How to Get Everything You Want In Life
Get What You Want:
1) Get a better credit score (fast!)
Give your credit score a quick boost simply by increasing your line of credit
(just call your credit card company and ask). A third of your score is based on
your debt-to-credit ratio, so your $2,000 credit card bill looks less risky to
banks if it represents half of a $4,000 credit line rather than most of a
2) Ditch a bad mood in minutes.
Hyla Cass, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine
and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health says there's one easy way to get a
pick-me-up anytime, anywhere: Get moving. Take a brisk 10-minute walk, or jog
up and down stairs for five minutes. Exercise sends a shot of oxygen to your
brain, and boosts endorphins in your bloodstream-both of which short-circuit
crankiness. So when you're so grouchy that even you're annoyed with you, do
yourself (and everyone around you) a favor. Take a hike.
4) Find a reliable auto mechanic
NPR's "Car Talk" and its hosts Click and Clack have long been the
go-to source for perplexed drivers dealing with stuck dipsticks, mysterious
rattles, and more. So it makes perfect sense that they'd be the holders of that
holy grail all car owners seek: the trustworthy mechanic. The "Car
Talk" website (cartalk.com/content/mechx) features more than 16,000
mechanics recommended by people who've used them; just enter your zip code to
find the garage nearest you.
5) Develop perfect posture
Having good posture makes you look thinner and ooze confidence-it also
helps ease back pain and headaches. Here, three steps to posture that would
make Mom proud, courtesy of Drew DeMann, M.D., chiropractic orthopedist at
Manhattan Spine & Sports Medicine in New York City.
Check your alignment. Many women have rounded shoulders and a
C-curve in their back from sitting hunched over a desk all day, says DeMann. So
ask a friend to take a photo of you from the side (or check yourself out in a
double mirror at the department store). Your earlobe should be over your
shoulder and hip. If it's forward of them, you need to correct your
Learn what good posture feels like. Straighten your spine as if
there were a string stretching from the top of your head to the ceiling,
pulling you up. This is how you should carry yourself.
Practice, practice, practice. Doing the above exercise on a regular
basis will train your body to stand and sit up straight. Strengthening your
upper back and abdominal muscles will help you maintain good posture; try lat
pulldowns in the gym or do the cobra yoga move.