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How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think (and Be Successful Anyway)

Here's how to regain control over your life.<p><i>I have just realized that my anxiety in life stems from being needy for approval and external validation. How do I begin to correct this? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Self-help

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

We like to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of strong coffee or tea. But what else does it take to get your day off on the right …

26 Mind-Blowing Mental Health Tips That Will Stick With You

FEEL YOUR FEELINGS.<p>Here are some words of wisdom that really stuck. (And remember, these tips aren't replacements for going to therapy for yourself — they're just pieces of advice that some people found helpful, and you might too.)<p>Btw, nothing is as good as having your own therapist who knows you …

Cristiano Ronaldo's quick-hit abs workout for a shredded six-pack

In the soccer world, Cristiano Ronaldo is a god among men.<p>In the aesthetics world, he's an Adonis: muscular jawline, insanely sculpted legs, and, …

Here’s How You Can Game The System And Travel For Free This Summer

When I was 22, I was in a Victoria’s Secret buying a new bra when I was offered an interesting proposition (though not like Penthouse forum letter interesting so… don’t get too excited). They told me that if I got a Victoria’s Secret credit card then I would get two free bras! All I had to do was …

Personal Finance

Don't Let Unpleasant Sensations Take Control of Your Mind

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Mindfulness

10 phrases truly confident people don’t use (too much)

Can you fake confidence?<p>The truth is, lots of people use the trick of "faking it" til they make it when it comes to confidence.<p>Confidence is an …

32 lessons you learn traveling alone around the world

IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I’ve traveled around the world to different cities and countries including Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Buenos Aires, …

How GitHub Employees Use GitHub For Projects Beyond Coding

Hubbers found that their online tool, designed for managing large software projects, works for any collaborative process.<p>You may not know about GitHub if you’re not a programmer. To those in the software business, GitHub or rival products like Atlassian Jira, are essential for dividing up coding …

Try Making Someone Else's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How

Be a force of positivity and growth for your employees with 1 powerful sentence and 13 tips.<p>We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort …

Self-help

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A "Mini" Version

When many readers of this site think about taking a thru-hike, I imagine they dream about completing one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: …

8 Great Life Teachings from Yoda

Need a life coach? Master Yoda, the ultimate wise and wizened elder of indeterminate origin and unmistakable syntax, is here to help.<b>1. Be mindful.</b>“A …

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Making A Chore List For Kids? Homey Chore Checklist App Makes It Easy!

Making children do their own chores is an important part of preparing them for independence. Running a household requires a lot of upkeep and it is …

Kids

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Wu-Tang Clan

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

Time Management

6 Relationship-Strengthening Activities That Aren't Couples Therapy

<i>Every relationship faces bumps in the road, and some are more serious than others. Seeing a couples therapist is nothing to be ashamed of. Acknowledging that you need help is the first step toward getting your relationship back on the right track and to keep things from getting worse. If you're</i> …

36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure.<p>And then it struck us …

Learn Python with a Free Online Course from MIT

The programming language Python takes its name from Monty Python (true story!), and now courses that teach Python are in very high demand. Last …

A Guided Meditation to Help Quiet Self-Doubt and Boost Confidence

Meditation continues to become more and more popular, and for good reason. Research shows it can help with everything from getting a good night’s …

The best dating apps and sites for men in 2018

Gone are the days when a subscription to an online dating site came with a free, complimentary stigma.<p>According to data from Match.com, almost half of singles in the U.S have tried online dating and it's safe to say most people won't raise an eyebrow if they find out a couple met via an online …

Relationships

10 Easy Ways To Become a Happier Person

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

Ask Emily: Why Do I Keep Falling for Toxic Relationships?

<i>Dear Emily,</i><p><i>I just got out of a relationship with a guy that had a lot of ups and downs. In the beginning we were inseparable, and it totally felt like we were falling in love. Then, about a month in, he went cold fish. He only returned my calls every couple of days and kind of started ghosting me.</i> …

A psychologist explains why self-esteem is a 'sham'

Perhaps the biggest bombshell she drops along the way is this: <b>Self-esteem doesn't necessarily make you more successful</b>. In fact, thinking highly of yourself — despite having obvious character flaws — can <i>hurt</i> your chances of personal and professional success.<p>This is hardly a new idea. Eurich cites a …

Psychology

Dreamlike Landscapes of San Diego by Alec Basanec

<b>Alec Basanec</b> is a talented 20-year-old self-taught photographer, traveler and instagramer currently based in San Diego, California. Alec focuses on …

Photography

7 Tinder Profile Tips from a Professional Dating App Ghostwriter

Meredith Golden has a few Tinder profile tips up her sleeve—because she helps people perfect their profiles for a living. That's right: Her clients put their apps in her hands, and after learning about each person and what they're looking for, she does the profile making, swiping, and messaging up …

Make Better Snap Decisions With These 4 Simple Steps

It's possible to teach yourself how to be more decisive.<p>There are only so many hours in a day, and you want to make the most of them. Being more decisive will help you reclaim the time you spend going back and forth (and back again).<p>But for many people, it's more natural to waffle. That's …

Self-help

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Dating burnout is real—here’s how to deal without going on a swipe-right strike

Take a second to let this sink in: The average Tinder user spends around 90 minutes per day (!) scoping out potential plus-ones online. That’s almost …

Relationships

3 Signs You Will Be Fine (Even If You Don’t Feel Fine Right Now)

You start your day, and you’re immediately worried about all the things on your plate, all the things you have to do, and all the people you will …

anxious

The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding Regrets in Life

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy YouThe post The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding …

Self-improvement