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26 Small Changes To Make In 2018 That'll Actually Improve Your Life

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16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

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I'm a college professor — here's what happened when I made my students turn off their phones in class

As a teacher who has long witnessed and worried about the impacts of technology in the classroom, I constantly struggle to devise effective classroom policies for smartphones.<p>I used to make students sing or dance if their phones interrupted class, and although this led to some memorable moments, it …

4 Tips to Help You Be a More Patient Person, Science Says You Will be Happier

We could all use a little more patience, especially in the fast-paced world we live in.<p>Think about it for a minute. We all want instant gratification and want things without waiting. We expect packages delivered the same day. We expect immediate results in the gym. We have food delivered to us …

Mindfulness

Kids Who Stick to This Activity for 2 Years Have Higher Self-Esteem, According to Science

Get your kids started with this today. They will thank you later.<p>Parents want what's best for their kids. And most do whatever they can to help their children thrive as adults by preparing them while they are young.<p>The good news is that you don't have to wrack your brain or spend years going …

Self-esteem

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

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This Is Why Some People Just Never Get Stressed Out

A few weeks ago, we saw a very intriguing segment on <i>CBS This Morning</i>. After chatting about a recent study looking at the effects of stress on your …

How To Quit Your Social Media Addiction (Even If It’s Part Of Your Job)

If social media is killing your productivity or making you depressed, it can be life-changing to cut back. Here’s how.<p>Conventional wisdom says that Max Soni should be all over social media. He’s the founder of DotComSEO, a digital marketing and search engine optimization company that, among other …

Social Media

Looking forward to a calm, healthy 2017? Here are some practical approaches to fighting workplace stress

<b>(Luna Vandoorne via Shutterstock)</b><p>Want more out of your next year? Try these tips to manage your stress and increase your daily wellbeing<p>Alli Joseph<p>January 1, 2017 10:30pm (UTC)<p>There is a certain mental fidgeting that sets in around this time of year; we look back on the months that have come …

Immune System

Choose 'flourish' as your word for 2017

Imagine flourishing. To choose to flourish is an intentional act to increase your well-being in a profound way, improve your health and extend your longevity. Now imagine choosing <i>flourish</i> as your daily word for 2017 to anchor your life and sense of purpose. To choose to flourish is a bold …

How to spend less time on the internet in 2017

If your New Year's resolution is to spend less time online, congratulations: you're about to embark on an extremely daunting journey.<p>Frankly, cutting …

Why You Need to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Putting in longer hours will backfire - follow these four pillars of energy management to become more productive<p>You feel the pull from every angle. Your home life demands your time. Your work life demands your time. Managing time can feel like the right solution. But if you're mentally, physically, …

Time Management

Starting 2017 off on the Right Foot

We all tend to look at a new year as an opportunity to start fresh, to revamp things in our lives, and to fix what we feel is not working. However, what are the areas that we truly need to focus on to bring about real and lasting change that will have an impact on our lives and our relationships? …

8 Tips For Avoiding Information Overload

...That do not include chucking your phone out the window.<p>If this isn’t the first article ― or Facebook post or tweet ― you’ve read today, you’re probably not alone.<p>A 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours everyday just checking emails. And earlier this year, Facebook …

Why a Fancy Planner Gives Me Hope

What does it cost to make sense of the world? For me, $55, plus shipping.<p>After a crisis, one thing that makes me feel better is filling out my …

NHS chief calls on parents to show some 'tough love' in obesity battle

Parents should show more “tough love” for their children - and stop feeding them as though it was Christmas every day, the head of the NHS has said.<p>Simon Stevens urged families to make a fresh start in their eating habits as he revealed plans for the health service to put 50,000 people on a …

8 Physical Signs That Stress Is Seriously Hurting Your Body

<i>By Kirsty Carpenter</i> <b><br>Seventy-five to 90 percent of all doctor’s visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.</b><p>Use our guide to see how stress …

Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think

When I was a dieter I always had a goal weight that I thought would change my life. I'd get on the scale (if I was brave enough) and would hold my breath as I watched the needle move, calculating in my mind how many pounds away I was from happiness.<p>In retrospect I don't know what I expected to …

This Is What Productive People Do Instead of Checking Their Smartphones

We humans spend roughly 26 years of our lives asleep. As far as the millennial generation is concerned, I'd bet that at least a few years of our …

17 Easy Healthy-Eating Tips Registered Dietitians Swear By

With all the eating advice out there, it can be hard to know which strategies actually make sense for your life. Cue trying to do everything in your …

Nutrition

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

Classic elegance and small living

We show you homes that are opulent in nature just about as often as we showcase smaller home design. Well today, we're showing you an interesting …

Interior Design

Cooking Tips from Bloggers

Yo, wannabe Bobby Flay or Rachael Ray—you don’t need a culinary degree, a fancy kitchen or a show on The Food Network to be a good cook. The key to …

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life<p>Updated on April 18, 2016<p>Have you ever sat looking at the mound of papers on your desk …

Minimalism

Simplify These Things and You'll Enjoy Life a Lot More

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao-Tze</b><p>So said Lao-Tze, perhaps one …

Why it's time to ditch the 'superfoods' piling up in your kitchen cupboard

Many women’s wardrobes have a guilty corner reserved for ‘remorse purchases’ - those items you buy in a flush of aspiration and self-delusion, saying to yourself, “If I get these sequinned leggings or spike-heeled stilettos, I will be a glamorous disco-chick rather than sensible White Stuff …

10 things the most organized people do before noon

Better make the most of your morning hours - you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning sets the tone for your whole day. Give yourself a mid-day deadline to sort out work and home, and it will help you live a happy, stress-free lifestyle …