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20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before, During, and After Work

When you consider the health consequences of the sedentary nine-to-five lifestyle, your metabolism likely comes to mind. But fortunately, as health …

Wellness

9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

Dessert

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay …

Self-improvement

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

<i>Gluten-free baked oatmeal with banana bread flair for an ultra flavorful and fun breakfast. This easy recipe is a great make-ahead breakfast!</i><p>This …

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

5 Mistakes You're Probably Making in Your Journey to Be Healthier

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Dave Smith, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective.</i><p>Losing weight seems like something that should be simple. Eat less, exercise more and the weight will go away.<p>I mentioned it already: Eat less + Exercise = Weight-Loss. …

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile corporate …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

Everything You Know About Moisturizer Is a Lie

The first few weeks of the New Year are a great time to hunker down. You’ve got fitness goals to achieve (thankfully, with Spotify’s amazing workout playlists, you’ve been killing it), a TON of amazing new TV to sink into and maybe even some bad beauty habits to break. With Target’s announcement …

How Feeling My Pain Released Me From It

“You can’t avoid pain but you can choose to overcome it.” – Paulo CoelhoPain.We all have it.It is the residual aching from loss, failure, and …

Numb

Who needs stress? We all do. Here's why

If you could do something to decrease your risk of memory failure, to increase your self-confidence, to be a better public speaker, to improve your …

The art of breathing.

The heart of good business is to remember why you’re doing it.<p>That’s why I decided to collaborate with some of my favourite artists to bring to life …

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>And let's face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, …

Have a Beautiful Year: Easy-to-Keep Beauty Resolutions

Whether you're opting to work out more regularly or make time to unplug for a set number of hours a day, the best New Year's resolutions are a …

Skin Care

No, I Wouldn't Trade Away My Mental Illness

How our struggles mold us into who God wants us to be.I looked up at my friend who had just asked me a question. She had caught me off guard but I …

Mental Disorders

The Totally Depressed Person's Guide To Be Being Happy

<b>You got this.</b><p>I'm a person with depression.<p>I'm also a person with anxiety.<p>B<b>asically what I'm saying is that I am a pleasure to know.</b><p>All joking aside, …

I Still Struggle With My Mental Health As An Advocate

For a few years, I have told the story of stopping a young man who almost ended his life at a subway station. It's a story I hope shows people the …

Mental Health

8 Paintings Capture The Unbreakable Link Between Madness And Creativity

January 13, 2017<p>It’s been long suspected that there’s a connection between artistry and mental illness. Whether the idea began because many great …

Powerful In-Hospital Self Portraits Show What Depression Looks Like

Photographer shares her struggles with mental health in raw photo series<p>Laura Hospes has struggled with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. …

When You Are Depressed, Create!

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We …

Gender

Six Daily Exercises to Boost Mobility and Balance

Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens, Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and extreme kayaker Brad Ludden have one thing in common: they all train with Kelly Starrett. A doctor of physical therapy at CrossFit San Francisco, Starrett has built a reputation as …

Workouts

How to Embrace Your Natural Features and Be An Effortless Beauty

IMAGE Instagram @annecurtissmith<p><b>1. Skin before anything else.</b><p>Instead of spending almost an hour covering up your face with makeup, focus on improving …

We raided a dermatologist's medicine cabinet

Shutterstock<p><b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Dr. Marisa Garshick is a dermatologist specializing in general medical dermatology.</b><b><br>• She recommends Neutrogena facewash and lots of Cerave moisturizer.</b><b><br>• Her favorite shortcuts are glycolic peel wipes, thermal spring water, and micellar oil.</b><p>Walking through the …

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

Psychology