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No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your parents always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, their advice was right (were they ever wrong?). Eating a …

Science Says The Opposite of Greed Is What Truly Leads to Happiness (Like Doing Any of These 6 Things)

The motto 'greed is good' is the antithesis of what research is suggesting will make you happier.<p>We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, …

Happiness

3 Secrets to Surviving Life at It’s Worst

—<br>I put my back to the wall and slumped to the ground. I stared at my wedding ring. I had worn it only a week, and all I could hear were her words, …

How to naturally lose weight fast

While there are endless diets, supplements, and meal replacement plans claiming to ensure rapid weight loss, most lack any scientific evidence. There …

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

5 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked, According to Experts

No PJs? No problem.<p>We're always on the hunt for new routines that improve wellness, and we've been hearing a lot about this one lately: sleeping …

How to Get Back to Working Out When You Haven't Been to the Gym in Forever

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Getting back into a workout routine when you've taken time off …

Ten Hacks For Simplifying Your Life

These days, it’s almost a badge of honor to find ways to balance the chaos of our fast-paced lives. We feel accomplished for having emerged from under multiple deadlines and major challenges while finding time to live a seemingly impressive life. After all, it’s all documented right there on social …

Minimalism

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

8 Rules to Do Everything Better

“Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life,” writes investor Ray Dalio in his bestselling book, <i>Principles</i><i>.</i> Dalio focuses on skills like decision-making, investing, and managing organizations. While reading through it, I …

7 Visualization Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind (Infographic)

These simple tricks can help you relax and live a stress-free life.<p>Whether you’re juggling multiple jobs or taking care of toddlers, all that running around can often come with a side of anxiety. Instead of letting these nerves get the best of you, it’s important to figure out a way to manage them. …

Mindfulness

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

Recently, I read a book about a man named Matthew Cowley, who was an incredible missionary and humanitarian to the people in New Zealand over 100 …

I just read a book that called me out on my excuses for not seeing friends, not finishing my work, and wasting time on social media — and I loved it

Courtesy of Laura Vanderkam<p><b>Time is a precious commodity, but too many of us waste hours of it every day.</b>• <b><br>In her new book, "Off the Clock,"</b> …

Time Management

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Seriously: Drinking This Twice a Day Cleared My Acne

I'm a bit of an acne treatment aficionado. In high school and college, I tried prescription pills and topical treatments, OTC creams, pads, …

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

Self-improvement

I tried to upgrade my sleep experience with lucid dreaming—here’s what happened

You know that feeling when you’re in the midst of an amazing dream—like, you and Michael B. Jordan are relaxing on the beach and he tells you…? Wait! …

Consciousness

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

5 Unhealthy Behaviors That Rob You of Happiness

Do you do these things?<p>Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder …

6 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Smarter, Confident, and More Productive

Attaining and keeping a level of high performance requires a commitment to these 6 tiny habits.<p>High performers such as Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg stay mentally sharp by making sleep a non-negotiable activity in their life. Richard Branson has credited his peak performance to working out.<p>When …

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

This 18-Minute Yoga Routine Builds Muscle—and Busts Anger

Next time you’re all riled up, try this restorative vinyasa flow.<p>When you’re feeling angry or upset, a HIIT routine might not be the best way to blow …