Eugene Lim

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3 Simple, Small Acts of Kindness That Can Make Someone's Day

<b>“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde</b><p>It’s the small, everyday things that can make or break a day …

How to Make Small Talk with Strangers: My 21-Day Experiment | The Art of Manliness

One of the more unexpected changes I discovered upon becoming a parent is how much more you end up talking with strangers. This is in part because …

Research Shows The More You Use Your Phone, The Less Fun You'll Have

Your smartphone may seem like the portal to entertainment (where <i>else</i> are you going to play Angry Birds and scroll through Instagram?), but new research is suggesting otherwise. A Kent State University study released last week revealed that excessive phone use is sucking the fun right out of our …

The Most Powerful Way To Respond To Negative People

Most families have at least one relative whose modus operandi is to shoot people down. While your best approach may be avoidance, there are certain times of year when there's no escaping these characters at big family gatherings.<p>On an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," television host and author Steve …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive and good things will happen," or "Try your hardest and eventually things will work out." While these words of wisdom certainly have merit, what may seem like well meaning suggestions won't help you reach your goals if you're simultaneously engaging in …

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Stretching is an important aspect of any fitness routine and running is no exception. Stretching not only feels good after a run, it also helps to increase range of motion and muscular coordination. It can also help muscles recover faster and help you get from run to run with more ease.<p>Since …

Are You Controlling in Your Relationships?

Are you aware of how you might be trying to control others?<p>All of us are controlling in one way or another in our relationships, yet many of us are not aware of what it is we are trying to control and how we try to control. There are two major areas in which we may try to control …

Are You Making Time for Your Friends?

Making time for friends seems like a no-brainer. And it many ways, it should be. But in the real-world, sometimes having any time for yourself is tough, let alone a social life.<p>Setting time aside for the special people in our lives often becomes difficult. Time flies by and then it's three weeks …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

I think of them as one of the most unlikely trios in the English language, but their short quotes can teach us about leadership and entrepreneurship in philanthropy, business, politics or any human endeavor.<p>"I think I can... I think I can... I think I can..." -- The Little Blue Engine<p>"Ever tried. …

3 Types of Negativity Holding You Back

When I think of negativity, I am always reminded of a man I'll call Joe. It was the late 80's, my husband was fresh out of college and working at a tech startup. We were attending his first official holiday party and visiting with several of his colleagues when Joe joined our group.<p>Joe had an empty …

The Art of Swallowing

Although Hollywood may try to convince us otherwise, the truth is that relationships are not built on grand romantic gestures. They're not even built on medium-sized ones. They are actually based on the tiny-but-cumulative acts of daily love within a partnership. The little things that make up a …

An Honest And Painfully Beautiful Love Story In The Midst Of Alzheimer's

Filmmaker Banker White moved back to the Boston area after his mother Pam was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at the age of 61.<p>For the next four years, White filmed his conversations with his parents and the changes in their everyday lives as his mother's disease worsened. He …

I Did The Dirty Dishes At 2 a.m.

The other day, I came home from a rough day at work. It was just one of those days where nothing went right. A few guests yelled at me because of things I had no control over. A couple of people did not show up for work and nothing went the way it was supposed to. It was just a really crappy day at …

The Power of Possibility

Whether in relationships, jobs, friendships or everyday life, you've got a place that you can navigate with confidence. It's called your comfort zone.<p>Your comfort zone is like a cocoon that insulates you from painful experiences, wounds and disappointments. Your cocoon may have been created out of …

9 Meaningful Moments You Should Really Be Paying Attention To

When we look back at our lives, it is often the milestones that stick out: graduations, birthdays, weddings and the sort. However, these times are not necessarily the ones that shape who we are as people, and how we have carved out our own incredible, lovely worlds. Sometimes we need little …

If You Had Only Known Me?

There is a somber quote etched into the wall of the Kigali Memorial Centre next to photographs of slain children that reads, "If you would've known me for who I really was, you could've never killed me." The genocide memorial was dedicated in the capital city of Rwanda on the 10th anniversary of …

Enriching Our Lives With Empathy

<b>Empathy</b> is the experience of <b>understanding</b> another person's condition from their <b>perspective</b>. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. It is an <b>acknowledgement</b> of our <b>shared experience</b> as humans and recognition that we all feel grief and loss and pain and fear. If you have ever …

How To Tell If Your Anxiety Is Normal (And What To Do If It's Not)

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty</i><p>It is surely a marker of modern society that we have reached such a high degree of daily stress that we now worry about the amount of worrying that we do.<p>If you worry that you worry too much, you are certainly not alone. Many people feel anxiety and than feel …

Broccoli Eaters Get More Out Of Life

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>What's your idea of a fulfilling life? Definitions vary, but most of us would likely point to one marked by a sense of purpose and engagement, as well as curiosity and creativity.<p>Brussels sprouts and bananas probably wouldn't enter into our mental picture. But perhaps they should.<p>In an …

5 Lessons Learned From Leaving Facebook

Two months ago, I was sitting in front of my computer one evening when I finally lifted my eyes away from the screen. I had logged onto Facebook to space out and relax 'for a few minutes', yet somehow nearly 20 had already passed. I looked over at my husband cooking and listening to music in the …

Sorry, Instant Noodle Lovers. The College Staple Could Hurt Your Heart

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/15/2014 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>It's convenient, cheap and best served hot, but how healthy is it? The instant noodles commonly known as ramen — a staple food for college kids and other young adults, as well as people in certain cultures — may …

Take the Break Before You Need It

The other day, my husband and I were out walking with the baby. I had been carrying our little guy in the carrier (one of his favorite places on earth) for quite some time, and we live in a very hilly neighborhood.<p>"Do you need a break? I can take him," my husband said.<p>I thought about it for a …

Success Isn't for You

Having come to a place in my career now that could be considered success, I've realized that success isn't for me.<p>Now, before you write me off, let me explain.<p>For the past several years, I've tried to achieve the right mix of promotions, great bonuses, and interesting opportunities with the right …

Band Members Bully Teen Struggling With Guitar, Then Get Greatest 'Music Lesson' Ever

Music is quite the healing agent.<p>That’s the lesson we gleaned from the above Thai Life Insurance ad, which is based on a true story, according to the video.<p>During the brief clip, a quiet lanky teenager is mocked profusely by his fellow band mates for struggling to nail his guitar skills. The more …

What Runners Need To Know About Heat Stroke

<i>By Jessie Geoffray for Men's Journal</i><p>There's a rather cynical debate brewing in the scientific community as to whether you're more likely to die of heat stroke or cardiac events while out for a long run. The reason for it: A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology …

Not Everyone Has the Tools to Become Rich: How Our Childhood Shapes Our Ability to Succeed

Monkeys can teach us a lot about economics. Emotionally, their brains are very similar to ours. As fellow mammals, monkeys and humans both develop strong emotions that set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom -- emotions that govern our lives, our society, and our economy.<p>In the early …

Letting Go of Anger Is a Karmic Must

Every guide to good Karma starts with one golden rule: Let go of anger! If someone has hurt you and you're holding on to pain and anger, you're holding yourself back from moving on and you're doing damage to your own Karma.<p>Right. We all get that part. But just try suggesting forgiveness to someone …

If You Thaw Your Steaks Before Cooking, You're Doing It Wrong

You're in the mood for steak and have some choice cuts in the freezer -- what's your first step?<p>If you answered "thaw the steaks," prepare to have your mind <i>and</i> palate blown, because you've been doing it wrong according to Dan Souza, Senior Editor of Cook's Illustrated.<p>In this video above from …