Over the years, people have often accused me of being a cynical asshole. Whether it’s a disgruntled view on a popular trend or just a grumpy disposition, I almost always gravitate toward a negative outlook before a positive one. Thankfully, I found my…
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Dear Lifehacker,I consider myself a pretty organized person. The rest of my family? Not so much. It’s not that we’re totally out of control or anything, but with three kids, there are lots of activities, messes abound, and schoolwork is always a hassl…
Sarah Kathleen Peck, writing for the 99u, reminds us that when we want to change something about ourselves—be it an aspect of our personality our of line of work—it doesn’t just happen overnight. And everything we believe we are now didn’t happen that way, either.
Time management, self-discipline and diligence: These are the virtues to aspire to when it comes to all things work. As for procrastination? Well, that is undoubtedly bad. There’s certainly no debate to be had over that. Or so you might think. “I eschewed all of the conventional wisdom on how to stop stalling and start [...]
Okay, so get this, you step a foot outside of your door to run errands, go to a social event or go for a walk. Thoughts like, “I hope I don’t see anyone I know” or “please no one talk to me” run through that mind of yours. Trust me, I know — the number [...]
On the first day of class, everyone strategically chooses a seat, whether she’s the know-it-all who wants a front-row view to actively participate or the kid who is shy, doesn’t give two sh*ts and hides in the back. Regardless of where we pick our seats and what kinds of students we are, we all sit in [...]
In our early 20s, we may want that taste of power and, granted, some of us are ready for it. Taking on a large responsibility in a club, class or sport is a positive thing we should embrace, but how do we undertake the title of captain or manager while still staying humble? Throughout my [...]
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity — Roman philosopher Senaca figured it out 2,000 years ago. Every day, we experience luck and see good things happening all around us. Sure, some people are luckier than others; to live in a modern nation and have basic human needs fulfilled, be able to read and [...]
Things always and never go wrong. It’s a difficult concept to understand, and an even more difficult concept to adopt as being human doesn’t exactly allow for such control over emotions and understanding. Things affect us in this way and that’s not so much because we are under their control, but because we don’t understand [...]
We all have those mornings when grogginess and yawns are never-ending. Well people, wake up and smell the coffee — life really is not so bad. I tell myself to start every day with a smile, because it’s another day I’m granted to live. It’s important to appreciate the mornings when time slaps you in [...]
It was October 27, 1997. I remember it as if it was yesterday. My family’s dream home was already half built. It was to be our escape from the small, cramped house in the projects that I shared with my parents, my paternal grandmother and three siblings. Then the stock market crashed. The NYSE plummeted [...]
We’re all guilty. Every day from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us.Read more…
You might think you’d know if you were lost. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t usually the case. The majority of people who have lost their purpose in life or their reason to keep living aren’t completely aware of it because they either willfully ignore the facts or do all they can to distract themselves from the [...]
People always ask me what I think the most important aspect of a healthy relationship is. My first thoughts always run to sex, of course. But that’s only part of it. In fact, it’s only a part of a much bigger need of ours. Being in a relationship isn’t easy. It seems as if it [...]
The next time you are getting psyched up before a big speech or meeting, tell yourself “You can do it,” not “I can do it.” A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that using “you” or your name is a far more effective tool when talking to yourself than first-person pronouns.
When I first wrote a novel in 1991, I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, “She might like me now.”
The term “YOLO” has become so clichéd that it’s now a catchphrase for every imaginable product. But truly, we’re on earth only once. No one wants to be left with regrets, “if onlys” and “what ifs” at the end. Check out these five reasons it’s important to live in accordance to the very true ideal [...]
Kid President, legendary frontman for the SoulPancake Youtube channel, has a long history of inspiring messages. He consistently and adorably implores us to better ourselves (and society) through messages of wellness, education, and positivity. He’s kind of like Terio, but preaches goodness instead of perpetuating lowest common denominator entertainment. This rambling missive relates the importance of [...]
We are in control of our own lives. We set our own limitations in this world — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We choose what we can and can’t do. Sure, you can always find reoccurring excuses that make it nearly impossible to fulfill your goals and aspirations, but in reality, everything we can [...]
Healthy living isn’t easy. For some, it comes naturally, but for those folks who are already overweight—large enough that it’s difficult or even painful to do what thinner people can do—it’s even tougher to get started. Here are some tips to help.