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Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama.

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama.<p>There were 100 students, and each morning, before our …

Meditation

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

Yoga

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

This Plant-Based, Protein-Packed Dinner Takes Less Than 10 Minutes To Make

One of the best ways to approach weeknights is to take a fresh ingredient (in this case, broccoli), and pair it with pantry staples. A few little …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

10 key lessons I learned from reading 40 books last year

In 2016, I discovered the library by our new home. It's been amazing! I've been able to avoid buying books while being able to read them.<p>Finding the library coincided with a lot of travel across the world. Throw on top of that a lot of time assisting startups, VestedWorld's world-changing …

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Personal Finance

17 Little Things You Can Do To Be A Better Person in 2017

“Make the most of yourself… for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We’re all on a journey of self-growth, evolution, and change, and …

7 Actually Useful Pieces Of Bedroom Advice For Couples

Finally, some sex tips you haven't heard a million times before.<p>Craving a little extra excitement in the bedroom? (Who isn’t? 😘)<p>Below, sex therapists share the go-to advice they give couples looking to take their sex lives to the next level.<p>“Too often people try to force themselves to orgasm or …

New York City

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Is your other half your best friend - and should they be?

It was the farewell speech that brought tears to his - and the nation’s - eyes. Not because of its poignant nostalgia, or even the prospect of what is to come, but outgoing president Barack Obama’s moving tribute to his other half, Michelle.<p>“For the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and …

Golden Globes

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

Personality

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience in relationships. An estimated 42% of marriages in Britain end in divorce; 30% of people in couples describe …

Relationships

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make …

In marriage, as in life generally, you are winging it all the time

George Orwell wrote: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” He was talking about politics but it also applies to domestic life, where it is terrifyingly easy to lose grasp of the basics – to cease to see the wood for the trees. …

Parenting

While Pope Francis frustrates foes, this priest nails them with tweets

ROME – Since the moment he was elected in 2013, Pope Francis has sought to steer the Catholic Church away from a focus on doctrinal rules and …

The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

Randy is 62 years old and stands tall at six foot one. He grew up on a farm in Glasford, Illinois, in the 1950s. Randy was raised with the strong …

Diabetes

25 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

New research supports the growing concern that smartphones are destroying our romantic relationships

The majority of our relationships are in shambles.<p>The US divorce rate hovers at 40%, but that’s not the whole story. Many intact relationships are on life support. According to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center, 60 percent of people in a relationship say they’re not very satisfied. …

Divorce

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

I Photographed 15 Abandoned Living Rooms In Europe

The photos have been taken between 2013 and 2016 in several countries throughout Europe. The locations in this set have often been abandoned for many …

Living Rooms

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

This Is What Productive People Do Instead of Checking Their Smartphones

We humans spend roughly 26 years of our lives asleep. As far as the millennial generation is concerned, I'd bet that at least a few years of our …

Time Management

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband

This critical skill is not limited to heterosexual couples. It's essential in same-sex relationships as well, but the research shows that gay and lesbian couples are notably better at it than straight couples. See The-12 Year Study for more on this.<p>I want you to meet Lauren and Steven. While Steven …

What Do Women Really Want?

New from the "Love Lab" comes the book that I have been struggling to write for the past decade. This masterwork finally tells the story of what women want in a man, and how important men are in the fate of their relationships with women. Let me say upfront that this book is written for men in …

I Had an Emotional Affair with a Man Half My Age—And It Saved My Marriage

She was 44, he was 22.<p>It's New Year's Eve and glitter sprinkles the space between my brow and lids. I have two teen boys at home and I'm retiring from a 22-year marriage with their father. I've never glittered in my life. Hell, I haven't worn makeup since I was a teenager!<p>And I'm staring into his …

Relationships

This 6-Step Morning Ritual Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

"You are what you do every day, not once in a while."<p>It's no secret that the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performance athletes start their days before sunrise.<p>These disciplined achievers value the solitude that these early morning hours offer. It's their chance to get start the day …

Build a Washer and Dryer Platform to Add Storage and Save Your Back

There are many benefits to raising your laundry room appliances.<p>A simple platform to raise your washer and dryer off the ground is a simple project with plenty of rewards. You'll get a more stable surface that will reduce vibration, extra storage if you build in some drawers, and ergonomic benefits …

Laundry Rooms