What are the best resources for living a better life?

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    #1The Art of Happiness

    The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness is a book by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, originally published in 1998. It includes stories and meditation guides from the Dalai Lama to help the reader defeat negativity and achieve happiness.
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    Diana Gutierrez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a book of wisdom and advice from the Dalai Lama. Interesting daily study guide for how to be happier. "
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    #2Fabulous

    Fabulous
    Fabulous is the perfect app for motivating yourself to achieve your goals. It is the right choice for anyone who is struggling with stress and fatigue.



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    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lawrence Washington
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I needed help because I wasn't living the type of life that I wanted to be living. In wanting to live a better life I tried Fabulous. While the app helped in terms of how I feel and how I sleep, the app lacks other functionality to help improve other aspects of my existence. "
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    #310 Simple Ways to Find Happiness

    10 Simple Ways to Find Happiness

    10 Simple Ways to Find Happiness is an article by Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on the Psychology Today website that gives you simple tips to focus on the things in life that will help you feel happy.

    Websites

    Free

    James Warren
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "There are so many great tips out there for living a better life. This is a good jumping off point though. "
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    #4The Power of Now

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a spiritual book written by Eckhart Tolle. This non-fiction philosophy book is about the source of Chi. It was published in 1997 by  New World Library. 

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    Christina Ferguson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "One of my favorite books, and one I always give to friends as gifts. This book is the reason Eckhart Tolle became a world famous offer. The way this book explains how we should think about things and opening ourselves up to a better life is simply incredible. "
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    #5Happiness is a State of Mind

    Happiness is a State of Mind

    In Happiness is a State of Mind, Gyalwang Drupka talks about the secrets of achieving happiness. The novel reveals ways on how to train oneself to recognize happiness and ease the anxieties brought about by life.  

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    Jennifer Jenkins
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Happiness is a State of Mind is the best resource for living a better life. I picked up the book when I was down and I feel like it's helped me gain a lot of perspective to help me turn my life around."
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    #6The Mindfulness App

    The Mindfulness App
    The Mindfulness App helps you to live in the present moment. This useful application gathers several tools such as a 5-day guided introduction course to mindfulness and meditations reminders as well.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aanya Chauhan
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "The Mindfulness App has really been a good resource for living my life better. I am calmer and have less anxiety."
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    #7Noom

    Noom

    Noom will help you not only lose weight but also gradually master the habits you need to get and stay healthy long term. Unlike other calorie counters or food tracking apps Noom's trained coaches will help you reach your health goals.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carlos Galván
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "If you are serious about losing weight this is the app for you. It tracks everything you eat and gives you all the tools necessary to lose weight."
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    #8Success and Happiness

    Success and Happiness
    Success and Happiness is a simple but powerful book that allows people to find happiness. Its pages contain a huge collection of inspirational phrases that motivate us.




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    Patrick Willis
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "i love how positive this is , when im feeling down i am gonna turn to this "
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    #9Lifesum

    Lifesum

    Lifesum: Diet & Macro Tracker is a health and fitness app that will help you eat and train well to achieve a healthy life, with delicious recipes selected just for you. With Lifesum, you can share your progress with your friends.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Santos
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I needed to get in better shape. Using this app helped me do just that. It's been so helpful and I feel so much better now."
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    #10Calm

    Calm

    This app includes guided meditation sessions of different lengths that will help users calm anxiety, manage stress, get deep sleep. Developed by Calm.com, Inc., this app is compatible with Android and iOS devices, along with a web version. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Mark Weber
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I did not know how much I was sorely missing in my life until a friend randomly suggested Calm. I thought it would only be a nice relaxer, but after having a bit of fun with it, I truly began to appreciate the power of meditation in ones life. This app has bountiful amounts of content that can help put your mind to ease and grow it. Meditation has been transformational to my life and it started with Calm!"
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    #11Headspace

    Headspace

    Headspace is your own mindfulness coach, who will provide daily meditations and exercises to stay mentally healthy. It covers most issues, like sleeping disorders and stress problems, and it also includes some exercises for kids. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bryan Richardson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Meditations are a good way to improve quality of life, i like this idea."
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    #12Lark

