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How to Write Personal Goals

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Three Parts:Formulating Effective GoalsDeveloping a PlanFighting Your Fears

A goal is a way of mentally representing a specific, …


The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …


Tony Robbins' secret to wealth has nothing to do with money

Tony Robbins has clearly figured out a thing or two about money.

He went from a cash-strapped upbringing to an estimated net worth of $440 million, has coached some of the wealthiest people in the world, and even wrote a book about mastering your money, "MONEY: Master The Game."

His financial …


Slow Cooker Mushroom Stroganoff with Egg Noodles | Food & Wine Recipe

• In each of 2 large skillets, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms to each of the skillets and season both with salt and pepper. Cook until the onions have softened and the mushrooms are browned and tender, about 5 to …


The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill studied over 500 self-made millionaires and boiled down their success into 13 steps.

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: desire.

"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with …


5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.

1. Dan Gilbert: The


Best Money Tips: Things You Can Save for Retirement Besides Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found things you can save for retirement besides money, ways social media is making you …


Retirement villages: Nice places, but what's the catch?

Spending our last days in a residential care home is something that few of us would relish.

Last year the Burstow Commission called such homes "islands of misery".

One alternative is the idea of retirement villages, common in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, but only now catching on in …

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Micro Dwellings in Phoenix Get Creative With Under 500 Square Feet

These apartments emphasize quality above quantity.

A few years ago, Benjamin Hall found himself living in a 250-square-foot studio in Copenhagen—an experience that revolutionized the way he thought about space. “It taught me how to live cleaner, more organized, and to depend on a community,” he …


Famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."

In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

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Blend These 7 Personality Types When Building Your Executive Team

While the popular contention that “there are no stupid questions” is nice to hear (especially after asking a stupid question), it’s not exactly true. Let’s face it. We’ve all heard plenty (and I mean a lot) of dumb questions, and unfortunately, they typically come from dumb people who are not …


5 Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse

One of the hardest roles to fill is being a leader of a start-up. You have to deal with never ending issues. Start-up CEOs must motivate the rest of the team, establish a company culture, and find a way to keep everyone together.

When stepping into a leadership position, it's easy to become …


Five Personal Development Myths

Self-help and personal development are big business, but lasting change doesn't come as quickly and easily as we've been led to believe.

Would you like to improve your relationships with people? How about adopting better work-life balance? Of course we’d all like to improve some aspect of our lives, …


Cut Back on Expenses With the Upgrade and Save Strategy

Sometimes spending money can actually save you money. For example, if you’re buying cheap boots and replacing them often, you’ll save money in the …

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Thinking of retiring soon? Try this Social Security calculator

In an attempt to keep workers from retiring and then discovering later that their Social Security benefits aren't stretching far enough, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a free tool that can help you calculate monthly benefits before you take the plunge into …


So You Think You're Happy?

What exactly is happiness? A feeling? A state of mind? A level of accomplishment?

You probably can't answer that, and there's a good reason why. Happiness is a very individual thing -- it's different for each of us.

In the July 8, 2015 Science and Tech section of New Statesman Gibraltar, Tosin …


Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

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We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …


How to Cook Healthy Food! 10 Breakfast Ideas, Lunch Ideas & Snacks for School, Work!

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10 Healthy Breakfast ideas and Lunch Ideas on how to cook that healthy food! In this quick and easy how to …


IKEA Hack: Dad Creates Cosy Platform Bed For Daughter With Extra Storage Using Kitchen Cabinets

A dad has created the ultimate storage bed hideaway for his daughter using an impressive IKEA hack. And we totally want it.

Chris Heider bought seven SEKTION IKEA kitchen cabinets with Häggeby white doors and a TUTEMO open cabinet laid on its side for the creation, all it for under £330.

The result …


The new rules for early retirement

Do you dream of leaving full-time work behind at 60 or even sooner? Plenty of Americans do, of course. But the real question is whether you can afford to clock out early. It may require tradeoffs, such as moving to a smaller home or picking and choosing your hobbies. Yet it may not be as big a …


This Make-Ahead Breakfast Is Guaranteed to Keep You Full Until Lunch

A boring, cold bowl of cereal just won't do for your breakfast. You deserve something warm, wholesome, and satisfying.

Whip up a batch of this …


Two Emotional Skills Which Are Blunted By Early Life Stress - PsyBlog

Why early life stress causes depression.

Early life stress decreases the adult ability to feel enthusiasm and experience pleasure.

This is one of the …


Healthy life: Lose Weight by Eating These Five Foods

Lose Weight by Eating These Five Foods

All calories are the same, right? Wrong! Carefully choosing foods to include in your diet can change the …


5 Healthy Crockpot Recipes That You Have to Try

5 Healthy Crockpot Recipes That You Have to Try
Not only does crockpot cooking make eating at home more convenient (and more home-cooked meals are a …

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10 Home Accessories for Small Living

In honor of our recent small spaces issue, we've gathered some of our best accessories from the Dwell Store that streamline life in downsized dwellings.


I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest - and You Can, Too

Longing for a simpler, less-expensive life? Don’t fear the seasons or the slower pace of small, Midwestern cities like Madison, Wis. Photo: Richard …

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DIY Solar Power Generator

A residential solar power system can produce tremendous benefits for a homeowner in the area of reducing energy costs, which can cause large strains …


10 Delicious And Filling Breakfasts For Weight-Loss Success

PopSugar Fitness serves up some yummy breakfast ideas.

What you regularly choose for breakfast could influence a lot of things. If you’re on a mission …


Drop the Mask: How to Lower Your Guard & Change Your Life

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” ~Deepak Chopra

The root of my inability to be open stems from my childhood. (I …

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5 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good

Erica Bartlett has spent most of her adult life saying horrible things to herself. As a heavy teenager, her greatest hits included: "I'm so ugly. No one will ever be attracted to me. I can't stand to see how big I look in the mirror. I have no willpower around brownies."

She started gaining weight …