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10 Laws of Success That Can Change Your Life

10 Laws of Success That Can Change Your Life

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” – Oscar Wilde What are the “Laws of Success?” Well, that depends on you. More specifically, it depends on how you think. “Success” is an ambiguous word for a reason: it means different things to different people. For some, success is wealth. For others, money is nothing else than a tool. Consider Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He held…

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Start A New (good) Habit, Kill An Old (bad) One

Start A New (good) Habit, Kill An Old (bad) One

Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end. Habits – actions performed with little conscious thought and often unwittingly triggered by external cues – are powerful influences on behavior and can be our greatest allies for positive change. But because they are so difficult to break, habits are…

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Why ‘2-minute Mornings’ Might Be More Effective Than New Year’s Resolutions

Why ‘2-minute Mornings’ Might Be More Effective Than New Year’s Resolutions

A fool-proof way of sticking to your New Year’s resolution Author Neil Pasricha takes us through new ways to cultivate happiness and success in 2018. Neil Pasricha would like to see the end of New Year’s resolutions. The motivational speaker and bestselling author of “The Book of Awesome” and “The Happiness Equation” says the problem with resolutions is that they tend to be vague and are thus doomed to fail. “I don’t think resolutions work. I know they don’t work…

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The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits. Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They save time and energy . . . except when they involve grabbing a candy bar from the vending machine every afternoon at 3 p.m. In cases like…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Smelling green apples and bananas can help you lose weight. Deja Vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it’s happened.   Daydreaming is said to help people focus on what they want in life. Crying is good for your health – Flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source: @Fact twitter.com/Fact

Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do now, especially if you’re holding back in the hope of doing it properly All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month, is gumption. “Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing going,” he writes, in a rare part of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance that’s actually about motorcycle maintenance. (Well, and the whole of human existence, too – but…

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth,  the person you became will meet  the person you could have become.”    -Anonymous Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them. There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could…

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If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

Welcome to a new year filled with hopes for a healthy, happy 2017. The same resolutions are thrown around each year – lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family, for example. Canadians from coast-to-coast may want to lead a healthier life, but don’t know where to get started. Global News asked leading health experts and organizations to pick the top priority they’d like Canadians to focus on for the year ahead. Focus on your behaviours, not the…

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How To Use Goals To Avoid Depression

How To Use Goals To Avoid Depression

Warning: depression linked to setting the wrong type of goals. People who are depressed tend to use more generalised goals than others. They tend to have goals such as: “I want to be happy.” The problem with general goals is that they are difficult to achieve. Depressed people also give less specific reasons for trying to reach their goals. People who are not depressed, however, tend to have more specific goals, such as “I want to take a 30 minute…

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13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better. It’s pretty safe to assume that you want to be happy, because…well, who doesn’t? But how to actually make that happen is a little more elusive. BuzzFeed Life talked to a bunch of experts to get their best tips. Of course, everyone brings their own set of experiences to the table and some people might be living with mental illnesses like depression or anxiety that make things…

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