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Struggling credit card holders could see fees and charges waived

FCA makes proposals for those with persistent credit card debt, where all their money goes on repayments<p>Millions of people languishing under long-term credit card debt could see their charges eased or withdrawn under proposals outlined by the financial watchdog.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) …

A Zen master reveals the giveaway signs of a toxic person and the most powerful way to deal with them

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s …

Mindfulness

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Even if you're not an early riser, changing your routine could improve your productivity.<p>I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at …

Arianna Huffington

Are you blaming yourself? Buddhists have a message that you need to hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

A Buddhist Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies That Will Improve Your Personal Relationships

3) Be kind to each other<p><i>“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can</i> …

Meditation

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:<p>Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves<br>• Anger about …

Mindfulness

Do Crystals Actually Work? A Spiritual Healer Explains

Chances are you've been hearing about crystals or seeing them on your Instagram. Crystals are probably the trendiest wellness practice of the moment, but we wanted to learn more about them — sure, they're beautiful (just look at this water bottle!) . . . but what do they <i>do</i>? Do they work? Is there …

A Therapist Explains How To *Really* Listen To Another Human Being

Let’s face it: Most people aren’t good listeners. In fact, most people — including your best friend who truly loves you to the moon and back — are <i>terrible</i> listeners. But it’s not their fault. No one (well, very few people) are out here trying to ignore your important thoughts and problems. They …

Self-help

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Mindfulness

Why putting yourself on a budget is a waste of time

If you're trying to build wealth and get your financial house in order, almost everyone — friends, coworkers, and definitely your dad — has probably told you the same thing: Create a budget.<p>But here's the thing about budgeting: It's not fun. At all.<p>And for that reason, it often ends up just being a …

Budgeting

Throw Out Your To-Do List, Fix Your Calendar, Double Your Productivity

What if everything you’ve been taught about time management has been wrong?<p>You were told to keep a task list for your “to-dos” and your calendar for phone calls and appointments. Meetings at work, doctor’s appointments, kids’ dance recitals and soccer games.<p>But what if you used your calendar to …

Time Management

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

Getting Your Mojo Back: 10 Things to Do When You Feel Stuck

What to do when you're stuck and need to get back into your creative space<p>Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you're suffering from the age-old disease of "stuck." People feel their best when their focus and …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

7 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Do on Instagram

Influential Instagrammers use these tips and tricks to supercharge their feeds.<p>When Devon Valentin-Minnis, a 28-year-old Connecticut native, launched Nine Five Photography in 2013, social-media marketing was his primary means of drumming up awareness and new business. Since photographing weddings …

5 Habits That Can Ruin Any Relationship

He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. Does your life ever feel like this? Sometimes it's amazing. Sometimes it's less than …

Relationships

Two methods for paying off your credit card debt

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from</i> You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life <i>by Jason Vitug</i><i>. Copyright (c) 2016 by Jason Vitug. All rights reserved.</i><p>The debt avalanche method targets debt with the highest interest rate first, regardless of the …

7 ways to fix your bad money habits

If you worry about your money, are dissatisfied with your money life or struggle to keep your spending in check, then you'll want to take a good hard …

10 expensive habits you can, and should, break today

Breaking bad financial habits can get us closer to meeting our goals. Learn how habits you might be guilty of are impacting your finances and how to …

Personal Finance

Why Understanding Silence Is So Critical To Success

We live in a noisy world with lots of distractions. One of the ways to unlock our success is to discover the power of silence. Away from all the …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Get Started With Web Animation

Motion has become a really important part of the web design field in recent years. Motion and animation add layers of dimension to an interface, …

Web Design

10 Great Japanese Animated Movies That Use Unique Animation Styles

Japanese animation has a long and storied history. Decades of tradition in such aspects as narrative structure, technique , music and animated …

Anime

You are Not the Voices Inside Your Head.

<b>In my experience</b>, one of the most important aspects of becoming a deeply healthy person is uncovering and embracing what I call our “health …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>What is it like to live with anxiety?<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people …

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

Consciousness

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

Cool job alert: Netflix offering $2k/week job to travel world and Instagram

Got serious wanderlust and a good eye for photos?<p>Netflix and Instagram have the gig for you.<p>The two companies, looking to embark on a dually beneficial business partnership, are looking for a new contract employee to travel to popular Netflix show sets in the Middle East and Europe, take some …

7 Things Successful People Don't Do In Their 20s

Most people in their 20s tend to be very unstable. They don’t know the kind of job they want, they don’t know the kind of relationships they must …