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A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness

15 Quotes that Will Change the Way You Treat People

<i>“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”<br>― Desmond Tutu</i>This morning a deaf …

Desmond Tutu

How to Make Your Own Dry Shampoo—From the New Book That’s Becoming Our Natural Beauty Obsession

Since it launched in 2011, the cult magazine <i>Wilder Quarterly</i> has made gardening and plants seem not just beautiful, but cool, with vibrant photography and modern graphic design that get urbanites excited by things that grow. “Our mission is to get people to not get lost in our technology-driven …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …

Uptown Funk as a mashup of 66 classic movie dance routines

Bruno Mars's ubiquitous, kicky song-of-the summer is even better when it's interpreted through 66 classic cinematic dance numbers. Watch it now, …

It's not a bad life, just a bad day: 20 quotes to get over it

Sometimes life likes to play it mean and hurts you really bad. It could be because of us or it could be the result of someone else’s doing. Anyways, …

Motivation

The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

Johnson Space Center

50 Small Things That Make Up A Perfect Day

Don’t you love when your day is just perfect? Everything falls into place and it didn’t seem like you had to worry about anything. Life is just …

This Science-Backed Trick Can Unlock Your Creativity In Just 5 Minutes

Get those creative juices flowing.<p><i>This excerpt is from the new book Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and HuffPost Senior Writer Carolyn Gregoire.</i><p>There’s one rather simple and prosaic way to tap into your deepest creativity and …

Creativity

Grammarly Blog

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 …

An 8-Step Guide To Tapping Into Your Spiritual Side Today

I grew up in a secular household, and I thought this was pretty awesome as a kid. After all, I got to sleep in every weekend because I never had to …

Spirituality

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

High achievers nap, too.<p>Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there are still enough doubters out there that haven't yet jumped on the napping bandwagon.<p>To help spread the power of the …

Sleep

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

Try these guaranteed mood boosters, created by game designer Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Superbetter.<p><i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. …

Happiness

15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015

Armies, ‘Armies’<p>There's no voice quite like Dave Gutter's, a weathered coffee-and-cigarettes growl that can turn vulnerable to vicious and crackles …

20 Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Life Again

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

If Uber and Tinder had a stoner baby, it woud be this app

Meeting people who enjoy the fine art of smoking cannabis in a state like Colorado is not a problem. However, smoking with them can be a little …

12 Ways To Get Help When You Feel Completely Alone

You will never be weak for seeking out help.

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Woman Uses Milk And Gelatin To Remove Blackheads

The Top 20 Happiness-Boosting Strategies, Ranked By Science

As a doctor and scientist, I prefer to make decisions (from what I have for breakfast to how I travel) based on research. A recent U.S. study …

The Internet can't get enough of this girl dancing seductively with food

There's a new Internet sensation in town and her name is 쇼리 (Syori in English), a South Korean entertainer who has amassed a global following from …

7 Areas of Life That Should Be Prioritized

I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Papasan, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller <i>The One Thing</i>. The idea behind the book is simple. By doing less, you achieve more.<p>During this interview, Jay provides insight into how he prioritizes his ultra-busy life while achieving balance. He explains …

Time Management