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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Self-improvement

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Imagine you're working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do?<p>Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly …

Mindfulness

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behaviour and Thrive in Your</i> …

This podcast will help you fall (and stay) asleep

I’ve never counted sheep, but I’m no stranger to tossing and turning. A victim of insomnia from time to time throughout the years, I’m forever …

Safe-Space

Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

Spirituality

Time Management Tips for New College Students

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT<p>Greta Nielsen, MA, LCPC, NCC, MBSR-T<p>Most likely college will be the first time in your life you will have the flexibility and independence to set your own schedule. As much as you may be reveling in your new-found freedom, you will soon discover that managing …

College & University

Are you a saver or an investor?

The savings account has been a building block of our lending system since the Great Depression reforms of the 1930s. The Banking Act of 1933 federally guaranteed cash deposits and made them easily accessible.<p>But while we know savings can be a safe, convenient option for cash needed to meet …

Investing

How To Find Happiness In Your Life - 10 Ways To Get Happier - OLBlog

<b>Happiness!</b> There isn’t a single human being who doesn’t want to be happy, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. While happiness is defined …

Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings & Fuel for Happiness

<b>“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” ~Neale Donald Walsch</b><p>The longer I travel on my journey, the more I realize that gratitude is the …

I Meditated For 105 Hours Over 10 Days. Here's What It Taught Me

Surrounded by scared looking women, I kept to myself. Nervous chatter filled the idle space between strangers. I knew no one and we weren’t here to …

Meditation

31 Magic Tricks to Simplify Your Life

You'll be stunned at these shockingly simple yet effective ways to simplify. Don't miss number 31. If you do, you might ...

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Landscape Photography

10 hacks to help you sleep better - Health - ABC News

The demands of modern life and our penchant for resisting the universal, biological need for shut-eye mean we're squeezing more into our waking lives …

20 Fun Ways To Exercise If You Hate The Gym

Going to the gym and doing the same routine day after day can become very boring. Before you know it, you are less motivated, you have a negative attitude and achieving your goals just isn’t a priority anymore.<p>Exercise is crucial for your overall health and well-being. It improves your mood, fights …

From Bitter To Better: 5 Steps To Release Negativity And Enhance Well-Being

<b>From Bitter to Better: Five Steps to Release Negativity & Enhance Well-being</b><p>By Debbie Lyn Toomey, Health and Happiness Specialist™<p>Speaker ~ Author ~ Coach<p><b>Is bitterness hurting your relationships both at home and at work?</b><p>Is it difficult for you to let go of your hurt feelings?<p>Is your sense of …

Happiness

Feeling anxious? Scans suggest just 20 minutes of meditation could improve your life

Mindfulness has become a movement.<p>Meditation apps promising to destress your life in ten minutes or less have made the idea of balancing your mind in …

10 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Whether you're pocketing a bonus check or reveling in your newly received tax refund, landing an extra $1,000 is certainly cause for celebration. But before you go out and spend that cash all at once, here are 10 ways to put it to better use.<p>A new GoBankingRates study reveals that 69% of Americans …

What Is The Path To True Success?

I just want some joy in my life. That statement made me sit up and think. It was a cry for help from a friend.<p>We had a conversation.<p>And it also made …

The 8 Foods That Disrupt Your Sleep

Sleep better and feel more energized during the day by avoiding these sleep-sabotaging foods.<p>What Not to Eat<p>An estimated 50 to 70 million adults in the United States suffer from sleeplessness. If you’re one of them, what you eat before bedtime could be keeping you awake at night and groggy during …

French Fries

The Most Motivational Statement Ever in 3 Words

The most motivational statement comes down to three words: “You’re gonna die.” I’m not trying to scare you — I’m being practical. You get one life …

Motivation

10 Powerful Features of Photoshop Photographers Need to Know

Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop …

A Stock Analyst Lost $1 Million on a Penny Stock. He Spent the Next 10 Years Investigating How.

Chris DiIorio had just lost a million dollars.<p>This was back in 2006. DiIorio, who was 39 at the time, had recently moved with his new wife from …

The 7 Best Pieces of Advice for Living a Happy Life

This applies to everyone.<p>If truth is relative to what you believe, then happiness is directly correlated to what you pursue.<p>Everyone is in search of how to live a happy life--when in reality, the search begins with you. Happiness is not "found." It is realized.<p>It is already right here.<p>(For all of …

Gabrielle Bernstein Shares How To Find Balance In A Busy World

In a non-stop world of overwhelming demands, finding balance can sometimes seem impossible. Writer and speaker Gabrielle Bernstein is on a mission to …

Meditation

Want to Be Happier? Just Wait a Few Years, New Study Suggests

New research shows that more life experience generally brings more happiness.<p>As I've reported here on Inc.com before, a drumbeat of new studies is showing that being young can be a surprisingly miserable experience. Despite this demographic's comparative good health and energy, it seems that the …

Happiness

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