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How to Be Creative—Plus All the Perks It Has for Your Brain

Your official excuse to prioritize that adult coloring book or doodle journal.

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Finally: Here’s How to Create a Budget You Can Really, Truly Stick To

Learn how to budget now, and you’ll thank yourself later.

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Mindful Breathing

Learn to observe your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations – and your interactions and surroundings – with openness and curiosity.

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4 Ways to Bounce Back from Disappointment

The Rolling Stones said it best: You can’t always get what you want. But you can learn from your disappointments and use the experience to move on and conquer the next challenge. People who experience disappointment, then rely on a unique combination of courage, confidence and hope to pull themselves up out of the resulting slump are called emotionally resilient. They have the same setbacks as anyone, but have learned to deal with them in a positive, constructive manner.

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Where Is the Money? How to Control Electronic Spending

They’re quick and painless—and there’s no writer’s cramp or envelopes to lick. Electronic payments using credit cards, debit cards, money transfer apps or e-checks are more popular than ever, accounting for more than half of consumer spending. But convenience comes with a downside. “When you use cash or checks, you know the money is finite,” says Mike Peterson, co-founder of the American Credit Foundation and author of Reality Millionaire: Proven Tips to Retire Rich.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief) but nothing happens. Yep, we’ve been there. But what we’ve learned is that with some professional guidance and a little determination, you can meditate.

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Here’s What to Do When You Can’t Sleep

When you wake up hours before your alarm, you might think making yourself stay in bed sounds like the best plan. But sleep scientists say trying to make yourself sleep can make things worse—and even contribute to chronic insomnia.

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3 Realistic Ways to Sneak Mindfulness into a Busy Workday

Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve focus and boost mood. It’s also free and takes just minutes to do, making it an easy way to center yourself, relieve stress and stay productive during a busy workday. Here’s how.

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How to Have a Healthier Relationship with Your Phone

Develop a healthier relationship with your device by relearning how to get comfortable with sometimes-uncomfortable feelings. Here’s how.

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7 Habits of People Who Don’t Stress over the Little Things

There are proven ways to combat too much stress and its harmful effects on our bodies and minds.

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