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The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness
Creative Writing

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility | Inc.com

If you think choosing precisely the right words doesn't matter much, you're wrong. A single word can have amazing power to change human behavior, usually without our being aware of it. Which means those who know how to use powerful words convincingly have an advantage over everyone else.<p>Consider …

Self-improvement

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

Writing

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

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Self-improvement

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

Color Feng Shui: Use Color Schemes To Improve Your Home's Vibe And Energy

Color is a vital aspect in design and at home, picking the right colors to decorate a space can do wonders in many ways. Aside from the aesthetic …

Home Decorating

5 Great Reasons to Read Books Aloud

“Fuming, Harry descended the stairs to Snape’s dungeon... ”<p>Moments ago in my family’s car, the 10-year-old and 16-year-old were bickering about …

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

Relationships

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

Hacking

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Happiness

57 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, and EDM for July, in no particular order.

Michael Jackson

5 Lessons We Can All Learn About Finding Balance From Yogis

Coub created with video c/o Vanessa Burger<p>Admire your yoga instructors’ Zen attitude even more than their awesome flexibility and amazing physique? On our quest for greater enlightenment we partnered with Chevrolet Malibu to round up some yogi mind tricks so you can balance body and mind and live …

Yoga

30 Goals You Should Set For Yourself Before Turning Into 30s

The time between your 20s and 30s is probably the one with the most adventurous potential. The vast majority of the people focus on their careers and …

These two minute daily habits will make you happier immediately, researchers say

To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to …

Happiness

50 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

How to invest even if you're treading water financially

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p>A 20-something acquaintance of ours recently received an inheritance of a few tens of thousands …

Personal Finance

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

Top 5 Home Workout Routines | Discover Good Fitness

Loading ...<p>No time or money to spend at the gym? Here are 5 of my favorite home workout routines that you can do at a time that’s convenient for …

Exercise

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Self-improvement

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

10 Ways to Be a Better Thinker

I call it the “leather couch problem,” but it happens to me every time I have to purchase something expensive. I’ll be standing in the furniture …

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