"After hearing Ariane speak I felt like I could conquer the world. I'm making a change that I've thought about for years, thanks to Ariane" -Lisa
Read More Testimonials»

On the New Directions Blog

Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

Read More About Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care»

Our Being Happier Experts

Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony

Teacher and author of How to be Happy and Have Fun Changing...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur and best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
M.J. Ryan

M.J. Ryan

Creator of the Random Acts of Kindness series

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our New Directions Experts»


The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

How Not to End a Call

How Not to End a Call

OK. We know a bunch of people who’ve done this and you do, too, we’ll bet. They’ve dropped their cell phones in the toilet. Gaaaa! Phooey! (Or, they say something like that.)

Today we’re offering up a link to great advice for this eventuality. It seems like more than an urban legend-for-success, so we wanted to pass it along. Plus, the text is easy to read. It’s short and is accompanied by a video with mediocre acting and gnarly design. So, perfect. Right?

Sure is. Don’t forget to read the comments below for advice on similar problems as well as a message from one guy who writes what the video shows. Hey, thanks guy! That helps.

Posted: 2/20/09

Hi everyone, I'm so excited.
My ex-boyfriend is back after a breakup,I’m extremely happy that will are living together again.
My name is Mary Wilkie from England.
My boyfriend of a 4yr just broke up with me and am 30 weeks pregnant.I have cried my self to sleep most of the nights and don’t seem to concentrate during lectures sometimes I stay awake almost all night thinking about him and start to cry all over again.Because of this I end up not having energy for my next day’s classes ,my attendance has dropped and am always in uni and on time.Generally he is a very nice guy ,he ended it because he said we were arguing a lot and not getting along.He is right we’ve been arguing during the pregnancy a lot .After the break up I kept ringing him and telling him I will change.I am in love with this guy and he is the best guy I have ever been with.I’m still hurt and in disbelief when he said he didn’t have any romantic feelings towards me anymore that hurt me faster than a lethal syringe.He texts me now and then mainly to check up on how am doing with the pregnancy,he is supportive with it but it’s not fair on me, him texting me as I just want to grieve the pain and not have any stress due to the pregnancy.i was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my bf came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my bf are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Unity. If you have any problem contact Dr.Unity now and i guarantee you that he will help you.Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 ,His website: Link .


LOL to dawnbell! I am ALWAYS doing something while holding the phone~making the bed, doing dishes, etc, and I DO drop my phone a lot! My D-In law always laughs at me, because I am hollering..once I dropped my phone in the dishwater, thank GOD it 'lived', and I NEED to remember not to hit the buttons with my chin1 lol (this is the house phone, btw) What a great story, again! Thank you!

  • By joylisa
  • on 2/28/09 8:55 AM EST

I've done this. I could not believe it because the cell literally LEAPED from sink into the toilet. It eventually died. I was too embarrassed to tell my carrier what had happened.