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Bad Habits

How to Stop Your Pet's Bad Habits

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you feel you've tried everything, but Fido or Fluffy's bad habits have become the norm, you may be giving the wrong signals and actually encouragin...

Stop This Habit Today

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Begin your day with an intellectual mise-en-scene. Plan ahead. Prioritize your list. Above all, put your smartphone away when you are with the people you love. They are your priority, not other people's Instagram feeds.

The 5 Aggravations Of Cohabitation

Nancy Roman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I love my husband. But there are some bits about cohabitation that are just not my favorite bits.

How I Quit Smoking 'in 12 Hours'

Michael Warbux | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Warbux

I've had a terrible habit for around 17 years, and that was smoking. One night I realized that I had enough and that it was time to quit. That night, ...

Work Smarter, Not Harder by Breaking Your Counterproductive Bad Habits

Amy Morin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While ignoring your bad habits may help you feel good initially, that avoidance will eventually catch up to you. When you don't address the unproductive and unhealthy things you're doing alongside your good habits, you'll stagnate.

3 Energy Draining Habits That Successful People Totally Avoid, and How to Change Them

Rakel Sosa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakel Sosa

I have experienced these three specific habits that I mention below. I have to say that when I stopped practicing them my life got lighter and much clearer, more sober and grounded. Check them out... maybe you practice one of them. Changing them can really upgrade your well-being.

Want To Change Your Life? Change Your Habits

Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

'How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits' By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 04.02.2015 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are is a little guidebook - not to the sites of Paris--but rather, with a wink and a nod and la bise, to the interiors of a modern chic Parisian woman's sophisticated pysche. Life lessons from the Three Simones.

5 Ways Little Kids Wash Their Hands

Brent Almond | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Brent Almond

Based on personal experience of how regularly my child practices responsible (unassisted) hygiene, it's a wonder we're not in the midst of a full-blown toddler zombie apocalypse.

10 Simple Actions to Achieve Massive Success in 2015

Sean Kim | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

Another year is coming to an end, and many of us are asking: "Did I achieve my goals this year  -- professionally and personally?" 2014 may have been a slow year, or it could have been one of the best years yet.

Meditation Helped This Woman Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to curbing bad habits, training the brain is no easy task. It becomes even more challenging when the behavior change requires leaving an...

Are You Stuck in Boot Camp Mentality?

Hiba Giacoletto | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Hiba Giacoletto

The problem with Boot Camp is it isn't very pleasant to be there. So when I couldn't take it any longer, I would swing over to the other extreme and go into Club Med mode.

How Many Days It Actually Takes To Form A New Habit

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

It was downright self-destructive to my recovery. The self-pity party it wrought for the entire day didn't help. Why did I do it? Because prior to the divorce, my then-husband and I wrote messages to each other on Facebook every morning. It was a habit that needed to stop. Now.

5 Habits We Need to Break Now

Kali Rogers | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

What should your life look like at 22? What should it look like at 30? What should it look like at 40? 45? Get a good idea. I know you've thought about it. Ok. Got it? Good. Now, put a big fat "X" through that picture and spit on it.

Stop Giving Up Unhealthy Habits!

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Let's be nice to ourselves. We only have one body, one mind, and one life. Why not treat them with care and respect? Eat to feel alive, not guilty. Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body. Live because you enjoy your life, not because you have to exist.

Mindfulness, My Parents and the Connections That Matter

Susie Wolbe | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

For myself, I can say I have been influenced not only by my religious beliefs, but also by my experience with mindfulness. I practice mindfulness in short bursts throughout the day, and also meditate during formal sittings.

3 Steps For Changing Any Bad Habit or Forming Any Good One

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Remember that a habit consists of cues and responses repeated over and over. To attack the habit you have to disrupt the old cues, form new ones, and then it becomes a matter of "Wash. Rinse. Repeat." In this way, you build that association and make the pattern automatic and soon unconscious.

Put Your Money to Work!

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Steph Wagner

It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.

The Lost Art Of Peeing In The Shower

Michael Cavender | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

No matter what your husband, boyfriend or fiancé has said to you, the truth is, he has peed (or if he's lucky, is still is peeing) in your shower.

How A Password Changed My Life

Mauricio Estrella | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Mauricio Estrella

So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.

How To Turn Bad Habits Into Stress-Reducing Rituals

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The secret to a less stressful, more fulfilling life isn't just about replicating someone else's habits. It's about creating ones that help rather than hurt you. And while dropping bad habits is a great idea, the reason that's so hard is because it always sounds restrictive and loss-oriented. I have a better way: Replace old habits with more rewarding rituals.

Why You Should Be a FARC-er

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The unconscious fears that rule our lives have been hidden away for so long in most cases that we have no idea of their programming running in the background. Fear is usually our default program.

Dear Family Whisperer: We're All Nail Biters! What to Do?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When you see Hanna biting her nails, you're not just looking at your child. You're seeing your own childhood.

How Long It Really Takes To Form A Habit, According To Science

James Clear | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It makes sense why the "21 Days" myth would spread. It's easy to understand. The time frame is short enough to be inspiring, but long enough to be believable. And who wouldn't like the idea of changing your life in just three weeks?

This Explains Why You Have Food Cravings

U.S. News & World Report | Yuri Elkaim | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods, even when you’re not hungry? There are a few possibilities to explain your food cravings. Here a...