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3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

Productivity

My Grandmother And Her Gift of Discipline

Success has been one of the most abused, miscommunicated and thus misconceived terms celebrated throughout history and even more so today, in an era of technologically enabled, limitless and unquestioned self branding. Running a Today I Failed At Facebook attempt to inspire people to strategize …

7 Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Your Relationship

I have felt unworthy of love for a lot of my life. A common question that replayed in my head during my high school years was: “<i>Why would anyone be</i> …

9 Things That You Need To Know To Make A Lasting Relationship

If you have ever wondered what makes a good relationship, then this list is a great starting point to identifying the most important aspects.

List-Worthy

9 Relationship Problems That Aren't

So the next time you’re feeling friction in your relationship, remind yourself that it is normal—and will make your relationship last. Read on for nine so-called problems, and the ways you can make sure your relationship benefits from them.<p><b>"Problem"</b> <b><br>She gets angry when you come home and watch TV</b> …

8 Unhealthy Relationship Habits I Once Developed (And You Might’ve, Too)

I throw around huge accusations at my ex and though never unwarranted, I cannot boast my own perfection. Most, if not all, of the following list …

How To Fight Fair With Your Partner

I want to clear something up. While I'm using the word "fight," I don't believe fighting is necessary in a healthy relationship. I <i>do</i> believe that …

Self-help

Why Being Single Is Better Than Being in a Crappy Relationship

Not only is every breakup hard—from explaining to friends and family why it didn't work out to feeling like you lost a part of yourself—but entering back into the single world can also be daunting. Still, staying in a bad relationship is definitely worse. "Research shows that one of the main …

23 Untranslatable Foreign Words That Describe Love Better Than You Ever Thought

Language is so beautiful to me. I love learning words from other cultures and discovering how we share our thoughts and emotions. Every time I …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

10 Things People In Happy Relationships Talk About

Being in a happy relationship doesn’t mean you talk about happy things all the time. In fact, you actually talk about a lot of things that aren’t …

7 Regular Things All Healthy Couples Do

If you truly want the best relationship possible, don’t leave the fate of your “happily in love” connection to luck or chance. Trust me, couples who …

Worrying About “Settling” Will Destroy Your Love Life

There’s a common trope in romantic advice that you shouldn’t make someone a priority if they only make you an option. Put another way, don’t give …

Your 2015 Plan for a Healthy Marriage

<b>THE SNAG:</b> Women tend to prioritize the overall aesthetic of the home rather than picking specific areas, says Dr. Haltzman. She may even try to use the decor as a way to define the home as her domain.<p><b>YOUR PLAY:</b> Look for ways to express yourselves individually—say, by each choosing a room to make …

11 Reasons Good Men Won’t Cheat

• shares<p>–<p><i>Hey, Good Men Project readers, if you’re single and looking for love, check out our partner MeetMindful, a dating site where good men finish</i> …

Relationships

8 Weird Things Women Do To Push Guys Away

It may seem that “men are from Mars” and “women are from Venus,” and as a man with many female friends and many women clients, I’m here to share both …

Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?

Ever wondered where the path to true love lies? Well now we have the answer – and it’s nothing to do with Jennifer Aniston or Ryan Reynolds. The way …

Marriage Advice: How to Improve Your Marriage, Ouch and Oops

If you're anything like me, just hearing the word "conflict" sends you running to the hills. I'm a people-pleaser to the highest degree, so dealing with folks who aren't pleased with me causes me a lot of anxiety. Giving someone bad news, boldly stating my opinions when I know they differ from …

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

A relationship is hard work, but happy couples know that these 15 beliefs are the keys to their happiness.

Happiness

26 Effective & Creative Ways to Communicate with Your Significant Other

Whether you're in a relationship for days, months or decades, add variety to your daily communication and try one of these creative ways to show your …

Communicate

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Healthy

Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>…

What You Need To Know If You Love Someone Who's 'Type A'

All is fair in love and keeping score.<p>Love can be complicated no matter who you are. But for those individuals who have a more emotional nature, navigating relationships can be its own special challenge. No one knows this better than someone who is “Type A.”<p>It’s important to note that character …

DIY Organizers to Keep Your Desk Clutter-Free

No matter how hard you try, it can seem like you’re always fighting an uphill battle against desk clutter. Instead of heading to the store to buy a …

Charging Stations

How To Trick Your Brain To Hold On To Positive Habit Changes

You start strong, with great intentions, but soon that new habit falls to the wayside. Here’s how to cement it into your daily life.<p>We truly are creatures of habit.<p>Nearly half of our everyday behaviors tend to be repeated in the same location almost every day, according to research out of Duke …

The marshmallow test: Stanford University experiment that claims to predict a child's future successes

Harry Wallop attempts to find out whether a four-year-old and a six-year-old can pass Professor Walter Mischel's notorious test, and resist the temptation of the marshmallow<p>In the 1960s, Stanford University Professor Walter Mischel gave young children a simple proposition. They sat with a …

Imprinted brain theory links autism and schizophrenia

Clare Pain<p>Related Stories<p>Mum and Dad tell us how to wear our genes, Science Online, 08 Nov 2010<br>• Children with autism have extra brain synapses, …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

EEG test to help understand and treat schizophrenia

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. The findings, …

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

by Saga Briggs<p>Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with …

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …