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What I Learned Writing 2,499 Blog Posts

Today will mark my 2,500th blog post, without missing a day since January 2011<p>2,225 days ago, on January 29th, 2011, I wrote my first blog post of a daily streak I have continued to today and expect to continue until I can't.<p>Wordpress users will recognize this screen shot:<p>My next post, which will …

Game of Thrones

How to Be Happier in 2017: 9 Science-Backed Habits That Will Leverage the Power of Positive Psychology

A step-by-step guide to becoming a happier, more positive, and other-centered person in the new year.<p>What are your resolutions for 2017? Lose weight? Finally start that business you've been talking about? Travel more, or finally get organized?<p>How about resolving simply to be happier?<p>Meet Mike …

Happiness

10 signs that you are living a healthy life according to Ayurveda

If you’ve swapped coffee for golden turmeric milk, mouthwash for coconut oil pulling and start your day with a glass of warm lemon water, then you …

Waves of Stress

Much has been written about the effects of stress on the mind and body and how various forms of relaxation and meditation can help. This post …

5 Ways to Earn Money Without Going to Work

Suffering from personal injury is a huge fear for many. It's not just the medical bills or the pain that is the worry, but also the fact that many people may find themselves out of work. Those with physical jobs rely heavily on their bodies in order to pay their bills and a personal injury can …

10 Habits of the Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

What's New<p>T-Mobile, Sprint Finalizing Merger Terms -Sources Apple Co-Founder Wozniak: 'I Do Not Invest'<p>Topics<p>Term Of The Day<p>Featured Courses<p>Become a …

17 Things to Buy for Your Home in 2017 Photos

'Tis the season! No, not for Christmas or Hanukkah—it's the season for rehashing our favorite and least favorite trends of the year. As 2016 draws to a close, stylesetters of all stripes are recalling the trends that made it big this year and predicting some unexpected ones for next. While all of …

Home Decorating

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

Ramp Up Your Savings by Having Two "Zero-Dollar Days" Per Week

If you’re looking to tighten your budget so you can put a few more coins in your piggy bank, this simple approach will get you spending less and curb …

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Holistic Medicine

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …

Motivation

Stop Making These 15 Excuses That Are Holding You Back

We all make harmless excuses to get out of things we're not in the mood for.<p>We say things like: "Honey, I'm too tired." "I have a doctor's appointment." "I have a spinning class."<p>Those things are excuses for: You're not in the mood, you're perfectly healthy and want to get out of something, and by …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Success

3 Signs You Are Destined to Be a Millionaire

Getting rich isn't about <i>looking</i> rich. It's about focusing on creating wealth.<p>Just about everyone wants to be rich. The power of financial independence is incredibly alluring. Unfortunately for most people, they simply will never get there and for a variety of reasons, including economic …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

10 studies that show the advantages of feeling sad

We usually think of this as an unpleasant state, and for those of us who want to minimise our miserable moods as much as possible, the internet is bursting with tips on how to be happier.<p>But with this post, I wanted to take a different approach, to explore the benefits, if any, of embracing your …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …

Can a Blood Test Diagnose Mental Illness?

Scientists are searching for biomarkers to more reliably diagnose and treat mental illness. All they have to do is find them.<p>For people with mental …

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

Tony Robbins: This Is the 1 Quality of All Successful Entrepreneurs

When Marc Benioff decided to quit his job at Oracle and start his own company – the now $50 billion cloud software giant Salesforce – he turned to …

How Storytelling Can Grow a Business

The business world is always looking for that great new idea, but what if the “next big thing” was something as old as humanity? That's the case with …

The ‘drugs v talking’ debate doesn’t help us understand mental health | Simon Wessely

Mental illness and how we treat it is back in the spotlight – but confusion and false distinctions create problems for both doctors and patients<p>Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded …

Best Beaches on Earth

<b>Best for Seclusion:</b> Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, …

Beaches

The Importance of Practicing Mindfulness in a Chaotic World

I began to wonder how many other things flew under my nose daily. What if I slowed life down? What would I see? I needed to become aware of the …