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28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

Success

7 Things Successful People Always Do Before Bed

Pressed for time? Feeling frazzled as the day comes to an end? We caught up with time management experts and authors to share their tips on what …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Mental Disorders

10 Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes

While slow cookers are perfectly fine to use year-round, people start to get excited about using this trendy appliance in fall. Slow cooker meals …

Simple chicken dinner paired with three easy-drinking wines

Chicken doesn't have to be boring — especially when we're talking about dark meat. Here, a plump chicken thigh comes alive with bell peppers, grape tomatoes, red wine vinegar and, of course, actual wine in your glass. Try something acidic to play off the tomatoes; a sommelier from The Purple Pig …

I've been a wealth adviser for 20 years — here are 10 of the best pieces of money advice I can give you

1. Put your money where <i>your</i> happiness is.<p>It is an incredible understatement to say the San Francisco Bay Area is an expensive place to live. Whether you come from money or just joined Facebook, you will have to make trade-offs to keep your head above water here — make the tradeoffs that are …

The 10 Commandments of Cooking Pasta

If I could eat pasta every day of my life, I would . . . and I basically do. OK maybe not <i>every</i> day, but what I'm getting at is that I know a lot about pasta, and thanks to my Italian mom and informative trip to Italy, I've got pocket full of pasta secrets. No one wants a plate of overcooked or …

Recipes

9 things happier people have in common

In recent years, the science of happiness has exploded. Positive psychology, which focuses on what makes individuals and communities thrive, has been an incredibly popular field of study. Researchers have even started to produce reports on happiness around the globe.<p>It makes sense: we all want to …

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone habits I've found:<p>As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of …

Self-awareness

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the way.<p>That's more than OK--no one's perfect. Plus, mistakes build character. As someone recently told me, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn."<p>But as I …

Siblings

16 simple social skills that will make you more likable

All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills that build emotional intelligence.<p>To help you out, we sifted through the Quora thread "What are useful social skills that can be picked up quickly?," talked to an etiquette expert, and looked to some social psychology research.<p>Here are …

What millennial millionaires are getting wrong about personal finance

Young, rich people are reportedly keeping a third of their wealth in cash – but it’s not a strategy peers with decades of potential compound interest should mimic<p>It seems that young millionaires these days are being ultra-conservative with their investment portfolios.<p>Or at least that’s what the …

Personal Finance

5 years of studying rich people taught me they have a set of unwavering beliefs that the rest of us don't

In my five-year Rich Habits study of 233 rich people and 128 poor people (you can see the criteria for each on my website), I discovered that your beliefs dictate your circumstances in life. Those who are wealthy have different beliefs than those who are poor or stuck in the middle class.<p>We adopt …

Self-improvement

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

7 Secrets to Becoming Wealthy in Your 20s and 30s

We all wish we could be wealthy. For most of us, it’s a far-off dream that someday, eventually, we might be able to turn ourselves into self-made …

What You Can Learn From Bedtime Routines of Sleep Experts

What you do in the hours before bed and when you do it can have an effect on how easy it is to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. It's often mentioned that adopting a consistent evening routine can help with insomnia, and research finds that certain habits like a warm bath and …

Sleep

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Seven Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. Having this type of financial freedom is the dream for so many people, but it is often easier said than done. If you want to be a millionaire, you are going to have to be willing to put in the work. You are also going to have to start forming the …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Everything You Need to Know About Money on One Index Card

University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack explains the financial cheat-sheet that went viral.<p>One of the all-time best pieces of personal finance …

How to Get a Superhero Body in 90 Days or Less!

Superheroes come in all kinds of packages these days: comedians like Chris Pratt and Seth Rogen, ex-little guys like Robert Downey Jr. The latest bro-next-door to transform into a man of steel? Ant-Man's Paul Rudd. To which we say: If a goofball like Paul Rudd can do it, then why can't we? Joel …

4 Ways to Ensure all Advice You Read Online Ends in Action

I don’t know about you, but over the past few years I’ve read <b>A LOT</b> of stuff online about self-help.So naturally you’d expect me to start bragging …

Most Popular Personal Finance Posts of 2015

Getting your money in order is no easy task, and most of us need all the help we can get. Here are some of our best money guides, explainers, and …

21 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

"It's not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know."

ADHD

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Creating Balance: 5 tips from a life coach

When people think they need more balance in their lives, what they're really saying is that they want to have it all — and that's not possible, says …

100 Great Ways to Save Money

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for <i>anyone</i> to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …