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10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness) | Inc.com

Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your pain, discomfort, and limitations.<p>It's a difficult truth to stomach. Because …

Self-help

The Steamiest, Sexiest Movies Of All Time

The sexiest movies aren't necessarily lurking in the adults-only section of HBO — or in the deleted archives of one's browser history. Often, the …

Movies

The Pursuit Of Meaning, Not Happiness Is What Makes Life Incredibly Better

<i>“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something, says Harold S. Kushner</i><p>If you are feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, or can’t lose yourself into your present work, you’re not alone — many people are in the same boat.<p>Tom Path, …

Happiness

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”―</i> <b>Harvey</b> …

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

I Don’t Want To Know What You Had For Dinner. Talk To Me About Your Fears Ambitions

"Hey! What's up?" to "What did you eat for dinner?"<p>If I had to summarize the graph of a relationship in one sentence, that would probably be it.<p>Most …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation

Screw Finding Your Passion

Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus …

Selling

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Creativity

11 maps that explain Washington, DC - Vox

Washington, DC, is where most of the Vox.com staff lives, and it's home to Vox Media's main office. The larger metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country, home to millions. The government of the United States of America is also here, as it happens. But the city itself — as opposed to …

The F-Words

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Selene Yeager,</i> <i>health, fitness and cycling expert and the author of</i> <i>Get Fast: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride</i><p>It’s a …

8 Practical Steps To Getting Over Your Impostor Syndrome

If you feel like a fraud, you’re not alone. Follow these eight steps to reverse the cycle of self-doubt.<p>Impostor syndrome is much more common than you’d think–over 70% of people have experienced it at one time or other in their lives.<p>It is known that lots of entrepreneurial and high-achieving women …

Self-improvement

The fine line of recognizing talented women in tech

Thursday night roboticist Cynthia Breazeal was one one of three women to win L’Oreal’s Women in Digital award. During the ceremony it occurred to me, wait, Cynthia Breazeal is a woman?<p>If you look at all the interviews, profiles, and stories about Breazeal, they describe about her achievements as a …

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work<p>Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter …

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary.<p>No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong …

Writing

Brief History of a Regular Bike Commuter

I was seven years old. School was out. My brother and I were staying at my grandparents for the summer. That is when I first had the vision of myself …

10 Ways To Do What You Don’t Want To Do

Telling yourself to suck it up and get working doesn’t always go as planned. Stop avoiding the inevitable with these tricks in getting dreaded tasks done.<p>Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day.<p>Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes, and difficult …

Peaches

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Succeeding at Anything

A few months ago, Rich Roll wrote a great post called “Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey.”<p>As I read the post, I found myself …