Courtney Nieddu

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12 Things You Should Forgo to be Truly Happy in Life

To be truly happy is what most of us are trying to achieve, but along the way, things get in the way. What we need to do and where we need to go …

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

5 Story Games You Really Should Know About

Story games are RPGs with a focus on storytelling and narrative over mechanics and GM oversight. They are often cinematic, sometimes run with no GM …

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>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 …

5 Reasons We Need To Introduce Meditation Into Schools

Meditation is the antidote to the aspects of modernity that have become pathological.<p>When a child goes to school there is a lot that we teach them.<p>At first, we want them to learn to master reading, writing, and some basic arithmetic. Later, as their analytical skills develop we give them other …

Emotional Intelligence

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

How to Stop Having the Same Fight With Your Boyfriend All the Time

You promised yourself that you'd never have that same old argument, but here you are having it. It's time to fight smarter.<p>It's not necessarily a bad thing to fight. There are plenty of strong yet volatile couples. But certain lines should not be crossed, and it's important to repair. To do that, …

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness …

Indoor Veggie Garden Lets You Grow Your Own Food Right in Your Kitchen

We've sung praises about the farm-to-table movement before, but when the farm is only three-feet away, it's not just local, it's hyperlocal. The …

Aquaponics

17 Poems To Read When The World Is Too Much

after the murder,<p>after the burial<p>Emmett’s mother is a pretty-faced thing;<p>the tint of pulled taffy.<p>I’m dying twice as fast<p>as any other American<p>between eighteen and thirty-five<p>This disturbs me,<p>but I try not to show it in public.<p>My grandmothers are full of memories<p>Smelling of soap and onions and wet …

Eric Garner

Stop jizzing all over journalism

Ladies, what the fuck. National female voices like Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear stronger than ever. At the …

Science says happy kids tend to have these 7 traits in common

Many of the most important factors in a child's happiness and success are outside of parents' control, and there's still a lot researchers disagree on or don't understand about why kids develop the ways they do.<p>But there are some things that the literature broadly agrees make a difference in kids' …

Happiness

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have …

Kids

Find Out Your Emotional IQ + How It Can Help Your Love Life

Whether you’re trying to make an open relationship work, vowing to stop comparing yourself to others on social media or looking for a boo who’s your financial soulmate, there are tons of specific ways to take your relationship status on Facebook from “in a relationship” to “in a really freaking …

Emotional Intelligence

Three Terrific Two Player Tabletop Games From Someone Who’s Played Them All

If you haven’t met Richard Ham, YouTube’s Rahdo, you really should. This prolific gamer and game designer has been making great tabletop gaming …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.<p>Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave …

Data Mining

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep Can Radically Impact Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial drive that inspires us to work tirelessly in service of our vision is one of the integral components of building a great company from scratch. No game-changing organization has ever been created without diligent …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …