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Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity and Success

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity, and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these topics and continuously experiment with new tactics to see what works in my own life. Based on my research, reading, learning from the experts, and …

5 Productive Habits to Start Your Day

Kick your day off right with these simple but effective tech-based productivity hints.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Best Ticket to Success? Start with Nothing.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to give your children a big advantage in life? Then give them nothing.<p>I know it’s natural for parents to want to give their children advantages they didn’t have, but Ned Spieker says the best thing you can do to help your kids …

19 Recipes to Make the Most of Fresh Herbs

Whether you’ve got a plethora of fresh herbs on your hands because your herb garden is blooming, or you just wanted to try out that new recipe calling for tarragon and don’t know what to do with the rest, it’s a major bummer to see your greens go to waste. So make the best of those leftovers, try …

Recipes

Why Relationships Fail, According To Science

The Brain Photo credit: KieferPix/ShutterstockWhether your glass is half empty or half full, we all focus on the negatives when we’re looking for …

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How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life, According to Scientists | Inc.com

As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income not only hurts their bank accounts, but it also …

Happiness

This Study Will Change Cat Ladies’ Lives Forever

You and your cat are total besties who tell each other everything. You’ve got all the cat lover gifts a gal could want, and sometimes you might even wonder if you actually <i>are</i> a cat. There’s no doubt you share a bond that goes beyond cuddling: You two understand each other! And while we know that …

Pets

13 Signs You're Settling

No. 10 is incredibly real and incredibly subtle.<p><b>1. You find yourself thinking, He would be absolutely perfect if he just didn't do that disgusting thing where he scratches his teeth on his fork when he eats.</b> If tiny little annoyances are becoming a big deal in your relationship, you probably have …

Having a nice garden could save your life, study suggests

Having a nice garden can save your life, according to a major new study which adds to evidence that living in a natural environment is good for human …

Mental Health

Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>Is being evil advantageous in some scenarios?<p>These days, the word ‘evil’ has religious connotations. It’s tied up with …

5 Words You Use All the Time That Were Once Totally Unacceptable

Attention language lubbers: the fourth edition of <i>Garner’s Modern English Usage</i> is out this month, and while it’s as full of pedantry as any guide on …

7 Problems Every Couple Inevitably Faces, According To Therapists

You're bound to run into these relationship roadblocks at some point.<p>When a relationship is brand new, loving your partner comes easy. You're still hyper curious about each other and growing as a couple every day. But eventually, you're bound to encounter some roadblocks that will test your …

Want to Be More Confident? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

While it's no secret that exercise releases a chemical fix of dopamine in our brains to instantly make us feel happy, many people don't realize how many ties our bodies--and the chemicals that regulate them--have to our brains.<p>Sometimes overanalyzing our mental habits, and working to change our …

Love Essentially: Men and women – polar opposites when talking love and relationships

Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel of experts for "The Great Love Debate," a national touring show that had a Chicago stop at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park.<p>Facilitated by the show's host and producer, Brian Howie, along with four other panelists, a crowd …

Relationships

33 Ideas For Your Most Organized Kitchen Ever

#11 is a total game-changer.<p>If you've struggled to keep your kitchen organized, you're not alone. The struggle is all too real, but there's hope for your biggest (and smallest) problem spots. These practical ideas really work, so you won't be overwhelmed by clutter — or veer into organization …

Groggy? 3 easy ways to improve the quality of your sleep

After receiving a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, Shawn Stevenson wanted to improve his overall health. He changed his diet and exercise routine, but it soon became clear that a good night’s rest remained as important as working out and eating right. This realization became a passion and he …

The 1 HUGE Difference Confidence Makes

You're reading The 1 HUGE Difference Confidence Makes, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

We're More Attracted to People Who Just "Get" Us, According to Science

Feeling perfectly understood by another person is rare — which is probably why it's so gratifying, even sexy, when someone just innately gets us. …

How to Find the Right Flowers for Your Astrological Sign

We’ve discovered a new way to buy flowers that we think will be of interest to astrology aficionados and dabblers alike. Frederique’s Choice, a …

101 Most Inspiring Happiness Quotes

All of us look for happiness throughout our life’s, but unfortunately very few of us able to attain so.<p>Most of the time we see those people are …

There's a dark side to 'emotional intelligence' even though everybody says it's a good thing

"People skills" are almost always assumed to be a good thing.<p>Search employment ads and you will find them listed as a qualification for a startling array of jobs, including Applebee's host, weight-loss specialist, CEO, shoe salesperson, and (no joke) animal-care coordinator.<p>The notion that people …

3 Most Environmentally Damaging Habits You Might Be Able to Change

<i>Homo sapiens</i> means "wise person." But considering our behaviors that are putting the Earth's ecosystems at risk, we haven't been very wise at all. …

Sustainability

Why you shouldn't work more than 25 hours a week

Nearly 8.2 million Australians work full-time, and a further 3.8 million work part-time, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics …

Research consistently shows that marriage and long-term relationships are good for your physical, mental and financial health<p>They say that marriage isn’t a word, but a sentence. For the most part however, it seems to be a cushy one. Quite aside from the massive party, shiny ring and tax breaks, …

Community Health

12 Cool and Practical Home Decor Tips You'll Want to Try

Decorating your home is a never ending quest for new ideas to make it beautiful, original but that the same time functional and practical. Usually …