Self-help

What to do when you think your life sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people. My college room mate had unrelenting positivity and I frequently responded with …

Self-improvement

This is the only sugar scrub recipe you need for soft, silky skin

People have been taking advantage of the powers of exfoliation for thousands of years—like, so far back that ancient Egyptians were even sloughing …

Skin Care

Do You Regularly Stay Silent to Avoid Conflict?

How many times have you stayed absolutely silent when someone hurt your feelings, when someone crossed the line?<p>How many times have you ignored a …

Self-improvement

6 tips for handling difficult clients

Whether you are part of a large PR or marketing agency, toil for a smaller organization or work solo, managing client relationships is no easy …

Public Relations

How To Deal With Difficult Clients

Unfortunately, at some point, you are going to encounter difficult clients. Or just a really bad client. It can make you really doubt yourself and …

Self-improvement

Why it’s just as important to wash your face in the morning as at night

Before turning in for the night to clock in some shut-eye, it’s common to wash away the dirt, oil, and general gunk leftover from the steamy summer …

Skin Care

Productive And Destructive Ways To Deal With Stress

1 of 15<p>Gettyimages.com/Pensive African American woman leaning on wall<p>When you’re under a lot of stress, you obviously aren’t thinking as clearly as …

Women of Color

Be Here Now: Solution Focused Therapy

When something goes wrong, you feel like you failed. Maybe you lose your job, or you go through a traumatic breakup, and all of a sudden, life can …

Self-improvement

Your next bath is begging to borrow these 5 pantry staples

Since the dawn of time, royal ladies have indulged in fancy baths. Take Cleopatra, who’s legend to have soaked in tubs with donkey’s milk or Marie …

Skin Care

Want your relationship to succeed? Experts say this one element is crucial

Relationship experts will be the first to tell you that trust is incredibly important to relationship satisfaction and success. Another thing they’ll …

Lifestyle

This Is Why You're Stuck and Unhappy

The difference between humans and animals: We can activate our fight or flight just by our thoughts alone. We don't have to be in actual danger. Our …

Self-improvement

What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Overwhelm can be caused by many work situations. It happens when a stressful situation gets to be just too much for us to handle. We often experience it when we have a heavy volume of work and our to-do list is daunting. In these cases you can engage in time management strategies like delegating …

Mindfulness

Choose to Be Kind to Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you all the time, chances are you assume the worst about them — and that mindset shows up in your behavior. But it’s important to be civil, and even compassionate, to colleagues, both because so much work is collaborative and because that coworker probably isn’t …

Self-improvement

Don’t feel like you have a Type A *or* B personality? Well, C and D also exist

Typically, when it comes to describing someone’s personality type, we rely heavily on two nearly opposite categories: Type A and B. The former is …

Lifestyle

Ever Wanted to Get Revenge? Try This Instead

So you’ve been wronged. A friend casually dismissed a goal you set for yourself, or a colleague threw you under the bus, and you feel hurt and angry — maybe you even want payback. Sometimes those negative feelings dissipate over time, but other times they fester and become toxic obsessions.<p>You know …

Self-improvement

Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques

Americans have been barraged in the past couple of weeks by a series of major news events – some of them unsettling. President Trump’s trip to Europe …

University of California

How artists can overcome imposter syndrome

Self-doubt can strike anyone in any industry, but creatives in particular are closely associated with images of internal conflict. Is there truth …

Digital Art

Handle your citrus with care: Lime disease (not Lyme disease) causes *major* skin inflammation

Ticks aren’t the only things to be wary of this summer. While a bite from the bloodsucker can result in Lyme disease, there’s something a little less …

Lyme Disease

7 Self-Sabotaging Things Perfectionists Do

Perfectionism is tricky to address because in today's competitive world it can seem like a requirement for success. This is especially true for …

Self-improvement

Here's How Experts Recommend Dealing With a Terrible Neighbor

We’ve all had them: Neighbors who drove us up the wall. Maybe their kids run around screaming like banshees all day. Maybe their less-than-perfect …

Hobbies

Karamo Brown Has 3 Fool-Proof Tips for Dealing with Negative Co-workers

You know that one co-worker who’s never satisfied despite the free snacks and unlimited cold brew? Every office has one, and Karamo Brown wants to …

Personal Finance

Daily Changes to Boost Your Self-Confidence

It is important to know that self-confidence and self-esteem are very similar to each other. So, when you’re doing tasks to improve your …

Mental Health

Managers: Squelch Disrespectful Behavior Fast! | Inc.com

Rebecca sat in her office, chin in hand, thinking about the recent team meeting. Her face burned with humiliation as she remembered how her employee Seth, a direct report, had responded to her instructions. She felt his disrespectful behavior, in front of the entire team, had made her look …

Money

Six Habits That Could Be Draining Your Energy

13 minutes ago<p><b>Some bad habits that can sap your energy include taking things personally, worrying too much, being too negative, overthinking things,</b> …

Playlist

7 Tips for Living with Social Anxiety

Self-awareness

If you liked the viral rose quartz tub, this home trend is for you

Ever since this epic rose quartz bathtub went viral, I’ve been thinking bigger when it comes to incorporating crystals into my home. It’s good and …

Rose Quartz

And the questions Sophia Roe gets over-and-over on Instagram are….

Mega-babe Sophia Roe knows a thing or two about beauty, and what she doesn’t know—she finds out because someone is going to ask <i>her.</i> But here’s the …

Lifestyle

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Motherhood

Handling Disrespect with Positive Parenting

Feeling disrespected is a big trigger for many parents, and too often, we respond with disrespect of our own. Sometimes in the middle of a power …

Parenting

It's never OK to lose your temper at work — here are 3 ways to calm down, fast

For weeks, I had worked on a team tasked with planning and developing a strategy to launch a new initiative. When I was ready to present it to my boss, I was confident we would gain his buy-in.<p>But he didn't. The timing, resources, and broader support for our ideas just weren't there.<p>When I heard …

Elise