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Healthy Habits

This Philosopher's Wisdom Will Help You Lead A Happy Life

James Clear | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Many historians believe that Aurelius practiced writing as a daily habit, regardless of the circumstances. Some of his most famous passages were written from outposts and battlefields as he sought to expand the Roman Empire.

7 Habits That Only Seem Harmless

Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that we'd suggest browsing Reddit for health advice. But many of the well-intentioned posts to a thread on which user magicmuk a...

5 Habits Science Proves Will Help You Live Longer

Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." While we agree with Abe, we're wondering why w...

The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started?

James Clear | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When you have a goal -- whether it's starting a business or eating healthier or traveling the world -- it's easy to look at someone who is already doing it and then try to reverse engineer their strategy. In some cases, this is really useful. Learning from the experiences of successful people is a great way to accelerate your own learning curve.

Thinking About Cutting Back on Soda? Try Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana K. Rice

What's that one measly can of soda a day -- your afternoon treat -- really going to do? Quite a bit, according to many leading health organizations.

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour

James Clear | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Rome is just the result; the bricks are the system. The system is greater than the goal. Focusing on your habits is more important than worrying about your outcomes.

These 4 Must-Do Habits Will Guarantee Your Success

: Inc. | Miki Agrawal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business

This year, I decided that I'm going to share my lessons. Lessons are some of the only things that we can both learn and teach. As I expand my new ...

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?

4 Easy Ways To Be Healthier At Work

Posted 02.27.2014 | OWN

By Camille Noe Pagán If you spend most of your days at a desk, here's some unsettling news: That office job could be bad for your health. Resear...

7 Ways To Love Yourself

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How you view and treat yourself influences how others view and treat you. Make a commitment to loving yourself unconditionally, and you will expand your capacity to give and receive love.

Desperately Seeking 'The Biggest Winner' in Health

Josh Stevens | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The latest news in the world of health is not coming from doctors or hospitals. Instead, it's coming from large employers: CVS and NBC. Both CVS and NBC have recently put a spotlight on health-related issues, but the reasons why couldn't be more different.

5 Things That Weight Maintainers Do That You Don't (And How to Fix It)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

Long-term maintainers may continue with some behaviors that helped them lose weight, but not all. Maintaining needs to feel easy and not as hard as losing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus on something called "habit forming."

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.

How to Make Those New Year Plans Stick: Advice from Chalene Johnson

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We're busier than ever. Yet what keeps us so busy is rarely the same as what contributes to our success. Mostly, it distracts from it.

5 Mistakes People Make At The Grocery Store

Katie Hill | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

What do root canals, pelvic exams, filing taxes, car repairs, and grocery shopping have in common? Absolutely nothing, except they are all life activities I despise with the intensity of a thousand white-hot suns.

If You Want To Age Gracefully, Avoid These 7 Things

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Like the haves and the have nots, when it comes to post 50s, it's those who are aging and those who are aging gracefully. You know, the lucky ones who...

How to Set an Intention That Sticks for 2014

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Why does it sometimes feel like it's effortless to let negative habits creep up, but when we want to change them -- or add a new healthy habit -- it feels nearly impossible?

Do You Model Unhealthy Tech Habits?

Laura St. John | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Laura St. John

When you interrupt what you're doing to check a new message, you're silently implying to your live, pint-size audience that the virtual message is more important than what's going on at that moment. You also become split.

Just Change One Thing

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

The trick, I have learned, is to focus on one keystone habit. A keystone habit is one that is central to the way you have been operating and once changed will create a chain reaction of change.

Will the Ghost of Diets to Come Affect Our Eating Over the Holidays?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Perhaps if our society suddenly declared that we must eat frugally over the holidays and spend time in the gym rather than at parties, the excessive eating and drinking might end. But until that happens, if ever, the best way to get through the holidays is to enjoy them.

Why We Should Make Goals Instead Of Resolutions

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Here are some tips on how to develop challenging, lasting and meaningful goals for 2014. Spoiler alert: The resolution does not begin when the ball drops... it starts today.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 3

Katie Morton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

When you have a craving, figure out what you really need, whether it's an emotional need, or a physical one, or both. And set about getting those needs met! You'll be much happier for it.

Creating New Habits: The Challenge

Stephanie Jelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Jelley

My next goal is to help others create healthy online habits, particularly among our youth who unfortunately may not fully understand the impact of their updates and sharing across the web.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 2

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

Pay attention to your meals. While you're eating, be here now. In the moment. When your attention strays, bring it back. Do it over and over again, for the rest of your life. If you don't meditate, then boom. Now you do.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 1

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

In order to effectively learn how to ignore cravings, you must mentally rehearse the full miserable sequence of what would happen if you give in. So here's my exercise for you. The next time you experience a craving, stop. Grab a notebook.