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Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change

“There’s no use in comparing one’s feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself.”<p>I am the frequent and fortunate recipient of wonderful letters from readers, many of whom share deeply personal stories of their struggles and …

14 Signs You’re Dating The Woman You Should Marry

1. She supports your dreams and makes an effort to help you achieve them in any way she can.<p>2. She loves your friends and regularly asks about them. …

Ab Workouts for a Six-Pack

Six Moves to a Six-Pack<p>These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had<p>Nothing says "fit" like a wash-board stomach. And nothing makes achieving one harder than doing the same exercises every week. "Your body adapts and stops responding to …

Personality more important than intelligence in academic success

"At least four times as good," Dr Poropat said.<p>"When you look at all the measures of personality, it is at least four times as useful as predicting …

Does 'Blue Hole' hold secret to Mayan collapse?

Everything from overhunting and a peasant uprising to deforestation and an alien invasion has been proposed to explain why the Mayan civilization collapsed, <i>Smithsonian</i> notes. But one theory has been gaining ground in recent years: extreme drought.<p>Now more evidence has surfaced to support the …

Learn In 7 Minutes What The Greatest Self-Help Books Have Taught

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these …

Self-improvement

Eight Noteworthy Books Of 2014

Over the last few years, a number of books have set out to describe the dramatically changed goals, practices and metrics of the emerging Creative Economy. Together these books can be seen as constituting the canon of the Creative Economy.<p>Here are eight new additions to the canon that came to my …

The 1 Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Started Investing

Source: Flickr user David Goehring.<p>We were all investing novices at one point -- even Motley Fool analysts and contributors. Looking back on our first forays into the stock market, we're liable to find many mistakes that we can't believe we made at the time. If only someone had told us then what we …

3 Money Mistakes You Must Fix to Get Rich

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Kevin O'Leary, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I get a lot of questions about how to get rich, and I always give the same answer.<p>Don’t spend too much. Mostly save. Always invest.<p>Seems simple enough, right? …

Personal Finance

Five Mistakes You May Be Making

Mistakes you are making now may sabotage your retirement later.<p>While not having a game plan for how you're going to retire by age 65 may not seem like a priority today, for example, the longer you delay planning hurts your chances of actually being able to achieve that dream.<p>Financial mistakes such …

Retirement

3 Retirement Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Source: Social Security Administration.<p>Retirement is the ultimate "goal" for everyone, though the path to retirement is shorterfor some than it is for others. Unfortunately, a number of pitfalls exist that serve to derail people from retiring on their own terms or even, in some cases, retiring at …

4 Financial Issues Millennials Need to Discuss Before Marriage

Many think of millennials as the carefree generation, but when it comes to marriage and money, they're anything but, says Richard Rosso, certified financial planner at Clarity Financial and advisor on NerdWallet's Ask an Advisor platform.<p>"Millennials are a little more financially delicate," he …

Personal Finance

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

How To Transform Negative Beliefs about Ourselves.

Negative beliefs are nothing more than stored messages replaying in the “voicemail box” of our brain.<p>We acquire these thoughts through unconscious …

Christmas war letters – 1917

‘Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation’<p><i>Here it is almost Christmas and still the war rages on.</i><p><b>— Corp. Robert Harvey Hoover,</b> …

Vimy Ridge

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

NPR

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping …

Minimalism

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

The Brain

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

Time Management

9 Useful Tips To Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions

Make this the year you feel accomplished!

How to Get Back on Track After Disappointing Yourself

You've probably had at least one time when you know you could've done better. Whether you wanted to keep a resolution, reach a goal, or do better on …

This Is More Effective Than Your New Year’s Resolution

We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately most people never decide how they want to live. As a result they get taken wherever the wind blows.<p>But not …

Motivation

Behavior Multipliers: Four Factors That Can Lead to Success

Our constant quest to achieve more and work faster is a trap. We get so obsessed with the goal that we forget to consider the factors that can help …

6 Surprising Reasons Gratitude Is Great for Your Health

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p><i>Count your blessings. Say “thank you.” Consider yourself lucky.</i> They’re directives our parents …

Happiness