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How To: Improve Life by Getting More Done

Sometimes a person can feel life is getting you down - you don't feel productive, or there's not enough hours in a day to do everything you need. You might not feel motivated to get up in the morning or to go to work anymore, and sometimes one might ask oneself "Is this all there is to life?"

How To: Take Cold Showers

There are many reasons to take cold showers. It can improve circulation, stabilize blood pressure, improve skin and/or hair, and improve immunity. Cold showers are not easy to just jump into. It does take some time to adapt to the shock of getting into cold water and then staying with it.

News: Can Lying Make You a Better Person?

Psychology Today's Elizabeth Svoboda presents an interesting argument on the merits of no holds barred truth telling versus the social sensitivity involved in telling little white lies. Svoboda poses that while truth tellers may rest easy at night, brutal honesty can have negative emotional repercussions for others.

How To: Evade talking with a close talker

Close talkers suck. While having an intimate, one-on-one conversation with someone is nice, being able to see every pore on his face is not. Plus, there are the inevitable spit sprinkles that shoot out of his mouth at every interjection.

How To: Deal with social anxiety & improve your social skills

This video tutorial is in the Motivation & Self Help category which will show you how to deal with social anxiety and improve your social skills. In this video Momo answers some questions on social skills and gives a few suggestions on what to do when the panic sets in. The panic sets in either because you have nothing to say or you have expectations. Usually it is expectations. You got expectations from your teachers, your parents, your friends or your peers. When you have expectations when ...

How To: Deal with rejection from your father

In this video, we learn how to deal with rejection from your father. Don't let your father change who you are and change how you think about yourself. Know that people in your family are going to have problems, it can't be perfect. The mental warfare isn't worth it, grab the bull by the horns. Try to write him a letter from the heart and really let him know what you are thinking. If that doesn't work, make a video where you are talking right to him and tell him how you are feeling. After this...

How To: Get over shyness

In this video, we learn how to get over shyness. You need to make sure that you are really accomplished at what you are doing, which will give you confidence. You need to excel in your field, which will create a situation that makes you happy and will attract the type of people that you want around. You can also put an ad out for shy people, because there are a lot of people that feel the same way as you out there. If you do this, you can start to meet new people and get out in the public to ...

How To: Avoid back pain from sitting at a desk at work

In this tutorial, we learn how to avoid back pain from sitting at a desk at work. You can sit safely by keeping your back locked and using variations. Change position regularly and stand upright while moving. This will change the pressure in the disks in your back. Alternate between active and passive sitting, which will let your back muscles work. You can lean against the back rest of your chair for support on the hollow of your back. The position of your feet and legs has an impact on your ...

How To: Relieve back & neck pain while at work with exercises

In this video from InstruxionAE we learn some exercises to do at work to relieve your back and neck pain. You cannot cure this pain from exercise. You can only keep safe posture throughout the day. The weightlifter's technique is the best exercise. Traction or hanging is one of the most relaxing exercises for the back. Bending backwards is a good way too. While seated, you can put your hand on the armrests and bend back in your chair. In a standing position you can put your hands on your belt...

How To: Set SMART Goals In 10 Ways

10 Ways to Make Your Goals Easier to Achieve Do you have goals in your life? Most people do. You may want to lose weight, advance your career, or make your relationship better. You think about where you want to be and then find a way to get from where you are to where you want to be.

How To: Quit your smoking habit without gaining weight

Many girls start to smoke because they think that A. It makes them look cool and B. Smoking will help them lose weight. Without getting into all the gnarly lung cancer, yellow teeth, decaying body stuff we're just going to say that smoking does, indeed sometimes help women keep their weight down.

How To: Become a more positive and motivated person

If you've ever worked at a 9 to 5 job then you know that, as the week goes on, coworkers will start to complain. Some complain they've been sitting for too long, others complaint that they've had a bad day. Whlie there are things that happen to you that you cannot change, the way you deal with these situations determines how they affect you.

How To: Stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself. To do this, you should first select one task you've been putting off for a long time. Then, time yourself and give the task one full hour of your time. Ignore everything else you have to do during this time, don't take breaks and let anything bother you. When you are finished with the task, give yourself a reward for completing this job! This will help you finish your task at hand and get things done more effectivel...

How To: Stop procrastinating and boost your productivity

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating and boost your productivity. If you are someone who likes to put things off until the last minute, you should watch this video! To help you get over doing this, you should start a calendar! When you boost your productivity you will no longer procrastinate and get a lot of things done. This may not seem like a good idea, but it will help you be a happier person. You can also write out a list, which will help you stay accountable for what y...

How To: Entice more opportunities with feng shui at home

In this video we learn how to entice more opportunities with feng shui at home. First, find your focus room with an energy map to find the career area. This room is from the front door walking in. Use water, because this is the element for positive career changes. Put a painting of depth that makes you feel like the wall is not right in front of you. Also, add a table with rounded corners and musical instruments or something that you need for your career. This will ensure that you walk into a...

