Betterment

By Mia Quagliarello | articles for self 2.0

How to save money by going meatless — and actually enjoy it

Vegetarian Awareness Month, which began on Oct. 1, is a good time to recall that being kind to mother nature pays off in multiple ways: From taking …

Nutrition

Your need for instant gratification is killing your productivity. Here’s how you can override it.

Every time your phone chirps with a text, an email or a Twitter alert, your brain gets a flood of the pleasure-seeking chemical dopamine — and that …

Productivity

The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower

10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for your success and happiness. All …

Wellness

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Mind

How to Be Mindful When You Just Can't Get Into Meditation | The Thirty

As much as we'd all love to be more mindful, take time for ourselves, and quiet our busy brains from time to time, meditation simply isn't for …

Meditation

The Top 10 Foods That Cause Inflammation | The Thirty

Photo: Foodie Crush<p>While inflammation is a necessary function under circumstances like injury or infection, consistent inflammation can pose a major …

Nutrition

What I Wish I Knew at Every Age

When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to …

Happiness

Can't Get Yourself to Meditate? You're Probably Making These Mistakes

Work-life Balance

Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Diet

What do Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, and Chelsea Handler all have in common? A very low key, results driven diet thanks to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque who created her system, the Fab Four, to help quell underlying anxiety about following a quote-unquote "healthy diet." LeVeque uses food to …

Nutrition

This Bedtime Story Is Putting Grown Adults to Sleep in Minutes

Having trouble nodding off at night? (Us, too.) Well, a new audio story may be just the thing to send you off into the land of Nod.<p>Narrated by the …

The 90-Second Trick That Kills My Anxiety—Stat

When I first felt the wave of tension sweep over my body, I thought I was coming down with something, but this was different from the typical common …

Happiness

How to Deal With a Rude Seat Recliner on a Plane, According to an Etiquette Expert

Perhaps the only thing more frustrating than shrinking leg room on airplanes is when a passenger reclines their seat, further encroaching on already …

Airlines

7 Self-Discipline Traits of the Super Successful

Lack of self-discipline is one of the things that holds us back from accomplishing what we want in life<p>Do you know how much more you could accomplish with increased self-discipline? This is one of the most important virtues to have for success in any field. Unfortunately for most people, it is one …

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

Happiness

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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