Wendy Kimberly Macias

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Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

It's not about what you want to "be"—it's about what you want to "do."<p>What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it …

5 Simple Strategies To Help You Worry Less This Year

The author of The Anxiety Toolkit explains how we get caught in negative, fear-based ideas -- and how to break free.<p>Believe it or not, psychologists have a term to describe people who like to think a lot. The trait is called <i>need for cognition</i>. It refers to people who enjoy effortful thinking and …

Mindfulness

A Simple Psychological Trick for Making Bad Moods More Bearable

Everyone has bad days now and again, but not everyone suffers from them the same.<p>There are a million and one articles out there offering ways to turn around a terrible day. I've written some of them myself, in fact. From counting your blessings to calling a friend, these posts offer plenty of …

Why I Never Fight With My Wife

I never fight with my wife. Never. Neither should you.<p>Despite what you may have read in a book, heard from a marriage expert or believe from watching other couples (or even your own relationship) fighting is not inevitable in marriage. You can have a beautiful, healthy and ridiculously happy …

Divorce

You Can’t Manage Emotions Without Knowing What They Really Are

At this point, everybody knows emotional intelligence matters in the workplace. Yet there are two aspects of emotions that make it hard for people to exercise their emotional intelligence. First, most people are still not completely clear about what emotions actually are. Second, even when we …

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Relationships

13 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?" and the latest scientific research, …

Flickr

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Melanie Greenberg<p>December 1, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid …

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

A good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling rested upon waking. It means not having chronic bad dreams or nightmares. And it turns out that the difference between a smile-filled slumber and a …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

5 Guys Get Real About How Their Relationships Changed After Marriage

"We didn't live together before we got married, so things changed a lot."<p>Will marriage change how your boyfriend feels about you? Cosmopolitan.com asked five guys how their relationships really changed after they tied the knot. Here's what they had to say.<p><b>1.</b> "We had already been living together for …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Relationships

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 …

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

The Benefits of Getting Married Young | The Art of Manliness

In May, Kate and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.<p>I was 22 and she was 24 when we got hitched. Kate was in the middle of getting her masters …

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

Brides

8 Ways to Shift a Bad Mood and Feel Better Fast

Have you ever heard the phrase: "as within, so without"? It has become something of a mantra to me lately because it's a reminder that whatever is happening outside of me is a direct reflection of what is happening within me, on the inside.<p>Our thoughts affect our beliefs and expectations, which …

Happiness

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

University of California

What Makes a Man Realize 'This Is the Person I Want to Marry'

<i>By Scott Christian, Glamour</i><p><i>(Illustration: Samantha Hahn)</i><p>Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years--either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the …

Relationships

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

The Brain

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

If Your Kid Is a Picky Eater, It Could Signal Something Far Worse

A new study links extreme fussiness to psychiatric problems.<p>If a child refuses to eat anything but cheese pizza, don't just dismiss it as a phase. A new study finds that kids who are extra selective about what they eat are at a higher risk of psychiatric problems down the road.<p>Researchers from Duke …

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

Happiness

The Best 2 Player Board Games

Quick games, competitive, and co-operative.<p><i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note</i> …