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Here Are 10 Ways to Be Happy Even When You're Broke

I'm living proof that money doesn't always buy happiness.<p>I moved to New York City with a dollar and a dream. OK, I had more than a dollar in my pocket but it wasn't very much. Right after graduating college, I moved to the city on a whim after getting a call from a hiring manager at a magazine I …

Personal Finance

7 Career Success Lessons I've Learned In Life (Surprise: They're Not All What You Think)

For the past few years, I've worked from home as a freelance writer. While being my own boss, so to speak, has its pros (goodbye three hour meetings and creepy water cooler guy, hello to having my work published in some well-established publications) and cons (human interaction? What human …

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important.Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

The Pessimist’s Guide to Happiness

We seem to be in the middle of a happiness epidemic. Self-help book after self-help book advises us to improve our mental state by “thinking …

How to Be Alone: An Antidote to One of the Central Anxieties and Greatest Paradoxes of Our Time

If the odds of finding one’s soul mate are so dreadfully dismal and the secret of lasting love is largely a matter of concession, is it any wonder that a growing number of people choose to go solo? The choice of solitude, of active aloneness, has relevance not only to romance but to all human bonds …

After Her: Why our love of technology will remain unrequited

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Many of us have become incredibly attached to our gadgets, rarely straying far from our phones. Human-gadget interaction is …

I knew my parents were going to kill themselves

Tai Altman knew for years that, if the time came, his parents planned to kill themselves together. Joanna Moorhead hears the story of a devoted couple who believed in the right to die<p>For more than two decades, Tai Altman knew exactly how his parents' lives would end. When the moment came to say …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

4 reasons the tablet market is far from dead

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>I’ve been ill and mostly in bed since Wednesday of last week. The few times I was actually online I picked up …

10 Ways to Actually Get Sh*t Done

<b>Keep Your To-Do List Short</b><br>“People make lists with no basis in reality. It’s supposed to be completed in an 8-hour day, but it’s enough work for a …

One of the most beautiful and life-changing things to ever read: The great Alan Watts, who would’ve been 99 today, on self-consciousness and the secret of happiness: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/06/alan-watts-wisdom-of-insecurity-1/

Edward Snowden warns about loss of privacy in Christmas message - video

Edward Snowden, the man who revealed extensive details of electronic surveillance by American, Australian and British spy agencies, warns of the dangers posed by mass surveillance in an alternative Christmas message broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. The two-minute video is believed to have been …

Dozens of bodies recovered after violence in Central African Republic | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have recovered 44 bodies from the streets of Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, they said on Thursday after inter-religious fighting in the last two days.<p>A Muslim man covers two bodies at a mosque in the PK5 neighbourhood in the capital Bangui December …

The Best of Brain Pickings 2013 – Brain Pickings

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve.<p>“Imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time.” A spectacular illustrated-essay-turned-commencement-address.<p>“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — …

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)<p>In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, <i>Tropic of</i> …

Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity

The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

Hemingway Shoots His Cat

We now know young Ernest Hemingway was a sensitive soul but, beneath the machismo for which he became known, the iconic author seemed to have maintained his soft core into his final years. One testament to this was his well-documented love of his cats — he had 23 by 1945. (His first cat, named …

What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. <i>“If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital</i> …

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

Maurice Sendak, Teacher: Lessons on Art, Storytelling, and Life from the Beloved Artist’s 1971 Yale Course

In the fall of 1971, <b>Paul O. Zelinsky</b>, who would go on to become a celebrated children’s book writer and illustrator, signed up for a picture-book class at Yale taught by none other than Maurice Sendak. The course was the brainchild of an aspiring writer named Helen Kivnick. In 1970, while a junior …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

A screencap from Xavier Dolan’s 2013 film “Laurence Anyways”