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How to Improve Your Social Life: 12 Tips for Shy Introverts

Even an introvert gets tired of spending the night at home watching Netflix. Going weeks or months without hanging out with friends takes a toll on you after a while. An active social life can improve your mood and make you feel much happier.

While there’s nothing wrong with having a little me-time, you should try to get together with friends. Follow these steps to improve your social life.

Remember the old saying, “Quality over quantity?” Well, the same goes for your friendships. Having two g

The Benefits of Establishing a Night Routine

Sleep plays a vital role in physical and mental health. Unfortunately, over 50 million Americans struggle with sleep issues. People often have sleep issues because they lack a consistent nightly routine that promotes healthy sleep habits.

Believe it or not, though, taking the time to establish a consistent bedtime routine can offer many benefits to adults everywhere. What’s more, you can easily establish a night routine that meets your individual needs.

Many of us collect thoughts and emotions

11 Email Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow

Part of being an adult is learning the proper etiquette for situations like job interviews, parties, and everyday conversations. And, one of those normal parts of everyday life as an adult involves electronic communications like text messaging and emails. However, you can’t write an email in the same way you’d text message your best friend. You need to master the art of email etiquette so you look like a competent working adult, and this list of suggestions will help you out.

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Time Blocking 101: A Beginner's Guide to Managing Your Time

When many people sit down to work or handle household chores, they make a to-do list and try to check each item off one by one. However, many people find they will pick and choose to-do items, avoid others, or become distracted and start doing things that aren’t even on the to-do list.

So, what if instead of sitting down with your to-do list and checking off items one at a time, you sat down and gave each task its own dedicated space on your calendar? Well, if you adopt time blocking, you can!

Smart Credit Card Management: How to Use Credit Wisely

As we grow up, we learn a lot about money management and savings. However, most don’t understand the ins and outs of savvy spending, paying bills, and retirement savings in our early 20s. Instead, we learn lessons the hard way: making mistakes and recovering.

One thing people commonly struggle with is using credit responsibly. When you mismanage your credit cards, you can quickly spiral into debt and spend years trying to break out of the debt cycle. If you’re willing to follow these smart cred

14 Smartphone Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid: How to Be Mindful and Polite

There’s a right and wrong way to use your smartphone in public. The right way ensures that you don’t infringe on anyone else’s right to be comfortable in the same public space as you and that you conduct yourself in a socially acceptable way. It’s the way an adult should behave.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any classes on proper smartphone etiquette. It’s just a bunch of unspoken social etiquette rules that we’ve sort of agreed upon as a modern, technological society. Here are several smartphone

12 Herbal Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety have become common conditions many of us deal with. Sometimes these issues crop up due to workplace burnout or other life situations. Other times, people may experience anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety.

Regardless of why you experience these symptoms, they can be hard to deal with. What’s more, not everyone enjoys taking prescription medications as a way to deal with the stress and anxiety they experience. Thankfully, there are several her

13 Conversational Mistakes You May Be Making That Turn Others Off

Conversations are a normal part of our everyday lives. When you bump into someone you know at the store, you talk with them. When you’re out on a date, you have an extended conversation with the other person.

Despite the number of conversations we have in a given day, we all make mistakes during those conversations. Most of the time, we don’t even know we’re screwing up. Luckily, this list will help you see the conversational mistakes you’re probably making so you can start fixing them.

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Tips and Tricks to Cut Costs and Save Money By Smarter Spending

Most of us can agree that the cost of living has increased exponentially in recent years. Unfortunately, this means more of us than ever are struggling to keep up with rent, utilities, and other necessary expenses. If you’re trying to curb spending and make smarter spending choices, these tips will help you save money on everyday expenses like groceries, utility bills, and transportation costs.

If you want to make smarter money management choices, you must first take a hard look at your budget

17 Common Social Etiquette Mistakes You Didn’t Know Were Bad

Even though we do much of our communication online now, good manners are still necessary. Social etiquette shows you respect those around you. This respect helps us maintain friendships and establish professional working relationships with colleagues. Yet, for some reason, many people forget these common courtesies, and it shows throughout daily interactions.

If you’re a little rusty on proper etiquette (like most of us are), here’s a little refresher. Here are 17 common social etiquette mistak

How to Get Whiter Teeth: 12 Ways to Brighten Your Smile

A smile is one of the most important facial expressions that we have. It’s only natural that we want our teeth to look great when we flash our pearly whites.

You shouldn’t let stains or discoloration stop you from smiling. Try some of these natural and conventional ways of whitening your teeth to get a brighter smile.

Your dentist doesn’t tell you to brush and floss your teeth to torture you. While brushing your teeth twice per day can help prevent stains, flossing keeps your gums looking heal

9 Habits to Build Smart Money Management Skills

Money management is an important part of being an adult. As we grow up, we have to learn how to pay our bills, take care of our basic needs, and more. Yet, for many people, money management skills don’t come naturally. They’re something we have to learn and practice over time.

Whether you are moving out on your own for the first time or well established in your career, these 10 habits will help improve your money management skills.

It’s easy to overspend or grow overwhelmed about finances when

Overcoming Common Challenges to Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions

As a new year begins, many people set resolutions or goals for the new year. Unfortunately, we all struggle to achieve our new year’s resolutions sometimes. If you are experiencing challenges as you pursue your goals, these recommendations may help you get back on track.

Many people struggle to complete their new year’s resolutions because they lose motivation after a few weeks. This often happens with goals that take time to see a noticeable difference or resolutions that require daily attenti

18 Things You Should Stop Doing by Age 30

Our 20s don’t last forever. When it comes time to voyage into our 30s, things start to get serious. After three decades on this planet, we’re supposed to become “well-rounded adults.” But what does that even mean? Find out what you should stop doing by the time you turn 30!

While social media is in our lives now more than ever, that doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way. Taking breaks from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is a necessary part of growing up. Social media promotes negativity,
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