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11 trips everyone should take in their 30s

South America

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

My Husband Tortured Me for Years in Every Way He Could Think Of—This Is My Story of Survival

Physical, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse—and plotting my dangerous escape from them all.<p><i>Details have been changed to protect the author's safety.</i><p>When I was pregnant with my second child, my husband made it his personal objective to decimate my self-confidence. He would tell me every …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress | Inc.com

Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let it consume us or we learn to control it. To help you in the fight, I have complied 100 of …

Motivation

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Happiness

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

5 Universal Success Principles That Have Nothing to Do With Motivation

<b>Most of the success advice you read is crap because it mistakes correlation for causation.</b><p>“Eighty percent of successful CEOs wake up at 5 a.m.—follow …

Motivation

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Weight Loss

11 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath You Didn't Know

No one likes bad breath. It’s embarrassing, annoying, and people around the world try to get rid of it or hide it as best as they can. The number one …

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Rhode Island

12 Impossible Riddles That Will Confuse Your Brain

Everyone’s brain can use a workout from time to time. While these riddles can be frustrating when you first read them, nothing beats the satisfaction …

The Brain

Brains of People With Schizophrenia Try to Repair Themselves: Study

Schizophrenia is a mysterious, misunderstood mental illness without a full cure. However, researchers from the United Kingdom and China may have …

Why Most People Shouldn't Drink Milk

While we all start out as milk-guzzling champs, it is not unusual to lose our tolerance for all manner of dairy as we get older. In fact, between …

Five things to do before 9am

EARLY risers are slimmer, healthier and happier. Here are five simple habits you should commit to every day.

Wellness

10 Mantras to Adopt to Become Mentally Healthier and More Confident

Have you been feeling torn down recently, questioning your life's purpose or wondering what your next steps should be? Are you feeling disconnected from the world around you because it's easier to hang out on autopilot than it is to truly engage with life? Maybe you know you have a lot to be …

Happiness

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Time Management

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

Time Management

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Mindfulness

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Mindfulness

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

When You're Feeling Down, Remember These 15 Tips for Peace and Happiness

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Are you feeling down, or stressed out from life in general? Are you just feeling like everything is kind of <i>blah</i>?<p>Maybe you're even beating yourself up about it. After all, your life is probably pretty good, so what do you have to feel bad about?<p>Whoa there. …

Happiness

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Self-help

These Portraits Reveal The Brutal Beauty Of Dance

Photographer Rick Guest lays bare the hidden strengths of professional dance.<p>Photographer Rick Guest wanted to "see behind the curtain" of the world of dance and reveal the determination and sacrifice needed to succeed at the art form's highest level.<p>Guest's photo series <i>What Lies Beneath</i> features …

The horrifying experience a radiologist had after eating fruit from the 'tree of death'

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, when the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.<p>Scattered amongst the coconuts and mangoes on the beach, Strickland and her friend found some sweet-smelling green fruit that looked much like small …

North America

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

How To Manage Distractions And Keep Your Mind From Wandering

Constant interruptions derail even the most well-planned day, here’s how to combat information overload.<p>Managing your time won’t do you much good if you’re not able to manage where your mind wanders. And these days, there’s so much distraction flashing in our faces that if we don’t take an active …

Time Management

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

I Love Dick: the book about relationships everyone should read

The novel I Love Dick was initially published in 1997 to a critically and commercially cold reception. Reviewers seemed to think that it was gossip; beneath contempt: the nasty indictment of a real person, the art critic Dick Hebdige, who’d spurned the advances of its heroine, a woman who, like its …

Books

5 Amazing Tips for Better Time Management | Inc.com

Time is money. This is a phrase that all of us have heard or said at one point of our lives or another. Why do they say that? Because it is the simple truth. In today's fast-paced world time is the key to success. To be amongst the top-notch people you must first learn to manage your time in a way …

Time Management