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Why We Sleep (And How to Get More of It)

Sleep. It’s something we all have to do, but as life becomes more fast-paced and interconnected than ever before, sleep has been shoved to the backburner. When you have variable work schedules, meetings with colleagues on the other side of the globe, or have to stay up late during exams or project crunch times, a good night’s rest can feel downright impossible. What are we…

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4 Lessons from Bossypants by Tina Fey

Whether you know Tina Fey from her world-famous portrayal of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, or her critically acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock, chances are, hers is a name you’re incredibly familiar with. Fey has been entertaining us for decades while making a name for herself as a world-famous comedic icon. She’s also a bit of a bossypants. Fey’s memoir Bossypants is every bit as…

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How to Tap Into Your Willpower Instinct

You’ve decided you want to eat healthier and it’s going great. You’ve taken to packing your lunch full of vegetables and lean proteins, swapped out soda for water, and have thrown out all the junk food in your house. Your willpower has never felt stronger… but then, one day, someone at the office has a birthday, and your boss brings a cake. And you really,…

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How to Organize Your Life With the Bullet Journal Method

Have you ever forgotten an important appointment because you wrote it down in the wrong place? Or maybe you had a really great idea, slapped it hastily on a sticky note, and then threw that note away thinking it was garbage a few days later. We’ve all failed to plan our days properly from time to time, but what if it was because our planners…

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Happiness, Denmark-Style: The Little Book of Hygge

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you might have heard of hygge. The Danish word (pronounced hyoo-gah), and the feelings of coziness and comfort it evokes, have spread across the rest of the world like wildfire as a self-care trend and lifestyle. But what exactly is hygge? Is it actually as good for your wellness as social media makes it sound? And, if…

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The 3 Phases of Rising Strong After Failure with Brené Brown

It’s not easy or comfortable, but grappling with setbacks in life is inevitable. It’s natural to stumble and fall when you put ourselves out there. There is no shame in making mistakes. And, no matter how much it might feel like it is, failure is not the end of the world. The fact that you had the courage to show up and be vulnerable is…

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Using Triggers to Shape Your Behavior and Change Your Life

Take a look at your immediate surroundings right now. What do you see? Are you in an open office, surrounded by people and distractions? Are you in your bedroom, going between staring at this screen and staring at another one? Do you ever find it hard to focus on things you want to do in places full of distractions? You may not be consciously aware…

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Becoming Better Than Before with Gretchen Rubin’s Habit-Forming Techniques

Take a minute to think about what you did to get ready this morning. Maybe you jumped right out of bed, brushed your teeth, and had a healthy breakfast. Maybe you hit the snooze button once or twice. Whatever your morning routine looks like, ask yourself this: How much of it did you consciously think about while you were doing it? Chances are, you didn’t…

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Man’s Search for Meaning in the Darkest of Places

Viktor Frankl was a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He was also a Holocaust survivor, having suffered through four different Nazi concentration camps. During those unfathomably dark years, Frankl learned that finding meaning in one’s life is humanity’s deepest desire. He also learned that it’s possible to find meaning in life anywhere, even in the darkest of places. Upon being freed from Türkheim, he would dedicate…

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3 Things We Learned About Grief From The Year of Magical Thinking

Just before the Christmas of 2003, Joan Didion’s daughter Quintana was admitted to the hospital for the flu. Her condition quickly worsened, leaving her in a temporary coma. Returning home from visiting her daughter, Didion and her husband John sat down to dinner, where her husband suddenly collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. This maelstrom of tragedy marks the beginning of Didion’s memoir…

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