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Habits

Moments Make a Life

Megan McDonough | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 04.10.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

WATCH: Is This The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

What's the secret to breaking bad habits? First, it helps to know how habits form in our brains. They are actually cemented there by a "three-part ...

A Five-Step, Scientifically-Proven Plan For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to se...

10 Strategies for Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The new year is a fantastic opportunity to spend time (preferably a couple of hours) working on your life rather than just being caught up, running around in circles, in your life. Time is so precious that we are flat out getting the basics done, let alone thinking about our lives and how we are functioning.

7 Bad Habits to Avoid

John Murphy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
John Murphy

I encourage you to take steps to avoid these like the proverbial plague, and if they resonate with you and your behavior, then I implore you to do something about them -- for your sake!!

5 Habits That Can Wreck Your Credit

Credit.com | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Credit.com

Habits are those activities we do unconsciously because we've done them so many times before. We're not even fully aware when we're doing them, and then the results tend to pile up unseen. Of course, credit is one of those things that can suffer from bad habits. So let's take a look at five bad habits that can wreck your credit.

How to Break Bad Habits Like a Boss

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth McKenzie

People who are wining at life are doing so because of their positive habits. Through the repeated routines and rituals of their daily lives, they are literally setting themselves up for success.

Maybe It's Time Christians Learned These "Non-Christian" Habits

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Speaking the truth invariably creates conflict because someone won't like it. So we have a choice - either stand up or shrink back.

FOWOT! Can You Guess What It Means?

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Fear of What Others Think! It is something that rules many people's lives -- not yours of course -- but I bet you know someone whose life is control...

10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

What I learned is that being happy is possible, no matter how dark your days are, that happiness is attainable, especially when you understand what happy people do to get there.

Yoga to Go: Judith Hanson Lasater on Keys to a Rewarding Home Yoga Practice

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, author and yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., offers some keys to a rewarding home practice, based on her experience as a longtime practitioner and teacher. She encourages us to look at why we don't practice.

6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Surfing

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a big wave knocks me over and holds me underwater, it wouldn't make much sense for me to get mad at it, right? But really, we operate that way all the time, fighting forces of life that are as unavoidable as the strength and immensity of the ocean.

Can Wine and Paint Help Boost Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

On the surface, having a glass of wine and painting a pretty picture may seem kind of silly for a staff of adults at a business services agency to partake in. But dig a little deeper and you'll be able to see how it really does help to benefit your company.

The Science of Starting Small

Matt Ragland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Ragland

In an effort to think small, focusing on a single task feels incredibly limiting. But breaking down a large task in to small wins, you're able to finish quicker and be more productive.