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Habits

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

My $900 Lesson In Mindfulness

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

What if the spill and its respective price tag were like pulling off a BandAid: quick and stings a little, but sufficient to remove a layer of armor I had built between myself and... well, in this case, myself?

How A Password Changed My Life

Mauricio Estrella | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

Reprogram Your Brain

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindfulness is awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including awareness of thoughts, without any attachment to whatever you notice. Mindfulness is helpful because it creates space between thoughts and actions.

Conquer Emotional Eating With These 12 Weird Tricks

Orion Talmay | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Orion Talmay

Unhealthy overeating can stem from emotions that don't serve you. The good news is you are in control of your emotions. Determine your emotional triggers, look out for those triggers and take charge over your mind and body.

Yagana Shah

5 Midlife Habits You Can't Afford To Put Off Another Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty

Between your demanding boss, your expensive kids, your nagging parents, and (mostly) lovable spouse, it's no wonder most of us lose sight of our own s...

Why You Should Be a FARC-er

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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.

7 Nighttime Rituals To Help You Unwind, Relax, And Chill Out (That Don't Involve Alcohol)

Mark Sisson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

When I decided to give up alcohol -- or at least make it an occasional rather than regular indulgence -- I knew I had to figure out another way to unwind before bed.

How a Habit Becomes a Cable

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Normal eating is goal-directed behavior; compulsive overeating is not. Compulsive overeating is a complex stimulus-response behavior.

Try Something New For 30 Days

Candace Davis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Candace Davis

In two weeks I will be jetting off to Europe to tick a few more things off my life list, including living in Paris while writing my first book in 30 days. It feels kinda scary, and at times surreal, but I know I can do it. Why don't you try something new for 30 days too?

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

From WunWun to Postmates, Can You Order Happiness On Demand?

Mona Patel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Mona Patel

DVRs, video-on-demand services, prostitutes, infomercials and fast food companies -- what do these things have in common? They have mastered the art and science of manifesting desire and delivering what people want, when they want it.

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

Moments Make a Life

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Consciously constructing positive habits -- or a life, for that matter -- is a dance between noticing what's working now, imagining a brighter future, and taking tiny steps everyday, moment by moment, to move in the desired direction.

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think i...

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?

Embracing Routine

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Too many of you are treading water instead of swimming with the current, living in a reactive state instead of a place of creating opportunities, and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make and then never quite get what you want.

3 Things We Learned From the Winter Olympics

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If you're like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I'm always a proponent of getting off the couch and g...

How To Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When your willpower is depleted, you are even more likely to make decisions based on the environment around you. After all, if you're feeling drained, stressed, or overwhelmed then you're not going to go through a lot of effort to cook a healthy dinner or fit in a workout.

Church and Pornography -- A Bad Mix

Gerard Kersey | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion
Gerard Kersey

There are more Christian outlets today than ever before. There are more Christian books available now than ever in history. Mega churches are popping ...

12 Habits Of Highly Effective Stay-At-Home Dads

Chris Routly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

Here are a few lessons I have learned along the way that I would pass on to any man who is going to be a stay-at-home dad, just thinking about being a stay-at-home dad, or maybe already is one but is finding himself floundering.

Why Do Fads Fade? The Inevitable Death of Flappy Bird

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Nir Eyal

Given the meteoric success and subsequent decline of other games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, and FarmVille, perhaps the death of Flappy Bird was more than a rash decision. Perhaps it was a mercy killing?

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Raymmar Tirado

Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me.

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.