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A Harvard professor explains how to train your brain to innovate so you can be more successful

Unconsciously, however, our brains have a vastly different opinion on the matter.<p>Humans have a natural aversion to innovation because it involves a healthy dose of uncertainty and risk. In fact, studies point out that people associate the word "creativity" with words like "vomit" and "agony."<p>In our …

Creativity

How to Become a More Positive Person in 21 Days

Pinpointing moments of everyday bliss produces a huge happiness payoff. Here's how to start this life-changing habit.<p>We hear it over and over: It’s …

Happiness

4 Ways to Train Yourself to Be Mentally Tougher

Only you have control over your mind. No one else can think and feel for you, so it’s extremely important to not only be open minded but to be …

How to Make a Concrete Globe Garden Planter

Globe garden planter<p>Reimagine the humble concrete garden sphere by flipping it over and transforming it into a planter full of ready-to-bloom spring …

Landscaping

7 Recipes That Prove Almond Flour Is the Best Thing in Your Pantry

If you’re experimenting with gluten- and grain-free substitutes for regular flour, the almond variety should be on your must-try list. Low in carbs, …

Feeling Stressed? A Doctor's One-Day Plan To Balance Cortisol Levels

If there's one thing we've lost in our 24/7, go-go-go way of life, it's rhythm. And I don't mean whether you can bust a move (I'm sure you can). I'm …

How This Millennial Is Transforming The Self-Help Industry With A Simple Podcast

You could throw a rock at any street corner and hit someone that’s preaching about following your passion — or any other self-help cliche that’s antiquated and out of date. It’s part of the reason that personal development has a bad rap. Too many self-proclaimed gurus are giving out tired advice …

Self-improvement

Eye Spy A Button-Down DIY

Ha. The post title just makes me laugh. <i>Anyway</i>, I saw a photo of this really cute button-up shirt that had lashes embroidered over the top of each …

Sewing

How to be Consistently Creative, According to Research | Inc.com

If you are always struggling to do creative work, you probably choosing the wrong time of day to focus! Believe it or not, there are certain times of the day when your body is just better at performing certain tasks than others.<p>One you discover your peak times, you can significantly increase your …

Time Management

12 Strange, But Also Beautiful, Houseplants You Never Knew Existed

We want one of each, please.<p>1 Dolphin Succulents<p>People are going nuts for this adorable plant in Japan and for good reason: The tiny leaves look …

Beauty Boss: How Drunk Elephant Founder Tiffany Masterson Cleaned Up Skincare

<i>Welcome to Beauty Boss, a reoccurring series in which we spotlight the power players driving the beauty world forward. Consider this your chance to</i> …

Skin Care

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

Self-help