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Get It Together: 20 Habits You Need To Start This October

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Giuliana Guarna.</i><p>Pumpkin spice lattes, riding boots, and Halloween planning aren't the only things that fall brings into our lives. It also brings us the opportunity to breathe in the crisp autumn air and channel the energy of a new season into creating positive …

Chickpeas

Everything I Know About Being Happy I Learned From Harry Potter

Winter is coming and those of us who are sensitive to the weather changes will find that it affects our mood for the worse. You may already know that happier thoughts make a happier you - however, when it comes to positive thinking advice, most people will say "Just be positive!" or "Think positive …

Happiness

25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

The 15-Minute HIIT Workout That'll Build Strength—Fast

These days lots of HIIT workouts happen at a frenetic, all-out pace, jumping between exercises without even giving you a chance to wipe the sweat off …

Freelancing

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

16 Ways To Beat That Groggy Morning Feeling

Feeling well-rested is crucial for your happiness and productivity, and a good night's sleep can ensure you're a fun person to be around -- not a miserable one.<p>If you're experiencing feelings of grogginess more often than not, chances are your daily routine could use a tuneup. Are you indulging in …

Sleep

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Personal Finance

8 Ways To Improve Your Focus

Our attention spans are dwindling, but focus is a muscle that you can build if you work on it. Pay attention: Here are eight ways.<p>The average human has an eight-second attention span–less than that of a goldfish, according to a 2015 study from Microsoft. That number has shrunk over the years due to …

Doodling

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

The 20-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Get a Dancer’s Body

Exercise 1 Traveling Plank with Walkout<p>Start with forearms on the floor, elbows directly under your shoulders, and legs extended behind you <b>(A)</b>. Step one hand backward so it's under your shoulder; do the same with your other hand, straightening your arms to press up into a pushup position <b>(B)</b>. Walk …

The 11 worst money mistakes to make in your 30s

However, then we face a whole new group of challenges.<p>We consulted the experts and found out that money mistakes still run rampant after the roaring 20s, especially as major life changes are coming around, such as raising kids and purchasing a home.<p>Here are 11 of the worst:<p>Investing is important, …

Personal Finance

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Language Learning

6 Things Mark Cuban Says You Should Do With Your Money

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell</i><p>Mark Cuban, billionaire investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and mainstay of the hit show, "Shark Tank," is known for his …

Personal Finance

The Money Exercise That Made Our Marriage Stronger

One couple found that auditing themselves periodically has spared them money fights.<p>Like most newlyweds, Avik and Shailja Chopra found the first few …

Personal Finance

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

Personal Finance

What I wish I knew about money on graduation day

On Graduation Day you're probably giddy from people telling you: "Congratulations!" and "Seize the day!"<p>Here's what they should tell you: Dream big about many things, including your finances.<p>Paying your bills is part of saving the world. In fact, the better you are at handling your money, the more …

Personal Finance
The Brain

Gen Y money: Why I’m not wasting my money on a gym membership

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>Starting an entry-level job has introduced plenty of welcome changes to my life, like a regimented schedule and a steady paycheque. In my line of work, however, it also …

Personal Finance

Why Couples Need to Get Financially Naked

A new MONEY poll of millennial and boomer couples suggests that baring it all when it comes to money leads to a happier—and richer—relationship.<p>Katy …

Personal Finance

Important Areas of Compatibility

Many couples come into counseling saying that they have realized they are just not compatible. One or both partners, but usually the woman, says that these areas of incompatibility are making the relationship hopeless. However, from my experience, there are usually not too many dealbreaker areas of …

Counseling
Personal Finance

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Getting In Shape

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Melone<p>Getting in shape seems simple enough: You exercise, keep at it and at some point you see results.<p>But not everything happens as you may expect. Plus, the very experience of exercising and working out can differ between individuals. In short, your mileage may …

Exercise

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17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:<p>To be trained in …

Amino Acids

The 5 Rules of Personal Finance That Everyone Should Memorize

When East Carolina University dismissed for the semester on April 28 this year, 500 students left campus $100,000 <i>richer</i> .<p>What did these undergrads …