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How to Stop Being Indecisive

As I've gotten older, I've somehow become less capable of making a decision — or at least feeling confident while doing so. From pressing matters like a job offer to trivial choices (What should I have for dinner?), making a decision sometimes...

How to Use Technology to Get Happier

What makes you happy? My hunch is that technology was not the first answer to pop into your head. Perpetual notifications and an ever-full inbox constantly nag for our attention. Rampant misuse of technology hurts our bodies and minds. And no...

The Only 5 Movies From Sundance You Need to See

Female Directors to Watch While Hollywood has been taken to task for its treatment of women, the Sundance Film Festival (held each January in Park City, Utah), is known for being ultra female friendly. Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom...

Why I’m Proud to Be a Snob

I admit it: I’m a snob. When I walk into a restaurant, I size up the space, from the booze behind the bar to the cleanliness of the bathroom. When I go to a party, I live by the motto: “If I’m the smartest person in the room, I’m in the wrong...

Why I’m Not Apologizing Anymore

I have a confession: I wasn’t actually sorry for most of the things I’ve said I’m sorry for. (Sorry.) My natural instinct is to go with the flow, keep my head down, and keep the peace. I’m very good at empathy, at making others feel welcome and...

How Birth Order Predicts Your Success

Thank (or blame) your parents for more than your eye color or double-jointed elbows. Psychologists pretty much agree that our birth order has a huge influence on our personalities, according to the Child Development Institute. We consulted...

How to Create Equality in Your Relationship

Sure, we like flowers and jewelry just fine, but you know what would be really romantic this Valentine’s Day? A truly equal partnership. You know, where each person does his or her fair share of housework and parenting duties, and receives the...

6 Habits to Make You Happier

Perhaps we’re thinking about happiness in the wrong way. It’s an attitude, yes, and some of us are genetically happier people, but it’s also a byproduct of very specific habits we do consciously or subconsciously throughout our lives. And while...

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