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Kick bad mental habits out of your life with these proven tips

Continuing from where we left in the last blog, I’m going to get straight to the point here. In the last article we discussed about some toxic habits …

Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: 'You'd be in denial to believe there isn't life out there'

The blue water of Buzzards Bay glittered as boats bobbed on the gently undulating surface and gulls swooped among their sails. The seaside air at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was thick with the sweet smell of grass and the tang of saltwater. This was late summer on Cape Cod - our ocean …

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been …

9 Things You Can Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

IMAGE Pixabay; GIFS Giphy<p>It's absolutely normal to feel like you're stuck in a rut, especially if it seems like life has become nothing more than a …

6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Happiness

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” – Joseph Addison<p>It’s hard to keep the world from weighing down on you. …

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

How I Learned To Have Mind-Blowing, Intimate Sex Every Time

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was 30 years old. He waxed poetic about his hourslong lovemaking sessions. …

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …

Happiness

This addiction calculator is the easiest way to see when you'll die

Drinking is super fun.<p>But it’s not just that. It’s also unhealthy, addictive and — depending on where you live — pretty expensive. However, because of its place in society as a widely-accepted, mainstream drug we’ve all become detached from the effects it has on our bodies.<p>I’m not going to be the …

These 3 Moves Will Give You A Total-Body, At-Home Workout

There's no need to overcomplicate a quick, at-home workout—this three-move routine from Jill Penfold, certified personal trainer and creator of the …

Workouts

7 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Instantly Happy

Whatever you decide, make sure it makes you happy.<p>We all want to find happiness, but with so many of us feeling overworked, overstressed, and overwhelmed, it's easier said than done.<p>But here's the good news: Seven little acts that can give you a daily does of happiness.<p><b>1. Expand your positive</b> …

Happiness

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

"Addiction is not a disease"

Marc Lewis is not your typical former drug addict. Now a highly-regarded neuroscientist, he grew up in Canada as the child of middle-class, …