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by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer). “I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day. I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted […]

Simple Strategies to Overcome Self-doubt

Simple Strategies to Overcome Self-Doubt When Impostor Syndrome Strikes “If I can’t be my biggest fan, then how do I expect anyone else to cheer me on?” The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are powerful. When impostor syndrome strikes, our inner monologue may sound like: “I’ve only gotten to this point because of luck,” or, “Wait until someone […]

Got Too Much Stuff? Try These 7 Tips to Help Pare Down

Most of us have no problem admitting that we have more than we need. Most of us have no problem admitting that we have more than we need. The difficulty lies in the next steps: How to get rid of it? What room to tackle first? Should we toss, regift, donate, recycle, repurpose, sell? It’s […]

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Already Failed at Your New Year’s Resolution? 5 Ways to Restart It

If your New Year’s resolution is already in the rearview mirror, you’re not alone: Research has shown that about 30% of resolution-makers give up on their goal before they even reach the two-week mark. But just because you’ve already slacked on your new diet, exercise plan or organization scheme doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed, says John Norcross, […]

Tips for Getting Better Sleep This Winter

How to Get Better Sleep In the Winter: From charging your phone outside of your bedroom to setting an unwinding ritual before sleep, these tips will help you get the rest you need as it gets colder outside.

COVID Questions: How Do I Ask My Friends to Respect My Social Distancing?

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic is hard. TIME’s new advice column is here to help. Trying to decide if that dinner party is safe to attend? Fighting through your quarantine fatigue? Our health reporters will consult experts who can help find a safe and practical solution. Today, D.P. from Georgia asks: Not sure if this […]

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