Articles on Personal Development

12 Things People With Good Communication Skills Never Do

If you want to engage the people you’re talking with instead of making them tune out, you must avoid these 12 things.

8 Common Pieces of Emotional Baggage (and How to Ditch Them)

Those heavy emotions and memories you're hauling around are slowing you down. Drop them and move on.

9 Ways to Invest in Yourself

Take the time — and the money — to improve and maintain your own best asset: you! After all, you're the only you you have.

The WORST Time of Day to Do Everything

Your body has a clock of its own, and if you pick the wrong time do some tasks, you'll do them poorly — and feel poorly while doing them.

3 Ways to Get a Legit Business Education Online

The advent of online education has made it easy to get a business education. And if you don't need a credential or degree — it can be free.

Don't Ruin the Party: 11 Things Guests With Good Social Skills Never Do

If you want to get invited to your host's next shindig, don't do this!

7 Ways Immaturity Can Make You Happier and More Successful

While kids are sopping up lessons from their elders, adults would be wise to learn something in return. Here's what you can learn from kids.

4 Weird Brain Hacks That Make You a Better Person With Almost No Effort

Self improvement is hard, right? Wrong! Become the person you want to be with some simple tricks that leverage some quirks of your brain.

6 "Good" Habits That May Actually Be Hurting You

Even good habits take effort, so make sure the ones you've committed to aren't actually doing more harm than they're worth.

Do This One Thing Every Day to Defeat Negativity

If your glass is always half empty, this simple daily practice can help you see it half full — and help you feel happier.

100 Small Things That Can Bring You Joy

Need a quick mood boost? No matter where you are or what's got you down, you're sure to find a pick me up in this big list of small joys.

6 Time-Tested Ways to Make a Relationship Work

There is no secret to a perfect relationship — but there are some guidelines that can help make any relationship great.

5 Ways You're Sabatoging Yourself — and How to Stop

Ever wonder why your projects never get done and your relationships are always in turmoil? Maybe it's you. The good news? You have the power to fix it.

5 Reasons Why Science Says It's Okay to Be Lazy

From biology to economics, scientists are discovering that sloth may be fundamental to our makeup. Settle a little deeper into your couch and learn why.

6 Simple Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression

You know first impressions matter most — and that can make a tense situation worse. Master the art of meeting people with these simple rules.

STOP: 10 Words to Never Use at Work

Use one of these words in the office? You may be holding yourself back without even knowing it. Or worse.

One Thing You Need to Do to Be Happy and Improve Your Relationships

Discover how one technique can help you move forward, joyfully.

13 "Bad" Habits That Are Actually Good for You

Stop fidgeting! Actually, go ahead — here's why you should quit trying to correct that and 12 other allegedly bad habits.

15 Ways to Suck Up at Work That Won't Make You Feel Slimy

Hard work and smarts will only get you so far. If you want to get to the top, you need to master the art of sucking up — but it doesn't have to, well, suck.

18 Things People With Good Social Skills Never Do

Good etiquette is one thing, but if you can add these elements to your polite routine, you'll be the friendlier, more likeable, more memorable you.