11 surprising things you can negotiate

Negotiating is a skill that comes with lots of practice. Whether it's at work or in your personal life, negotiations help you create better opportunities for yourself. Most of the time, all you have to do is ask—but that can be the most difficult part. Salary is the most common thing we negotiate but there are many others out there. This infographic from Self Lender highlights 11 things you can negotiate to either save money or earn more. It even gives examples of questions to ask and things to ...
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What living like a minimalist actually looks like

While having a clutter-free home is a good start, minimalism isn’t about spending a few days getting rid of all the stuff you don’t really need around the house. As a lifestyle, it goes much deeper than that. It involves simplifying everything in your life to keep only what’s truly important to you—and free yourself from anything that doesn’t serve you and everything that’s holding you back. And that can include relationships, as Lewis Howes discovered when he met a leader of the trend, Joshua F...
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New study may explain why a simpler lifestyle creates a feeling of well-being

The best way to start living a simpler life is by decluttering and yet many people struggle to get rid of all the stuff they don’t really need, despite recognizing the benefit of spending less time cleaning, organizing, and searching for things. To discover why shedding possessions may lead to a greater sense of well-being and why “we hang on to all this stuff in the first place,” Elizabeth Harris explores the findings from a new study by behavioral economist Sarah Newcomb. [ Read the full artic...
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