Michael Jeffers

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13 TED Talks that can teach you how to live a happier life

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>From the beginning of time, philosophers and researchers alike have pondered how humans can achieve ultimate bliss, and thankfully, some of them have appeared on the TED stage to share their findings.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and …

4 Smart Retirement Moves Couples in Their 40s Should Make Now

You're on your way, don't fall behind now.<p>Every age has its own challenges for couples planning for retirement. In your forties, you’re finally …

My Retirement Portfolio's 27-Month Performance Update: My Strategy For The Next 2 Years

<b>Introduction:</b><p>This article is an update of my public Retirement Portfolio. It is my actual Retirement Portfolio. It was initially presented on …

Investing

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …

Why You'll Need to Own More Stocks After You Retire

Retirement planners like to relay best practices to clients via simple, easy-to-understand rules. Whether it’s sticking to a 4% yearly withdrawal …

1 Chart Every Middle-Class American Needs to See

You might be surprised to find out how the American middle class stacks up against the rest of the world.<p>The middle class may be the foundation upon …

Middle-class

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

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What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

8 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home Value

A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property.<p>When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home …

How to Enjoy Disney World on the Cheap

Since we live in New York, my four-year-old daughter hasn't yet confronted us with the mighty D-word. That's right: Disney. However, as she's getting …

How Rich Kids Get a Head Start

Back in 2011, I wrote a TIME cover story on declining social mobility and growing inequality in the U.S. The title: “Can You Still Move Up in …

Success in the workplace isn’t just about intelligence

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all …

Emotional Intelligence

Chronic pain is a brain thang – right?

Body in MindOne last offering from the Neuropathic Pain Meeting in Nice – first sent as an email to the NeuPSIG special interest group. To join …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

Groundhog Day

Home Affordability Calculator - CNNMoney

Methodology<p>To arrive at an "affordable" home price, we followed the guidelines of most lenders. In general, that means your total debt payments should be no more than 36% of your gross income.<p>Once you enter your monthly debt (including credit cards, student loan and car payments), we come up with a …

Personal Finance