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5 simple habits that will make you a more positive person

Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set tendency towards melancholy or cheer. But according to …

Happiness

6 Must-Follow Rules For Summer Marathon Training

Summer marathon training is in full speed. Follow these six rules to run well and happy all summer and well into the fall.<p>1. Learn the difference …

Marathons

6 Weird Perks and Health Benefits of Being a Long-Distance Runner

Endurance runners are known for having two things: muscular quads and powerful lungs. But long distance running will do so much more for your …

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

Happiness

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Training for a Marathon? You Need to Deload

If you're training for your first marathon, like me, or any race or competition, you're probably getting yourself to the gym and pushing yourself six days a week.<p>You're thinking if you take a break, you'll lose your mojo. You'll worry your muscles will atrophy and your body will have no memory.<p>I …

Marathons

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

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Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help

The 20 best universities in America, according to US News & World Report's newest ranking

The 2016 list marks the third consecutive year that Princeton has been ranked No. 1 in the US.<p>Williams College was named the best liberal-arts college in the country for the 13th consecutive year.<p>In creating the list of the best US universities, US News includes input from both academic peers and …

College & University

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers.<p>Besides perks like medical and dental …

The Best Stretches for Fighting Decreased Flexibility

Getting your stretch on has less to do with impressing your friends in yoga class or running club and more to do with aging gracefully. As we age, …