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How To Make Mac And Cheese In A Slow Cooker, Because You Can

Yes, yes and yes.<p>When slow cooker season hits, there's little desire to use any other appliance to make a meal. Luckily for all of us, there's also little reason to. Not only can we whip up meals that call for fewer than five ingredients and no more than 10 minutes of prep, thanks to this blessed …

Interview: Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists

One of the clearest and most authoritative voices in the modern minimalist movement comes from The Minimalists. Through their the blog, books, social …

Is It Really Possible to Be in Love with Two People at Once?

Plus, what to do if you think are.<p><i>The Great Gatsby</i>'s Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and Daisy. Carrie Bradshaw, Big, and Aidan (still not sure who to root for in that one). Tons of books and movies feature love triangles for a reason (besides just the drama): <i>Lots of people can relate to having feelings</i> …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Why I Have Given Up the Pursuit of Happiness

"I have a long way to go before happy," she told me, talking about happiness as if it were an X on a map. She saw her recent heartbreak like a gust of wind, something that had blown her off course. In her eyes, her life was now this journey, this scratching and clawing and fumbling her way back to …

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Mindfulness

Why Not To Pursue Your Passion Or Happiness

For years, we’ve been led to believe that the key to a meaningful and successful career — and life — is to pursue your passion. And no less than Thomas Jefferson and Will Smith preached the pursuit of happiness (OK, in Smith’s case, <i>Happyness</i>).<p>To each of these pursuits, Tom Rath says: …

Meet The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out

<i>By David Marchese Follow @david_marchese</i><p>For decades, the French have ranked among the world's most pessimistic people, so it's fitting -- in a life-is-a-farce-and maybe-also-merde kind of way -- that a Frenchman should write a provocative, possibly even helpful, book about happiness. Frederic …

5 Things Mindful People Do Daily

If you’re working toward being more mindful, consider giving these five things a try.<p><b>1. Mindful people try to notice the little things.</b><p>When your mind …

Mindfulness

Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades

For centuries, men and women have worked tirelessly to fit the physical molds of their time. Diets, which have ranged from the straightforward to the colorful and kind of silly, have produced a wide range of results -- and all sorts of followings.<p>Not long ago, the Atkins diet villainized …

EcoQube’s desktop ecosystem brings zen to your work day

Aquariums can bring a little zen to a stress-filled day. It’s relaxing to watch the little fish bubble about, but no one gets that same serenity from …

Aquaponics

5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever.<p>The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, …

Mindfulness

The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design

Galaxy S9<p>Three years later and Samsung either doesn't care about building aligned products from the ground (or board) up, or doesn't know how. The …

Happiness of Being

Japan’s most beloved Zen poet, Ryokan, was known for being unpretentious and wise. Like Saint Francis he was a lover of simple things, of children …

Spirituality

Zen Stories – DAILY ZEN

Sozan, a Chinese Zen master, was asked by a student: “What is the most valuable thing in the world?”<p>The master replied: “The head of a dead cat.”<p>“Why …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Why We Lost Leisure: David Steindl-Rast on Purposeful Work, Play, and How to Find Meaning in the Magnificent Superfluities of Life

<i>“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only those are really alive,”</i> Seneca wrote in his sublime meditation on the shortness of life, adding that when we reap these contemplative fruits of leisure, all the ages that have passed before ours are added to our own — …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

How Quitting Email Made My Team Communicate Better

<i>Max Nalsky is the founder and CEO of Pyrus, the workplace collaboration and productivity platform.</i><p>We operate in a world of inboxes. Everyone has his or her collection of points where other people can touch them — email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype – the list goes on. It’s easily overwhelming, and we …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …