Michelle Sbrocchi

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3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

<b>Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building</b> stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life. Our relationships help us live and work from our sweet spots by bringing us both …

Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass is Shorting Real Estate—Again

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who runs Dallas-based Hayman Capital, tanked the stock of a little-known real estate financier Friday by revealing that …

Investing

How much house can you afford? Two easy ways to tell.

Home lenders use two popular metrics to approve loans. Knowing how they work can help you more confidently pursue the purchase of your first …

Personal Finance

Top 5 Mistakes of Mortgage Shoppers

Mortgage shopping can be an overwhelming experience for first-time homebuyers, and is not a walk in the park even for the experienced buyer. As you go through the mortgage shopping process, consider these top five errors that can trip up any homebuyer:<p><b>1. Not Paying Attention to Your Credit Rating –</b> …

Staying Strong as a Couple While Parenting Little Ones

When couples share their exciting news about having a baby, part of me cheers for them, and part of me sends them a quiet wish. This wish is to hang in there, because life after a baby is incredibly different than before.<p>I see articles about how to increase your connection when babies arrive, or …

Self-help

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound …

Pregnancy

5 Important Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Yoda

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." Profound, right? But no it’s not from Buddha or Osho. That awesome pearl of spiritual …

Star Wars

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 …

Happiness

30,000 Real Estate Investors May Catapult Realstir.com Into Competition With Zillow, Airbnb

Realstir.com, described as a hybrid of Zillow and Airbnb by Inman News, is in advanced discussions to add Realeflow’s community of 30,000 real estate investors to its user base. The development is particularly important because consumer demand for Try Before You Buy (TBYB) properties currently …

Real Estate

Return of the Tribe: Honoring Your Moon Cycle

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of the wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us …

Spirituality

Simple Tips for a Happy Life

Photo: Pixabay; Poster: FB/Bhavya Gaur<p>Life is made of little moments... moments of laughter, moments of joy, moments of sadness, moments of pain, moments of togetherness, moments of separation and so on. We humans are simple and yet complex creatures of habit. Even when there are happy moments to …

Happiness

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Positive Thinking

How to navigate the world of self-help books

<i>Sally Brown was someone who always thought self-help books were useless. Then, in her 40’s, she discovered that she had just been reading the wrong ones…</i><p>I came late to self-help books. While backpacking in my early 20s (the 1990s, since you ask), the more people told me I ‘<i>had’</i> to read M. Scott …

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question | Inc.com

What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it turns out there's another, much better question to ask--and a much …

Kids

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

Happiness

Everything You Need To Know About Our 30-Day Happiness Challenge

Want to live a more jubilant life? Of course you do.<p>We want you to start off 2016 on a joyful note -- and we're providing the tools to get you there. This month we launched the HuffPost 30-Day Happiness Challenge. Read on below to discover what it's about, see previous challenges you may have …

Happiness

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Extreme Makeover Revives Drab 1970s Chicago Home

Over in Chicago's lakeside Edgewater neighborhood, an extreme makeover of a dingy 1970s home proves that even homes considered teardowns can be salvaged to some degree. Completed by local design-build firm <b>Nicholas Design Collaborative</b>, the Periscope House—named for the sleek mod volume that …

14 Home Decor Splurges That Are Way Cheaper to DIY vs Buy

Whether you just moved into your first apartment or you’re finally committing to that full apartment makeover, it’s easy to go big and treat yo’ self to a bunch of new furniture. Resist this urge. There is nothing more discouraging than having a half-finished kitchen because you just couldn’t say …

Home Decorating

This Study Will Make You Happy You’re So Emotional

There are lots of reasons not to bottle up your emotions. The general consensus is that you’re happier, healthier and have better relationships when you let those feelings out. And now a new study says you can add one more benefit to the list: Your work will be better if you use it to express your …

Research