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Classic Caesar Salad Recipe

Legend has it that the Caesar salad originated at Caesar's Restaurant in Tijuana in 1924. For whatever reason, this story is the subject of …

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7 addictive online dating sites that aren't OKCupid

Digital dating has evolved so much within the past decade that it can be hard to remember that there ways to meet people out there besides Tinder. …

5 Must

A caterpillar doesn’t morph into a butterfly by random chance, nor does a personal transformation randomly occur. Instead, both scenarios happen …

7 Home Habits Scientifically Proven to Make You Happier

Good news: If you're looking for a little more contentment in your day-to-day, you've got science on your side. There have been tons of studies that …

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you, too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

Virgin America

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How)

Attracting anything you want requires clarity, openness and trust.<p>Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving …

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5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Happiness

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Emotional Intelligence

Rohn: Why You Need to Feed Your Mind

For some people, the accelerated learning process is continuous. But for most, it levels off when they get their first job. If there are no more …

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

I Don’t Feel My Husband Respects Me Or Our Marriage

Dear <b>Bossip</b>,<p>I have been with my husband for 9 years, but married for only 6 months and I am already confused as it seems to me that he has changed …

Relationships

What Happened When These Women Gave Their Husbands Divorce Ultimatums

"Ultimatums only work if they actually care about losing you."<p>Putting your foot down and issuing any sort of ultimatum in your marriage is a very risky call: Sure, you may get what you want, but if your spouse is resistant to your demands, there could be dire consequences.<p>Below, bloggers and …

I left my abusive best friend. But most of our mutual friends stayed with him.

I broke up with my emotionally abusive best friend and pseudo-boyfriend because we’d been fighting for three weeks straight. I thought removing him from my life would help with my constant anxiety and panic over our relationship.<p>I didn’t realize I would also lose our mutual friends.<p>I met this …

How to Take Your Life from Average to Awesome

You can’t change what you not ready to quit. You are what you repeatedly do. Your habitual behavior often goes unnoticed because you don’t need to …

Self-improvement

Need a Shot of Inspiration? Here are 5 Awesome TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

When it's hard to keep the faith, let these help you out.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard. There's no getting around it.<p>But it's also worth it. It can be a way of getting wealthy, yes, but it's also a way of expressing what you're really about -- the best of who you are.<p>These five TED talks are 20-minute …

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15 Recipes We Made Over and Over (and Over) Again This Year

It comes as no surprise that we all have many, many recipes bookmarked in "to make" lists—we learn about new ones each day, we try some on photo shoots, and they get us all excited. Some we deem a fun romp, and some stick—like, permanently.<p>Here are some of the recipes you could very well find on …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You

Discover a better you by listening to these 10 wise TED Talks, because when you know better you do better.<p>For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge …

Happiness

5 Things To Expect When You Quit Your Day Job And Follow Your Purpose | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last year I raised a few eyebrows at my office job. It wasn’t because I had put in my 2-weeks notice to leave (because frankly that was a common …

Outsourcing

How Do I Really Live a Good Life?

This is the question that I have have most asked myself down the years. What is life, and what makes for a good life? My way of thinking is that I …

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

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Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

I love my family. We were on a group tour recently. One of our fellow tour members, a woman we didn't know prior to the trip, who had shared a bus, hikes and meals with us for a few days, said, "I can tell you all really enjoy being around each other."<p>It was one of the nicest compliments I'd ever …

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

Who needs self-help literature when Shelf Help, a series of specially chosen books, including Jeanette's Winterson's Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? and Stephen Grosz's The Examined Life, can make you feel better?<p>In her memoir of her childhood and subsequent excavation of its mysteries in …

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

4 Points To Remember When Writing A Self-Help Book

<i>Written by Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>You’ve overcome a challenge, experienced something life-changing, or mastered a skill that doesn’t come easily to others. What’s next? Writing a self-help book! These books typically sell well in stores, making them a favorite of literary agents. But it’s important …