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Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

What The Universe Is Really Trying To Tell You

This weekend, I lost a very young beloved friend, way too early. And the spiritual retreat center where I have sought solace, wisdom, healing, and …

Spirituality

2 ways to achieve a lifetime of happiness

But when they don't, we often fall victim to feelings of failure, disappointment, or simply unhappiness.<p>Lyubomirsky, whose research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness has received multiple prizes and grants, has written two books on the subject. In her most recent book, "The …

Happiness

Study: Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success

<b>(CNN) —</b> In our household, we're still talking about the critically acclaimed box office smash "Inside Out," Pixar's animated look at the emotions inside a child's brain. It came up most recently when we watched Serena Williams cruise to another victory at this year's Wimbledon, and my youngest …

Scientists meditated on meditation – and the results were troubling

<b>(webphotographeer via iStock)</b><p>There’s no proof to support claims about meditation’s healing powers<p>John Horgan<p>July 16, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about …

Meditation