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The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Self-improvement

People around the world are obsessed with this household decluttering method

If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo by now, you've been living under a rock — or at least a very large pile of things you should throw away.<p>Kondo is a Japanese lifestyle celebrity known for helping people decrease clutter and straighten up their homes for good. Her book — "The Life-Changing Magic …

Minimalism

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …

Self-improvement

The No.1 Killer Of Your Happiness (and How To Beat It)

Can you name your most precious asset?<p>The one that guarantees you the best chance of happiness? Of skipping through your days, laughing and smiling, …

What You Can Learn From Bedtime Routines of Sleep Experts

See how sleep experts get their best rest, and how to create your own bedtime routine for more relaxing, restful nights.<p>Are your evening habits (or lack thereof) keeping better rest at bay? If you aren't getting great sleep as often as you'd like or have trouble settling down at night, it could be …

The Millennial Work-Or-Life Myth: 4 Goal-Setting Steps To Achieve Both Happiness And Success

As we plan our careers and seek the most effective, fulfilling combination of work and life, many millennials wonder: will success make me happy? Some of us worry that ambition and well-being are mutually exclusive.<p>Researchers, meanwhile, are divided on the relationship between high achievement and …

Goal Setting

Your Desire to Get Things Done Can Undermine Your Effectiveness

<i>I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important.</i> <i>The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.</i> —Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>President Eisenhower was not alone: In their work lives people routinely feel pulled between tasks that demand immediate attention and tasks that are …

4.

You know when you come home after a day of back-to-back meetings and hectic deadlines, and all you want to do is shut right off? But, instead, you’re …

Meditation

Four Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

According to experts, the traditional formula for success may be backwards.<p>Do great work, you’ll get a promotion and then you’ll be happy. This is the mainstream formula for happiness.<p>We’re taught that working hard will lead to a great success and finally result in happiness. But happiness experts …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness

6 Habits All Healthy And Happy People Have

If only achieving health and happiness were as easy as combining a positive attitude with clean eating and exercise. In reality, feeling #blessed …

How To Get Motivated? 8 Ideas that Really Work

Let’s face it.You are starring at your blank screen. But words are not effortlessly flowing out of your mind onto your screen.You know that creating …

Motivation

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

6 Ways To Properly Arrange Furniture And Make Your Room Look More Expensive

Decorating your home can be a daunting task, so you head on over to Pinterest with a cup of tea, and approximately 18 hours later, you are on the 12th cup of coffee, your hair is disheveled, your life is in shambles, your husband has left you, but you have seven new perfectly curated Pinterest …

Home Decorating

7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren’t most employees.<p>One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

8 Biggest Mistakes You Make Decorating a Small Space

Designers explain why you shouldn't play it safe (no white paint!) in a tiny room.<p>1. You play it safe.<p>"Instead, put a large-scale printed fabric or wallpaper on the walls and even the ceiling. It's easier, safer, and less expensive to be dramatic in a small space. You might get tired of a bold …

Home Decorating

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

We all worry, but it can get hamper productivity and your mood if it goes on for too long. Here are seven ways to force yourself to stop worrying.<p>Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and …

8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement

It may sound challenging, but if you follow this advice every day, you'll be well on your way to self-improvement.<p>It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take …

20+ Organizers That Would Totally Be in Your Dream Home

Excuse us while we fantasize about these next-level storage solutions.<p>Forget owning a humongous home. We'd much prefer one that included every organizer known to man. These genius solutions reveal plates, laundry, that precious fancy knife set you got for your wedding, and much more.

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

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