Melissa Lim

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10 simple behavior patterns of the most successful people

I spent a good part of last year interviewing the most successful people I know. These were ordinary people who've achieved extraordinary success. I eventually turned those interviews into a book.<p>What I discovered is that these people are just like you. They work at their craft. They push to …

Self-improvement

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Self-improvement

Cumin: Your weapon in Your Weight Loss Battle

Many of you are aware that a balanced diet and exercise is the recommended method for controlling body weight. Some people may turn to herbal …

Wellness

10 of the best glamping sites in the UK

Camping purists may sneer but glamping is here to stay with hundreds of sites scattered across the UK. We pick 10 additions to Cool Camping’s new book, Glamping Getaways<p>Stunning location, Snowdonia<p>Two yurts and an octagonal “caban” (pictured above) accompany a handful of tent pitches at <b>Graig Wen</b> on …

Why Failing Often Is the Most Important Measure of Success

If you rarely fail, you are certainly not going after big goals.<p><i>How do you deal with failure? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, former LiveRamp CEO, current Chairman of</b> …

Wayne Gretzky

10 of the Craziest Places to Sleep Around the World

Whether bedding down in a wacky hotel, camping at a dizzying altitude or indulging in an unforgettable back-to-nature experience, your accommodation choice can sometimes be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Looking to add a unique twist to your trip, impress a loved one with a …

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

If You Really Love Someone, Ask Them These 10 Questions

*YourTango shares the questions that can help make your relationship stronger. *<p>When it comes to connecting with the partner we love, we all <i>try</i> to …

Communicate

5 Creative Alternatives to Hotels While Traveling

Calling all wanderers, free spirits and boho babes: The open road is beckoning, and adventure is the only true destination. Maybe it’s just summer excitement and #vanlife that’s got us obsessively looking at Instagram vacays, but these overnight travel options have got us breaking all of our …

Travel

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

Productivity

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, …

Warren Buffett

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability

How well you influence others is as much about you don't say as what you do.<p>Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in …

Public Speaking

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

Home Decorating

The world’s smallest kingdom

When he’s not fishing for squid or gardening outside his squat bungalow, the king of Tavolara lords over this tiny island’s 11 part-time residents and 100 nimble mountain goats.<p>Just south of Sardinia's world-famous Costa Smeralda, the lonely island of Tavolara rises wildly from the cerulean sea …

Italy

The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others …

Self-improvement

California Couple Honored for Longest Marriage in America Reveals the Secret to Their 80-Year Marriage

brightcove.createExperiences();<br>A California couple who was honored for having the longest marriage in America have a short answer for how they ve …

Relationships

7 Must-Read Motivational Books That Will Inspire You To Go Beyond Your Limits

Motivation is that push we all require to be successful. Though we are capable of accomplishing our goals, some things stop us from getting there. …

9 Communication Habits That All Successful Leaders Have

At the heart of successful leadership and great business is great communication.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with</i> …

Self-improvement

8 Travel Scams You Need To Know Before Going To Europe

Up your street smarts now, and your trip will be so much more pleasant.<p>Traveling to a foreign country is an undeniable thrill — you get to experience a whole new culture and leave with a stamp on your passport. But as the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing reports, being a tourist also makes you …

Airplanes

Five easy ways to ruin your marriage

At some point in my mid-thirties, it started happening to young couples around me. Their relationships began fracturing and falling apart, and it wasn't always the people you would expect.<p>These were good folks with good intentions who said every word of their marital vows with conviction. But …

Relationships

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CNN

How Changing My Mindset Saved My Marriage

It was one in the morning and I was shaking and sobbing, sitting in my car, alone, in the parking lot of a shopping center. The parking lot lights …

Positive Thinking

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

European Travel

What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

<i>By Diana Divecha</i><p><i>Conflict between parents is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to hurt kids. Here's how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.</i><p>When I was a child, my parents' fights could suck the oxygen out of a room. My mother verbally lashed my father, smashed jam jars, and made outlandish …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

14 Items That Will Make You Loathe The Airport A Little Less

Just when you thought TSA pre-check was your golden ticket.<p>A trip to the airport is typically filled with dread, anxiety and a great deal of stress. So many things can go wrong -- weather delays, unpredictably long lines, no available outlets -- and for the most part, travelers have little control …

The Secret to Amazing Tomato-Based Sauce: Roasting It In the Oven

If you want to take your favorite tomato sauce recipe to the next level, roasting it in the oven will enhance the flavor and requires less …

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …