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Bruce Lee on Self-Actualization and the Crucial Difference Between Pride and Self-Esteem

“The less promise and potency in the self, the more imperative is the need for pride. The core of pride is self-rejection.”<p><i>“Real self-esteem is an integration of an inner value with things in the world around you,”</i> Anna Deavere Smith wrote in her invaluable advice to young artists. But how does one …

Bruce Lee

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Ten of the best music-making apps for beginners

Whether you dream of singing, tinkling the (virtual) ivories or subjecting the world to your acid squiggles, there are apps to spark your creativity<p>“You can’t sing, you can’t play, you look awful … you’ll go a long way,” was how KitKat portrayed the music industry’s A&R process in its 1984 TV ad, …

Apps

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Our mindset influences every single aspect of our life, so it’s important to be conscious of how we’re thinking and what we believe about the world. …

Self-improvement

How to Become Happy Again

Sometimes, the world throws you a tough curve. If you're feeling depressed, either because of long-term clinical depression, or loss, or a break-up, …

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever wanted to make an internal transformation but felt stuck in the process? The best part is when your friends give you the "easier said than done" advice such as <i>"just think happy thoughts"</i> or <i>"you just have to know you are good enough,"</i> and you're left thinking <i>"if it were so easy to do</i> …

Meditation

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Stop Relying On Others: 3 Ways You Can Create Your Own Happiness

Any time I hear the word "issues," I automatically think of the Kid Cudi line, "I've got these issues that nobody can see, and all these emotions are …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

Do-It-Yourself Self Hypnosis, & Hypnosis, for Self-Improvement

Introduction To Hypnosis<p>Have you ever wondered if change could be easy? Well, it can... with the power of your mind! You can activate and strengthen …

Labour rejects votes from people who can’t pronounce ‘quinoa’

<b>LABOUR has rejected thousands of leadership votes from people who are insufficiently aspirational.</b><p>Labour officials, determined to stop a Jeremy …

British Humour

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I …

Productivity

10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Motivate Yourself

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Health Fitness<p>by Daniela Morosini | 18 08 2015<p>Got big dreams but struggle to motivate yourself? Often the only thing keeping us from …

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, author of Heart of Darkness (No 32), arriving in New York in 1923.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/11/1439305588525/191023bd-71cd-4799-a3a8-f2cf6eb586cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis<p>Joseph Conrad, …

7 Ways to Be Remarkably Happy, Backed by Science

Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>We all want to be happy.<p>Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us start thinking, “Wait… is <i>this</i> all there …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …