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Why Keeping Your Goals Secret Is the Best Way To Be Successful

Experts have been advising for years that sharing your goals with other people increases your commitment to them.<p>When you do, you feel accountable. …

Self-improvement

4 Ways To Master Any Skill and Achieve Greatness

In my journey to become a better person, to have a great life and to do what I love to do, I have discovered that there was a simple attitude that …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Time Management

15 Inspiring Movies That Make You Want To Make a Change

<b>1) The Pursuit of Happiness</b><p>Will Smith will absolutely blow your mind with his performance. Watch and be immersed by the story of Chris Gardner as he …

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, …

30 Ways Revive Spontaneous Happiness You’ve Longed For Since Childhood

Do you ever find yourself searching for happiness?<p>You search, you make a forced effort, and still…you find it difficult to fill that void in your …

Happiness

Makeup 911! Fix the broken or aging products lurking in your makeup bag.

You know how it goes. It’s morning, you’re rushing to get ready, and as you turn around in front of the mirror to grab something, you somehow manage …

Makeup

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

7 Ways Quitting Social Media Can Transform Your Life

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to quit Facebook. Effectively right after, I stopped logging in completely. This actually surprised some …

52 Ways Incorporate Shabby Chic Style into Every Room in Your Home

<b>Shabby chic</b> style, also sometimes known as farmhouse or cottage style and very similar to French country, is a very forgiving, warm, and friendly …

5 Ways to Stop Wasting your Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“<i>Wasting time is robbing oneself.</i>” ~ Estonian proverb<p>There are only twenty-four hours in each day. You’ve got to make each of them count for …

The Happiness of Pursuit: 7 Steps To Accomplish Anything & Enjoy It Along The Way | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>‘A body in motion stays in motion’ – Newton’s law</b><p>If anyone has ever read a post written by me before, listened to an interview or simply had a chat …

Motivation

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let me guess…<p>You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much.<p>And you’re worried that all this …

Wellness

Model Apartment In Ljubljana Serves As Inspiration With Its Artistic Design

Located in Ljubljana, Slovenia, this apartment was created as a model space by GAO Architects. They wanted to turn the flat into a modern and dynamic …

Interior Design

4 Projects To Improve Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Project management isn’t just for building skyscrapers and software. You can use the project approach for self-improvement and education.<p>Read An …

Project Management

Habit Formation that Works even if You’re Lazy, Forgetful and Not Motivated

July is here! How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?<p>Millions of people vow to change themselves for the better every New Year. After a few …

10 Epic Shots Of Kamchatka, Russia's Land Of Volcanoes

At first summertime glance, the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka appears to be surrounded by a lot of very beautiful mountains. But these are no ordinary "mountains" -- in fact, Kamchatka has many volcanoes, some of which have been extremely active in recent years.<p>The many wonders of Kamchatka are …

This Town Has Been Living Under a Rock for Thousands of Years -- Literally

We've all been asked once or twice if we've spent our lives living under a rock (hey, I spent a solid decade without cable television), but the residents of a very strange town in Spain have the luxury of truthfully answering "yes" to that question.<p>Setenil de las Bodegas, a town with about three …

10 Ways To Reduce Chemicals In Your Life with Coconut Oil | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Coconut oil might have been the most-talked-about-oil in 2013, and newsflash: it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Are you trying to reduce harsh …

7 Lost Household Arts You Should Revive

Rediscover the joys of what grandma used to do.<p>Rediscover the joys — and cheap-living benefits — of what grandma used to do.

4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Create Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each us deserves to be comfortable in our own skin and have the confidence to pursue our dreams. Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as …

Motivation

21 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Crush Your Fear of Failure

Imagine being able to stare your fear of failure in the face, and still have the confidence to take action? What would that do for your life? What …

Motivation

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

10 Great Lessons You Can Learn From Successful People About Failure

<i>I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan</i><p>So, you have this fantastic idea and you are …

Motivation

8 Surprising Things That'll Make You Wildly Successful

We know, we know. Never stop learning. Set goals. Never fear failure. Get grit. Give. But what achievement enhancers don't we expect?<p>One …

Why Working Out for Just 30 Minutes Will Make You Happier | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve heard it before: Regular exercise can do wonders for both your body and mind.<p>On paper, working out regularly sounds like a fantastic idea. …

Exercise

4 Ways to Have a Stress Free Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all go through our ups and downs during the course of the day but over the last few years it feels as though our lives have turned upside down. …