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Behavior Modification

11 Words to Stop Saying Right Now

11 Words to Stop Saying Right Now. Words are powerful. They have the ability to build people up or tear them down. And that includes you too! “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can change your brain,” says Belinda Anderson, life coach and author. It's true. The words you say to yourself can either motivate you toward your goals, seriously hinder or stall your progress, or prevent you from even starting on your journey. Below are some of the words and phrases you should eliminate from your vocabulary, along with suggestions of what to say instead. Try eliminating these words and thought patterns from your day — for just one day to start — and see if you feel better and stronger afterward.

How to Deal With All the Negativity on the News

If you find yourself being sucked into a vortex of depression by the news, here are some strategies to help you deal....

5 Tricks to Be Happier and More Productive

Here are five ways to introduce and increase flow in your everyday life so you can heighten your over all success. ...

Why You're SO Stressed Even Though Life Is Good

Have you ever felt vaguely anxious without being able to pinpoint precisely why? It could be secondhand stress....

We Challenge You to the Holiday Digital Detox Dare

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, challenge yourself to put down your smartphone, close your laptop, turn off the TV and just be ...

Overcoming the Need to Fix Someone

To overcome the need to fix someone, start by fixing that need within yourself. Work together with your partner to fix a problem i...

11 Habits That Are Ruining Your Sleep (and How to Fix Them)

11 Habits That Are Ruining Your Sleep (and How to Fix Them). We all know what it feels like not to get enough sleep. And the scary thing is that the effects are almost instantaneous. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, industrial disasters and medical errors. In the long-term, poor sleep habits are linked to chronic diseases, increased mortality and overall reduced quality of life. National Sleep Foundation environmental scholar Natalie Dautovich says that deep, quality sleep is important for cognitive, physical and social functioning. Here are 11 surprising habits that might be ruining your sleep and some tips for getting a better night’s sleep tonight.

10 Ways Science Can Help You Make Better Decisions

10 Ways Science Can Help You Make Better Decisions. Life moves quickly, and every day we make countless in-the-moment decisions, often not fully considering the consequences and finality of those choices. In spite of this, things usually turn out reasonably well. But what about those times things don’t turn out so well, when you wished you might have chosen better? With science contributing to breakthroughs in medicine, technology, physics and just about every area of life, wouldn’t it be nice if science could also help us in the decision-making process? Well, here are several experts who say that scientific studies and scientific methods can indeed help us make better decisions -- and they also explain how you can take advantage of it.

6 Weird Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Differ

6 Weird Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Differ. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl says a lot about you. Your inclinations to be either a morning person or an evening person are known as chronotypes. Morning people, also known as larks, tend to go to bed early and wake up early, reaching their peak performance early in the day. Evening people, on the other hand, also known as owls, are inclined to go to bed late and sleep late. Your chronotype can greatly impact your life, including personality, lifestyle and even your health. But while science can tell us a lot about human behavior, people vary greatly on an individual basis. So if consider yourself a night owl, it’s possible that not all of these chronotypes will apply to you. Read on to learn what your sleep schedule says about you and how you can use that to your advantage.

The 10 Most Common Fears and Ways to Overcome Them

Facing fear can save your life. Fear can inspire a range of positive and negative reactions. It can be a great motivator, create insecurity or stimulate change. The most disastrous consequence of fear is avoiding situations or limiting experiences. About 19.2 million Americans, or nine percent of the population, suffer from fears or phobias. So what are common fears experienced by American adults, and what’s the best way to face those fears? Here are the 10 most prevalent along with advice from licensed psychologists.
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