Articles on Personal Development

6 Great Life Lessons of the Bible From Rabbi Mahir Reiss

Regardless of religious affiliation, anyone can learn from the Bible's teachings on charity, frugality, and fellowship.

5 Fun Activities to Stimulate Your Brain

If you feel like you've been in a slump, it might be because your brain is bored. Break out with one of these fun activities!

11 Things You Can Do on Your Lunch Break to Change Your Life

After you finish stuffing your face at your desk, instead of returning to work (or Facebook), spend a few minutes focused on improving you.

10 Ways to Increase Your Willpower and Be More Successful

Many of our goals require willpower to reach. If your resolve's lacking, don't give up — try these willpower boosts to help you succeed.

How to Make Your Fortune: Become Your Own Hero

Your average fictional hero can teach us a lot about living in the real world, starting with understanding motivation and goals, and finding a way to reach them.

Banish Stress: Easy Ways to Get Calm Now and Forever

The pressure's on! Learn how to relax and stay calm at crunchtime, and learn how to manage stress over the long haul to make crunchtime less frequent and intense.

The 5 Habits You Must Break to Become More Self-Confident

You can be confident — just break through these five life-ruining habits. We'll tell you how.

6 Ways to Always Have Something Interesting to Say

Never be at a loss for words with this collection of intriguing and informative sources of conversation icebreakers.

Why Your New Year's Resolutions Will Fail

Most of us make them and few of us keep them — and there are good reasons why. Learn how to make your New Year's Resolutions stick.

The 6 Worst Resolutions Most of Us Will Make for 2014

You'll probably be making one (or more) of these terrible — and common — New Year Resolutions. Here's how to make them stick.

15 Things to Get Done Before Year-End

Start 2014 healthy, wealthy, and oh-so wise by doing these 15 things before the end of 2013.

6 Secrets to a Joyful Life

In 1939 a group of 200 Harvard undergrads became part of a longterm sociological study. The results, published recently, reveal surprising secrets about joy and wellbeing.

The Secret to Succeeding at Absolutely Everything

What do most winners have in common (beside some natural ability and maybe some luck)? It's a gritty little secret that's easier than it looks.

25 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter — Today!

It may take years to master a subject or skill, but that doesn't mean you can't learn something new in a hurry. Read on to learn more about... learning more!

How to Embrace Failure, Keep Going, and Win

Whether your goals are lofty or low, chances are you won't reach them without failing — frequently. Get up, learn for next time, and keep going.

10 Mantras That Will Transform Your Life

Whether you're reaching for a new goal, acquiring a new skill, or turning over a new leaf, a mantra can help you stay on track. Read on to find one that works for you.

5 Ways Giving to Charity Is Good for You

Givers enjoy better health, stronger social bonds, and higher levels of satisfaction than non-givers do. What's the catch? There is none. All you have to do is give.

25 Easy Ways to Make Your Life More Interesting

It's easy to get trapped in a humdrum routine. Shake things up with one or more of these simple activities, lessons, experiments, and adventures.

50 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself Right Now

We all feel down sometimes. Break out of that rut with these 50 strategies for feeling better fast!

Success Secrets You Should Have Learned in High School — But Didn't

Most of the people who give us advice mean well, but that doesn't mean their advice is helpful. Here's the advice that you should have been given.