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15 Powerful Beliefs that Will Free You from Negativity

<i>There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is</i> …

Allow your Intentions to Manifest By Letting Go

This may sound counter-intuitive, but in order for your intentions to manifest, you must be willing to let go of form. By form I mean any physical …

Spirituality

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

Outsourcing

How to Get Kate Moss's Playboy Tan

Here's how the style icon prepped her skin before she would bare it all.<p>Posing for <i>Playboy</i>'s 60th anniversary issue (see all the pictures here), the almost 40 model looks as amazing as she did back in her CK days. Yes, there are skin-perfecting lights pointing at her the entire time and …

Beauty

How to Become a Billionaire: Tory Burch's Best Advice

For anyone who knows and loves the Tory Burch brand, it's no surprise that, over the past decade, the company has grown to be worth an estimated $2 billion.<p>Burch recently sat down with the BBC as part of its 100 Women Series to talk about how she started her company and built it from the ground up. …

The Girl's Guide to Wine

Photo: Courtesy of Jerusha Frost/Twitter<p>What does a girl have to do to get a drink around here? If she's a sommelier, she just has to show up to work. If she's us…well, it's a little more complicated. As the weather gets cold and the New York City Wine & Food Festival heats up this weekend, we …

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

6 Ways to Take Your Passion to the Next Level

Steven Pressfield says there's a creative genius inside all of us. Get some of his best advice on how to unlock your passion and find your calling.

How to Be Yourself

"Be yourself" is quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice. Be yourself. It's such a vague adage. …

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …

Positive Thinking

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Positive Thinking

The One Thing Holding You Back In Life (And How to Overcome it)

<i>“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”</i><p>-Thucydides<p><b>Lisa was dazed and confused. Totally lost in life, she was feeling</b> …

Relationships

Sunday Sundae: Themed Date Ideas for Every Day of the Week

Here are recurring themed dates for every day of the week that you can easily make part of your dating schedule. So go ahead: Send your significant other a Google calendar invite for date night.<p><b>No Money Monday</b><p>The most stressful day of the week? Monday. The biggest cause for stress in a …

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand

Sure, everyone knows what a brand is. Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s. But that buzzword is getting thrown around a whole lot in career and job search conversations these days, too. And you might be thinking to yourself, “why do <i>I</i> really have to care about this?”<p>Here’s why: Whether you’re on the job hunt, a …

How to write a business plan: step-by-step guide to a winning formula

If you know what you're doing, writing a business plan is usually simpler than it may seem. Although it may seem a complex and daunting task, mostly …

These Tips Will Help You Escape The 9-To-5 Mindset

His first bestseller, The Four Hour Workweek, came out of his own experience of going from working long hours, seven days a week to figuring out how to run a business more efficiently.<p>But even for people not ready to take that step, Ferriss has some valuable tips for figuring how to get …

Time Management

Closet Case: 8 Steps to Perfect Organization

This Woman Had Sex Every Day For A Year

Ruts: We've all been there. And, we're not talking writer's block or hitting a wall at spin class — we mean <i>sexual</i> ruts. Whether you're majorly …

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Outsourcing

3 Steps to Stop Being a Perfectionist | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, life gives you exactly what you want. Sometimes, things turn out exactly the way you imagined. When that happens, everything is right with …

The Soul-Freeing Art of Exploration | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have news for you: nobody that has ever changed the world knew exactly how they would do it when they started.<p>I hope this provides you some sort of …

How to be Happy - The Six Pillars of Happiness

Everyone on this planet wants to be happier, but not many people really know how to be happy on a daily basis. Happiness is an emotional state, but …

What you need to give up if you want to be happy

So how to clear the slate? Here are 10 things you'll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Give up caring about what other people think of</b> …

9 Things You Can Do to Be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes

Being happier doesn’t have to be a long-term ambition. You can start <i>right now</i>. In the next 30 minutes, tackle as many of the following suggestions as …

Happiness

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

Public Speaking

How to Deal With Major Life Changes

7 Truths Women Have to Learn the Hard Way