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57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck | Inc.com

Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel in your leadership, if you want to create a successful start-up, you need to make it happen.<p>Some of the greatest obstacles you may face lie within yourself. Think of the …

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

The author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives shares her wit, wisdom and research on how to feel happier, even when we've hit a low patch.<p>1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Elizabeth Holmes Wants You to Have Control of Your Health Info

__Elizabeth Holmes is a Woman of the Year because... "At only 31, she is already proving the outsize impact one fiercely determined individual can have on the lives of so many." __<p><b>—philanthropist Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2013 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Valley's …

7 Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of Your Success | Inc.com

Historian Will Durant once summarized an idea of Aristotle's as, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." And often it is your habits that determine your success--or stand in its way.<p>If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the …

Motivation

15 Habits Of Exceptionally Happy People

The Declaration of Independence promises each citizen the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sometimes, though, that happiness seems pretty elusive – especially in business, where deadlines, personnel issues, and other trip-ups can come to dominate our days.<p>Fortunately, it is …

These 20 Nutrition Facts Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition.<p>All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts.<p>Here are 20 …

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of …

Portable

One Guy Figured Out How To Plan The Best Road Trip Ever

Don't know where to go on your next family road trip? Let your computer decide for you! At least that's what two people did when they decided to plan the a road trip to see the entire United States.<p>Discovery News Reporter Tracy Staedter got in touch with Randy Olson, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan …

Tim Cook Named 'World's Greatest Leader,' Reflects on Leading Post-Jobs Era at Apple

Following the release of <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i>, an acclaimed biography of the late Apple co-founder, <i>Fortune</i> has named Tim Cook the "world's greatest leader," accompanied by an in-depth profile that reflects on the chief executive in the post-Jobs era. The interesting article provides a closer look at …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

Nutrition

Why learn a foreign language: all the benefits of being Bilingual

What’s more, salary bonuses vary depending on the exact language in which you’re proficient. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few different secondary languages and their annual bonuses as reported by <i>The Economist</i>:<p>Spanish – 1.5 percent bonus<br>• French – 2.3 percent bonus<br>• German – 3.8 percent bonus<p>While you …

Language Learning

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Stress Kills - Unless You Choose To Proactively Combat Its Harmful Effects

The cumulative effects of chronic stress creep up on you slowly. Initially, you may be able to shrug off minor health issues and sleep difficulties and explain away decreased productivity and increased irritability. But eventually, the toll stress takes on your health adds up, and ultimately, it …

Self-help

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

25 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Learn the common culprits standing in between you and your weight-loss goals.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurpsoed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Even if you've kicked off a fitness routine and you're choosing healthier food, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way …

Fitness

The Best Diets for 2015

Resolved to get back on the weight loss wagon? These three new plans promise to put an end to deprivation and the one-size-fits-all approach.<p><b>DIET #1: DETOX (FOOD</b>) <b>DELIVERED</b><p>DL REVAMP: If the thought of detoxing fills you with dread, this could be the program to win you over. The latest offering from …

Fitness

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home …

San Francisco

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.