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14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

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New year, new you – how to be happy

With so many external pressures can any of us be truly happy? As we welcome in a new year, Rachel Kelly suggests small changes to your life that can have a huge impact on your outlook<p>What’s top of your list of new year resolutions for 2016? Do more exercise? Eat better? Spend more time with your …

Happiness

Top 30 Adventure Travel Companies

01 of 29<p>G Adventures has been one of the top adventure travel companies for more than 25 years, offering so many unique and affordable trips that …

12 Apps That Will Save You Serious Money on Groceries

Food.com's grocery shopping app is way more than a shopping list -- it's an integrated recipes book, meal planner, <i>and</i> shopping list. You can make a …

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5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Verizon's Wi-Fi Calling Coming to Galaxy S6 on Monday, iPhone 'Early Next Year'

Verizon yesterday announced that it will begin rolling out support for Wi-Fi Calling next week, starting on Monday with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. iPhone users will need to wait a bit longer, with an update enabling the feature expected "early next year."<p>Wi-Fi Calling will initially be …

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This Country Is the Happiest in the World

<i>This story was updated April 27 at 8:10 a.m. EDT.</i><p>The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, as you might expect, but is known for its …

Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

Everything we do in life is, at the end of the day, in pursuit of happiness. But trying too hard to be happy could actually keep you from …

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

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Amazon's monster Black Friday deal lets you store all your files in the cloud for just $5 for an entire year

Being able to store all your videos, photos, and other bulky files in the cloud is a beautiful thing. It lets you have a small (or even practically nonexistent) hard drive, and access you files from wherever you happen to be.<p>This Black Friday, Amazon has rolled out a monster deal on its unlimited …

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12 of the best multi-country trips

Picking one single country to visit can be a challenge – so why not cross a few borders while you’re away? These trips pack in a glut of different …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

The author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives shares her wit, wisdom and research on how to feel happier, even when we've hit a low patch.<p>1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too …

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As Boeing booms, robots rise and job growth lags | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For most of its 100-year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle-area economy prospered. When the rate of production fell, layoffs followed and the local economy crashed.<p>The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, …

Aviation

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

A new job-search site aims to solve the elusive 'culture fit' problem

But until recently there was no one-stop shop for filtering job searches through this lens.<p>It was for that reason CEO and cofounder Anthony van Horne began developing CareerLabs, which launched last week.<p>"People deserve to know the real scoop on a company before they work there," van Horne tells …

Employment

6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

8 Places That Are Best to Visit by Cruise Ship

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5 Mistakes That Are Hindering Your Happiness

If there's one thing that I have learned since starting Sixty and Me it's that life after 50 is a choice. You can invest in your health, wealth and happiness. Or, you can let yourself go. You can build a solid foundation for the future. Or, you can accept age-related problems as …

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How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

'Golden triangle' of happiness: Study finds three simple things needed for a happy life

The latest instalment of one of Australia's largest wellbeing surveys has found that besides genetics, there are three simple indicators of a happy …

Tel Aviv, Israel: 10 Places Every Modern Man Mus

Share<p>Tweet<p>2. Tel Aviv, Israel<p>Jerusalem is (and may always be) a political hotbed, considering that almost everyone considers it a holy city. But over in Tel Aviv, it’s all about the beach. Tel Aviv is decidedly modern (and decidedly secular, if you’re not looking for religion), and the abundance of …

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The Pull of Patagonia

One of the first truths you encounter about Patagonia is that no two days are the same. During my 200-mile drive north, from the airport in Punta …

8 Overlooked Obstacles That Sabotage Your Happiness

How do you get happy?<p>Some people say that if you visualize happiness, you'll be happy. Does that mean if you visualize a castle, you can have that too?<p>Here's another one.<p>If you have negative thoughts, you're doomed. Toast.<p>That's scary, right?<p>Maybe you strive to stay happy by reading inspiring blogs …

9 things scientifically proven to make you happier

We all want to be happy – it’s pretty much a universal life goal.<p>And when research reveals that happy people live longer, who wouldn’t want …

Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure Winners: 2015 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

Barbados<p>Climb down into a cave, surf the waves of gorgeous “Soup Bowl Beach” in Bathsheba, swim with bathtub sized leatherback turtles, zip high …