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Resolutions

What's the Most Popular Resolution for Happiness?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When people tell me they've done their own happiness projects, I always ask, "What resolutions did you try? What worked for you?" One answer comes up more than any other.

I'm Sorry... Not!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stop saying a "sorry" that's empty, apologize fully when it's appropriate and to do my part to shift our culture of meaningless or non-existent apologies. Anyone else up for that?

Is There Such Thing As A ‘Good-Enough Divorce’?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

The other night my eldest yelled that his father and I suck at divorce. While my son's sentiment was still fresh I wondered why a good enough divorce is not part of the therapy world's parlance.

Wheat Thins Get Weird, Dominating

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

In a new digital ad campaign launched today, Wheat Thins isn't afraid to be a little tough with you. Wheat Thins' ad spots introduce the "Do-Minatrix,...

New Year's Eco-Lutions

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Carolyn Scott

Yep, we've made another trip around the sun. The new year is upon us filled with brand new opportunities and chances. Let's do our best to make it an even greener one with these simple tips!

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Here are five simple ways to improve my friendships and yours over the coming year.

12 Healthy Resolutions For 2012 -- That Aren't Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Each year, many of us resolve to eat healthy food, get fit and, yup, lose weight. And while those goals are as admirable as they are popular -- especi...

Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders

Bill George | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business
Bill George

Young leaders will soon be asked to take on major leadership responsibilities in their organizations and their communities. There's no better time to get started than the coming year.

Deep Happiness For The New Year

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Need to make more and save more money, find a job or get a new one? Start with getting happy deep, deep down. Let that center core of peace and happiness kindle your efforts.

Resolving to Be a Great -- Well, Better -- Mother

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 02.29.2012 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

The fact that I'm a parent does not obviate my need to reassess, re-evaluate and continue to craft my goals and resolutions, and while I can't say with 100 percent certainty, I am pretty sure they involve more than getting dressed.

WATCH: New Year's Resolutions For 2012

Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy

With the new year fast approaching, a lot of people are probably wracking their brains trying to figure out what their resolutions should be. Somethin...

Out Of The Boxx: My New Year's Resolutions

Pandora Boxx | Posted 02.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Pandora Boxx

I've certainly got my work cut out for me for 2012! But I feel like with enough determination and homemade moonshine and the right pair of heels, anything is possible. Here's to all of you having a wonderful new year.

10 Ways to End a Tough Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while, everyone has a bad year -- whether it's economic or tragic. Let's just say I'll be very happy to close the books on this one and start over again. Which is why I love New Year's so much: It's a fresh start, a chance to start over.

Eating Experts Wish You A Diet-Free New Year

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Before you make yet another New Year's resolution to lose weight for good, now might be a good time to ask yourself Dr. Phil's quintessential question: "How's that working for you?"

In Praise Of The Reverse Bucket List: What Do You Hope Never To Do?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.21.2011 | Women

Ah, the bucket list. It's a great idea, in theory, to compile a list of all of the things you'd like to do in the little time you have on Earth. What ...

12 Retirement Resolutions For 2012

money.usnews.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

There are some new developments that could help you save more for retirement in 2012, including a higher 401(k) contribution limit and better access t...

Strategies For Healthy Holiday Feasting

Neil Zevnik | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

I have discovered that if you adhere to a few common-sense guidelines as you totter through the seasonal minefield of office parties, neighborhood potlucks and family get togethers, you can feast and frolic without incurring an excessive shroud of post-holiday guilt.

Why I Should Replace a Light Bulb

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I find that when the little things in my home are out of order, I feel restless, anxious and overwhelmed. When I take care of the little things, I feel more ready to tackle the large things.

UN Security Council: Don't Let the Syrian Failure Become an Arab Failure

Dr. Peter Wittig | Posted 12.14.2011 | World
Dr. Peter Wittig

Since spring, a wind of change has been blowing through the Arab world. Last week it again reached the shores of Turtle Bay. But this time it turned into a sudden chill.

Your 'Happiness Group' Starter Kit

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've heard from lots of people who want to launch or join groups for people doing happiness projects together, so I created this (free) starter kit to help folks get the ball rolling.

Balanced Life -- Why I Try Not To Do Things For Others, But Instead, Do Them For Myself.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One thing I've learned from my happiness project is that whenever appropriate, I should "Do it for for myself." I have a bad habit of self-righteou...

Balanced Life -- Want To Boost Your Happiness? Control Your Exit.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I love hearing other people's ideas for resolutions, Personal Commandments, Secrets of Adulthood, and the like. A while back, when I ran into an old ...

What Would You Do Differently Next School Year?

Posted 09.27.2011 | College

College is a learning experience, and it is the rare student that goes through their first years without mishap. In that spirit, we asked our readers,...

Balanced Life -- If I Can't Accomplish Anything Else Today, I Can Do These 10 Things.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Ten things I can do every day -- even when I can't do anything else. We've all had days where it seems a...

Balanced Life -- Quiz: Are you a Moderator or an Abstainer, When Trying to Give Something Up?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday, back by popular demand: Quiz -- are you a moderator or abstainer? One of the great myst...