How To: Become a US citizen with a DUI on record

In this video, we learn how to become a US citizen with a DUI on record. The law says that in order for your to become a citizen, you must show good moral character for five years after your DUI. A DUI is not considered good moral character, but it does not make you ineligible. If you are under probation, then you will not be able to apply to be a US citizen. If you are NOT on probation, then you will have better chances of getting your citizenship. Good luck on your approval and make sure yo...

How To: Stop binge eating & get healthy

In this video, we learn how to stop binge eating & get healthy. Food often acts like a buffer that helps people overcome their emotions. If you are not eating enough during the day, you will be more likely to binge eat at night when your body is most craving nutrients. Late night and dinner time is when the cravings and the binge patterns most occur. When you eat more during the day you will not want to binge at night because your body doesn't crave anything. Don't skip breakfast and eat a go...

How To: Build up your self-esteem with feng shui at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to build up your self-esteem with feng shui at home. You can easily change the energy that is in your home to help it bring a more positive vibe to you and others who walk into it! A simple change can be made in even the hallway! If you just put down a beautiful desk with a candle, beautiful plant, and light painting above it you can transform your hallway. This will give you higher self-esteem and a better feeling about yourself as well. Do these little tricks ...

How To: Stop waiting for life to happen

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop waiting for life to happen. Do you want to meet a woman but you are too scared? Well don't be! You need to get out there and start living your life, not waiting around for something to happen. Once you stop waiting and get out there, you will be surprised at how many women want to meet you and date you. Get rid of your fear and start to become confident. Even if you're not confident, just say to yourself that you are and then you will become what you tel...

How To: Stop procrastinating to achieve your goals

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating to achieve your goals. Procrastination is an avoidance behavior that can indicate a deeper psychological disorder. To get out of putting it off, make a schedule for yourself! Figure out how long it will take you to finish tasks and then put the time you need to do these on your calendar. Next, create accountability so someone will make sure you are keeping up on your tasks. Also, find meaning in the tasks that you need to do and make them...

How To: Divert your mind away from an anxiety attack

When you're experiencing an anxiety attack, there's almost nothing you can do to calm yourself down. At least, nothing that has worked for you yet. In this video, Chantilliscious offers up five of her tips for diversion tactics against anxiety. These are really simple tips, but when you're having an anxiety attack, the obvious is always elusive.

How To: Prepare for an anxiety situation to keep your cool

There are always certain situations that unnerve people. One of the biggest unnerving situations you may encounter is a job interview. The nervousness breaks out and you look like a total fool, but it's just the nerves. It happens. And why can't you control it? It's hard for some to keep their cool, but Chantilliscious offers up some advice on what she does to prepare for an anxiety-causing situation.

How To: Deal with school drama, rumors, bullying and peer pressure

In this video, you'll get some much needed advice for dealing with high school and middle school related issues as a girl. Every teenager deals with horrible issues with their peers, but women have harder times dealing with this problems. Here, you'll get some advice on things like school drama, rumors, sex, bullying, peer pressure, etc. Hopefully this will help you girls out.

How To: Use "tummeling" in conversational mechanics

Heather Gold teaches us how to use "tummeling" in conversation mechanics in this tutorial. When you are having a conversation with someone, you need to know that it is not all about you. You will need to appeal to other people's interests and shift from everything being about you to the other party involved in the conversation. When you are performing or speaking in a large group, you will want to talk like a realistic person and make sure you are not saying something that isn't interesting o...

How To: Answer medical school interview questions

Medical school, quite the undertaking! You've gotten the good grades and made sure your MCAT scores are good, but interviews aren't your strong suit, are they? Don't worry! In this great video, Dr. Robert Hasty goes over the in's and out's of the interview process for admissions board and what you can do to have the least amount of failure when going in for your interview.

How To: Overcome depression by increasing your intake of Vitamin D or UV light

Depression can come with physical symptoms - such as poor sleeping habits or aching joints. The theory explained in this video is that there is a relationship between the physical symptoms of an overactive immune system and depression. By supplementing a diet with Vitamin D and UV light, and thereby altering one's immune system, one can allieviate the symptoms of depression.

How To: Deal with a boring day at the office

There he is, your boss wants ANOTHER TPS report, ugh, why do you even want to work this job anyways? And where's your red stapler!? Don't fret, turn your boring work day into a great one with these tips on how to brighten your mood and turn your boring work into something a little more exciting!

How To: Deal with overwhelming anxiety & depression

In this tutorial, we learn how to deal with overwhelming anxiety and depression. Most people go through anxiety in their life, but just don't know how to deal with it properly, which is when it leads to depression. If you aren't the type of person to get diagnosed with prescription drugs, there are ways to deal with it on your own. A great way to help is to have a friend or someone that you can talk to, including maybe even a clinical psychologist. Another thing that helps is to write. You ca...