James Pool

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How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you

When I’m in a room full of strangers, I never really know how to interact. I listen more than talk, and I overanalyze every movement, word, and …

Self-help

7 Major Signs Your Life Is on Track

<i>There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for</i> …

I Had Ridiculous Acid Reflux for a Year: Here's How I Fixed It (Without Drugs)

About six years ago, seemingly overnight, I developed a case of acid reflux so unpleasant that I felt as though lava was perpetually bubbling up into …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Your Top 10 Road Biking Questions, Answered

What’s with all these gears? Should I try clipless? We’ve got the answers to all your beginner road cycling questions<p>Road cycling can be a confusing sport for beginners. Between the intricacies of equipment, clothing, and language, there is a lot to learn (and buy) before you might finally feel …

dwg`s Night Garden creates a space for dreaming

Night gardens are spaces for dreaming. The design team at dwg. transformed a stretch of Austin’s urban creek into a dream about that creek’s …

How Do You Get Out Of A Funk? 8 Ways To Get Back On Track

Every task seems like a chore. You’re getting half done in twice as much time as usual. You’re not getting excited about much. Every little …

Happiness

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

This 2 Step Process Can Move You Out of Fear and Into Action | Inc.com

With Yoda's focus on purpose, perseverance, intuition and courage, the Jedi Master could be the poster puppet for entrepreneurship.<p>And no emotion can lead an entrepreneur to the Dark Side faster than fear.<p>So, in anticipation of Friday's release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," here's one of my …

Self-help

Simple Joy

I sit here,<br>Dappled by the sun filtering<br>through the leaves, a child chases a pigeon,<br>the old man naps there on the bench,<br>a white moth flits …

The Best Documentaries on YouTube Are Worth Staying In to Watch Tonight

What happens when you find out that the author of a best-selling memoir about her best friend’s honor killing isn’t true? Such is the topic of Anna …

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

A No-Cook Meal-Prep Plan With Just 8 Ingredients for 5 Easy Lunches

Roasting a ton of veggies, simmering a large batch of chili, baking up an eight-serving lasagna—these are all great ways to meal-prep for the week …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable. Life is full of …

Difficult Personal Decision? Here Are The 3 Steps You Need To Make The Right One, Every Time | Inc.com

Changing jobs. Buying or selling a house. Getting married or divorced.<p>Of course these are huge life decisions requiring thought, planning and effort. So you gather information, ponder, ask for advice and consider the options, hoping for the best.<p>For some, this is as far as it goes. For many, a …

Divorce

Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life

“You don’t have to radically transform your life in order to find meaning in it.”<p><b>Emma Seppälä</b> is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center …

10 Kit Home Companies to Watch

In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin. However, today you can create an ultra-modern look with natural materials by going the route of a prefabricated kit home.<p>Many companies will deliver all the materials necessary for …

Prefab Homes

Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Trump reinstated the global gag rule. It won't stop abortion, but it will make it less safe.

Thousands of women will die across the world, and millions will lose access to both safe abortion and birth control.<p>President Donald Trump reinstated — and massively expanded — an executive order Monday barring US foreign aid from going to any nongovernmental organization (NGO) that either provides …

Family Planning

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

<i>My friend the writer and editor Laura M. Browning asked me to write about environmental action for her newsletter “</i><i>One Small Thing</i><i>,” which advises people on personal actions they can take to improve their world. Here’s a preview:</i><p>Most Americans believe climate change is real and that something …

Sustainability

Recipe: No-Bake Apple Cinnamon Snack Bites

Rich in fiber and protein, these delicious snacks will leave you feeling full with just one bite. The dates and apple give you fiber, while the …

What Not To Do Anymore In 2017

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple) | Inc.com

Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going out for lunch, hanging at the bar …

Time Management

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Hungry? Here Are 4 Healthy Snacks So Yummy You'll Forget They're Good for You

Healthy snacks that are tasty and low in sugar are fairly hard to come by. Packaged varieties might have convenience going for them, but their hidden …

A Zen master reveals the real secret to inner peace and lasting happiness (without any BS)

“What do I want from life” is a question we’ve all asked ourselves. Undoubtedly, our answer is always,”Well…I want to be happy.”<p>And if we look at our …

How We Know Humans Are to Blame for the Arctic's Extremely Warm Winter

For the Arctic, like the globe as a whole, 2016 has been exceptionally warm. For much of the year, Arctic temperatures have been much higher than …