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Don't wait for permission, strive to be consistently good, and other secrets from the world's most successful people

Well, successful people work hard . But you work hard too, right?<p>And if you keep working harder and harder you're just going to be miserable. So what's the answer?<p>Successful people don't just work hard, they also work <i>different</i> .<p>So let's see what you and I can learn from extremely successful people …

Success

The simple habits of mentally tough people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a …

Self-help

Sleep Well With This Bedtime Ritual

We're grownups. We don't need a bedtime story with Mom to help us fall asleep, right? Not so fast. There's a reason parents for generations have been creating nightly bedtime rituals. Sleep is essential for a healthy body, high functioning mind and the energy to take on the day. Here are some …

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12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

Get ~inspired~.

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

Celebrity fitness pro Harley Pasternak shares his top tips for melting stubborn fat.<p><i>This article was written by Cathryne Keller and provided by our partners at Fitbie.</i><p>When you first started to overhaul your food and fitness habits, it probably felt like you were slimming down faster than a new …

10 Warm Places You Could Fly For Cheap RIGHT NOW

<i>by Paul Brady</i><p>For New Yorkers in need of an instant escape from a cold, hard winter, we used Kayak's handy "Explore" tool to search for cheap flights out of the city this month to destinations where the temperature is in the 80s <i>right now</i>. Kayak results show round-trip economy class travel, found in …

The World's Top Beaches for Perfect Sand

<i>by Krisanne Fordham and David Jefferys</i><p><b>10. Playa Negrita, Vieques, Puerto Rico</b><p>Hawaii's not the only island with beautiful black sand beaches: a small stretch of Puerto Rico's Vieques coast is similarly blessed with inky, jet-black sand. The color of the sand at Playa Negrita can be attributed to …

Puerto Rico

When You Should Complain to an Airline

I have a knack for spotting frequent complainer flyers. They're the ones on the security line or from across the gate ready to complain about anything and everything. I identify them and then stay far, far away from them and their air of angry.<p>Still, I think there are times when voicing a complaint …

Flying

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

Sandals

Is That Travel Review Fake or Untrustworthy? Here's How to Tell

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>We'll admit it. When we're planning a vacation, we can't resist reading peer-based reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. While incredibly valuable, unfortunately, some of the reviews are biased, and others are outright fake. So how do you wade through the …

Mardi Gras

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

Beaches

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

Happy New Year!!<br>After a lush season of holiday meals, appetizers, drinks and desserts, it may be a good time to get back to basics. And by basics, I …

7 Healthy Crust Recipes Pleasing Pie Lovers’ Palates

Pie crusts add light, crisp, and flaky flavors to your desserts. Unfortunately, they often come at an unhealthy price, especially if you purchase …

Baking

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

New Year's Eve Recipes | Food & Wine

Take the guesswork out of creating a New Year's Eve menu with ideas for festive appetizers, desserts and more. We're also providing options for …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

5 Words That Are On Fleek For 2015, And 5 That We Literally Can't With Anymore

New year = new lingo. Amirite?<p>2015 is upon us and you don't want to be left behind when it comes to the cool new ~* sLaNg *~. You also don't want to be that person still trying to make fetch happen in 2015.<p>So, here is our official guide to the k3wl 2015 slang and the lame old phrases of 2014 that …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

Food

Gifts for Lovers of Books, Coffee, Cocktails, and Good Food

<i>Remember that feeling of panic when Christmas is days away and you have no gifts wrapped? Not this year! We're introducing our 2014 holiday gift guides -- with ideas for everyone on your list, arranged by personality and price.</i><p><i>Today: Got a friend who only drinks Ecuadorian coffee, or one who will</i> …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

The 2014 Kitchen of the Year

For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.<p>For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …