Articles on Personal Development

6 Self Help Mantras That Actually Hurt

The Internet is awash in self-help advice and "mantras." Unfortunately, a lot of it just doesn't work. Like these.

20 Habits You Must Start Right Now and Be a Better Person

Become the best possible version of you by developing these wholesome, productive habits. Once they've stuck, you're on your way!

Successful Women Have These 7 Things in Their Bags — Do You?

What do successful women carry on their bags? Stuff that helps them succeed! What's in your bag?

Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

Everybody knows a generous spirit is its own reward. But it's rewarding here on earth, too, and especially in your career.

5 Ways to Stop Wanting More Without Settling for Less

Being happy with what you have is not about settling. It's about identifying what really matters to you, and then finding it in your life.

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Research proves it — removing this one word from your vocabulary can change your life.

Why You Need to Say Less (and How to Do It)

Brevity is the soul of wit — and the soul of clear, easily understood communication. Learn how to say less and communicate more.

5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise

Sticking to a diet or fitness routine is hard, but what if there was more incentive than well being and good health — like, say, actual cash?

This Is Why You Settle (and How to Stop)

Even rats regret settling for second best. Decide what you really want, figure out how to reach it, and you'll never regret it later.

If You're Doing This on Your First Date, You're Not Getting a Second

First dates are nerve-wracking, but you can end them fast — and your shot at a second — before they even get started with any of these moves.

12 Ways You're Driving Your Coworkers Insane

Make work easier on you and your colleagues by avoiding these nasty, annoying habits at the office.

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.