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Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

How to Lead Difficult People (Especially When They Work for You)

Sometimes you have no choice but to lead people you never would have chosen for your team. Here's how to do it.<p>Great leadership is hard. Even harder: poor management.<p>So, imagine you're manager, trying to lead a team whose members you haven't chosen. Now, imagine that some of your employees are …

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Two Keys Why You Don't Receive & How to Shift It!

Have you ever wondered why you struggle receiving the things you want? I see this a lot in my coaching practice and with my students. In fact, I would say that receiving is one of the key issues most people face. I would like to share with you some thoughts that might help you break out of this …

The Fear Choice or the Love Choice

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...<p>Whenever I’m asked “What are some of the best questions …

10 Qualities That People With High Emotional Intelligence Have

What is that one quality which makes some people more successful than others? Could it be simple intelligence? Maybe. However, that doesn’t seem to …

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone

When my Mom was dying, my siblings and I gathered to be with her in her final days. None of us knew anything about supporting someone in her …

How To Choose The Perfect Mala Beads For Your Personality

For centuries, Buddhists and Hindus have used mala beads as meditation tools to help keep count of mantras and prayers. They assist in a practice …

Backpacking Gear Tips: 20 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Drop Weight (Without Breaking the Bank)

July 18, 2016<p>To many new backpackers, time spent on the trail can seem like a chore. You load up your heavy backpack with 40 pounds of gear until …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

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Start Your Morning With These Quick and Easy Raw Buddha Bowls

Health and wellness are high on our list of priorities. We love energizing nutritional vegan recipes and even consulted an expert to show us how to kickstart a raw and healthy lifestyle. But it’s never too late to get back on the health kick so we have two simple and quick raw recipes for you: a …

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The 13 Best Folding Chairs to Bring on Your Next Camping Trip

1 of 13<p>Best for: Storing All Your Stuff<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Best for: A Hiking Break<p>3 of 13<p>Best for: Stargazing<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Best for: Keeping …

Vision Statements: Why You Need One and How to Create One

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> The Marketing Plan Handbook<i>, author Robert W. Bly explains how you can develop big-picture marketing plans for pennies on the dollar with his 12-step marketing plan. In this edited excerpt, Bly describes the importance of having a</i> …

How to store your sleeping bag after your epic camping trip

A good sleeping bag ranks right up there with firewood and beef jerky as a camping essential, but lets face the facts: It won’t come cheap.RELATED: …

Odds and Ends for Your Next Outdoors Excursion — Tools and Toys

We’ll keep it simple: Here’s a list of neat items to bring along on your next adventure in the great outdoors.<p>For more great outdoors stuff, refer to …

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How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

A Glob of Tar

Even though we practice, we continue to fall for pleasant feelings. Feelings are illusory on many levels. We don’t realize that they’re changeable …

Fragile States 2016 – Foreign Policy

The countries on the front lines of the refugee crisis are also under increasing pressure. Turkey is now hosting the largest refugee population in …

Dropping Distraction

Digital distractions plague all of us to varying extents, preventing us—myself included—from doing the things we want to do. This is a guide for …

Authentic Self

Over the summer holiday, my son became bilingual.<p>That’s probably not technically correct, but that’s certainly my experience of what happened. We …

How To Apologize The Right Way: An Apology Actually Has Three Parts

<i>By Molly Fitzpatrick</i><p>We aren’t robots with a 100% accuracy rate. We are humans. We are fallible. Even the most organized and efficient employee messes up from time to time and disrupts the workflow. Whether that mistake is ours as an individual, involves our team, or reflects on the whole company, …

​The Best Sleeping Pad For Every Camper

Believe it or not, outdoor sleeping pads can now be <i>more</i> comfortable than your bed at home. And all that comfort can come in a package smaller than …

Using the Gottman Method to Decrease Conflict (A Case Study)

The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament. They describe conquest, war, hunger, and death …

How to set up a ridiculously comfortable camp that feels like home in any environment

LEARNING TO SET UP a super comfortable and secure — as I like to say, “bomber” — camp is one of the most rewarding skills progressions there is. A …

What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

How to Forget Like a Leader

Lousy leaders remember what they should forget and forget what they should remember. The power of the past is the permission you give it to influence …