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Isabel Allende On Love, Writing, and Being Single at 70

Collier Meyerson talks with the author of The Japanese Lover about love and death.<p>In her new novel, <i>The Japanese Lover</i>, Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende yanks readers from their cultural obsession with youth. In the book's magical pages, we reckon with life through the process of facing death. …

The 3 Main Reasons Why People Have Affairs

“I just don’t know what’s wrong with him. I mean, we’ve been married for 25 years and this just started happening in the last few. But it keeps …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams | Inc.com

• "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." --James Cameron<br>• "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry …

Motivation

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

Procrastination Is a Strong Emotional Coping Mechanism

Procrastination is more than simply spending time on Facebook before starting your work duties. At a foundational, psychological level, putting off …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness?

Spending our days in windowless office buildings and suburban homes, it's easy to forget about nature. In today's society, the only time many of us spend outdoors is just walking to and from the car. Could this separation from nature have a negative effect on our mental and physical states? Recent …

The Science Behind Why Inspirational Quotes Motivate Us

We all have that favorite quote. But what makes some turns of phrase so resonant?<p>When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Some of these pithy sayings have become celebrated parts of society’s lexicon. Some include:<p>“I have not failed. I’ve just found …

How to Set Goals and Meet Them: 8 Steps for Success

Are you having a hard time achieving your goals? It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you’re wrapped up in the busy day-to-day of …

Motivation

A New Approach to Finding Happiness

<b>By: Kayleigh Pleas</b><p><i>"Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them." -- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche</i><p>Never before in history have so many believed that they "should" be happy. Our Western, …

Why We Can’t Be Happy All the Time

<b>“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>Suffering by definition: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. …

Looking for Love? Make Sure Your Partner Has These 5 Traits

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I …

20 Ways To Find Your Soulmate

I used to think it was really dopey.A soulmate? Really??You’d occasionally spot those long-term couples still looking all goggly-eyed at each other …

Smoking

How To Really Get Things Done?

31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

1. Catch Some Zzz's—the Right Way<p>Turkish researchers found that people who tend to sleep on their right side have mellower dreams, with themes of …

Wellness

What Men REALLY Notice the First Time You Have Sex

Still, while we're spending a gajillion hours getting ready to strip down, it's probably not the most important thing in the world. In fact, when we asked <i>Men's Health</i> readers what they actually <i>notice</i> the first time they have sex with a new woman, we saw a lot of repeat answers. Beyond the obvious …

11 Things Every Woman Should Tell Her Gyno

<b>If You've Had Unprotected Sex—Even Once</b><br>So you slipped up and didn't use a condom a while back, but since then you've gotten your period and haven't noticed any signs of an STD. You're in the clear, right? Not exactly. Some STDs, like Chlamydia, are often completely symptomless, while others like …

6 Body Language Signs That Will Get You What You Want

<b>Do: Hold Your Chin.</b><p>"It's something we see powerful people do—Hillary Clinton, Steve Jobs on the cover of his biography. It's a thinking pose, a …

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing

What do happy people do? Read! But what do really, really happy people do—read the kind of books that open their minds—and lives.<p>Making Hope Happen: …

7 Ways to Make a Man Fall in Love With You

1. Say something nice about someone people expect you to speak ill of.<p>As soon as we met, I knew that my future wife was nothing like me. She was nine …

Dr. Phil: 4 Questions You Must Ask to Be Truly Effective

You've heard me say that to get what you want, you have to be able to define exactly what that is. It's just as important to know exactly who you …