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The Best Articles in Better Living

The most useful articles and videos in Better Living from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Better Living Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Better Living by Refind users.

  1. How to Be Happier Without Really Trying
  2. What is Your Ikigai?
  3. How to get better at making every type of decision
  4. Ideas That Changed My Life
  5. Self-Motivation: how to build a reward system for yourself

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Better Living, including:

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Mark Manson

3x #1 NYTimes bestselling author. Best known for F-Bombs and uncomfortable truths. Giving life advice that doesn't suck since 2008.

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Tim Ferriss

Author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, early-stage investor (http://angel.co/tim), Tim Ferriss Show podcast (900M+ downloads), founder of http://saiseifoundation.org

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James Clear

Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits (http://atomichabits.com). I write about building better habits.

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Elemental

Wellness, backed aggressively by science. A new publication from @Medium. Find us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/elemental

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The Cut

Style. Self. Culture. Power. Find us on Instagram: @TheCut Subscribe to New York for more: http://nymag.com/subscribe

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Better Living, including:

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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LifeHack

LifeHack helps busy people get the most out of their lives in the shortest amount of time, through actionable, step-by-step systems that multiply results.

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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SELF

Wellness you can trust. #TeamSELF

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Leo Babauta

Creator of Zen Habits. Training in uncertainty. Zen student, vegan, dad, husband.

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