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How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for ourselves.<p>That attitude needs a rethink.<p>What if the workplace could …

Happiness

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

49% of Entrepreneurs Deal with a Mental Disorder. Here's How to Cope

Mental disorders do not have to block your dream of building a company.<p>Two years ago, Aaron Harvey was diagnosed with a mental disorder.<p>The founder of Ready Set Rocket, a marketing and branding company, Harvey found out he has ADHD, anxiety, depression and Pure OCD (a form of OCD that involves …

8 Harsh Truths That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.<p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to the top, and they'll tell you they had to face plenty of harsh truths and realities to get there.<p>This isn't meant to be intimidating; it's empowering! Plenty of …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

What do our dreams mean?

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. "An eagle seizes a …

28 Ways Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as …

12 actions you need to do right now to be a better writer

You <b>can</b> be a better writer. So many posts offer you advice. Most of it you just look it, kind of file it away, and never return to it. That’s why I’m …

Creative Writing

Being Bipolar Ruined My Life Over And Over, But Sharing My Story Saved Me

Oscillating between mania and depression, Vijay found a way to deal with his problems by writing about his illness.<p><i>This essay is part of a series called “Awake and Beyond,” in which Indians with mental illness tell their stories. It was curated by Trijog, a 360-degree mental health wellness</i> …

It was once reviled as one of the most sexually violent books ever written and banned in Britain in the 1950s – and now it is a Penguin Classic. So why has the Marquis de Sade’s novel been reclassified as great literature?<p>On 3 July 1789, in the middle of the night, the Marquis de Sade was dragged …

Literature

NaNoWriMo: Planning a Novel with Evernote Templates

In November, nearly half a million people around the world will embark on a remarkable quest. National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Donald Trump quintuples down

<b>(CNN) —</b> What does the Republican nominee for president do when he can't sleep?<p>Awake at 3 a.m. ET, Donald Trump picked up his phone and began tweeting about "made up lies" in the media.<p>Just two hours later, he opened up Twitter again and quickly went from venting to slandering a former beauty queen …

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6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …