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14 Essential Qualities Of Lasting Love

These days, it can seem like there are happy couples everywhere you look: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, even walking down the street.<p>But if …

3 Ways to Find Your Peace When Life Feels Overwhelming

<i>Too much to do, not enough time to do it.</i>Sound familiar?Twenty-five years ago, at the dawn of the modern internet revolution, people were predicting …

Mindfulness

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

Happiness

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, …

Happiness

12 Things Women Actually Want In A Relationship (But Don't Say)

As men, it can be difficult to understand what women want from us. Their actions seem contradictory and their words are confusing. They usually don’t …

8 Things You Need to Know About Men With Trust Issues

No. 8 is crucial<p><b>1. He's had a string of terrible relationships that will inform how he acts with you.</b> Duh, but there's more. It's very likely that he's been burned before and it was traumatic enough that he's wary of being hurt again. If that history has been established, keep it in mind moving …

5 Metabolism Myths That Are Keeping You From Losing Weight

The calorie counters want you to believe your body is a rudimentary calculator that only engages in adding and subtracting: Eat too many calories and/or use too few, and you gain weight. Add in more food and subtract out any exercise, and you gain weight.<p><b>MORE:</b> 7 Essential Metabolism Boosters<p>What …

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

Happiness

This 4-Second Mental Reset Can Immediately Improve Your Relationships | Inc.com

Most people approach relationships backwards. It's not that our intentions are bad. Our attention is just in the wrong place: on ourselves rather than the other person.<p>It turns out, a little empathy is all you need to fix nearly any situation. Empathy is perhaps the most needed skill in life and …

Relationships

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

5 Natural Energy Boosting Techniques to Sustain Your Work

How many of you in the working universe think you need coffee to boost your energy and jump-start your day? How many of you wake up with a fuzzy brain and mindlessly think a shot of java will do it for you?<p>When your energy level falls into the red zone, you probably reach for our culture's quick …

Wellness

8 Ways To Make Your Relationship Incredible

We as a society are inundated with messages and expectations about love and marriage. Disney shows us that love is perfect; Prince Charming is real and that women only need a simple slipper fitting to make it magical. Romantic comedies showcase how love might have its challenges, but with the …

Relationships

How To Turn A Work Friend Into A Real Friend

If you turn a work acquaintance into a true confidant, you’ll have more fun at work–and improve your life too.<p>Friends make life better, and work is an easy place to meet potential friends for a simple reason: We spend a lot of our lives there. If you are fortunate enough to have a work friend who …

Human Resources

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

What I've learned since I started exercising for my mental health

I’ve never been a fan of exercise. I don’t find pleasure in working up a good sweat. I don’t want to be skinnier or have more muscles. I was the nerd …

10 Strategies to Fight Job Burnout

Chronic work-related stress over time can lead to job burnout. Job-related psychological stress was first termed “burnout” in 1975 and is defined as …

Mindfulness

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

Self-improvement

10 Nerd-Gasmic Life Hacks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life hacks are defined as uncommon tips and tricks to do something better or faster. I’m a nerdy geek when it comes to figuring out how to hack my life. I used different life hacks while in prison (6 Prison Life Hacks That Will Maximize …

Hacking

Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic React to That Crazy ‘Castle’ Series Finale: Read Here

It ended with a sob. After eight seasons (and recently revealed behind-the-scenes drama), the series finale of ABC's <i>Castle</i> aired on Monday, May 16, …

TV

How to save money on your next vacation

Ready for a quick getaway? Dreaming about your next vacation? Wouldn't it be great to save a few extra bucks on the flight or hotel stay?<p>Airline …

Flying

Questioning a Friendship: Seven Important Considerations

As a psychotherapist specializing in intimacy issues, I continually hear clients questioning the relationships in their lives--not just romantic connections but friendships, family ties, and sometimes even casual acquaintanceships. Typically, I tell these clients that no relationship is perfect. No …

Logging

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Learning to Love my Sensitive & Emotional Self.

<i>“You are too sensitive.” “Quit being so emotional.” “Aren’t you acting a bit dramatic?”</i><p>Many of us grew up hearing these sorts of phrases, leaving us …

Costa Rica

Your Partner Can't Be Your Only Source of Love

<i>(Photo: Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection)</i><p><i>By Mandy Stadtmiller</i><p>I've been feeling really down lately, like a hamster on a wheel or a gray egg avatar on a Twitter screen. My husband is worried about me.<p>"Let's just watch another episode of <i>The Wire</i>," I toss off when he tries to ask me about what's …

Relationships

8 common phrases you don't realize are actually abusive

The media seems to glamorize unhealthy relationships. Books and movies from "Twilight" to "50 Shades of Grey" teach society to buy into the idea that …

3 subtle ways you're stealing time from yourself every day

Suddenly, you realize you're not nearly as far down on your to-do list as you planned to be.<p>You think: <i>Ugh, who's stealing all my time?</i> But let's get real: No matter how busy you are, the only person sapping your productivity is <i>you</i>.<p>The truth is, it's easy to get into routines where you mindlessly …

Productivity

You Can Start One of These Fun Businesses for Less Than $500

You probably read the title of this article, and rolled your eyes because it can’t possibly be possible to start a business for under $500, but I’m …

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Ditching the Word "Interesting"

Every one of your day to day conversations is an opportunity to express your thoughts and perspective. Not only does it allow others to know the real …

Emotional Intelligence