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Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: Study

Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: StudyHairy man with many hands on the sides of his faceGetty ImagesStressful day at the officeGetty …

Research

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

<b>By Alexandra Duron</b><p><i>If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!</i> Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of …

55 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Believe in Yourself | Inc.com

I know a few extremely confident--not cocky, <i>confident</i>--people. (Here's how you can tell if someone is genuinely confident.) It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us sometimes lack confidence--and we often lack belief in ourselves when we need it most.<p>Fortunately, self-confidence is a …

Motivation

How This New Mom Rediscovered Her Love of Fitness and Lost 190 Lbs | Women's Health

But when I got cut from the volleyball team in the ninth grade, I was really bummed and fell out of that active lifestyle. It only got worse when I got my driver’s license. I drove places I used to walk to and started eating more fast food. I gained weight fast over the next few years.<p><b>The Change</b><br>On …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

The One Challenge Standing Between You And Total Happiness

<i>"I want to be happy. Truly happy."</i><p>If you ask most people what they want out of life, that will be the answer. Many of us are eager to find happiness, increase our happiness or hold on longer to happiness, but we have trouble defining exactly what "happiness" looks like and, therefore, how to get …

Happiness

Scientists Have Discovered Why High-Intensity Interval Training Is So Effective

Fitness fanatics take note.<p>Athletes and personal trainers have known for some time that a few minutes of intense exercise can produce the same …

Exercise

The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate

It seems most Americans struggle with procrastination at least occasionally. A simple google search will yield many promising solutions, and yet we …

Procrastination

How can a 'pretzel' lift and tighten your butt? Try it and you'll see

It sounds like a promise you'd hear from a late-night infomercial: Lift and tighten your butt in just five minutes!<p>But this move from BarreAmped creator Suzanne Bowen is as efficient and effective as it is subtle. If you go online to watch the video of Bowen demonstrating the move that she calls …

Want Real Fulfillment and Happiness? 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life | Inc.com

The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity, and success. How so?<p>The lessons of meditation.<p>Meditation is training in <i>simplicity</i>, reducing distractions, first by physically removing them and in advanced stages by mentally removing them. "A particularly …

Minimalism

5 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Use Coconut Oil

We all know what coconut oil is. We have, in fact, used this specific oil either in cooking or for skin and hair purposes. But it is often that we …

Daily Meditation: Deep Sleep

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a prayer by 19th century Baptist minister and theologian Walter …

Meditation

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The Biology of Desire</i>, insists that addiction is <i>not</i> a disease and that presenting it as such is harmful.<p>The …

Drug Addiction

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

The High Cost of Instagram Modeling

Australian Essena O’Neill caused a stir when she quit her Instagram modeling career and lambasted the vainglorious “industry.”<p>I found Essena …

Social Media