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3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our detrimental habits and replace them with things that make us feel …

Happiness

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

Dementia

12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

Too often in life I find myself apologizing for situations or things that, quite frankly, are out of my control. Why? Because I feel like I <i>have</i> to be at fault for something going wrong because I'm technically the one in charge of my own life.<p>However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a …

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Amy Poehler just dropped major wisdom re: breaking into comedy

Gather round, all ye aspiring comedians, Her Royal Majesty, Amy Poehler, just gave some straight-up amaze advice about breaking into the biz.<p>While at …

Amy Poehler Says If Your Goal in Comedy is to Be Famous & Make Money 'Then You're In Real Trouble'

<b>Amy Poehler</b> keeps it casual for the <i>2015 Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon Press Conference</i> held at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre on …

Comedy

Amy Schumer Fires Back at Claims of Racial Insensitivity

Comedian Amy Schumer has defended herself against claims her comedy is racially insensitive, saying she jokes about race because it’s part of her job …

Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life

What's one of the biggest differences between an average American's day and a typical day in the life of someone who lives in one of the world's Blue Zones?<p>According to Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer whose work and research has identified five locations around the world -- the Blue …

Loving ‘Arkham Knight’? Here’s Your Follow-up Guide to the Best Batman Comics

Rocksteady Studios' Arkham series ends with 'Batman: Arkham Knight', out this week. But if you want to explore the Bat's story further, here's where to start.<p><i>This article is part of VICE Gaming's Comic Connections week – find more here.</i><p>Batman's a sociopathic asshole, a man who chooses to fight …

Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job

Today started like every other day. With a blank page.<p>Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical disappearing and re-appearing act.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the …

Creative Writing

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda | Inc.com

Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of those attendees was Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, and two years later at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference he …

Spirituality

Coding Explained in 25 Profound Comics

We asked our open source community to share the comics they found most profoundly described coding, via our news site. Here are their 25 most upvoted …

Publishing 101

In the wake of Scalzi’s Big Book Deal, folks have been saying some rather ignorant or ill-informed stuff about how publishing works. I wanted to …

Writing

How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget

For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to …

Writing

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard’s class of 1980 – with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the outrageously …

Japan

The Rise Of The Alpha Stoners

From Seth Rogen to Zach Galifianakis to the Broad City women, pot-powered productions are dominating the cultural landscape.<p>Consider <i>True Romance</i>.<p>The Quentin Tarantino-penned movie still holds up, but a few elements have aged poorly since its debut in 1993: Aerosmith on the soundtrack; the excessive …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

The 29 Best Chocolate Chip Dessert Recipes for the Chocolate Lover

More by Nettie<p>When you have those bags of chocolate chips in your pantry calling your name, try to make one or all of these 29 fantastic chocolate …

This Simple Cake Highlights The Flavor Of Fresh Berries SO WELL! See For Yourself!

While this cake visually reminds us of one of our favorites, the clafoutis, the flavor is deliciously different. We absolutely adore fresh berries, …

Jackson Pollock's secret prize-winning recipe for apple pie discovered

Jackson Pollock’s alcoholism and adultery are well documented. Less well known is that the celebrated modern artist was a massive foodie – before the term even came to prominence. That we know more about Pollock’s wild nights at the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village than we do about his …

Jackson Pollock

Easy 3-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most difficult to make time for. In fact, despite 93% of Americans …

Breakfast