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The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your Dream Home

All of us have an idea of what our dream home will be like. We might’ve made vision boards filled with magazine cut-outs of Gothic mansions, penthouses or swanky Upper East Side apartments. Some of us are even actively working towards it. Buying a beautiful house is probably the most important and expensive purchase you’ll ever make, so it is imperative to consider a few things before actually doing it such as figuring out the mortgage , researching the home loans available and of course effectively managing your finances before and after. 1. Decide How Your Dream House Will Be Like This is the time to unleash the dreamer in you. Imagine how your dream house will be like. Don’t think about the house you’d buy if you had all the money in the world but the house you really need. Work out the number of rooms depending on the number of people who will live in it, whether it’s going to be an apartment or bungalow, and the like. Check out pictures and home listings online. Also, consid

6 Ways to Include Meditation in Your Daily Routine

Meditation has tremendous benefits – science proves it . However, not many people are actively engaged in meditation. Work pressures, home responsibilities and other social obligation keep us from taking a much needed break to reconnect with our inner-self through meditation. Meditation reconnects us with our inner self and provides the much needed opportunity to inspect our thoughts and engage into deliberate relaxation to rejuvenate and regrow with more vigor and enthusiasm. If you are a busy person or someone who is totally new to meditation, here are six simple ways to include meditation into your daily routine: 1. Start small and slow We all are busy and meditation requires time to practice and get used to it. Masters always ask their disciples to start small and start slow meditation . Selecting a specific time of the day and using that time to do meditation will make your brain to start accepting the new routine. Start with simple breathing exercises during the day i.e. du

The Ultimate Trick for Starting a Healthy Habit Without Willpower

As you probably know, we all have a limited supply of willpower available to us  – unfortunately, there seems to be an unlimited number of decisions to make each day. What should I eat for lunch? Should I go to bed now, or binge watch the rest of Supernatural? Should I work on my project or scroll through Facebook? And on and on… How can we stop this avalanche of decisions from crushing us and conserve our existing willpower at the same time? Easy- pre-make some choices using implementation intentions . What are implementation intentions? Implementation intentions are simple instructions you write for yourself on what to do in a given situation. They are backed by tons of studies, including a few that show that their use leads to a more than 2X success rate ! They are usually written in an “If/Then” (or “When ____ happens/I will ____”) format, as in “If I want to sit down and watch TV when I get home in the evening, then I will wait 10 minutes before I do”. Then, you just read you

7 Websites Every Psychologist Should Bookmark

The life of a psychologist is filled with research studies, academic journals, online sources, and books. Catching up on all the latest psychology news used to be a hassle, but thanks to the internet, things are changing. While there are plenty of psychology websites around, the following seven are shaping up the way we receive our psychology news. 1.  PsycPORT The American Psychological Association (APA) launched a newswire to keep curious mental health readers in the know about recent studies. The site offers headline stories with some of the most trusted sources from around the world. News topics published on this site include social psychology, mental health, behavior, stress management, and more. It’s a simple, basic website, although you should never underestimate it, as PsycPORT is one of the most respected psychology news sites on the internet. 2.  WebMD Health WebMD is one of the most popular medical websites on the web. It houses endless pages of pharmaceutical drugs,

History Really Matters - Here's Why

Philosopher George Santayana is known for his famous statement that states that those who forget about history are doomed to repeat it. However, that is just one of the many reasons why it is so important for us to learn as much about history as we can. While history is not really cyclical, it is nevertheless important. Without understanding where we’ve come from, we cannot understand where we are, and we most definitely cannot understand where we might be going. Even debates that are prevalent in American politics today go back to the founding generation and the disputes between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson that occurred while both served in President George Washington’s cabinet. If you stop and really take the time to think about it you can realize that the majority of our society today can be traced back to our history hundreds or even thousands of years ago. What Questions Does History Attempt to Answer? Studying for a masters of history online can be a great way to

How to Exercise When You Don’t Feel Like it

No matter how motivated, energized or regimented you are when it comes to getting in your daily workout, you’re likely to face a day that you just don’t feel like exercising. Whether you’re exhausted from a poor night’s sleep, you’re thinking about all of the other tasks on your plate or you just can’t seem to muster up the energy to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement, there are times that working out just doesn’t seem appealing. With all the countless health benefits that come along with regular exercise, most Americans try to adhere to the recommended 30 minutes of activity a day. In fact, just 30 minutes of walking every day can help you manage your weight, improve your mood, increase energy levels, and help you sleep better at night, according to Mayo Clinic . So how do you get yourself to exercise when you’re just not in the mood? 1. Enlist a Buddy One of the best ways to get motivated to move is to commit time to walking or running with someone else. Call a friend, gr