Laura Swita Wirawan

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10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term …

Personal Finance

Trying to make other people happy is counter-productive

People ask me all the time what the secret to happiness is. “If you had to pick just one thing,” they wonder, “what would be the <i>most</i> important thing for leading a happy life?”<p>Ten years ago, I would have told you a regular gratitude practice was the most important thing—and while that is still my …

Happiness

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

Whaaaaaaat?!

Books

Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch, A Must See in Switzerland by Voyager

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe<p>Travelling along on the freeway called life; some journeys leave an indelible mark on our minds and hearts and they …

Killer Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

<b>Simple Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell</b><p>These days, staging your home to sell is almost as essential as making the beds before a viewing. A few decades …

5 Under-the-Radar Italian Vacation Destinations

5 Amazing Tips To A Clutter-Free Home

Credit<p>Many human beings tend to have a lot of clutter, especially in today's world. Ever seen that popular reality TV show, "clean house"? I watched one too many episodes of this show and there was not one time I didn't cringe in horror at how much clutter people lived with. Like seriously? You …

Minimalism

How to be happy: follow these five easy steps

From a young age we are told to aim high. Yet the more driven we are, the more likely we are to feel miserable, says happiness expert Raj Raghunathan. Here’s what we should try instead<p>The key to happiness, according to the latest research, is knowing where to look. We’re conditioned from a young …

Happiness

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Happiness

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

12 Timeless Home Decor Tips for a Home That You'll Love Forever

What makes home decor timeless? Some homes look like they were decorated yesterday and they’ve been like that for decades. Others quickly get worn …

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries in Your Relationships and Life

Have you been feeling drained, tired, stressed out, and exhausted? Do you feel under appreciated, unseen, and unsupported? If so, it may be that you need to learn how to set some boundaries in your life and relationships.<p>So why exactly do you need boundaries in your relationships and life? Here are …

Relationships

16 Super Easy Ways to Make Your Home Decor Classy

While there are many ideas, accents and styles for home decor, sometimes you just want to go for the timeless classy look. It’s not only that classy …

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

Oprah Winfrey

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

23 Seriously Inspiring Books That'll Help You Manage Your Anxiety

"We believe in acknowledging fear and the extent to which it rules us." — Divergent<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

6 Habits All Healthy And Happy People Have

If only achieving health and happiness were as easy as combining a positive attitude with clean eating and exercise. In reality, feeling #blessed …

Happiness

US Catholic bishops focused on marriage, religious liberty

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, at their first assembly since gay marriage became legal nationwide, vowed Monday to uphold marriage as only the union of a man and a woman and to seek legal protections for those who share that view.<p>Some bishops said they were committed to reversing the …

Affordable Care Act

145+ Designer Living Room Decorating Ideas

Whether you favor bold and modern or traditional and cozy, these spaces are so pretty it will be hard to pick a favorite.<p>Get inspired with over 145 ways to style the heart of your home. Need ideas for other areas too? Our bedroom and bathroom galleries have so many gorgeous projects to emulate.

6 Decor Secrets To A Perfectly Styled Bookcase

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love.<p>They feel terrible about it. It …

Relationships

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …

A Colorful, Fresh Start in New Jersey

For interior designer Beth Diana Smith, founder of Diana Studios, 2011 was about sinking her teeth into a new task. She needed a fresh start, and …

15 Photos That Will Drive Any Neat Freak Wild

Why, oh why, doesn't the rest of the world get us?<p>Neat freaks don't ask for much. Just a little tidiness. An extra-once over with the vacuum, maybe. And to NEVER have to deal with any of these problems so long as they live.

Neat