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10 Happiness Tips for People Who Have Been Hurt

<b>“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe someone hurt you physically or emotionally. Maybe you've survived something else …

Happiness

If You Can’t Change The Amount of Stress You’re Under, Change Your Mindset Instead

Too much stress can have serious effects on your health, but alleviating it isn't as simple as just not doing the things that stress you out. All the …

Start Building Confidence in Yourself Without Trying to Be Perfect

<b>“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” ~James Allen</b><p>I know now that I don’t have to be …

Self-Reflection

Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again -- and breathe, and focus. According to a new study, as little as two …

Live a Life You Love: 5 Steps to Set Your Priorities Straight

<b>“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>About a month ago I decided to add more …

7 Things Happy People Say Every Day

You have the right words within you to make every day a happy one.<p>Here’s what you need to say and why:<p>1. “Today is going to be a great day.”<p>If you’re …

10 Ways to Start Loving Life | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Does Your Life Even Matter?</b><p>Go to work. Come home. Eat Dinner. Go to sleep. Wake up.<p>Rinse, recycle, repeat.<p>Do you ever wonder…<p>Does my life even matter?<p>…

Outsourcing

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, conquering challenge and failure is essential to the success of your business. You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.<p>"People tend to have a cognitive …

Brandon Chu's answer to What are the most difficult and useful things people have to learn in their 20s?

These are the most difficult things I've learnt/am still learning.<p>1. There are always going to be people who are smarter, better looking, more …

Self-improvement

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Life Coach Help: The Questions Coaches Say You Need To Be Asking Yourself

By Leigh Newman<p><i>Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we</i> really <i>need to be thinking about when we’re looking for lasting, hard-to-make change.</i><p><b>1. Can I Replace The Word 'Afraid' With The Word 'Alert'?</b><p>"An artist client recently introduced me to this question," says …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

When my pal—and former CRAFT writer—Rachel shared this lemon blueberry muffin bread recipe that Jenna Weber posted on the PBS website, it took every ounce of strength I had not to abandon my work and immediately run out to buy blueberries.<p>Hello, springtime breakfast!<p>Ready to whip up a batch of your …

Breakfast

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

Bill Cosby

Flashback: Make Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>It’s a rule. At some point in every single family gathering, potluck, or picnic I attend, someone will stab a meaty fork onto my plate to taste my pasta, or cut my layer cake with the cheesecake knife, or stir butter into my vegan mashed potatoes. It’s always an accident, and …

Sewing

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Tunisian crochet (also called afghan stitch) is my newest yarn crafting obsession, and I love the luxuriously thick and beautifully textured fabric it produces. Because it’s an old technique that’s a fairly new crafting trend, there aren’t a ton of modern resources out there for beginners, so I’m …

Yarn

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …