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December 18, 2014

How to End 2014 With a Bang: 101 Ways to Ring in the New Year!

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Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

The Most Powerful Way To Respond To Negative People

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This Gadget Hooks Onto Your Underwear And Helps You Chill Out

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The Real Connection Between Ambition And Mental Health

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5 Ways To Banish Negative Thoughts For Good

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15 Ways To Be Happier In 2015

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Why It's Harder Than Ever To Unplug From Our Devices

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11 Caffeine-Free Ways To Beat Your Midday Slump

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One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

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5 Essential Lists To Make Before The End Of This Year

Journaling
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'Nature Deficit Disorder' Might Be Made Up, But The Health Benefits Of Being Outside Are Real

Nature
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A Road To Mental Health Through The Kitchen

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How To Really Let Go Of Stress On Vacation, From Someone Who Does It For A Living

Travel
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How Meditation Can Help You Get A Good Night's Sleep

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The Simple Activity That Can Instantly Elevate Your Mood

Skipping
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5 Ways To Combat Stress With A Mental Makeover

Mental Makeover
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The One Word That Can Get You What You Want

Persuasion
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Debunking The Holiday Suicide Myth

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8 Perfect Gifts For Anyone In Need Of A Good Night's Sleep

Sleep Gifts
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How To Keep Relationships Stress-Free This Holiday Season

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What This Classic Pessimist Can Teach Us All About Happiness

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5 Signs You Should Take A Break From Social Media

Smartphone
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7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living On A Caribbean Island

Fiji
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19 Numbers That Prove We Can Do More For Mental Health

Depression
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Happy People Aren't Always Great At Empathy

Happy People Empathy
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4 Incredibly Easy Ways To Practice Everyday Gratitude

Gratitude
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7 Ways Your Friends And Family Keep You Calm

Relaxed Friends
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10 Ways To Recognize Success (And Stop Beating Yourself Up)

Success
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6 Risks You Won't Regret Taking

Balance
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What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

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11 Things People Over 50 Wish They'd Done Differently At 25

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10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity

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The Ultimate Guide To Fighting Those Creative Blocks

Creativity
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How To Feel More Relaxed This Week

Relaxed
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Don't Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Negative Thoughts
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How One Woman's Resilience Affected An Entire Community

Resilient
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10 Proven Remedies For A Rough Week

Rough Week
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Here's Proof Tranquility Looks Different To Us All

Calm
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10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introvert
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3 Habits Highly Productive People Do Every Day, Even If They're 'Too Busy'

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How To Feel Less Stressed This Week

Relaxed
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7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

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ReWork: Rethinking Work And Well-being

Work Well Being
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100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress

Meditation
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How Meditation Can Help Protect The Body After Cancer

Mindfulness Meditation
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21 Things I Learned The Year I Turned 21

Woman Summer
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WATCH: 24 Little Things To Be Grateful For

Gratitude
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10 Important Reasons To Start Making Time For Silence, Rest And Solitude

Sitting Silent
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Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

Darkness
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The Self-Serving Reason We Gossip

Gossip
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How To Meditate (Even If You're Really Impatient)

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

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Yoga's Power To Create Positive Change

Yoga
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5 Important Reasons To Embrace A Little Adventure

Adventure
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Why Saying 'No' Is Just As Powerful As Saying 'Yes'

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Why It's Important To Keep Your Eyes On The Stars

Looking Up At Stars
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It Takes Courage To Make A Change

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The Science Behind The Way We Love

Relationships
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4 Ways Being Lonely Can Affect Your Health

Lonely
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8 Ways Forgiveness Is Good For Your Health

Forgiveness
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Here's How Easily Stress Can Be Transformed Into Strength

Gratitude
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10 Easy Ways To Cope With Stress When You're Overwhelmed

Meditation
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What Exactly Is Emotional Health?

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Nearly A Third Of Americans Would Choose To Improve Their Career Over Their Health Or Relationships

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The One Habit You Need To Succeed Above All Else

Gratitude
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12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

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5 Creativity Lessons You Already Learned In Kindergarten

Creativity
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Here's Proof That Life Is All About The Little Things

Happiness
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More Than 7 People In The Americas Die From Suicide Per Hour

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3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

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10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

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This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

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5 Ways To Beat A Buzzkill

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The Simple Truth That Helped This Actress Find Total Happiness

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7 Traits That Make A Leader

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