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30 Simple Habits That Promote Happiness and Mental Strength

<i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist in private practice, on Quora:</b><p><b>Mental happiness in ninety days with 30</b> …

Self-help

The Most Successful People Learn This Lesson Very Early in Life

It pays dividends to learn and practice this.<p><i>What is the most important life lesson you've learned so far? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan Allen on Quora:</b><p>When I was 13, I wanted a …

Success

18 simple social skills that will make you more likable

At the end of the day, your likability often boils down to your emotional intelligence.<p>You might be naturally likable, or you might be a work in …

Social skills

5 insights from a classic leadership book by an executive coach who's helped over 150 CEOs

"What Got You Here Won't Get You There" highlights the 20 workplace habits that keep business leaders from success.<p>Author Marshall Goldsmith, a top executive coach who's worked with more than 150 CEOs and been named multiple times to the Thinkers50 list of influential management thinkers, published …

Leadership

Forget Empowerment and Engagement – This Is How You Motivate Employees

Everyone talks about company culture, but most people have it backwards.<p>Back in the ‘90s, I took a job at a Dallas-based microprocessor company named Cyrix. Anyone who visited us understood our mission, thanks to the tombstone prominently displayed in the lobby. Engraved on its marble surface was …

Empowerment

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Every Day

The good news is that, according to science, you have the ability to control the happiness you feel.<p>Although it is, more or less, everyone's ultimate life goal, long-term happiness is something the average person finds incredibly difficult to achieve. The good news is that, according to science, …

Happiness

This Futuristic Amphibious Vehicle Is A Car, Boat and Submarine All At Once

Paddles inside the wheel wells propel it in boat mode (Photo: Adolfo Esquivel)Charles Bombardier, who dreamed up the nonprofit site Imaginactive to …

Seafloor

A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

After decades of practicing meditation, four years of teaching happiness meditation classes and workshops, and now leading weekend retreats, I finally wrote my own guided meditation, <i>"A Walk in the Woods."</i> Being in nature makes us happy, but it isn't always possible to physically be outside drinking …

Meditation

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual typewriter, the manuscript for …

Success

This Super Clever Strategy Will Win You Wild Success

At first they will ask why you are doing it, later they will ask how you did it.<p>Success means something different for everyone.<p>For some, it means getting the promotion they've been wanting; for others, it's about ditching corporate life and following an entrepreneurial dream.<p>For some it's about …

Motivation

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Great Motivational Quotes To Read Before Going To Sleep

An alarming amount of our population suffers from insomnia or reports having low quality sleep. Sometimes after having a busy day I used to get in bed and have a hard time falling asleep because too many thoughts were rushing through my mind. After I picked up my meditation practice, and started …

Motivation

You Can Have Your Ashes Pressed Into Vinyl

Deciding how your body will live on after you’re gone is a big decision with an increasing number of possibilities. One such route involves sending …

Cool

7 Emotional-Management Practices That Propel Success

Poor emotional management can destroy a person’s personal and professional life. A person in business who doesn’t possess a well-kept check on his or her emotions is seldom well-liked or respected. Being a professional requires maturity, dignity and integrity. We cannot respect those who cannot …

Success

10 Success lessons from Tim Ferriss – “The Indiana Jones of Digital Age” for entrepreneurs

Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur, author and public speaker with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He runs a multinational business from …

Success

6 Things You're Doing That You'll Seriously Regret In 10 Years

Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.<p>Scrolling through my social media feed, I noticed a college friend’s photograph of his son’s dormitory. My friend and I had been thick as thieves during our undergraduate years, and now his son was leaving …

Health

A 10 step guide to de-cluttering your home (and life)

Clutter has a nasty habit of creeping up on us. One day it’s only a magazine and a takeaway menu on the countertop, and suddenly it’s a horde of …

Personal Organizing

A Designer Dog House For Your Furry Best Friend

You call your dog a member of the family, but he’s all grown up now — in dog years he could be your dad. Which means he’d likely have his own place …

Bedding

John Malkovich Has A Secret For Being Insanely Productive

Malkovich—that guy's got to be a machine, right? Nearly 100 films! The latest: this month's BP-oil-spill thriller Deepwater Horizon. He's a 40-year member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is now directing the play Good Canary in London. He's even got a fashion line! So you might be surprised …

John Malkovich

8 Mistakes Managers Make, According to Their Employees

This independent survey reveals the truth about workplace bosses, from the employee's perspective.<p>Last year, I conducted an independent workplace survey on LinkedIn and received hundreds of responses to the question,<p><i>What is the ONE mistake leaders make more frequently than others?</i><p>It obviously …

Employment

Mental Happiness in 90 Days With 30 Habits Everyone Should Do

The whole universe wants to keep you traveling in the way you have been.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Quora: What have you tried for 30 days that</i> …

Health

Marvel artists turned Black Influencers and Athletes into super versions of themselves.

3 Things Your Employees Desperately Wish You Knew About Workplace Trust

When you talk to 10,000 people around the world about trust in their workplaces, what do you suppose they want to talk about instead?<p>Do you wish you had a better handle on trust? Everyone's saying you've got to have a high trust workplace. That you won't be an effective leader or build an effective …

Human Resources

Putting a Price on People Problems at Work

In our work as business school professors and consultants, we’ve met countless managers who fail to achieve their goals. They come up against problems that refuse to budge no matter how hard they push. Indeed, such problems may even get worse the harder they try to solve them.<p>At the heart of most …

Prices

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The "Ivy Lee Method" is stupidly simple—and that's partly why it's so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, …

Productivity

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Tapping your productivity in ways you never have before takes unconventional thinking.<p>Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.<p><b>Adam Grant's 'The surprising habits of original</b> …

TED Talks

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

Happiness

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Business Planning

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

Happiness