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The simple habits of mentally tough people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt

Learn the powerful secrets of the super successful and emulate them into habits.<p>Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must …

Self-improvement

7 Watermelon Sculptures That Almost Look Too Good to Eat

Two Questions that Guided My Journey from Poverty to Yale

I will always be grateful for my mother, who raised my little brother and me without a man in the house, who taught us to value our education despite …

Hate conflict? Just follow these steps

Conflict confounds us. Inevitably, we come away from tense conversations feeling that we might have done better if only we had been less emotional and steadier. But Dana Caspersen, who has a master's degree in conflict studies and combines coaching with her career as a dancer and performer, says …

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

Retirement

11 Terrible Resume Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Getting Hired

The resume is virtually a prerequisite to gainful employment. But for such an important document, it's astounding how much can go wrong.<p>Bad grammar, flowery language and too many words are just some of the mistakes that can make potential employers toss your resume in the trash.<p>The U.S. job market …

36 Game-Day Snacks to Satisfy *All* Special Diets

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

Cooking

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? Wrong! Turns out you can burn serious calories and work every muscle from head to toe with this fat-blasting circuit from Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and …

We’re Totally Hot for These 19 Vegetarian Soups

We have an important announcement to make: Soup season is officially here. With the brisk winter weather, there’s nothing better than a bowl (or two) of yumminess to warm you right up. Especially when it’s packed full of veggies and other goodness. Vegetarians (and meat lovers, we’re talking to you …

Cooking

20 Satisfying Ways to Eat Spaghetti Squash

If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies in your diet post-holidays, go for the spaghetti… squash, that is. It may look like any ordinary squash from the outside, but once roasted, a simple scrape of a fork reveals beautiful little pasta-like strands. Low in calories and carbs but not in …

Cooking

20 Pork Chop Recipes to Add to Your Weeknight Dinner Routine

What's better than a pork chop recipe? 20 pork chop recipes! Here are our favorite ways to cook a weeknight staple.

Cooking

17 Easy Copper Projects For Every Room Of Your House

Copper is this season's superstar metal--here are 17 super-simple ways to incorporate it into your decor.<p>Copper is this season's superstar metal--here are 17 super-simple ways to incorporate it into your decor.

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

17 Recipes to Help You Celebrate Taco Tuesday All Week Long

Cooking

21 Recipes That Will Make You LOVE Veggies

Besides elegant endive and our favorite fiery appetizer, the jalapeño popper, there are so many more veggies that benefit from a little filling. Everything from avocados (yes, technically a fruit, but we’re okay with bending some rules for these creamy beauts) to zucchini make a beautiful canvas to …

Cooking

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

Investing: What to buy in an expensive market

Woo hoo! You have some money to invest, because for once, the engine didn't drop out of your car when your bank account exceeded $5,000.<p>So here's the question: What do you buy?<p>Stocks aren't cheap. Bonds are expensive. You need a microscope to find the interest from a money fund.<p>The answer depends …

Investing

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

Self-Help Advice That Works

We sifted through recent life-improvement books and found the can-do strategies to help you become more successful, calmer, happier, more focused and …

Richard Branson

No-Bake Desserts for Sweltering Summer Days

Three words: frozen dessert pizza. Plus, more easy treats to make when it's so hot out that turning on the oven just isn't an option.<p>The New Classic …

Dessert

10 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin

You may never use it to make muffins again.<p>Chances are, you use your muffin tin pretty infrequently—and probably only to bake muffins or cupcakes. But the pan is actually quite versatile; put it to good use with these creative ideas from some of our favorite food bloggers:<p>Skinnytaste<p><b>Whip Up</b> …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

Why Not Combine Cocktails and Dessert With These Spiked Sorbets?

What's better than a refreshing cup of sorbet? One that's been made with spirits. Cheers!<p>Courtesy of Dessert for Two<p>Courtesy of the Hungry Australian<p>Courtesy of Sweet Tooth<p>Courtesy of Cooking Melangery<p>Courtesy of Blogging Over Thyme<p>Courtesy of Completely Delicious<p>Courtesy of Scoop …

A Simple Shrimp Dish You'll Absolutely Love

But don't take our word for it...<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on Instagram</i> …