from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Improvement of one's condition through one's own efforts.
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- n. Following a disciplined programme to improve one’s physical health, mental health or character
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of improving yourself
The Quantified Self, which, in the name of self-improvement, provides tools for collecting data on every aspect of your daily life: sleeping, eating, having sex, worrying, having coffee and so forth.
There is a disease in the Western World, and it's called "self-improvement."
“Every week I pick up a pearl that I can use as a self-improvement tool.”
The grandfather of all self-help books, which spawned an industry devoted to self-improvement, is being updated for the age of Facebook and Twitter.
People find self-reflection and self-improvement in a variety of ways. . .
I am as guilty as the next when it comes to pledging self-improvement and other typical resolutions.
Beyond self-improvement for each child, Johann stresses the broader societal impact of Right To Play programs.
Using self-improvement to become free is like trying to dig yourself out of a hole; the more you try, the deeper you get into the dirt.
But the underlying premise of self-improvement is that we're wounded, broken and need to fix ourselves in order to be happy -- the same belief-system that drives the media madness and its insane messages.
Read Derek Blasberg's Very Classy, and take a tip or two from it - because self-improvement is a noble quality.
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