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How quitting the Internet can make you healthier, wealthier and happier

You are an addict. We all are. And the sooner we admit that we have a problem and that our lives have become unmanageable, the sooner the healing can …

Happiness

10 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

<b>‘I’m just so unhappy, it’s not working, should I leave or should I go'?</b><p>Many of us have been at the point and you could well be here right now wondering if you should leave the relationship you are in – perhaps you are staying just waiting for things to improve but you’re not actually quite sure …

4 Ways of Choosing Happiness from Within

<i>What makes you happy?</i><p>Reflect on what you’ve done today. <i>What do your behaviors say about your approach to happiness?</i><p>These are the question I usually …

Happiness

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found self-made millionaires have 7 habits that help them build wealth

In my five-year Rich Habits study, I found that self-made millionaires fall into two categories: Risk-Takers and Savers.<p>Self-made millionaire Risk Takers are individuals who take some risk in the pursuit of wealth. They are typically business owners, entrepreneurs, aggressive investors in stocks or …

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Real hard. Nearly half of dieters give up within a week.<p>Forty percent of dieters quit within one week and more than …

How drug use changes the brain — and makes relapse all too common

A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s …

The war on drugs is racist. Donald Trump is embracing it with open arms | Steven W Thrasher

Drugs have long been used to scapegoat black and Latino people. With Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding as Attorney General, things will only get worse<p>When I first read the Washington Post story that the US attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, wants to “bring back” the “war on …

Donald Trump

Link - It’s Time to See People Who Use Drugs and Alcohol as Trauma Survivors

I’d agree with this article. I’ve known a few people who’ve had addiction issues over the years, and I don’t know anyone who was perfectly …

Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Dr. Gabor Mate, author of “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addictions,” suggests that one of the major causes of addictions is …

Zen philosophy reveals 4 ways to stop caring what other people think of you

<i>“When you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful.” – Caroline Myss</i><p>Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do you feel the need to …

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias

This new therapy could also lead to better treatments for people with social anxiety and PTSD.<p>There’s plenty of psychological research to back up the idea that facing a phobia can be the best way to get over it. But all the evidence in the world doesn’t necessarily make it easier to cozy up to, …

3 Insanely Powerful Apps to Help You Win at Life

Simple and free APPS to help you stay calm, focused and productive<p>It's easy to get caught up in day-to-day life. Running from meeting to meeting, actually getting work done, having dinner with your family, getting to the kids' baseball and soccer games.<p>When you finally do stop to breathe, it seems …

Apps

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

Depression Doesn't Mean You're Weak. Here's How You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong

Sometimes, people with mental illness are the strongest ones. Despite their struggles, they keep showing up anyway.<p>There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. But that's not true.<p>Unfortunately, however, the belief is so widely held that some people don't recognize that …

Mental Health

A Disciple Whose Mind Was Full of Turmoil Asked Buddha for Help. Here's His Response

There is a story about Buddha.<p>A disciple came to him and said “My mind is full of turmoil. I feel so guilty, I feel so bad, I feel so this and that” …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

The 25 Top Paying Jobs List Is Here! Here's Why You Should Ignore It

Not one of these jobs leads to financial independence.<p>Do you want to be rich? Of course, you do. Do you want your children to be rich so that they can support you in the style to which you'd like to become accustomed? Of course, you do. So you scour these lists and say, "Junior! Get a good grade in …

Employment

5 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep

Fewer than seven hours a night has been linked with all sorts of health problems yet 40 percent of the population isn't getting enough shut-eye.<p>According to researchers, everyone on the planet should be logging at least seven hours of sleep a night. Fewer than that has been linked with health …

Sleep

10 Things Confident People Don’t Do

As usual, Yoda was right—and science backs him up.<p>In “The Empire Strikes Back,” when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. Luke mutters, “I don’t believe it.” Yoda replies, “That is why you fail.”<p>As usual, Yoda was …

How A Single Shift Of Focus Can Change You From Procrastinating To Taking Actions Immediately

The desk is cluttered, email inbox full, there are thousands of voice messages. Your head is pounding and all you can do is stare in a stagnant …

4 Lessons on Making Millions

Work hard, focus on your goals and give back to your community when you have succeeded.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my time teaching others and learning the tricks of the trade, I’ve realized that I have learned just as many lessons from being a …

Entrepreneurship

Baltimore Police Department Disbands Plainclothes Unit After Racketeering Indictment

3 Things You Can Do When It Feels Like the Breakthrough Will Never Come

You know you are born for more, you have always known it and yet, there are days when it seems so hard to hold on, to believe, to trust any longer. …

Motivation

This robot suit allows disabled people to walk and gives workers super strength

This robotic suit gives workers super strength and it can allow people with mobility disorders to walk.<p>SuitX sells 5 different modular suits that reduce the workload of the user by taking the strain from your muscles.<p>The range of suits are available to buy on the company's website where prices …

I Used to Struggle With Negative Thinking—Here's How I Finally Broke the Pattern

Like anxiety, negativity serves an evolutionary purpose—our ancestors relied on a shrewd, critical mindset in order to anticipate danger, react …

Seven Steps to Completely Turn Your Life Around This Year

<i>How can I change my life completely in the next year or two? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Lukominskyi, CMO at Sliceplanner, on Quora:</b><p>Changing your life completely is a huge step that …

Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression

Depression is pervasive: In 2015, about 16 million — or 6.7 percent of — American adults had a major depressive episode in the past year. Major …