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The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

I started counting Weight Watcher points when I was 12 years old. By the fourth day, I was polishing off a sleeve of Thin Mints under my bed. I remembered the leader telling me it was all about willpower -- I guess I needed to work on that.<p>Since I had failed at the points system, I gave other diets …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

Self-improvement

14,000 Things to be Happy About

Have you been feeling down? Not sure if you have anything to be happy about? Well, there are at least 14,000 things you can be happy about RIGHT NOW …

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The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Your Favorite Morning Quickies (PHOTOS, RECIPES)

Last week, we thought we were teaching you a thing or two about nutritious breakfasts -- the kind you can make in a matter of seconds (see: 6 Grab And Go Breakfasts That Redefine 'Grab-And-Go').<p>Little did we know, our Healthy Living readers are breakfast aficionados -- especially when it comes to …

Why It's So Easy to Be Negative (and What to Do About It)

Negative events are sticky.<p>In seventh grade, a classmate with whom I'd had very little interaction, Scott, walked up to my locker and offered me some unsolicited counsel.<p>"If you ever want to get married," he spewed, "I would get rid of those Coke-bottle glasses and seriously consider some braces. …

40 Days of Joy: A Happiness Practice

In January, I posted a blog that went viral: "40 Ways to Find Joy in Your Everyday Life." About a week later, I started noticing tweets from a fellow named Khary Penebaker (whom I've never met), about how he was checking items off the list. I reached out to him via Twitter to ask if he'd be …

Happiness

Yoga Off the Mat

My journey in yoga started with my own personal love and passion to practice. At first, it felt like more of a militant practice, but over time it became more practical, where I left class feeling "organized" in my mind.<p>But I soon realized the more I practiced, the more my world became separated. …

Yoga