Marina Augustine

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4 secrets to having better conversations with your spouse

We all want to be able to talk to our spouses better. We want the conversation to be deeper, funnier, calming, or simply just more. But then real …

Are We Dating Or “Hanging Out”? Here Are The Important Differences Between The Two

When I am in a relationship (using that term <i>very</i> loosely) that has progressed beyond a third or fourth date, but hasn't been declared "exclusive," I …

Want to Lift Heavy? Here Are 5 Must-Dos to Build a Strong Foundation First

Once upon a time, I thought strength training was all about curling, pressing, and raising tiny dumbbells over and over. (And over… and over….) …

20 Qualities You Should Look For in a Life Partner

• POPSUGAR<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Advice<p>Qualities to Look For in a Life Partner<p>20 Qualities You Should Look For in a Life Partner<p>Shares<p>It's easy to list what you …

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking

This curated column is authored by author, professor and speaker,The post How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking appeared first …

Design Thinking

5 things you must do if you really only want to hook up with someone *one* time

For most of us, there are people out there whom we’d love to hook up with, but not actually date. Still, it can be hard to keep the people we hook up …

6 Things You NEED to Do to Make a Relationship Last

• POPSUGAR<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Advice<p>How to Have a Happy Relationship<p>6 Things You NEED to Do to Make a Relationship Last<p>Shares<p>The secret to a happy and successful …

Resilience isn’t just being tough; it’s a skill you can develop. Here’s how I did it.

Maybe it’s just coincidence that resilience is trending during these troubled times, but it does seem to have become the buzzword du jour. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant examine it in their best-selling book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” which is one of …

Sheryl Sandberg

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know

Best biceps exercises: The only 10 bicep workouts you need to know<p>Let’s face it, the real reason you joined the gym was so you could work your guns. …

2 Negative Habits You Must Break Now

Eliminate these two behaviors you learned as a child to achieve the success you crave.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>When you are born, you come into the world with two natural qualities. …

What to Eat Before and After a Strength Training Workout

If you lift weights, you’ve got to fuel your body—but no matter what you pick, chances are somebody at your gym will tell you your choice of snack is …

Exercise

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

TED Talks

1 thing to do to get people to like you

As a dating and relationship expert at Smart Dating Academy, my goal is to help singles be successful in dating so they find happy, lasting love.<p>One of the first things I always teach my clients during our initial session is HOW to become more likable — immediately. We often obsess about having the …

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

1. Glute Bridge<p><b>What it works:</b> <br>This is one of the best fundamental exercises that engages your abs, lower back, hips, glutes, quads, and …

Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything

Ruminating isn't the same as problem-solving.<p>Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of …

Self-help

How to make and keep friends as an adult

The first time Alex Paterson lived in Washington, as a 19-year-old summer intern from Montana, he had no friends.<p>He was working 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. — spending his days in an unpaid internship and chasing that with a job as a server at Logan Tavern in the evenings — leaving little time to cultivate …

Relationships

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us …

Happiness

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the …

Self-help

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Spirituality

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

4 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Being Rich

Most of us know what we need to do to become rich: Spend less than we earn, save at least 20 percent, invest from a young age, save up for …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

A Navy SEAL's 4 Tips To Boost Mental Toughness

I think we can all agree that mental toughness is one of the most important skills in life. Yet, a lot of us don’t know how to develop it.<p>But …

27 Things That'll Make Your Dorm Room A Much Better Place

Make the best of that small living space!<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

New research reveals a personality trait that can make you a better decision-maker

In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the business world, it's what separates seven-figure paydays from bankruptcy filings.<p>In short, making good choices is pretty close to the most important life skill you'll ever master. How do you get better at …

Exponential Finance Conference

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

If You Want To Accelerate Your Personal Growth Easily, List 10 Things Every Day

No doubt you’ve heard that successful people have a tendency to wake up early. However, it’s not the waking up early that makes them successful – …

Productivity

The best way to maximize your mornings, according to your astrological sign

Whether mornings are your specialty or not, you have to get through them—and any tips to make them more productive (and waking up less torturous) are …

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience

Several new studies and books say this is the best way to spark novel ideas.<p>Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas.<p>Jobs biographer …

Creativity