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The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time

Most of us don't just want to live longer. We want stay healthier at the same time — an extra 20-30 years lying in a sickbed sounds terrible.<p>Valter Longo, the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, believes that by eating in a specific way, people might be …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news …

I Saw the Kate Steinle Murder Trial Up Close. The Jury Didn’t Botch It.

I was an alternate juror in the Kate Steinle murder trial in San Francisco. I didn’t get a vote, but I saw all of the evidence and the jury instructions, and I discussed the verdict with the jury after it was delivered. Most of the public reaction I've seen has been surprise, confusion and …

Crime

Want to Raise a Badass Daughter? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things | Inc.com

Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number of self-made billionaires now, and some incredible women entrepreneurs. What sets Blakely …

Sheryl Sandberg

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

He’s written novels with eerily similar plotlines – but how did Trump become president? The only way to find out: inject a panel of fictional voters with truth serum...<p>I started thinking Donald Trump might win the presidency in September of 2016. By the end of October, I was almost sure. Thus, when …

Donald Trump

Japanese Zen Philosopher Reveals Why Suffering Unlocks the Secrets of Life

We’re biologically conditioned to avoid pain, distress and hardship. So why does this Japanese Zen philosopher say that suffering helps you to unlock …

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

Roman Empire

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

What To Do When Your Need To Please Is Ruining Your Life

<b>“We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation.” ~Theodore Bagwell</b><p>Have you ever thought you had to do what other …

President Trump's Untruths Are Piling Up

The need for Congress to figure out why he and his team keep misleading the public about Russia grows more urgent by the day, even if they are ultimately exonerated.<p>Let’s be clear from the start: There is no evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia to hack the Democratic …

Donald Trump

Science can help you reach enlightenment — but will it mess with your head?

A Navy SEAL, broad-chested and strongly built, floats peacefully on the water, as his recent deployment to a war-torn country becomes a distant …

Consciousness

"Frozen" Waves Turned an Ordinary Beach Into a Dreamscape

These photos are truly magnificent.<p>Just when you thought the you'd seen every beach-scene picture possible, Jonathan Nimerfroh shared some breathtaking photos that seem out of this world. Based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, this surf and lifestyle photographer stopped by a local beach on a day in …

Photography

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

'These times are not business as usual. Wishing you the best in a troubled world'

Well before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, I sent a holiday greeting to my friends that read: "These times are not business as usual. Wishing you the best in a troubled world." Now I feel the need to share this message with the rest of the world.<p>But before I do, I must …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers

When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It's a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show …

25 Enlightening Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Why The Thoughts You Think Are As Important As The Supplements You Take

When I go for a walk on the beach and there's a gentle breeze, I'm reminded that life is more than what we see. So much of what's important in life …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals How to Calm Your Mind in Just 10 Minutes a Day

We live in a busy world, filled with constant distractions. Our minds are always “on” and we’re always doing something.<p>But when was the last time you …

Want to Raise Your Status? Start Breaking the Rules | Inc.com

Status is a funny thing. When you have it, opportunities are abundant. When you don't, they're hard to find.<p>It doesn't matter if you are the most intelligent, talented, and gifted person around. Unless you stand out from your peers - and have their respect - you have no status.<p>Without status, …

Albert Einstein

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How living with an open heart creates hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, <i>Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain</i>, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently imagine.<p>Doty is a medical doctor and a clinical …

Spirituality

The Path of Fearlessness

The more I work with people who are struggling with habits or life problems, the more I see how fears are holding us back.<p>Fears stop us from building …

Positive Thinking

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …