Lisa V

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How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …

Study Skills

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

10 Things You Need to Know About True Love

<i>Many want a relationship, but do they really know what that means?</i><p>In many ways, true love is similar to marriage, or having children. We have romantic fantasies, fueled by society, about these life choices. And yet, rarely do we think -- what makes them really work? Often, more thought, and …

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Happiness | Inc.com

Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don't want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate them from your life. When you do, you'll open up room for new positive habits to take their place.<p>Any or all of these 10 habits is a good place to start.<p>1. Postponing your …

Happiness

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

8 Things Your Marriage Counselor Is Thinking But Not Telling You

Stop wasting your time (and money!) in therapy and do as these experts say.<p>The list of bad habits marriage counselors wish couples could unlearn is virtually endless, admits Becky Whetstone, a marriage and family therapist based in Little Rock, Arkansas.<p>"That's because almost no one knows anything …

Marriage

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

9 Things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

Becoming a millionaire by age 30 is possible — and you don’t have to found the next Facebook or Snapchat, or win a Powerball jackpot, to do so.<p>Plenty …

Self-improvement

9 Newlywed Couples Reveal What They Wish They'd Saved and Splurged on for Their Wedding

Note to future self: Go easy on the cake.<p>When planning a wedding, most couples want the cake, the music, the place settings, and pretty much everything to be perfect. But are all those huge expenses really worth it? These nine couples share what they think in retrospect were valuable splurges and …

Make Your Own Pocket Grill for Camping or Backpacking

There are collapsible grills on the market for camping and backpacking, but they tend to be on the pricey side. This DIY version is cheap, easy to …

5 Things Every Couple Needs to Do Before They Get Married

<i>By Lindsey Murray</i><p>You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step? Jill Andres and Brook Silva were asking themselves that very question after dating for several years (with one year-long breakup in …

Can Bride and Groom Hang Out Morning of Wedding

<i>There are all sorts of traditions about the bride and groom spending time together leading up to the wedding. Your mom or grandmother might have spent the night (or week!) before separate from your dad or grandfather, and chances are they didn't have a first look before they walked down the aisle.</i> …

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

Relationships

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. Raise it to your lips, place it in your mouth, explore it with your tongue. Prepare to chew. As you bite into it, notice the bursts of …

Mindfulness

Gratitude Is the Key to a Happy Relationship, Says New Study

Men and women have very different reactions when there are troubles in their marriage, according to a new study by Rutgers University and the University of Michigan. After assessing the emotional patterns of 722 longtime married couples, researchers noticed that women tend to worry, get sad, and …

7 ways to put the sexual spark back in your relationship

It happens to the best of couples. In the beginning, the two of you can’t keep your hands off each other. But over time, especially when life gets tough, that sexy spark can fizzle.<p>The signs that a couple is in a sexual rut can vary, according to Amy Levine, a New York City-based sex coach and the …

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

A colleague at work is getting married. To celebrate and send her off in style, we spent part of a recent team meeting offering our best wedding day advice. Some people were sentimental and heartfelt, others were funny, and still others veered toward the practical.<p>I stayed silent, offering no …

7 Things to Give Up Immediately for a Happier Marriage.

You’ve said your I do’s and have happily accepted the role as loving spouse. You are determined to make this work come hell or high water. Til death …

7 things you should not tolerate in your marriage

By saying, "I do," you commit to a lifetime of forgiving and forgetting, but there are a few actions you should never accept or permit in your …

Spark Moments That Matter

5 Signs You're In A Healthy Relationship

Relationships are risky. We don't want to get into one only to see it fail. What makes them succeed? Here are 5 signs you're in a healthy …

Schadenfreude

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …