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4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Self-improvement

This ad inspired 2.8 million women to do more exercise

Sport England, the UK government's non-departmental public sports council, claims the "This Girl Can" ad campaign it launched one year ago has inspired almost 3 million women to do more exercise.<p>The well-received TV ad showed women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities sweatily working out and …

Gender Equality

Interview: Alessio Albi's Evocative Portraits Blend the Natural Beauty of Women with Nature

Nestled in central Italy, in the city of Perugia, Alessio Albi has built a stunning portfolio of mysterious and dramatic portraits of women, allowing viewers to interpret the combination of their gaze and the naturalistic settings. Though not initially setting out to make a career out of his …

Time I

Minister pledges new drive to make America adopt age rating for online music videos

Ed Vaizey, the culture minister, aims to convince 'international partners' to put age ratings on their music videos amid frustration at current loophole<p>British children could soon be better protected from viewing explicit music videos online after ministers launched a fresh drive to force US labels …

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

Forests

Can you think yourself into a different person? | Ars Technica

“You may be given certain genes but what you do in your life changes your brain..."<p>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe …

The Brain
Medicine

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

When We Run Away From Our Strength

When Kate was 14, her classmate died by suicide on a Friday. On Sunday, Kate attended the funeral. The principal, however, announced that "Madeleine had left school."<p>Her friends couldn't openly mourn their loss; the issue of depression and suicide wasn't addressed. The atmosphere was a heavy grey …

Mental Health

Why This Nonprofit Wants to Help Girls Fail

Data show that girls start to lose their confidence as early as kindergarten. If that trend continues, we could see yet another generation of women …

Leadership

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

Happiness

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with …

How to Overcome Shyness | The Art of Manliness

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring the subject of shyness. In our first post, we talked about the nature of shyness and its symptoms. …

5 Ways Ego Interferes With Your Happiness

The word happiness is defined in most cases as a feeling of contentment, or as a feeling ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happiness is an …

Happiness

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve  --  without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Sioux and Native American Manhood | The Art of Manliness

“The Indian, in his simple philosophy, was careful to avoid a centralized population, wherein lies civilization’s devil. He would not be forced to …

The Sioux Guide to Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and raised as “Ohiyesa” to be a hunter and warrior in the traditional ways of the Santee Sioux. When he</i> …

Native Americans

What Women Can Do to Keep Their Brains Strong Through Old Age

Grandma should add pumping iron to her exercise routine. Researchers have found weight training may prevent some aspects of brain aging in older …

Strength Training Is the True Fountain of Youth, According to Science

Fountain of YouthRegular strength training helps improve brain health later in life.If you want to keep your brain power into old age then you should …

Exercise

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

Literature

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?

Since the dawn of human art-making, the divide has been clear: There are people who can effortlessly sketch an object's likeness, and people who …

Another “hiking to discover yourself” story, Girl In The Woods is still worth the read

It’s unfortunate that Aspen Matis’ memoir <i>Girl In The Woods</i> comes at the same time, and with such a similar title, as <i>A Walk In The Woods</i>, the Robert …

People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

From the moment you meet someone for the first time, you quickly want to assess who the person is and what they represent. This is why you may be on …

Doomed by the Past: It all Feels the Same

When you get upset, scared, angry, or nervous without any identifiable cause it is a sign that your feelings are being “triggered” by the memory of a …

New England Foliage Central 2017

01 of 05<p>Need Help Planning Your Fall Foliage Trip?<p>Want to plan a visit to New England during the spectacular fall foliage season? At a bit of a loss …

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

Singularity

How to Minimize Your Risk of Injury When Lifting Heavier Weights

The one time my mom watched a video of me deadlifting, she cringed with fear that I was going to hurt myself. In reality, though, you’re just as …