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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Everything You Need to Know About Coachella 2018

What is Coachella?<p>The Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival is the annual desert music festival that takes place in Indio, California, with roots …

Willpower Won't Change Your Life. This Will. | Inc.com

According to <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and fitness expert, Adam Bornstein, "<b>Willpower can be faulty, so building systems that guide behavior can ensure that when willpower breaks down failure is not the only option."</b><p>There are a few very simple reasons why willpower is an ineffective …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

10 Essential Qualities for Living an Authentically Empowered Life

Success is the process of becoming the best version of yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be powerful in the business world you must possess the essential qualities that will guarantee to keep you ahead of the game. The majority of people do not reach the …

How to Get a Designer Bathroom on a Home Depot Budget

When Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes and her husband purchased their first home, their dark, windowless bathroom in the hallway was at the top of their renovation list. With some savvy shopping and design tricks, Caitlin was able to recreate the light and airy, Pinterest-perfect bathroom she …

Stylish Floor Lamps in the Metal of the Moment

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Lamps aren't just a convenient way to ensure that your living room isn't engulfed in darkness — they're also a great way to …

Living Rooms

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element …

Storage Ideas

15 Smart Home Buys To Upgrade Your Small Space

Living in a small space that feels more crammed than cozy is a constant source of agony for many of us. We've featured numerous stories on solving …

The Easiest (and Cheapest) Way to Update Your Kitchen, According to Joanna Gaines

Use these fast ideas to transform the room in a weekend.<p>When it comes to your kitchen woes, you may think a complete gut job is the only solution, but Joanna Gaines knows there are plenty of less expensive and simpler solutions out there.<p>To transform your kitchen without spending a ton of money, …

Open shelving and other kitchen design trends that an organizer hates

There are many recent design trends that have vastly improved the functionality and efficiency of the modern kitchen. But while some of the trends succeed aesthetically, they can create organizational challenges. Here are five examples.<p>Large, open-plan kitchens<p>Large kitchens with open floor plans …

Storage Ideas

Laundry Room Makeovers You Don't Want To Miss

Your laundry room is a very functional space, but that doesn't mean it has to be a boring one. These homeowners, not content with their existing …

Laundry Rooms

Spring Cleaning: 25 Big and Little Things You Might Be Neglecting

Think your house is clean? You may want to take a closer look! Even if you've mastered a daily cleaning routine to keep your home looking great, you might be overlooking the most used items in your home. From your baseboards and your ceiling fan to common household electronics and cozy accessories, …

Gray in Interior Design: Still Going Strong

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s had internet access and even a passing interest in interior design or décor over the past few years that …

Emily Henderson’s tips for staging a living room to sell a house

Go from clutter to fresh and contemporary<p>Staging a room—or an entire house—is one of the most important steps you can take when preparing to put your property on the market. Though it’s no secret that homes are meant for real-life living, you still want to put your best foot forward, which means …

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

8 Phrases Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

Make no mistake; while parenting is one of the most rewarding challenges you can undertake as an adult, it is also one of the most difficult. After …

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

21 Quotes You Should Say to Yourself Everyday

You're reading 21 Quotes You Should Say to Yourself Everyday, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

High School

15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses

You're reading 15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Creativity

21 Quotes To Change How You Think About Life Today

You're reading 21 Quotes To Change How You Think About Life Today, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

“How do I get back my self-esteem?”

• <b>Write down everything that’s important to you.</b> The amount of people that have found excuses not to do this… it’s baffling. When I did this, when I …

Shopping Calendar: The Best Time to Buy Anything

When is the best time to buy?<p>The following buying calendar shows when you'll get the best price for a particular product — often when inventory is …

Improved Roast Chicken

Rinse the chicken inside and out and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Place the chicken on a rack set over a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate …

Cooking

The 3 Kinds of Brown Butter You Should Know How to Make

Brown butter makes everything better—as long as you know when to use it.<p>Brown butter is one of those ingredients that only <i>sounds</i> fancy—the reality is, even a newbie cook can do it. All you need to do is melt some butter in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat, then cook down until the water in …

Butter

Characteristics of the Narcissist

Certain characteristics appear with stunning regularity among narcissists. Since narcissism is on a continuum, some will have more than others.<p>These …

Narcissism

7-Layer Dip x Buffalo Dip = Awesome

The first time I made Buffalo chicken dip, I was a senior in college. I wanted to make something special for the Super Bowl, but I also wanted to play it safe, since I had gained a reputation for being a good cook and didn't want to jeopardize it. Mind you, at the time, "good cook" meant that going …