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Why Zen and Taoist Masters Recommend Against Saying "I Love You"

Zen and Taoist Masters preach the importance of peace, love and compassion for all. So why do they recommend against saying the words “I love you” to …

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Dalai Lama

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

7 Profound Lessons From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Contrary to what people believe, Buddhism is not a religion. It is a lifestyle and a practical experience. It dates back more than 2500 years when a …

Meditation

5 Tips to Get More Meaningful Work Done With Less Effort

I take time management seriously, but I didn’t use to. I used to spend hours procrastinating and putting off work, only to have to rush to complete …

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and …

Time Management

Want To Live A More Fulfilling Life? You Need To Understand This Concept First

<i>“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –</i> George Bernard Shaw<p>If you’ve ever asked someone for advice about life, …

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Tibetan Buddhism

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>Online Editorial Assistant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money …

Apps

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Self-help

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

The #1 Ingredient an Energy Healer Says You Should Stop Eating to Be Healthy

Do you overthink everything? Have you fallen into a pattern of negative internal dialogue? If you've been neglecting your feelings, then it might be …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Self-improvement

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

You Need to Take Time to Read These Classics

Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year but the classics remain the most worthwhile.<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are over 300,000 books published in the US each year. How do you sort through the clutter to find the …

Self-improvement

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>Sep 27, 2017<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily …

Meditation

25 Quotes From Gandhi That Will Inspire You To Take On Your Mission

Gandhi was one of the most prominent leaders during the Indian Independence movement. His philosophy has inspired countless numbers of people …

Motivation

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger

Make next year about developing mental muscle.<p>When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and …

Self-improvement

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Working-class

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple)

Want to move forward? Work backwards.<p>Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going …

Time Management

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Books

Impressionist Painter Captures Poetic Scenes of Rain-Swept Streets

Fine artist Mike Barr has one goal in mind when painting a new piece: to share “joy of place.” Specifically, Barr has his focus on Adelaide—his home and South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital city. With its coastal climate and eclectic landscape, Adelaide has proven to be a painter’s paradise for …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

Time Management

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5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

Self-improvement

Achieving a high credit score is easier than you may realize

Americans would probably be lost without their credit cards. According to ValuePenguin,* the average balance-carrying household had more than $16,000 …

Personal Finance

10 Things No One Tells You About... Paris

Ask an American about traveling to Paris, and you’ll hear the same two complaints: “It’s expensive!” and “The French aren’t friendly!”<p>But with a few …

France

9 Things Truly Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …