can’t access them without first encountering higher-margin …

40 Things You Need to Stop Worrying About

40 Things You Need to Stop Worrying About<p>We've all got things that send us on an anxiety tailspin. But freak out no more. While worrying can be …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Declutter

Stop making excuses and clean up the clutter in your home! It'll make you feel better and make your living space look better as well! Ask yourself these questions and get rid of your items based on your answers. And when we say dispose of your clutter, we mean either sell it, donate it, recycle it, …

Minimalism

Why Life Is Just More Than Having It All

I’d like to start this one with a question… <i>What do you do in your life?</i><p>As an ordinary individual, I have been pondering about the true meaning of …

10 Reasons You Should Declutter Today | Healthy

Hoarders take note: too much clutter can leave us stressed, unhappy and without a social life. By setting aside a couple of days to tackle your …

Minimalism

Money & Happiness

Would you ever guess that one of the VPs at JP Morgan Chase has also authored children’s books? Or that the same man is also a Grammy award-winning jazz album producer, and has written a book that is slated to be one of the top 15 business books coming out this year? How about that the guy who fits …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

Wants Vs Likes | The Art of Manliness

“In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” –Oscar Wilde<p>Have you ever wanted …

Happiness

5 Tips for Financial Fitness

How to flex your financial muscles for a healthier life.<p><b>Identify Goals & Create a Plan.</b> Similar to outlining your fitness goals, such as improving …

Personal Finance

What I Learned About Happiness After I Got Rid of Half My Wardrobe

Can decluttering your home really change your life? That's the promise behind the international best-seller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" …

Minimalism

12 Ways to Be Happy With Less This Year

Positive thinking: You're at the wrong post.<p>Realistic thinking? Come, young grasshopper -- sit by me.<p>I finally get it. That's right. I've found enlightenment, peace, all that happy horse crap, and since it's the new year, I'd thought I'd share.<p>The path to happiness is... wait for it... Low …

Could Living Longer Really Be This Simple?

If you're trying to squeeze in hour-long workouts and it's just not working, here's some good news: According to new research published in the <i>American Journal of Critical Nutrition</i>, just 20 minutes of brisk walking each day can actually help you live longer, no matter what you weigh. Skeptical? …

19 Small Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Health

Sometimes big changes start with small shifts. Whether you're trying to eat better, get more active or ward off germs, a healthier you doesn't have …

Fitness

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

How to Gain Weight (the Healthy Way!)

Back in college, I had a problem (one which I no longer have): I was too thin. People, especially my girlfriends, seemed to hate me for it—and they …

Men's health tips: Sleep, stress, diet & exercise

Diet, exercise, sleep and stress management hold the keys to men’s health at any age. Here are five key prevention tips to improve men’s health.<p><b>Stay</b> …

Fitness

9 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Body Every Day

You try your best to eat healthy, exercise, and generally take good care of yourself. But what if all this time, a few bad habits are quietly working …

Frugal Living

Total Body Makeover Workout

Love your shape—starting right now—with this 5-week plan that gets you strong, toned and thinner than ever.

Workouts

Beauty: new perfumes

I meant to write a column three weeks ago about my favourite new perfumes, specifically the signature scent from fashion house Marni, but I kept changing my mind.<p>This happens to me a lot with fragrance. I often love a perfume on contact. Then, when it doesn't seem to suit me, or changes slightly as …

Why choosing the right perfume is so important

You know when there is a "something" that hovers just out of reach and you can't quite put your finger on it? While I was watching The Joy of the Single (a documentary about 45rpm records, not marital status), there was a snippet, a mere 10 seconds, of a young and svelte Roy Wood, shimmering in …

Fragrance Gifts: Find The Right Scent for Her, Him, or You!

Americans spend $4.2 billion on fragrance each year. Much of that spending will be happening soon, with the holidays right around the corner. And …

Beauty

Buying Perfume Hasn't Changed Since The 1960s -- Just Ask This Avon Lady

Do you remember those days when the Avon lady would arrive at your doorstep hawking beauty goods? Well-dressed and made-up, she'd educate our grandmothers, mothers and aunts on the latest makeup trends. But one of our most memorable Avon lady experiences is when she taught us how to pick the …

The 12 Best Latino Celebrity Fragrances

Celebrities <b></b>are always finding creative ways to get their names out there and transformed into successful empires. We are taking a look at some of the best celebrity fragrances by our favorite Latino stars, including <b>Sofia Vergara'</b>s new scent!

Fragrance

A Closer Look at Common Perfume Ingredients

A new perfume can be heavenly and intoxicating. No other beauty product has quite that same power—the power to literally affect the air surrounding a …