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This Is the Weirdest Habit-Breaking Strategy

Science of Us | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

(Photo: Pablo Saldivia Salgado / EyeEm/Getty Images) By Melissa Dahl The latest episode of Psych Crunch, a new podcast hosted by Science of Us pal ...

5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included. T...

Consider These Terms of Engagement Before Having Your Next Argument

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's true that old habits can be difficult to break, but even the most entrenched patterns are breakable, if there is a strong intention and powerful commitment to do so. So, hang in there, and get to work!

After Reading This, You'll Never Watch the News Again

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

I've been reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, and this passage about reading the news stuck out to me: "I hope you're sitting down. Take t...

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve  --  without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.

8 Powerful Ways To Make Habits Stick

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become automatic or habituated over time. Here are my tips to form healthy habits that stick:

10 Morning Habits of Well-Balanced People

Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents

Mornings are hard for everyone. Whatever to-do lists we finished yesterday are instantly forgotten, and new ones begin to pile up -- fast. To help...

Changing Bad to Good: How Expectations Influence Behavior

Dr. Joe Dispenza | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joe Dispenza

So if we believe a good restaurant is pricier, friendly or cleaner would we be able to tell if something wasn't quite right? What would happen if you ordered steak and the chef used a fatty piece of meat he bought at the grocery store? What if he arraigned it beautifully and the impeccably dressed waiter brought it to you on a platter? Would you be able to tell?

Make Your Bed (Plus 6 Other Things You Should Do Every Day)

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

You wake up, roll out of bed (sometimes literally), brush your teeth and go about your day. That's your routine -- you've done it for years and it just feels normal. But like any routine, it can put you in a rut.

How to Pick Up Good Habits

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pullman

Most people want to develop good habits like doing yoga before work, eating breakfast and saying "hello" to the elderly neighbor they see each morning.

The Most Important First Step to Success

Noah St. John | Posted 06.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noah St. John

The most important first step to success is to take 100% responsibility for what happens in your life. Look at that word responsibility—it's com...

The Under-appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Consistency doesn't count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot. With the many land mines out there, ready to derail even the most talented of people, "showing up" regularly offers undeniable benefits.

Is Your Over-Thinking an 'Addiction'? Here Are 8 Steps to Recovery

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I like choices. Nearly every one of my decisions is carefully researched to maximize the greatest number of benefits. When buying, I like to know ...

Start Something That Matters

Brendon Burchard | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

Sometimes your dreams for living a great life and having more personal freedom can seem so far away. Yet no matter where you are on the path, never ...

What a Hawaiian Rainforest Taught Me About the Power of Intention

Noah St. John | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noah St. John

I'm on the island of Oahu taking the whole family on an epic Hawaiian vacation. Babette says she wants to visit a waterfall because she love...

The Power of Habit: Setting Up 'Triggers' to Sustain Habits

Brendon Burchard | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

I've spent my entire career helping high performers set up better strategies and habits to keep them energized, engaged and achieving their best. And the biggest secret I've learned in almost 20 years in this field is what I call "trigger moments."

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Daniel Bowman The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my ...

Broken Windows Theory: Why Winners Keep Their Homes Clean

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

If things get busy and you let your home, relationships, and happiness flounder while you put out fires elsewhere, eventually you find things just get worse and those higher priorities start to matter less.

They Called Him 'Butterfingers'

Noah St. John | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noah St. John

Once upon a time, there was a professional football player who got the nickname "Butterfingers" because, in his first pro season, he kept dropping t...

Professional Habits to Develop While in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The professional habits you create while attending college can contribute to your success in the internships you attain, the organizations you are a part of, and on the job after graduation. Here are five professional habits to develop while in college.

Are You Ready for Change? Find Out What Stage You're In

Amy Morin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they'd originally anticipated.

How to Overcome Brand Habits So Buyers Will Buy Your Products

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

One problem marketers find difficult to overcome is how do you get buyers to choose your product when they are in the habit of buying other brands?

7 Mini-Habits That Will Change Your Life Immediately

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some good 'mini-habits' to practice doing each day?" People posted dozens of an...

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

But when you're internally motivated, you're driven by a desire to make yourself better. You're only accountable to you, and that means you control the variables that decide whether you succeed or fail. When those factors are stacked in your favor, the odds say you'll make lasting change.