    Lark
    Lark is an app that acts as a personal coach to help you lose weight. Lark keeps an eye on your exercise, sleep, and diet, and texts you motivation and advice.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Grant
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The Lark manages your health by assessing how much exercise you're doing, sleeping patterns and diets. It also sends notifications to your smartphone through an app, making it easily accessible. It has garnered favorable reviews so I would say this is one of the best resources for a living a better life."
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    #13Tiny Buddha

    Tiny Buddha

    Tiny Buddha is one of the most popular self-improvement websites. It has a category dedicated to mindfulness and meditation. You'll find articles, guides, and other interesting information.

    Websites

    Free

    Victoria Evans
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I found this website somewhat helpful. While there is some relevant information about how to live a better life, a lot is not relevant. Additionally, this website isn't dedicated to mindfulness and peace per se, it has simply been filtered. So overall, it can make you feel better, but this isn't the best choice."
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    #14Coach.me

    Coach.me
    Coach.me is a coach that goes everywhere with you, helping you achieve any goal, form any habit, or build any expertise. Build your career. Get in shape. Learn a new skill.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Cheryl Carroll
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Coach.me is a nice idea. It might help some people get their life on track. The features and implementation are nothing amazing."
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    #157 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness

    7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness

    7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness is an article by Ed and Deb Shapiro on HuffPost that explains that happiness isn't something you can achieve with outside things, but is rather a state of mind you get to when you look within and focus on the right things.

    Websites

    Free

    Karen Webb
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "One of the best resources that I can remember reading over the past year or so on happiness is the article 7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness. I found a lot of useful information presented in a way that I really connected with."
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    #16Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
    Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds" the rational and the emotional and how they together shape our destiny.
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    Zhang Yan
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This book is more of a how the brain works and doesn't really touch on tips for living a better life. The solution is mostly irrelevant given the topic."
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    #17Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life

    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life
    A cool beginners guide for people interested in mindfulness. The only downside about the ebook is that doesn't include the spoken-word audio component of the original printed version.
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    Cheryl Powell
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "If you have thought of being mindful to handle stress and live better, you will love Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment book as much as I did. It kept it all simple and understandable for a person starting off in this field."
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    #188fit

    8fit
    8fit takes the work out of healthy living. It delivers results through tailored, easy to follow meal plans and workouts created by expert trainers. It teaches you how to lose weight with a healthy diet and workout routines.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dennis Torres
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is a great app that is so easy to use. The meal plans don't leave you hungry like other plans do and the exercises are easy to understand and challenging. Plus you get alot for a free version. I will definitely be upgrading to the Pro! "
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    #19Seven

    Seven
    Seven - 7 Minute Workout Training Challenge is a free fast-training app for those who want to get fit, but only have 7 minutes to spend for that purpose in a day. This app is also ideal for those looking to lose weight. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Willis
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I think this is a pretty good app to stay fit."
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    #20Simply Being

    Simply Being

    With this simple but powerful app, you can meditate easily! This application gathers 5  meditation times, and you can also choose between a guided meditation without sound or a meditation with music.It is a useful tool for those who strugle with stress and anxiety.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    Mark Moore
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I have never been one to meditate but stumbled upon this app when trying to live a better life. It has really helped me reduce my stress day to day."
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    #21Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear is a self-help book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. This novel was originally published in September 2015 by Riverhead Books. It was nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction

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    Catherine Guerrero
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "There maybe better solutions for this topic but this one iskind of suitable"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for living a better life
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Art of HappinessBooks 38 Paid
2FabulousApps 35 Free
310 Simple Ways to Find HappinessWebsites 33 Free
4The Power of NowBooks 31 Paid
5Happiness is a State of MindBooks 29 Paid
6The Mindfulness AppApps 27 Free
7NoomApps 25 Free
8Success and HappinessBooks 23 Paid
9LifesumApps 21 Free
10CalmApps 19 Free
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