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How many times have you set out to achieve something, with the best of intentions and a solid plan, only to see your deadline sailing past with your project still half-finished?
There are many things that stop us achieving our goals, and some of them are beyond our control. But here are a few obstacles that may be in your way that you can do something about.
1. A fixed mindset
According to Dr. Carol S. Dweck, author of the book Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential, mos...
Teaching Your Teenager a Few Simple Lessons About Money and Wealth Is a Huge Gift, and One That Will Keep on Giving His Whole Life.
Teaching your teenager a few simple lessons about money and wealth is a huge gift you can give him and one that will keep on giving his whole life.
You can help your child have a less stressful, more prosperous life, by instilling these basic financial principles:
Live within your means
According to a recent household credit card debt study, the average American ...
It happens to almost every parent at some point. Your kid gets mad at you. That’s not a bad thing — it generally means you’re parenting well. Maybe you said no, or set a boundary, or insisted that she follow a rule or put someone else’s needs before her own.
As this mom's viral rant on YouTube explains, your children being mad at you usually means you’re doing something right.
It’s easy to be hurt, sad or even scared when your child shows real anger toward you, and especially when she blurts ...
Not many young adults are looking forward to old age (or even middle age) but they really shouldn’t be dreading it either. There are plenty of things that improve with age — here are just a few of them.
There's evidence that suggests older people are generally happier than the young.
In his book Deep Work, author Cal Newport cites an interesting study, where a Stanford psychologist used a functional MRI scanner to observe brain activity in subjects exposed to both negative and ...
We all want to protect our families and keep them healthy. These 10 simple steps can help create a healthier home without much trouble or much money:
1. Adjust your thermostat
Most of us keep the temperature in our home at whatever feels comfortable to us, but what’s comfortable for many people may be a little too warm for optimum health.
A professor from Oxford University has recently claimed that sleeping in a cooler bedroom can help guard against obesity and type 2 diabetes. A study from M...
There are many different types of compatibility, and some matter more than others if you are looking for a long and happy marriage. Financial compatibility is important, simply because managing money is an issue all couples have to deal with. Contrary to popular belief, however, money probably isn’t the number one cause of divorce.
Being financial compatible can certainly make your marriage easier, but having different attitudes and approaches to money doesn’t mean you and your spouse can...
As moms, we all have thoughts we can’t possibly admit to, even though we suspect we’re probably not alone. Here are 11 things moms think but that they’d never say out loud:
1. Motherhood is so boring
People tell you that being a parent is one of the most fulfilling things you can do, and maybe it is, when you look back at it. But a lot of the day-to-day routine is just plain boring.
There’s a lot of answering the same questions (like ‘why?’ and ‘are we nearly there yet?').
No matter how prepared you are for parenthood, there are some things youll only learn as you go through that first year. Here are some of them.
Anyone who has considered marrying young has probably been cautioned to think twice, whereas those who find love later in life are always assumed to be old enough and wise enough to make the right decision. So is there really a perfect age to get married? And if so, what is it?
There’s a reason people are cautious about encouraging young marriage. Statistics have long shown that teen marriage does make you more vulnerable to divorce, and figures from The National Survey of Family Growth sugge...
Sometimes it’s the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little effort.
1. Plan ahead
We eat whatever’s available when we’re hungry, and often what’s available isn’t a healthy option. Keep healthy, non-perishable food in your bag, your car, your desk drawer at work and anywhere else you’re likely to get hungry.
Going out for the day to a place with abundant junk food? Prepare your favorite healthy lunch and take...
We all feel emotionally overwhelmed at times. Life gets crazy busy, and it often feels like everything is happening at the same time. Take these few simple steps to help get your life back under control:
1. Focus and prioritize
In the book, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan), we are encouraged to ask a simple question when we’re feeling overwhelmed — and even when we’re not:
‘What’s the one thing I can do, such that ...