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How to Break a Bad Habit (And Replace It With a Good One)

Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals. They jeopardize your health -- both mentally and physically. And they waste your time and energy.<p>So why do we still do them? And most importantly, is there anything you can do about it?<p>I've previously written about the …

Self-help

5 Anti-Aging Skincare Rules | Women's Health

<b>Read Ingredient Lists</b> <br>The front of the package may wax poetic about active ingredients, but read the fine print to see just how active they are. The further down the ingredient appears on the ingredient list, the less of it the formula actually contains.<p><b>Simpler is Better</b> <br>Products with everything …

Do You Work Out Enough?

The thing is, it’s not tough to meet the government’s exercise guidelines—especially because you can (and should) break them up throughout the week into sessions that can be as short as 10 minutes each. And it’s time well spent: Physical activity has been linked to benefits you can’t put a price …

The 5 Smartest Ways To Make Extra Money

Hey, who here wants extra money? (Oh, hi there, <i>everyone</i>.) But, unless you're willing to take on a second (or third!) gig, producing those surplus …

How To Stop Being Treated Like A Doormat

The co-worker who tricks you into taking her load of the work by way of flattery. The family member who assumes you’ll pick up the check (again). The …

The Procrastinator's Guide To Getting It Together

Are you the kind of person who can never cross off everything on your to-do list? Would you rather take a big ol' nap instead of cleaning your …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, & Living the Zero Hour Work Week

• <b>Author:</b> Nadine Hays Pisani<p>One couple's celebration of risking it all for the dream of living a happier life.<p>In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what is is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and carving a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Spirituality

How to See the World as Your Gym

Busy schedules, vacations and travel for work are the three most frequent excuses I get from my clients about why they can't make it to the gym. Unfortunately for them, I always have suggestions about how we can all break free from the walls of the gym and get a workout in just about anywhere. …

Exercise

How to Look Hot Post Gym

<b>De-Raccoon Your Eyes</b> Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks ($5.50, at drugstores) clean up smeared eye makeup. (In a pinch, lotion will do.) Then swipe on a peachy shadow stick—no brush required. Try Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Atomic ($9, at drugstores).<p><b>Don't Blush</b> A subtle post-workout flush is …

Types of Yoga: The Best One for You

But also like sex, the endless options mean you never have to settle for a lackluster session or the same variety every week. After all, sometimes you want it fast, other times slow, sometimes you want a lot of talking, sometimes you want silence. Here, we help you find the right practice for your …

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life

There's something many people don't talk about when it comes to transformational experiences... the hard, confusing and frustrating side of change.<p>So I want to tell you a story...<p>In 2010, I went to my very first live event for women entrepreneurs in New York. I was struggling in my business, …

Positive Thinking

You Might Be Ruining Your Skin In Your Sleep

We don’t have to tell you that sleep is important. We know that when we don’t get enough rest or when we snooze poorly, we wake up cranky and snarly …

Vive The Peplum! 10 Flattering Skirts That Prove The Style Is Alive & Well

Every time a new trend comes on to the market, we have to wonder about its staying power. Will it make like a gaucho pant and leave as quickly as it …

Asos NYC Clothing - Cheap Work, Going Out Outfits

The Surprising Ways Society Views A Woman Traveling Alone

This writer recently embarked on a trip to Ireland for a story, and then headed off the beaten path to do some exploring, solo. Traveling alone …

Go to Great Heights, or Stick with Flats? How to Pair Skirts and Shoes

While in the end fashion is really about what makes you feel good, and there aren’t strict rules anymore, sometimes it’s helpful to have a few guidelines about what looks good together. With that in mind, we’ve put together this primer for how to mix and match heel heights and hemlines.<p>A few basics …

Clothing

The definition of family travel is changing, for the better

Not only has the definition of family evolved, but I believe the definition of Family Travel is also changing. Gone are the days when family trips …

China Outbound Daily: Numbers for 2013, Thailand, Samoa, more

• China’s outbound tourists surpass 37 mln in first five months of 2013: The number of outbound tourists leaving China reached 37.92 million in the …

Alaska Traveler

• <b>Author:</b> Dana Stabenow<p>Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska before Statehood, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope. Today, she's an Edgar-award winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska-based novels to her credit. …

The Lone Life of a Travel Blogger

The first weekend in June, I was one of 1,200 travel bloggers who packed my bags along with my tangled emotions, and headed to Toronto, Canada for the 3rd Annual TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference. I had no idea what to expect and it was my first time ever attending a travel blogging …

Human Rights

Expat Tales: Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for terrific hotels, great food, buzzing nightlife, and inspiring attractions. Oh, and it’s one of the highly populated …

Hong Kong

5 Easy Day Trips from Hong Kong

With its colorful markets, bustling tea houses, stratospheric skyscrapers, and multicultural cuisine, Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most exciting …

Summer is Here! Discover the Healing Power of Nature

There's something about the first day of summer that always brings a smile to my face! And after this year's long and rain-filled spring, just about everyone I know is itching to get out and enjoy the extended daylight and gentle breezes. For family caregivers, summer weather offers incentives and …

Outdoor Spaces