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How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Success

How Weight Lifting Worked When Antidepressants Didn't

I have a pretty screwed up history with food and fitness. When I was a little kid, I hated being the "chubby" athlete, especially since it felt like …

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

7 Keystone Habits to Maximize Your Mornings

Start your day with good habits that will beget more good habits.<p>Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to …

Exercise

3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a …

mentalenergy

Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

[This is a follow up to "Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity."]<p><i>You will see light in the darkness <br>You will make some sense of this</i> …

Chef John's Butter Puff Biscuit Dough Recipe

"This biscuit dough is similar to puff pastry but uses a much less fussy procedure. It works great for fruit tarts, ham and cheese turnovers, and …

Five Best Microwave Recipes to Try

One for every meal of the day — including dessert!<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Catherine Wong. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>There are always those day where you just wish cooking a meal was faster. The days you impatiently wait for a pot of water …

Breakfast

Idea Generation Tools

Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought …

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.<p>Kurt Vonnegut once said that practicing any art ― no matter how badly ― makes the soul grow. “So do it,” he wisely advised.<p>Psychologists have now come to a similar conclusion. According to a recent study out of New …

What’s better for you—a big or small breakfast?

Long before nutrition experts began considering the relative merits of going gluten-free or cutting out nightshades, there was the big vs. small …

Keep Yourself Nourished During a Stressful Time With These Cooking Shortcuts

Eating well during times of severe stress can be challenging, but turning to fast food or highly-processed convenience meals—or worse, not eating at …

Easy Jamaican Hard Dough Bread

<b>A popular Jamaican delicacy, this bread is firm on the outside, dense and tender on the inside. With a slightly sweeter hint than other bread, it's</b> …

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.

This realization may help us better understand creativity and mental illness.<p>Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a <i>lot</i> of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work …

Honey Recipes That'll Remind You How Important Our Bees Are

Sometimes sticky situations can be good.<p>You have to <i>really</i> want something to be willing to stick your hand in a nest that’s swarming with stinging bees.<p>Clearly, we humans feel that way about honey. We’ve been harvesting honey for thousands of years now — the sweet, sticky stuff’s history has long be …

10 cheap and healthy weeknight recipes anyone can master

We’ve all been there — it’s been a tough day at the office and the last thing you want to think about is what you’re going to eat for dinner. Having …

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6 Guacamole Recipes That You Will Most Certainly Troll

GRANNY SMITH APPLE GUACAMOLE<p>You guys trolled us <i>realll</i> hard for this one (see here, here and here for a taste), but whatever, haters are just …

7 Days, 7 Dinners: Your Healthy Recipe Meal Planner for the Week

MONDAY<p><b>Skillet Pork Chops with Apples</b><p>Happy new year! Kick off 2018 (and your healthy eating resolutions) with a meal that’s decadently easy. Ayesha …

15 Ways To Teach Patience And Mindfulness To Children [Infographic]

A little mindfulness goes a long way, even in adults, but the earlier you can start the habit, the better. This chart is full of ways you can help …

Mindfulness

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Cleaning

How I Grew My Natural Hair to Mid-Back Length and used Minimal Products

This post is not advertisement of some tool or product that will give you miraculous growth with little effort. This is an honest retelling of part …

How to Remove Medical Debt Collections From Credit Reports

How to Remove Medical Debt Collections From Credit Reports<p>Updated on September 24, 2016<p>Medical debt can be a huge problem for those trying to build …

Personal Finance

How to put your mind to sleep

My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed<p><b>9:00</b>: Be in bed<p><b>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping<p><b>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping<p><b>10:00</b>: Oh god, you’re not asleep? Why …

7 Habits to Keep Your Home Always Clean

If there is something worthy of primal important in your home then it must be a cleanliness and organization. A clean house, even if not well …

17 Budget-Friendly Recipes You Can Make with a Can of Beans

When you have a can of beans in your pantry, a delicious, inexpensive meal is just a thought away. You can turn beans into a vegan dip, substitute …