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retirement
By Karen Olson
These expert tips can help you design a meaningful and fulfilling postretirement plan.
Bullet Journal
By Kendra Smith
This analog system can help you take better aim at your to-do list — and get clear about your priorities.
The Gifts of Generosity
By Melanie Haiken
Why giving more than you receive can lead to greater health and happiness.
The Value of Mentoring
By Joelle Klein
Serving as a mentor can make a powerful difference in another person’s life. Follow these expert tips for a successful experience.
Better Listener
By Ben Connelly
Transform your relationships by changing the way you listen.
Smarter-Than-Your-Smartphone
By Julie Kendrick
These handheld wonders can make life easier — but is easier always better? Learn why it’s worth the time and effort to take back a few basic tasks.
Breaking-Free
By Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH
Some routines are helpful — others hold you back. Shake things up with a new design so you can move in a healthier direction.
Design-for-the-Future-You
By Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH
You’re the best person to create big changes in your life. But those shifts will happen only if your “future self” is on board.
Kyra Bobinet
By Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH
Does your living environment support — or sabotage — your self-improvement efforts?
Relapse-Recovery
By Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH
Old habits die hard — but reverting to unwanted patterns doesn’t have to sabotage your healthy-living progress.
Bow and arrow illustration
By Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH
To create positive change, don’t obsess over specific goals. Focus instead on problem-solving strategies you can adjust as you go.
Awestruck
By Heidi Wachter
Discover how the feeling of awe can make us humbler, kinder, and more altruistic.
Person's hand holding a pencil playing sudoku
By Heather Rogers
Staving off memory loss requires more than just exercising your gray matter.
Intential Computing
By Elizabeth Millard
Do you control your devices or do they control you? A more conscious approach can help you get the most out of technology.
Lost in Translation
By Elizabeth Millard
Introverts and extroverts often struggle to communicate effectively. Here are some strategies that can help them connect.
Mirrors of Your Spending illustration
By Cat Thompson
How our most intimate sense of self and our use of money reflect each other.
The-Green-Hour
By Experience Life Staff
A daily dose of nature can improve your health and well-being. Here are 27 ways to get more green in your day.
Man staring at lake
By Heather Rogers
The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards.
The laundry room after a makeover
By Andrea Gerasimo
A cluttered laundry-and-mud room becomes a functional, pleasant place to be.
Desk-Organization
By Andrea Gerasimo
Minimize the stress of paying bills by creating a simple system for household paperwork.
A linen closet before and after a makeover by Andrea Gerasimo
By Andrea Gerasimo
How to arrange your bathroom and linen closet so they support a more peaceful start to the day.
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