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How to Actually Achieve Your Goals Before the Year Ends

The leaves may not yet have fallen, but the transition from summer to fall is imminent. As vacation season comes to a close, it’s a natural time to …

New York City

10 revelations I had about money in my 30s

Good beer is worth the money. Credit: Flickr/gô Hoàng Phước Long<p>A few things I’ve come to realize about money as I recently hit the mid-point of my …

Oliver Sacks on Death, Destiny, and the Redemptive Radiance of a Life Fully Lived

“It is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”<p><i>“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago,”</i> …

The 5 Productivity Habits I Gave Up Because They Waste My Time

I don't care what the gurus say; many so-called "productivity habits" are a huge waste of time.<p>I've written my fair share of articles about productivity, time management and becoming more effective. Even so, there are at least five "productivity habits" that I've scrapped because they were huge …

How to Become a Great Storyteller Even if You Hate Public Speaking

Great speakers aren't born, they're made. Here's how I learned to tell a captivating story and improve business communication.<p>As the EVP and CMO of a software company, I'm required to speak--often. I have to face audiences ranging in size from boardrooms to convention halls, and I have to do so in …

5 GoPro alternatives for all your action camera needs

Now that smartphones have all the ruggedness of the cookie I just dipped in my tea, people are starting to turn towards action video cameras. GoPro …

Best DSLR camera 2018: 10 models to suit all budgets

For decades, the DSLR (digital SLR) has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you're a …

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

Happiness

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

WhatsApp met with backlash after giving users' data to Facebook

WhatsApp and Facebook have come under fire after the messaging app announced an update to its privacy policy that gives it permission to share its users' phone numbers, device information and metadata with the social network, its parent company.<p>The new terms have sparked outrage among privacy …

The 98-Year-Old Productivity Method You Should Still Use Today

One of the best productivity methods comes from an age before personal computers and iPhones, when the closest thing to a push notification was the …

Cutting back on luxuries to get debt-free on a single income

At 32, Esther has landed her first big job, earning $75,000 a year. But she finds her money doesn't go all that far living in the big city. She wants to get out of debt but the demands on her pocketbook are many and persuasive.<p>"My net worth is very negative, yet I think I am relatively conservative …

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.<p>We all want to know the secrets to success, and often get bogged down with questions along the way: What makes the most successful people out there who they are? …

Self-improvement

16 Productive Habits You Can Practice in Less Than 30 Minutes

Here are a few easy ways you can tweak your weekly routine to be healthier and happier.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Improving your life doesn't have to be about making one big gesture. Instead, it's something you …

Want a Simpler, Less Stressful Life? Make These 10 Small Changes

Crowdsourced wisdom on how to clear the mental and physical clutter from your life.<p>Humans used to suffer from scarcity. These days lots of us in America suffer from overabundance. There's just too much in our lives, we feel -- too much stuff, too much information, too many worries.<p>If you want …

7 ways successful people have better mindsets

It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others,especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success?<p>The answers are complex, of …

Self-improvement

Male Models Use Beauty Products, Too

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Success

Research finds that people are happiest on Saturdays — here's how to recreate 'weekend happiness' every day

At least that's what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26 p.m. seems strange, there have been multiple studies to back up that people are generally happier on weekends.<p>A team of researchers from Rochester University found that regardless of how much money you make, how many hours you …

Happiness

7 steps that helped this woman lose 225 pounds at age 63

Four years ago, Diane Naylor, now 63, retired, moved from Fresno to Oakhurst, California, and was excited about all of the new activities her new location afforded her: hiking paths, biking trails in Yosemite and a great climate for being outdoors.<p>There was just one issue: She weighed more than 400 …

I built an online business that earns up to $24,000 a month — here's the best advice I can give you

Being an entrepreneur, particularly being an Internet entrepreneur, is hot right now. Everyone fantasizes about quitting the 9-5. But what does it really take to start your own business?<p>I've done it, and here's the best advice I can give you:

Online Life

Have You Seen Gravit, a Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Marketers have long known that images are the ultimate online marketing power-up. They attract attention, hold that attention, and increase …

Small Business

Be a Change Agent!

There are so many things happening in the world, this week, today, right now...<p>Not all of them are good...<p>In fact many of them are truly repulsive and unbelievable...<p>As I reflect on the week, a quote from Seth Godin's post yesterday, The computer, the network and the economy still rings in my …

How Changing Your Story Will Change Your Life

I heard this story yesterday, and it got me thinking (even more than usual) about the stories we tell ourselves and how they affect our lives.<p>The story was about a school that taught people foreign languages. They had a unique way of teaching- before they would even begin to get into the actual …

Japan knows what’s important.

How I Learned To Give A Powerful Talk In Under 5 Minutes

Most of the time, you won’t have a captive audience for 20 uninterrupted minutes anyway.<p>Presenting in front of a crowd usually gives me the shakes. I compensate by talking quickly through slides stuffed with facts. I rarely rehearse. Instead, I’ll usually keep a few main points in my head and …

Public Speaking

Infographic: How To Stick To Your Goals When You’ve Lost Motivation

<b>CashNetUSA</b> has put together an infographic that offers seven tips to help you stick to your goals when you’ve lost all motivation.<p><b>The infographic</b> …

5 Steps to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You

You're reading 5 Steps to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation