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Habit Creep: The Proven, Reasonable And Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

James Clear | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called "lifestyle creep." It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer thi...

Why I Ran a Marathon For My 50th Birthday

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

One of the best presents I've ever received was something I gave to myself. It was three years ago, and for my 50th birthday, when I gave myself permission to try something outside of my comfort zone.

'Toughen Up'

Nicole O'Dell | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Nicole O'Dell

What becomes of our kids once they are tough? Unaffected? Too prideful to admit their fears? They become us. Adults. My son is 6 years old and in my head I was screaming for him to toughen up... Yet when I really stop and think about it... He is tough. He is the toughest 6-year-old I know.

Best Used By: Has Your Career Met Its Shelf Life?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

People whose careers have fully expired are no longer positive contributors to the mission, instead they become inflexible inhibitors of innovation and creativity.

A Life's Dream Complete: Conquering Mount Everest

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

Just over two years ago, I wrote these words on this blog: My name is Kuntal Joisher and I am about to climb Mount Everest. Over those years, I've chr...

Warren Buffett's '20 Slot' Rule: How To Simplify Your Life And Maximize Your Results

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Charlie Munger settled into his seat in front of the crowd at the University of Southern California. It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 yea...

The Easiest Way to Achieve Any Goal

Felicia Spahr | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Felicia Spahr

As a former perfectionist, I remember spending a ridiculous amount of time writing down big, lofty goals that described me 'crushing it' in the future. I wanted to win Oscars, Nobel Peace Prizes, be a Pulitzer Prize Winning novelist... all at the same time. Which is comical and adorable in how ambitious it is. But COMPLETELY unrealistic.

Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

James Clear | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-...

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I'...

20 Questions to ask Before Leaping to Entrepreneur

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Jennifer Maynard

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Saying bye-bye to your corporate job is not easy. So if you are seriously considering taking the leap here are so...

The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

James Clear | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The Ivy Lee Method of prioritizing your to-do list seems stupidly simple. How could something this simple be worth so much? What makes it so effective?

27 Values I Want to Live By in My Twenties

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Rajat Bhageria

So here we go. Here are 27 values I want to live by in my twenties -- and for the rest of my life -- in no particular order:

How the Angry Birds Movie Helped Me Beat Procrastination

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Have you ever procrastinated doing a task because it felt so boring, monumental, and time-consuming? If you just nodded your head, then I know I'm in...

7 Strategies to Make Healthy Habits Stick

Amanda Richardson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

Luckily, there is a way to cut through the noise and create a plan that works. Here are seven strategies to make those healthy habits stick.

6 Surefire Ways to Take Back Control of Your Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

If you want to step into your power as the creator of your life and ruler of your mind, here are 6 surefire ways to take back control of your life.

The Power of Placebo: What Happens When You Believe You're Taking Steroids

James Clear | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Imagine the results you can enjoy if you can just get your body, your mind, and your heart all rowing in the same direction. Imagine what kind of performance is waiting inside of you, if you can just find the courage and conviction to believe in it.

Making the Case for Average

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

The goal is always to be the best. But what's so bad about being average? Excellence is a laudable goal but is often unattainable. Continually trying and continually failing to reach the goal of excellence can lead to disappointment, unhappiness and a sense of being unfulfilled in life.

Two Harvard Professors Reveal One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

James Clear | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We have a tendency to care too much about our present selves and not enough about our future selves. We like to enjoy immediate benefits in the present, especially if the costs of our choices don't become apparent until far in the future.

7 Initiatives By Students and Teachers That Are Making Waves Outside The Classroom

Posted 05.24.2016 | Education

Some 6 million students attend California’s 10,000-plus public schools -- the largest state school system in the country. Across districts large and...

33 Tips for Achieving What We Want

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

When we enjoy life, when we love well and are loved, when we appreciate our experience no matter what, we're unstoppable!

It's Not Up to You to 'Figure It All Out'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Notice your inner mind chatter. Observe it, but don't attach to it. Recognize it as fear and only fear, as the thoughts are not of your higher self, but wounded parts of yourself. Love them and let them pass.

3 Tactics to Effective Goal Setting

Menellia Valcent | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Menellia Valcent

From experience, I am a firm believer that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it. But in order to continuously focus of your goals, they...

How to Stop Procrastinating and Boost Your Willpower by Using 'Temptation Bundling'

James Clear | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Take your time and write down as many behaviors as possible. Then, browse your list and see if you can link one of your instantly gratifying "want" behaviors with something you "should" be doing.

It's Me Against Me

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I am a 44 year old female with several university degrees. I've raised three children into adulthood, have owned a successful business for 13 years, am a writer for The Educators Room and the Huffington Post. I also have a children's book published. By my society's definition I am successful. Yet I don't see myself in that light.

Lessons From a Vexillonaire: Creativity, Simplicity, and the Carefully Constrained Life

James Clear | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
James Clear

The flag of Chicago is widely regarded as one of the best city flags in the United States, perhaps in the world. It is certainly one of the most popul...