Dean Kontul

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This 7-Minute Routine Will Help You Find the Joy in Your Life

Here's a daily routine you can use to find joy even in the midst of chaos and confusion.<p>Happiness is something you have to rediscover at times.<p>You've fallen into some bad patterns of thought, your career has taken a downturn, or you just can't get that widget company off the ground. It's time to go …

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Warren Buffett's 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.<p>Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our …

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016

When things aren't going that well, you can make changes.<p>Life can sometimes be tough, and January can bring that out in spades. Little things--like this morning I walked my son to school at 7:45 and it was still dark out. Talk about depressing. While we can't convince our families that we should …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Celebrity Trainers Share How to Hack Cara Delevingne’s Action Movie Star Fitness Routine

If Instagram (okay, and <i>that</i> Call of Duty commercial you kept seeing during Christmas) is any indication, Miss Cara Delevingne kicked off her New Year’s resolutions to get in shape early. Sure, the typically tall and lean 23-year-old supermodel has always had a great bod, but recent photos have her …

Cara Delevingne

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

The Christmas Revolution

BECAUSE the Christmas story has been told so often for so long, it’s easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus’ birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this …

Faith

5 things you should do before you retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Many of us dream about our eventual retirement, when we’ll close the office door and have …

My Q And A With Gretchen Rubin on Making and Breaking Habits

Gretchen Rubin has a gift for adding value to her readers' lives and opening up the conversation on everything from productivity to the meaning of happiness. Her new book, out today, is Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits -- to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate …

Top 10 Ways to Invest in Yourself and Why It's So Powerful

Investing in yourself is one of the best return on investments you can have. Whether it's investing in learning a new skill, developing yourself personally or professionally, tapping into your creativity or hiring a coach, you need to give to yourself first before you can give to others. It is our …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

6 Personal Finance Lessons We Wish They Taught In School

Your children aren't going to learn what they need to know about money in school, so it's up to you.<p>Financial literacy is a big problem in the United …

Unconventional happiness quotes to change your life

Happiness is something everyone usually strives for on a day to day basis, a sense of well-being which leaves you feeling accomplished and often …

Happiness

The Crazy-Basic—But Super-Effective—Exercise You MUST Try Now

It’s the perfect move for the winter months!<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Dumbbell Skier Swing:</b> This exercise is proof that …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Use The Drop In Oil Prices To Boost Retirement Income

Oil’s dramatic sell-off comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that it has put global markets on edge and dampened overall gains for the year. The good news is that the price drop has put some quality, dividend paying companies on sale. While most experts and economists are talking …

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Lessons are learned every day -- or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you …

7 Simple Tips to Help You Find Happiness

Most often happiness is not far off, just a little hidden. Here's how to uncover it.<p>Everyone would like to be happy. Some find happiness more easily than others. I like to consider myself a happy person. Certainly, I am much happier today than when I was younger. Much of the angst and insecurity of …

Happiness

Secrets from the island where people forget to die

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>On the Greek island of Ikaria, people forget to die.<p>For the most part, they also forget …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

U.S. team will have World Cup tuneup at Candlestick

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Fans will have at least one more chance to say goodbye to Candlestick Park before its scheduled demolition in 2015.<p>The U.S. …

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