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I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

35 Weird Things Every Dog Owner Has Secretly Done

"You're NUDE!" –You, whenever you take your dog's collar off<p>1. Call your dog by a nickname more often than you use their actual name.<p>2. Have several varieties of that nickname that get weirder and weirder as time goes on.<p>3. Make up songs about your dog.<p>4. Or put their name into songs that are …

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

<i>“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,<br>for that’s the stuff life is made of.”<br>―Benjamin Franklin</i><p>This morning I received a thank you email …

The Fastest Flat-Belly Workout — It's Only 5 Minutes

We're fairly certain you can find five minutes to work your abs and strengthen your core. This quick and effective workout targets areas that often get neglected: the obliques and the lower abs. And bonus — you can do this workout anywhere since it requires no equipment. Just press play and get …

7 Easy Ways To Make A Staycation Fun And Refreshing Without Leaving Your City

Exploring a new city abroad or within the country is exciting, but also exhausting – airplane flights, luggage, lodging and currency exchange if …

6 Better Questions To Ask Than ‘How Was Your Day?’

Several years ago, I realized that I had much better end-of-day conversations with the people in my life when we stopped asking each other, “How was …

Why Aren’t You Doing What Really Makes You Happy?

The path to happiness and the path to being an expert overlap.<p>Here’s the problem though: research shows that you don’t usually do what really brings …

Happiness

Create Your Ideal Conscious Life

Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT most in their lives. Your ideal life includes much more than your job and your responsibilities. You probably also desire to enjoy the fulfillment that …

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

10 Ways To Feel Better All By Yourself

My mother passed away roughly nine months ago. It's as if her death was some detrimental earthquake that severed my person into two different eras -- the With Her Me and the Without Her Me, and I will never quite find a way over the divide to be with the former era. I made a list of all of the …

The 31 Absolute Best Resources for Self Improvement - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Where should we go for help? Over the course of my life, I’ve found that there is no “Best Place to Go.”<p>There are literally dozens of places to go …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

15 Reasons Why Your Dog Is Keeping You Single

A great wise person once said “true love is hard to find.” Then that person found a dog and later retracted his statement with “lol j/k.” No one …

Pets

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

Motivation

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …

Set Yourself Free

Image courtesy of Pixabay<p>Calvin : There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes<p>I'm a really <i>bad</i> person.<p>How do I know?<p><i>Guilt</i> told me so.<p>But you know what?<p><i>Guilt can go to hell!</i><p>I've had it with guilt. I refuse to …

'Babies? An impossible dream': the millennials priced out of parenthood

Has the recession created a generation too insecure to have children? Meet the people trapped in financial adolescence<p>Which rites of passage make an adult? Is it being able to live independently, without parental support? Having a stable career? Being married or making a lifelong commitment? Owning …

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache<p>Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their …

As millennials eye better work-life balance, is the US ready for a 6-hour workday?

Nurses at Svartedalens elderly care home in Gothenburg, Sweden, have had more energy, higher efficiency and an overall boost in well-being ever since they started working shorter days earlier this year. The patients, in turn, are experiencing better care and attention, and the establishment has had …

The Workplace

How To Be Happy: 6 Fun Ways To Embrace Your Inner Child And Become A Happier Person

Ah, the good ole days. The light-up shoes, the Lunchables, the ability to judge if someone was cool or not based on how they wore their backpack. It …

18 Charts That Will Help You Sleep Better

Because good sleep is glorious.

Pot Yoga—a.k.a. "Yoganja"—Is a Thing That Exists

And those who practice it are having a fabulous 420.<p>It's 420—a.k.a. the unofficial holiday of the weed enthusiast—and whether or not you partake, we're guessing you don't associate "marijuana day" festivities with a healthy lifestyle. But some people have begun mixing their favorite exercises with …

3 Counterintuitive Things You Should Do After You Get A Promotion

After moving up the ladder at work, it’s time to assess what you have to do (and not do) to succeed at your new position.<p>You just found out you got a promotion. Electricity shoots through you as the fronts of utter excitement and sheer terror collide. You think you have what it takes, and you know …

Babysitter

Do Nails Need To 'Breathe' Between Manicures?

We live by the mantra: "A manicure a week keeps chipped nail polish at bay." But are we doing more harm than good to our nails by not giving them time to "breathe"?<p>The reality is that nails do not actually "breathe," as they receive their nutrients and oxygen from the blood stream and not the air, …

Would You Rather Be Right or Be Real? Letting Go of Our Obsession With Rightness

The other day, as I was walking through the park, I decided to practice mindfulness, to listen in on my own thoughts and pay attention, on purpose, to what my mind was telling me in that moment. What I discovered was that my mind was generating a whole campaign of thoughts that explained, …