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Managing Anxiety: How to Open Your Mind & Calm Your Heart

<b>“Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take action. Take action and your feelings will change.” ~Barbara Baron</b><p>I’ve struggled with anxiety for as …

4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Shark Week

Enjoying Shark Week? Who isn't fascinated by this summer rite of passage?! Not only are sharks fascinating and enigmatic, but more so than any other animal, sharks have the ability to get our heart racing and adrenaline pumping.<p>Indeed, the fact that sharks are fast, powerful predators with a …

How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

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4 Steps To Making The Life You Always Wanted

Getting to the next level isn’t about a series of smart moves or just-right strategies, but mental toughness and knowing yourself better.<p>Is something holding you back from getting to the next level, but you can’t put your finger on it?<p>Today, you are your manager and you need to plan out your own …

6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

10 Ways to Become a Morning Person

Ever wonder why you’re able to stay up until 2 am, while your best friend can’s make it until 10 pm? It has everything to do with your internal …

5 Things That Make Your Home Look Messier Than It Is

<b>The Almost-Invisible Residue</b><p>Open shelves have dominated kitchen remodels for the past few years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing: The 2014 …

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34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, …

15 Kitchen Makeover Projects

We love a good transformation, and some of the biggest happen in the kitchen. Here are 15 of our favorite kitchen makeovers sent in from our readers …

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30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …

10 tips for a great life after work

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I sold my successful software business in 2007 and almost immediately began feeling a …

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility

If you avoid these common errors, you'll be more believable and command more respect.<p>Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here …

How to Leave a Positive Impression in a Meeting: 4 Tips

Have a media interview or important sales call you want to nail? A few simple strategies can help you stand out from the crowd.<p>Whether it's a sales call, a job or media interview, or any other work situation in which you'd like to leave a positive impression, there are several things you can do to …

6 Feng Shui Tips To Invite Great Energy Into Your Home

Imagine hosting a marvelous party in your home. Sparkly lights are strung, and colorful bouquets line the tables. Music is playing, candles are …

13 Rules Today's New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane decade of …

7 Things You Can Do to Deal with Low-Energy Days

“Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.”<p>—Anon<p>How do you deal with low-energy days? We all have our highs and lows, but very often we …

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5 Ways to Create a More Peaceful Home

Turn your hectic home into the ultimate soothing space with these simple feng shui tips from Janice Sugita, author of The Feng Shui Equation.

The Art of Conversation

When we’re having a real conversation we’re actively exchanging—giving and receiving—which begins with truly <i>being</i> together. We can’t exchange …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

If you are forever putting off decisions, you could be a life procrastinator. Move forward and get what you want, starting now.<p>Getty ImagesChoices …

7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

As grateful as a person can be for all that she has, more seems to be what pretty much everyone wants. More money, more love, more wellness, more …

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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

6 Things I've Decided To Stop Stressing About

My 11th grade English teacher repeatedly told my class, "don't replace action with worry." Now when she said this, I'll admit it went in one ear and out the other while I was worrying about the next paper due. However, I have recently been reminded of her words while interning for Healthy Living.<p>As …

9 Things Your Feet Could Be Trying To Tell You

As long as everything appears to be working properly, we may not pay much attention to our feet. They are often covered with socks or shoes and, as the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” However, as soon as something feels off, it can quickly become hard to ignore. In some cases, this can be …

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep

<i>By Men's Journal</i><p>Whether it's learning when to drink coffee, getting more sun or eating smaller meals, these nine tricks will help you make your sleep more efficient, effective and work harder for you during the daylight hours.<p><b>Have A Daily Bedtime</b><p>Pick a time to go to bed you can stick with on a …

Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress

Feeling stressed? Of course you are. You have too much on your plate, deadlines are looming, people are counting on you, and to top it all off, you still have holiday shopping to do. You are under a lot of pressure — so much that at times, you suspect the quality of your work suffers for it.<p>This is …

Dealing with Stress - Ten Tips

See also: Avoiding Burnout<p><b>Follow our 10 simple tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels.</b><p>1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine.<p>Avoid, or …

How To Choose The Right Fence

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Need a new fence for your yard or patio? Whether you crave more privacy in your outdoor space; need to block chilly wind, mask a street view or secure your pool; or keep your dogs in (or deer out), we’ve got you covered. Here’s the need-to-know info on choosing the …

7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being productive is one of the phrases we hear over and over again in our day-to-day lives. In some contexts, it means doing work when you’re …