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12 Things You Should Do Everyday to Stay Alive

Important note: Always consult a medical professional before undergoing any new diet or exercise plan. When was the last time your doctor asked about your eating habits? Chances are, unless you brought it up yourself, it’s likely never happened. Despite the widely-accepted notion that our lifestyle habits–such as diet and exercise–have a tremendous impact on our health, medical professionals rarely discuss it with their patients…

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Building Emotional Agility with Dr. Susan David

Positive psychology is described as the study of what makes life worth living. It focuses on what brings people joy and how to inject that joy into our everyday lives. Many of the Fabulous habits you learn to incorporate into your life, like expressing gratitude and developing your sense of purpose, are rooted in positive psychology. An important part of positive psychology is discovering what…

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How Atomic Habits Drive Long-Term Behavior Change

James Clear has dedicated much of his life to studying the psychology of habits. In his book Atomic Habits, he explains that the secret to changing your behavior for the long-term is not about sudden, sweeping changes. It’s instead about making small, incremental changes to your lifestyle. Not only is it easier to do, you’re more likely to stick with those changes for life. Fabulous…

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Robert Cialdini’s 6 Weapons of Influence

It’s been a long day. You’ve just gotten off work but you need to pick up some groceries on your way home. You’re approaching the store when you see it: A Girl Scout cookie table. Before you know it, those charming and business-savvy young girls have persuaded you out of your grocery money before you can even open your mouth. Psychology professor Robert Cialdini has…

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How to Be a Bawse (in 4 Steps)

Lilly “Superwoman” Singh is a giant among internet stars. Her wildly successful YouTube channel is full of funny and insightful videos, covering topics that range from relationships to the trials of everyday life. In her New York Times Bestseller How to Be a Bawse, Singh takes the lessons she’s learned on her quest for world domination and shares them with her readers. A Bawse is…

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3 Lessons from Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly

Self-described researcher and storyteller Brené Brown has one of the most-watched TED talks of all time. In it, she talks about the power and necessity of vulnerability when it comes to the human experience. After analyzing the thousands of stories and interviews she’d collected while studying shame, she realized that all the happiest people she talked to were the ones who most allow themselves to…

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4 Coping Skills We Learned from Tiffany Haddish in The Last Black Unicorn

In stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, she documents a grueling and turbulent life. From being bullied by her peers to being abused by her now ex-husband, Haddish has struggled from the very beginning. But it’s hard to believe that when you see her upbeat demeanor for yourself. The more you read of Haddish’s difficult life, the harder it is to believe…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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