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All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Graduate School

This Total-Body, 10-Minute CrossFit Workout Involves Just 3 Moves

Like a lot of people, stepping into a CrossFit box was an incredibly scary notion. I'd heard that the workouts were intense and competitive and that everyone celebrated by chowing down on a bucket of bacon and doing a secret handshake. How wrong I was. In my experience, I've found the CrossFit …

10 Best Carbs For Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian

Trying to lose weight, and you think you have to ditch all carbs? No way! It's painful to live without bread and pasta and fruit, and the best news is you don't have to! Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition recommends eating carbs to give you energy and fill …

Nutrition

The 20 Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety

Anxiety. I call it a brick wall.<p>I want to enjoy time with my friends and family… Brick wall.<p>I want to go to work… Brick wall.<p>I want to go on holiday… …

A Letter To Those Affected By My Anxiety

<i>Written by</i> Nicolle Hook<p>Let me start by clarifying something. When I refer to my “anxiety,” I’m not simply talking about my fears or situations that make me nervous. I’m not talking about the kind of anxiousness that everyone experiences throughout their life. I’m talking about generalized anxiety …

Depression

20 Things that Will Matter a Lot Less to You in 20 Years

Too often we let the little frustrations of each day blind us to the beauty in front of us. We get caught up in our own heads, and literally don’t …

Social Media

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Despite what we’ve long been told, and the pervasive amount of food- and fat-shaming in our culture, the number on the scale isn’t always a simple …

Wellness

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

Keep warm with this easy broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe

Keep it simple for dinner tonight with this broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe. The dish uses only a handful of ingredients — garlic, broccoli, butter, onion, potato and broth — along with a little oil and seasoning, but you'd never guess it from the soup's rich flavor. Best of all? Each …

Article 50 could be reversed, government may argue in Brexit case

Lawyers consider potential change of tack for supreme court challenge to ruling that MPs must vote to trigger EU exit<p>Government lawyers are exploring the possibility of arguing in the supreme court that the article 50 process could be reversed by parliament at any time before the UK completes its …

United Kingdom

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy.<p>Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? …

Happiness

55 Inspiring Quotes That Show the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a major factor in our success.<p>Emotional intelligence can be the most potent weapon in our armory. It helps boost our self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all of which help us become much better leaders.<p>Here are 55 quotes to remind us of the …

Distressing

1500 Calorie Diet - Following an Easy Diet Menu to Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight is to go on a lower calorie diet than your normal one. Just like most of us you probably have quite a busy lifestyle to …

6 Things A Woman Who Is Difficult To Love Can Learn From Her Relationships

Relationships in general are difficult. Although everything about them is exciting, adventurous, daring, etc., they still take a ton of work. It’s …

Why You Should Never Give Up On Someone You Love, Even When It's Hard

Relationships these days give a new definition to ‘forever’, it now usually seem to last from few weeks to few months. Today ‘I love you forever’ and …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

How to love from a safe and balanced distance

Love shouldn’t hurt. It shouldn’t feel like it’s your lifeline – that you will fall into a million pieces if someone else doesn’t do what you want …

She is Your Challenge—if You’re up for It.

Maybe it’s the way she always looks like she has a secret on the tip of her tongue.<p>Maybe it’s the way she holds back, just a tiny, little bit, biting …

Love

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (gluten free, high protein!)

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (gluten free, high protein!)<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Cook time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>10 mins<p>Healthy Pancakes made in the blender …

How to Make the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Sometimes, the only thing that will cure a case of the blahs is a face full of cookies. Instead of reaching for a store-bought option or frozen stick …

Dessert

The Ultimate Leg Day Workout

The shear number and breadth of lower-body exercises can make creating a good leg workout intimidating — which is why we’ve done the work for you. …

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries in Your Relationships and Life

Have you been feeling drained, tired, stressed out, and exhausted? Do you feel under appreciated, unseen, and unsupported? If so, it may be that you need to learn how to set some boundaries in your life and relationships.<p>So why exactly do you need boundaries in your relationships and life? Here are …

Relationships

Here's How To Instantly Upgrade Pancakes

Fact: Pancakes make ~everything~ better.<p><b>Pancake Batter</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 cups pancake mix<p>1½ cups water<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix and water, stirring until smooth with no lumps.<p>____<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>Pancake Batter (see …

15 Important Life Lessons for Women

Growing up is tough. I still remember sitting in my college dorm and realizing that I actually had to go to the store to buy toothpaste and toilet …

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Relationships

The Overnight Oats Recipe That Can Help You Lose Weight

Not a morning person? Make this amazing overnight oats recipe before slipping under the covers, and the thought of the sweet and chewy coconut oatmeal, crunchy almonds, and chocolate chips will practically pull you out of bed.<p>It's the perfect breakfast if you're watching your weight because it …

Breakfast

The Routine One Star Trainer Used to Totally Revamp Her Body

Exercise 1 Deadlift<p>Hold a 45-pound barbell with an overhand grip in front of your thighs. Your hands should be slightly wider than your shoulders. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders pulled back and down, and turn your feet outward slightly. Bend at the waist, and push your hips backward so …

Fitness

8 Home Upgrades That Add Real Value

Remember: the whole package is far more valuable than the sum of its parts.<p>The possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling and upgrading …

Home Improvement

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …