Eloise Irvin

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How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

midlife

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>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 …

Self-improvement

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Progress Made Against Wildfire North of L.A., While Big Sur Blaze Grows

Firefighters have made a lot of progress in beating back a huge wildfire that has been raging outside Los Angeles since Friday. But farther north, another blaze continued to grow amid high temperatures, fire officials said.<p>The so-called Sand fire in the Angeles National Forest north of L.A. remains …

Thousands of US veterans are sick and dying because of burning garbage

This soon became a serious issue — every soldier was said to be producing an average of 10 pounds of trash per day — and the DOD decided to construct open-air burn pits on military bases to incinerate the trash.<p>The Pentagon contracted the firm Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR) to get the job done, and …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those …

Happiness

The Day You Read This

On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame. That every time you thought you'd offended someone, it was all just in your head and really, they love you with all their heart and nothing will ever …

Can We Make Ourselves Sick With Worry?

The early Greek metaphysicians as well as indigenous healers throughout history have known empirically that chronic emotional distress leads to …

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

23 Of The Most Beautiful Terry Pratchett Quotes To Remember Him By

We shall all wear midnight.<p>1. "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." — <i>Equal Rites</i><p>2. "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this."<p>3. "It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective …

Reading: A Love Story

Reading came late for me. I was eight years old and being home schooled (bad idea!) when the tumblers fell into place and reading began. My dad was teaching me how to read with Hemingway's <i>The Old Man And The Sea</i>. Apparently, he thought I was smarter than I was. Meanwhile, my mom was teaching me how …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

The Beagle Is Best in Show: Pictures

Can Atheists Have Soulmates If They Don’t Believe in Souls?

Rather than depend on Corinthians for defining love, we could also look to Nietzche and Aristotle.<p>In the unending ideological chess match between …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

Growth Has Plateaus

The path of personal growth has plateaus, or as I like to think of them, periods of rest. These plateaus, or rest periods, are essential to one’s …

12 Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

photo credit: Lotus Carroll via photopin cc<p>I'm no Oprah and I certainly haven't learned all there is to learn about life, but there are a few things that I know for sure. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you've made in the past. So read them, …

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8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

Dining Rooms

Big Words Can Come in Small Packages

Thousands of terms in the great word hoard of English inevitably fall by the wayside, becoming forgotten or mere curiosities. Some people reflexively call any words not familiar to them "big words."<p>And others of us bristle at hearing what sounds like jargon. We often consider such English as …

The Wisdom of the Ancients…

<i>Much of what is most commonly passed off as being “The Wisdom of the Ancients” is neither very wise, nor all that ancient – particularly the</i> …

Want to Be Happy? 5 Powerful Ways Meditation Can Make It Happen

The power of the quiet mind, and how to get it.What if you could enhance and improve your life not by another new technique or tips you get from the …

How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)

At one time or another, we’ve all experienced rushing mindlessly through our daily routines, missing how there are many opportunities to turn routine …

6 Little Habits That Boost Happiness

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p><b>Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood.</b><p><b>Listen to nature sounds</b><p>Remember that CD of soothing nature sounds that’s probably buried in a box in the attic? If you’re feeling a little down, it might be time to dig it up again. A study from …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life