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23 Quotes That Brilliantly Illustrate the Concept of Emotional Intelligence

The terms emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional quotient (EQ) are relatively new, but the concepts are anything but.<p>Emotional intelligence is defined as a person's ability to identify emotions (in both themselves and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that …

Emotional Intelligence

Wildlife photographer of the year 2016 | CNN Travel

(CNN) — A lone orangutan slowly climbs up a thick tree root in Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesia. Snapped from dizzying heights, this dramatic photograph was captured by American photojournalist Tim Laman, the winner of the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.<p>Laman, who is also a …

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

Black Women Fight Stereotypes With #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Selfies in solidarity with Dr. Tamika Cross.<p>It is 2016 and people still can't believe that a black woman can be a doctor. Ask Tamika Cross, a Houston OB-GYN who wrote a widely shared Facebook post last week about a Delta flight attendant who would not let her aid a passenger in need when they …

Bob Dylan is the most important literary artist of our time

<i>Simon McAslan teaches English Literature (including a course on Bob Dylan) at Vanier College in Montreal. He is currently writing a book on Dylan.</i><p>Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, whenever Bob Dylan was mentioned in the context of academic English studies, invariably someone would …

What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a load of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p>We stay in flat shares or with our parents, live hand to mouth and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and live our social lives online. We know what we should be because we …

13 Weird Things About PBS Icon Bob Ross

If were to ask you about Bob Ross, you might initially be confused about who I'm talking about. However, if I mentioned the painting instructor with …

The Most Sampled Song in the World. You've Definitely Heard it Before

<b>Published on</b> September 27th, 2016 | <i>by Nerhys</i><p>0<p>The Most Sampled Song in the World. You’ve Definitely Heard it Before<p>Can you guess the title and who …

Top 100 Hip Hop Songs Of The 1980s

The eighties: the decade in which Hip Hop grew from a local phenomenon into a major worldwide musical and cultural force. Pioneered in New York City …

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

C.S. Lewis and the chilling letters of Screwtape

(the latest in the “Lights in the Darkness” series)<p>I remember it vividly.<p>“So what did you think?” I asked. My dad looked at me wearing concern on his …

50 Quotes With the Power to Motivate You to Do Anything

There’s no denying the fact that entrepreneurs need a daily dose of motivation. One of the best ways to lift your spirit is by reading quotes that tug at heartstrings and stimulate our minds.<p>As I'm living the entrepreneur dream and working my 10-13 hours a day, I am in constant need of motivation. …

‘I never thought I would need to take pills to feel human’—hip-hop artist Upgrade on mental health - Alternative Press

Hip-hop artist <b>Upgrade</b> has teamed up with AP to premiere his new video for “Road Less Traveled,” off his full-length <i>Chemical Imbalance: Another Dose</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Power Of Keeping A Notebook: 5 Reasons To Keep A Journal

What if I told you that by investing as little as a few dollars and committing to a fairly small lifestyle hack, you could increase your productivity …

Productivity

Micah 7:7–9: How to Rise After We Fall into Sin

Our hearts break when we repay God’s faithfulness, kindness, and love with sin. What should we do after our spiritual adultery has left us broken, …

Top 7 Non-Biblical Beliefs of ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

One of the common questions that begin a challenge to Catholic teaching by non-Catholic Christians is: “Where in the Bible…?” The question is usually …

Theology

9 Slept On Golden Age Hip Hop Albums (1988 – 1996) - Pt 2

During Hip Hop’s Golden Age so many classic albums were released each year, that every year almost inevitably has a few excellent albums that were …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a …

Motivation

Philippians 4:6–7 : Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

Anxiety hangs over many of our heads like a dark cloud. How do we break free from the fears and worries that follow us everywhere we go?Watch Now

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

You can’t find your keys. The name of your mailman is on the tip of your tongue. Here are surprising tricks that will help you remember stuff …

Humanity

14 Reasons Why God Wants Nothing To Do With Deism

<b>How do we know that God</b> didn't wind up the Cosmos and simply walk away, as Deism professes?<p>Fourteen reasons come immediately to mind.<p><b>First,</b> there's …

Faith

Carlos Santana: ‘You can get high on what’s within you’

The musician, 68, on Woodstock, being discriminated against at school and making people cry with one note<p><b>Music is in my blood.</b> My father was a mariachi musician. He played the old Tijuana sound. I started learning the violin when I was five and when we moved to Tijuana from Jalisco, I started …

Music

Hyperfocus: The other side of adult ADHD

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you're "in the zone": You're feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And …

Mental Health

What being 25 means today — and how to make the most of it

What do you know now that you wish you knew at 25? Think about it.<p>Twenty-five is a unique age. For many people at this stage of life, there's been a straightforward path up until this point. High school led to college, and college led to a first job in the real world. And then all of a sudden, …

TED Talks

A Simple Formula for Effective Preaching

It is an amazing thing that the God who spoke the world into existence has spoken to his people in a book. Think about that. The invisible God has …

Boxing

With Pence Pick, Trump Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

<i>Post submitted by former HRC Communications Campaign Director Brandon Lorenz</i><p>HRC blasted Donald Trump for doubling down on his anti-equality agenda by …

Over 45,000 Cancer Patients Say THIS Drink Treated Them!

Shares 186<p>Rudolf Breuss was an Austrian doctor best known for his dedication to finding a natural cancer cure.<p>His years of study led him to develop a …