Betterment

By Mia Quagliarello | articles for self 2.0

How setting “anti-goals” can keep work from being miserable

If you’re lucky, you have a job you love. But even if you do—and particularly if you do not—there will be elements about it you hate. Be it awful bosses, obnoxious coworkers, or brutal commutes, almost everyone’s workday has elements they can do without.<p>One strategy for improving the work …

Charlie Munger

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

Emotional Intelligence

The Right Way to Eat Your Feelings, According to a Nutritionist

I’ve been on bit of a health-kick lately: In addition to weekly cardio sessions and exploring my phone’s built-in health app—which had previously …

Makeup

Use these words at your next dinner party.

Do you remember how exciting it was when you learned to say <i>supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:</i> didn’t you feel smart? Just because you're older, …

Language

This $100-a-Year App Saved My Sanity

It's the best investment of my 20s.<p>As I was crying myself to sleep the night of my mom’s breast cancer diagnosis, I remember thinking, “tomorrow is a …

Meditation

How to Tune Out the Trump Drama and Reclaim Your Productivity

Expert advice for navigating the new news cycle.<p>Recently, it took me two days to complete a task at work that should have taken, realistically, no …

Productivity

9 Easy Ways to Get More Grateful

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME's special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>I felt several flashes of …

Happiness

If You're Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

Nutrition

How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

“You need to have conviction, that deep sense of purpose, to give yourself permission to act against the grain of your personality.”<p><b>READ ON TO</b> …

Self-improvement

Overcoming These 7 Challenges Will Make You More Successful

Don’t let these common obstacles hold you back from reaching your full potential.<p>It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. …

Self-improvement

5 Ways To Solve Any Problem, According To Bill Nye (And Science)

If you lived through the '90s, then you definitely remember the bowtie-clad Bill Nye and his iconic half-hour TV show <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy</i>, which won him 19 Emmy awards and a cult following. A self-proclaimed nerd, Nye made science fun and accessible, enlightening us on everything from astronomy …

Bill Nye

How to Eat Less and Enjoy More

A few years ago, I was working on my laptop, developing a new workshop program, when one of my favorite series of all time came on TV — <i>Pride and</i> …

Pride and Prejudice

​16 Women Share The One Thing That Finally Helped Them Stop Emotional Eating

Use these long-term solutions to help fix your relationship with food.<p>Emotional eating is often seen as a shameful act we have to hide (sometimes literally) and punish ourselves for later in the gym. But emotional eating is a thing humans do—because we eat and we have emotions and sometimes a …

Weight Loss

What Is Lectin? Dr. Steve Gundry Explains the Hidden Danger

When <i>The Plant Paradox</i> first came across my desk, I almost choked on my lunch. I was eating a Mexican bowl with pinto beans, salad, and tomato salsa. …

Nutrition

There's a New Way to Follow the Paleo Diet, and We're Into It

Lack of commitment, fear of denial or just confused? Following in the footsteps of the flexitarian movement (you know, the one where you can dip in …

Breathwork Is Trending (and It Could Change Your Whole Life)

We’ve been breathing since the day we were born. Why the heck would we need more practice at it? But the ancient technique of breathwork is having a …

How to Stick to Your Diet While on Vacation

Sticking to your diet while you're somewhere familiar is easier than trying to when you're not. At home, your food choices may be clean and healthy, …

Weight Loss

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.<p>"There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia," Rush University clinical …

Sleep

Realistic Ways to Save Money

Saving money is easier said than done, especially when your savings plan includes cutting out your morning coffee or changing your lifestyle …

Money

Want a Mentor? Here Are 5 Keys to Choosing and Approaching the Right One

You've heard plenty about the power of mentors, but lasering in on and landing the right one can be tricky. Here's how.<p>Bill Gates has his Warren Buffett. Luke Skywalker has his Yoda. Kanye West has his, uh, Kanye West.<p>You've read or heard much on the power and importance of mentors. But how do you …

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I will never make another joke about growing old again, ever'

In May 2015, Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly.<p>Her second book, "Option B," opens with his death. Along with research presented by coauthor Adam Grant, it goes on to share the Facebook executive and mom's experience working through her grief.<p>In an episode of Business Insider's …

Sheryl Sandberg

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

Time Management

Doubting Yourself Again? Nine Ways Women Can Grow The Confidence To Take Their Seat At The Table

I must tell you — I love being a woman! And I have long felt very fortunate to have been born in a time when women have so many opportunities and choices that even my own mother never had. Yet of all the barriers women still face, one of the biggest is a lack of confidence and belief in our own …

Self-improvement

Leave Distress Behind, And Embrace "Eustress"

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here's How

“The power of intention.” Ever heard of it? Probably. It’s a phrase that seems to be at the tip of the tongue for many spiritual teachers, life …

Makeup

7 Ways to Improve Your Work and Life in Just a Week

In this frantic, plugged-in world, it's easy to forget the things that truly matter.<p>Before this 7-day personal-improvement plan becomes lifestyle, the greatest advice I can impart on you is to approach it with that side of your humanity that says, "This is not about me."<p>Sure, it will improve your …

Happiness

How To Write A Cover Letter That Doesn’t Just Recap Your Resume

This is what it takes to make your cover letter do what your resume can’t.<p>All too often, people feel that they’ve already mentioned everything worthy of note in their resume, and, unfortunately, their cover letters just become shortened, regurgitated versions of that same information. That’s a bad …

Employment