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Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.<p>If you call yourself names, doubt …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Letting It Go

How Buddhism Teaches Us to Stop Stewing<p>How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, …

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

Meditation

Optimize Your Home for Happiness: 4 Mood-Boosting Tricks

If you're like so many of us who are struggling to maintain a sense of peace and balance in this big crazy world—especially as of late—then it's time …

Happiness

What CEOs are reading in 2017

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.<p><b>Whether you’re heading</b> to a …

Books

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Self-improvement

Bestselling books the week of 5/18/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.<p>1. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins, Riverhead<br>2. Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth …

10 Books To Read When You Need A Good Cry

I'm a fan of crying. Yes, we usually cry when we're sad, or stressed, or at a wedding, so crying is often associated with bad memories. But a good …

Download These Apps to be Happier, Healthier, and More Productive Now

However you want to better yourself, there's likely an app to help you do it.<p>We all want to be happier, healthier, and more productive, but too often we put off making changes because we don't know how to easily incorporate new habits into our existing routines.<p>Think about what you want out of your …

Dr Lucy Kalanithi: 'Two years on, the sting of losing Paul is finally fading'

Paul Kalanithi’s wife should be thrilled that his memoir, an instant New York Times bestseller, has just been shortlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for autobiographies. Instead, she has mixed feelings.<p>“It’s bittersweet watching it do so well because Paul isn’t here to …

Books

9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Startup</b> by Doree Shafrir<p>“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Read full book …

Books

Explore Like a Local: Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Budapest

Admiring architecture, exploring ruin bars, and visiting the stunning Buda Castle complex are all great things to do in Budapest, but the city has a …

Best Croatian Islands To Visit In 2018 - Island Hopping Croatia

What You'll Find On This Page<p>Island Hopping Croatia: Best Croatian Islands To Visit In 2018<p>Croatia is not just about holidays in Dubrovnik and city …

European Travel

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

<b>“All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom</b><p>The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind …

Self-help

5 Ways to Slow Down and Be Happy

When we are in hurry and try to get things done quickly, we realize that there is hardly any joy in what we do. It becomes only a means to an end …

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

Adopting These Tough Nighttime Routines Will Radically Improve Your Day

How to wake up to a more successful tomorrow.<p>We’ve heard all the stories before. The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world …

The Number One Cause of Emotional Suffering, According to Mother Teresa

I think we all can agree that emotional suffering is one of the hardest struggles to deal with in life.<p>Whether it’s anxiety or depression, or a …

This Valentine’s Day, Love like a Buddhist.

A photo posted by Elephant Journal (@elephantjournal) on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:27pm PST<p>I have been single for more Valentine’s Days than I have been …

15 things I say out loud every morning

The hardest part about setting out to accomplish something truly meaningful is keeping at it day after day. It’s easy to lose track of what you …

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

10 Amazing TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Everyone is looking for exciting and yet easy ways to change their life. I know I’m one of them. Are you? While we cognitively know there’s no easy …

TED Talks

The Power of Setting Absolutely Huge Goals

On December 31, 2014, Barbara Ortiz was at a low point. The Tucson, Arizona resident had recently been through a divorce, was overweight and had …