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48 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Start Making Real, Lasting Change In Your Life

So often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves.<p>It’s not that we can’t force ourselves to grit our teeth and push through another four hours of work. It’s not that we don’t <i>know</i> what we should be doing, or how we could better apply ourselves. Self-sabotage happens in small, almost undetectable …

Self-help

You Can Change Negative Thinking With These 8 Tips

Negative thinking contributes to anxiety in social and performance situations. Most therapies for social anxiety involve an aspect dedicated to …

Mindfulness

Do This 4-Move, 5-Minute Workout For Stronger, Sexier Abs

Do you love Pilates, but don't have enough time to get into your favorite studio? Today must be your lucky day. This Pilates workout created by SLT founder Amanda Freeman is guaranteed to tone your abs and leave every muscle in your core sore for days. All you need are a chair, a towel, and five …

Workouts

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Online

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids after a School Shooting | The Exhausted Woman

<b>Remember: Kids are not adults.</b> Children do not have the same extensive life experience of adults. This might be the first trauma a child is …

Perfectionists: You’ll Be Happier if You Stop Saying This One Word

“It’s so hard to keep everything together. I am the CEO of a major start-up and I also run four other organizations that support our social impact …

This 100-Rep, Core-Busting Workout Takes All of 4 Minutes to Complete

You're not into wasting your time, but luckily, you don't need to devote hours at the gym for a strong core. You just need to do the most effective ab-strengthening moves, and this four-minute workout has them all! You'll target your upper, middle, and lower abs, as well as your obliques.<p>The Workout<p>…

Workouts

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Parenting

How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide

The sinking feeling is becoming all too familiar: When mass shootings occur, parents have to figure out how to talk to their children about violence.<p>There’s no one way to address tragedies with children, and how parents approach it depends both on the child’s age and temperament. The American …

Mass Shootings

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

7 steps you can take to make sure your kids are wealthy one day

<b>1. Set up a college savings account</b><p>One of the most important things you can do is to consider how (and if) you'll help them obtain a college education. An analysis of Labor Department statistics by the Economic Policy Institute found that in 2016, Americans with four-year college degrees made …

How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life

Heart disease, depression, life expectancy. New research claims that stress exerts a far heavier physical toll than previously understood. The film-maker James Redford talks about how toxic stress can be a killer<p>There is a scene in James Redford’s new film, Resilience, in which a paediatrician …

Immune System

Let's face it: Flying cars are never going to be a thing

No, you will not one day take a flying car to work.<p>Flying cars — thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the unveiling of Larry Page's Kitty Hawk …

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a video featuring data from their Gaia mission. Gaia is an effort to make a 3D map of the Milky …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Leg Hip Bridge<p><b>Core Focus:</b> <i>Glutes, Adductors</i><p>Lie faceup with knees bent, feet planted on floor near butt, arms out to sides on floor with palms …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement

The 11-minute ab workout that Kendall Jenner swears by

A quick scroll through supermodel-slash-it-girl Kendall Jenner’s Instagram will reassure you she is seriously ab-sessed: The crop-top aficionado …

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

Today's Workout 12: The circuit to build a rock-solid core

Sure, your quads look like tree trunks and you've got the biggest biceps out of all your gym buddies. But what's all that say about your actual core …

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.<p>Equal Rights Advocate, Promoting Amazing Companies Across the Globe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for …