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19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Empathy

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

10 questions to ask yourself in the last month of 2017

Life is a constant pursuit. We are all chasing something - money, successful career, a partner, and endless other things. Every day we get up from our beds with a desire to reach a step closer to our dream and work our butt off to chase our priorities.<p>As we have entered in the last month of 2017, …

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to …

Self-improvement

How to motivate yourself and others

I have a friend, let’s call him Steve, who had an interesting thing happen a few months back. He was lying down with his newborn and his wife, and the baby instinctively rolled over and tried to breastfeed — on Steve!<p>The incident led my friend to reassess his weight. In the past two months, Steve …

Motivation

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Self-help

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps) | Inc.com

Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or weeks, you're right back where you started, old ways still firmly in place …

Procrastination

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

Surprise, Surprise: Complaining Too Much Is Harmful To Your Mind, Body, And Relationships

We’ve all had shit days and shit weeks. Heck, sometimes we even have shit years for that matter. There are times in our lives when nothing is falling …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

A study of 300,000 people found living a longer, happier life isn't just about diet, exercise, or genetics

Want to live longer? Make close friends — because research shows that friends can affect your health even more than family. The 2005 Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging found that close relationships with children and other relatives had very little impact on how long you live, but people with …

5 Mantras for a Happier, Calmer, More Confident You

These powerful slogans can help you reprogram your brain think more positively.<p>Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? …

25 Ways to Show Gratitude

Practising gratitude is not only a great habit for maintaining personal happiness, but it also has a powerful effect on others. Showing someone …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

9 Timeless Habits You'll Find in the Happiest People | Inc.com

When we experience some sort of trauma from a failed business, marriage, or other personal tragedy, the most resilient people recover by reinventing themselves.<p>Recovery takes a lot of courageous work, but after your personal and spiritual growth takes place, your new outlook on life revolves around …

Happiness

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy …

Eliminate Workweek Stress By Doing These 13 Things Immediately | Inc.com

Stress is an inevitable part of life (especially do-it-all, go-for-the-goal entrepreneurs), but let's be honest: Life doesn't always have to be as chaotic as it seems. There are things that many of us do to amplify those toxic, overwhelming feelings that leave us feeling defeated, exhausted and …

Time Management

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

I once got a $2 million bonus — and I was never more miserable

Getting a job on Wall Street was the first of like ten boxes I thought I needed to check in order to be happy. The last box — the finish line — was …

Happiness

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

If Your Love Passes THESE 9 Tests, You're Ready for Marriage

So you think you might be ready to take the marriage plunge? Before you jump into the biggest decision of your life, consider this 'Are you ready?' checklist written by a 25-year marriage veteran.<p>Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime but it could be a dreadful adventure or a glorious one. Doing …

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …