Reframe Your Setbacks

The ancient Stoics knew that setbacks in life are inevitable. In fact, Stoics believed that setbacks were challenges from the gods to test their ability to deal with adversity. By viewing setbacks as tests of resilience and resourcefulness instead of sheer misfortune, Stoics stayed calm and happy in the face of adversity. Think of it this way: we can’t […]

Declutter Any Mess

You don’t need any new containers to get organized. In fact, you shouldn’t think of containers as organizers as all. Instead, think of them as devices to stop your clutter from spreading. Your home is itself a container—as are your closet shelves, your dresser drawers, and your kitchen cabinets. If you exceed the maximum number of […]

How to Stay Sharp

Great news from the forefront of neuroscience: brain decline and memory loss can be prevented, and even reversed. A gradual decline in the brain’s hardware is a normal part of the aging process. The organ shrinks, its folds become more prominent, and its blood vessels harden. But we can maintain (and in some cases, enhance) […]

Your Brain Is Like a Magnet

All the greatest thinkers, artists, and inventors have known about the Secret. Also known as the law of attraction, the Secret states that we control what happens to us with the power of thought. Think of yourself as a magnet who can attract—or repel—positive events or negative events. Your thoughts send powerful frequencies into the […]

Rethink Everything

When was the last time you questioned your own beliefs? If you’re like most people, the answer is likely never. Most of us naturally hesitate at the very idea of rethinking our religion, political positions, or favorite sports teams. It’s difficult to grapple with new views, and even harder to part with old ones. Often […]

Make This One Change

If you want to change your situation, you must first change yourself. Are you a proactive person or a reactive person? The answer might dictate how much you accomplish in life. Proactivity is the first and most basic habit of a highly effective person. Proactivity means being responsible for your own life and frequently taking the […]

How to Live Honestly

For Laura McKowen, it was alcoholism. She battled her problem for decades before she won the war. People numb their feelings and escape from themselves in many other ways, whether it’s a vice, an addiction, or some other demon. McKowen thinks that we need to have more open, honest discussions, even though people tend to run from […]

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