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5 Ways to Kick the Habits That Sap Your Mental Strength

No matter what goals you've set for yourself, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you …

Self-help

Why Some People Are Never on Time

<b>by Julie Jarett Marcuse, Ph.D.</b><p>There are few things more ubiquitous than lateness—“I’m running late!” is a well-worn exclamation.<p>But while everyone is …

Safe-Space

3 Surprising Secrets to a Longer Life

How could you live a longer, happier, and healthier life? Whatever your age, you have a vested interest in the answer. As a member of the Medicare …

Social Media

The Surprising Trick to Helping Anyone Change

Behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the …

Psychology

12 Ways to Beat Procrastination

If you always put things off, are late for every meeting or appointment, and find yourself unable to get yourself organized, you’re probably already …

4 Tips for Attracting Someone New (and Still Being Yourself)

• Should you behave in ways that are calculatedly persuasive and attractive, or be more authentic and reveal your true feelings and inclinations?<br>• How …

Psychology

Why You Should Weigh Yourself

I’ve stayed away from scales for most of my adult life. The reasons are many. I’m a little obsessive-compulsive, and when I weighed myself regularly in college, it led to unhealthy behaviors and every day got tossed in the good or bad bin based on where the needle fell. I also preferred to just go …

When Will You Meet "The One"?

In their book Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg focus on how people search for a partner, a date, or a mate in a hyper-connected era …

Why Regret May Not Always Be a Bad Thing (But Sometimes Is)

Over a lifetime, some amount of regret is inevitable: Mistakes, missteps, and bad decisions are part of the human condition. We’re all vulnerable to …

Psychology

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

Stephen Covey taught us the habits of highly effective people. We learned them, we applied them, and we benefitted greatly from them. David Allen …

Self-improvement

Using a Power Meter for Weight Loss

If you don’t race, you may wonder whether you would benefit from using a power meter. But a power meter can be an effective tool to help with a goal that isn’t strictly related to racing: weight loss.<p>What’s more, the learning curve required to use it for that purpose is a lot simpler than for …

Why Nothing Is More Exciting for Romance Than Calm

<i>“You give me fever when you kiss me, Fever when you hold me tight,<br>Fever in the morning, Fever all through the night.”</i> — Peggy Lee<p>Romantic love is …

6 Tips to Stop Overthinking

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they’re going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by …

The Best Way to Beat Worry? Just Don't.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve conducted studies designed to tap the practical wisdom for living of the oldest Americans. Using a nationally …

Self-help

Have Better Conversations With the "Rule of Three"

The secret to being a good conversationalist—one people enjoy talking with, and whose company they seek—is very simple. It's talking with them, not …

3 Ways to Make Your Phone Calls Less Awkward.

Nobody likes talking on the phone these days. At least, nobody in my generation (the infamous Millennials) likes it.<p>A good friend—a young woman who …

Relationships

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Mindfulness

The 101 Best Things About Cycling

1. The moment before you know how the ride is going to go, when anything is possible.<p>2. Finding a waterfall.<p>3. Laying fresh tracks on snow.<p>4. A burrito pulled from your jersey pocket.<p>5. The bell lap.<p>6. The pack fading behind you.<p>8.Catching back on.<p>9. Kitting up.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>…

What It Takes to Become a Super-Happy Cyclist

We know that riding should make us happy—that's why we do it, right? For most of us, cycling isn’t just a tool for fitness—it’s a way of life, something that we love to do and genuinely enjoy improving at. But what about when you hit a riding rut and suddenly, hopping on the bike seems less fun? Or …

15 First Date Mistakes You Should Avoid

As a psychologist in New York City, I hear about a lot of first dates. I love hearing people say, “It was love at first sight,” or, “By the time our …

Self-help

The Step-By-Step Guide To Online Dating Success In Middle Age

Recently I posted an article that offered Over 50's a step-by-step guide for getting started on a full-profile online dating site. It included tips on choosing a screen name, adding pictures, and completing both the "essay" and "multiple choice" portions of their profile. <i>It's available here</i>.<p>Now, …

14 Ways to Be a Better Online Dater

<i>“Computer dating? It's terrific if you're a computer”</i> — Rita Mae Brown<p>Of the many challenges that accompany online dating, a particularly vexing one …

Relationships

The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

Whether crushing the competition on a brutal Belgian cyclocross course, or overcoming all odds to launch a spectacular comeback following catastrophic injury, cycling’s crème de la crème pull off some truly impressive feats. These moments of greatness do not occur in isolation, however: They are …

8 unexpected life lessons I learned from online dating

You said you would never turn to online dating, that your love life wouldn’t need that much help. You thought it was for old people or the socially …

Lauren Urasek's Guide to The Perfect Online Dating Profile

After being named one of the most desirable New York women on OK Cupid, makeup artist Lauren Urasek launched a blog to chronicle all her dating experiences. A year later, and the best (and worst) of her dating life has been compiled into the hilarious book "Popular". Below, Urasek shares her guide …

Relationships

23 Of The Worst Things People Have Actually Said On A First Date

From questions about cannibalism to marriage proposals, here's some things you should NEVER say on a first date.<p><b>2.</b> My date looked out the window on the bus we were taking to an art gallery and said <b>"the sky is the only thing that doesn't disappoint me anymore."</b><p>I said "oh".<p>Submitted by Michelle …

5 Fears Mentally Strong People Face Head-On

Mentally strong people experience the same fears as everyone else. Rather than avoid the things that cause them discomfort, however, they work to …

Self-help

7 Reasons Why Laziness Is a Myth

<b>by Laura D. Miller, LCSW</b><p>It seems so simple: “I know what I need to do to pursue my goals, but no matter how much I remind myself, I don’t do it! <i>I</i> …

Procrastination

8 Ways You Can Tell That It's the Right Time to Quit

It will surprise no one that the “right time” question is the one every interviewer always asks me about <i>Mastering the Art of Quitting.</i> Imagine how …

29 Questions to Deepen Your Connection

After months or years together, you may think you know everything there is to know about your partner or spouse. You know that he hates olives and is …

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