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4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated All Year Long | Inc.com

Now that the New Year has well and truly begun, it is time to discover how to keep that fire burning within all year round by becoming as hungry as a lion chasing it's next meal.<p>The start of a new year sends our enthusiasm to an all-time high as we aim to make this year better than our last. Our …

Motivation

It's Not All About Gratitude: 4 Steps to a Happier 2016

This morning during my usual Internet fix, I came across a motivational blog that claimed to know the secret of happiness. It spoke of something most of us have heard before, and many of us agree with: The key to happiness is gratitude.<p>The blog goes on to explain that if something bad happens -- …

8 Ways to Be a Better Partner in 2016

I posted this a few years ago, however it is always good, as we approach a new year, to improve the ways we approach our relationships.<p>With the New …

Breakups

This Comic Proves You Have No Excuse Not To Meditate

You can do it anywhere, any time.<p>(All images excerpted from <i>There is No Right Way to Meditate</i> Copyright © 2015 by Yumi Sakugawa and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Illustrations by Yumi Sakugawa.)<p>* Here's Why You Should Learn To Practice …

Meditation

Healthy Living | Psych Central - Part 3

Articles on Healthy Living - Page 3<p>“You just need to be more positive and look on the bright side.” Unfortunately, anyone who has ever experienced …

19 Hilarious Tweets About "The Hunger Games"

"Peeniss."

Movies

This Simple Technique Can Instantly Reverse Negative Thoughts

Therapists use this powerful strategy to challenge self-destructive beliefs.<p>Depression is often described as feeling like you're stuck in a fog of negative thoughts and beliefs -- but new research suggests that a simple technique borrowed from cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, can …

YOU Are the Best Investment You'll Ever Make

<i>"Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you." -Robin S. Sharma</i><p>Like Robin, I am a big believer in the power of "self-investment."<p>I invest in myself by reading books and articles that inspire …

Normalizing Dopamine Levels in the Brain Can Reduce Alcohol Cravings, Study Shows

More than 16 million adults in the U.S. have an alcohol-use disorder<p>Scientists have shown that a drug that normalizes dopamine levels in the brain can reduce alcohol cravings in people dependent on drink.<p>The finding was based on two studies, one conducted on people and one on rats. In the human …

Alcohol

No. 1 Way to Reduce Stress: Keep It in Perspective

In order to keep your stress in perspective, try ranking your problems on a scale of 1-100. 1 is a broken shoelace and 100 is a nuclear holocaust. On that scale, most of our everyday stressors don't rank very high. Another method for keeping things in perspective is imagining that your hand …

Everyone Should Listen To Lady Gaga's Speech On Why She Wanted To Quit Music

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5 Reasons Meditation Inevitably Improves Your Relationship

Over the last couple of years a lot of my friends asked me what they can do to improve their relationships. Of course they expected me to give them …

What 15 top meditation experts struggled with the most at the start

What worked for me: When I learned that meditation includes observing our thoughts but not attaching to them, I stop judging myself as a bad …

The Dark Side Of Jesus People USA, America's Most Influential Christian Movement

For decades, the freewheeling hippies of Jesus People USA —"God's forever family" — forged one of the most influential movements in Christianity. They were also Jaime Prater's family, until he made a documentary exposing the commune's darkest secrets.<p><b>Usually, Jaime Prater</b> felt excited on the first …

Obama's Spotify Playlist Is A Clear Sign Of The Illuminati

By the time you finish reading this, we'll be dead.

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

Fitness

9 Things I Don't Miss About Alcohol Addiction

From being permanently skint to hating yourself, addiction is like living in a house made of poor decisions.<p>The other week someone asked me if I missed alcohol. It’s been five and a half years now since I last had a drink, after somewhere in the region of a decade spent trying to drink the world’s …

Mental Health

19 Songs That Will Wash Away All Your Stress

Inhale, close your eyes, and press play.

Are You An Alcoholic?

After years of living in denial, I finally confronted my alcoholism when I was 35. These are the tough questions I had to ask myself.<p>My twentysomething social life was one long drink special. Margaritas with a crust of salt on the rim, a frosty pint spilling foam, and the always regrettable "Who …

Lana Del Rey Just Shared An Enchanting "Honeymoon" Snippet

New song alert!

16 Weight Loss Tips That Will Actually Get You Results

Don't let the dreaded plateau cramp your style (or your progress).<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they handled plateaus and setbacks while they were trying to lose weight. They told us some of the actual nutrition and fitness strategies they used to kick their weight loss</i> …

Fitness

Daily Meditation: Inner Peace

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a guided meditation from clinical hypnotherapist Daris …

Graffiti, Rap, and Skateboarding Give Abstraction an Update

When A Lesbian Gets Sober

Queer culture is soaked in alcohol. I knew I had to quit drinking, but I feared losing the only identity I was sure of.<p>“How will anyone know I’m a lesbian if I don’t drink?”<p>I asked my therapist this eight years ago, pretzeled into a knot of anxiety on her couch in the fragile months of my new …