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The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. <b>– Aristotle</b><p>Our daily lives are often a series of habits played out through …

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification.<p>That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American …

Self-improvement

How I Became an Early Riser

I’ve found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done as I’ve changed my life recently, and I thought I’d share my tips. I just …

Sleep

7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day.<p>Pre-think these …

Productivity

Living the Simple Life

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ <b>~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning …

Minimalism

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – <b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>One …

Motivation

21 “Beautiful Girl Habits” Every Girl Should Adopt

I’m pretty happy with my appearance overall, but I wouldn’t consider myself a Beautiful Girl yet (capital B, capital G), because A) I’m not a solid …

50 Creative Ways to Eat Quinoa: Healthy Quinoa Recipes

It may no longer be the international year of quinoa (here’s looking at you, 2013!), but it’s safe to say that quinoa mania is still going strong. …

Healthy Eating

These 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes Might Be Even Better Than the Originals

Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

The Hottest Nail Trends For Fall 2014

Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were the most popular, other notable (and just as chic) nail huesjewel-toned garnet, varying shades of gray, metallics and even a few pops of graphic art elementswill make you want to get on<p>Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were …

Nails

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how productive that …

Brace Yourself With a Few Shots of Confidence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Confidence gets you the big date, closes the sale and wins the job but young professionals, circa 2014, have heard a lot of mind trash that undermines their career confidence. Just recently I listened to a very sharp and entertaining …

My 7-Day Work Week Experiment

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Recently, I religiously tried to follow a new routine I created for myself: a 7-day work week routine.<p>The idea was quite simple: I would work 7 days a week, rest 7 days a week, go to the gym 7 days a week, reflect 7 days a week. This was less about working …

The Rules of Engagement: 5 Ways to Connect on Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is not just about posting your favorite quotes, photos or links. To succeed, you need to be much more involved – engaging with others. Not only does interacting allow your voice to be heard but also you can sometimes get a …

Maximizing Your Time While Helping Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more successful you get as an entrepreneur, the more likely you’ll be barraged with people who’d like to ask your advice or 'pick your brain' Here is how to help them out, while also protecting your time.<p>The more successful you get as …

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.<p>Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.<p>Some of us hop online to check social media, others …

Join Greatist's 30-Day Self-Care Challenge!

For anyone who’s been looking for a good reason to #treatyoself, consider this: You probably don’t do it often enough, and putting “me time” on the …

Happiness