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10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p>In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have <i>un</i>learned:<p><b>1. Problems are bad.</b> You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You …

19 natural remedies for anxiety

You're anxious, worried, freaked. You're upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is shallow and rapid, your mind is imagining doom, and you wish you could just relax…now! Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder or are just …

5 Steps To Break Free Of Your Negative Patterns

Sometimes learning requires repeated lessons. However, there usually comes a time when déjà vu gets to be a little annoying. Here are some tips to …

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10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

More gratitude = Better life.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”<p>Turns out Emerson ― who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2013.</b><p><b>1. It would have</b> taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift James's giant peach into the air, not …

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13 Money Mistakes To Stop Making By Year's End

One of the hardest parts about staying on top of your money is that life gets in the way — work, family, errands, chores, and what’s that other thing? Oh, right — having fun.<p>For that reason, as we head into the final stretch of the year, you may remember a few financial tasks you had meant to do …

The Largest U.S. Charities For 2013

Its incoming donations didn’t go up much. But by a wide margin, United Way remains No.1 on the annual <i>Forbes</i> list of the largest U.S. charities.<p>The Alexandria, Va.-based network of more than 1,000 separate units largely dependent on paycheck deductions received $3.9 billion in gifts for the year …

Tornadoes, Storms Kill Five, Flatten Homes

Severe storms and tornadoes tore across the Midwest today, killing at least five people and decimating much of the town of Washington, Ill.<p>A massive …

This Chart Shows What An Incredible Difference A Good Teacher Can Make

Skeptical that good teachers really make a difference in their students lives? Don't be.<p>Better teachers, measured by how much they boost student test scores, significantly raise adult earning potential.<p>Replacing a teacher in the bottom 5% with an average one will boost a student's estimated …

17 Things That Will Make You Live Longer

Google just launched a new startup, Calico, that is focusing on ways to prevent aging.<p>According to Time, which has the full story, the project will "start small and focus entirely on researching new technologies."<p>It sounds like it's going to be a while before we see the life-enhancing benefits of …

22 Brilliant Insights On How To Succeed In Business From T. Boone Pickens

In fact, the 85 year-old energy tycoon/author of "The First Billion Is The Hardest" has a ton of catchy/easy to remember phrases about life and business.<p>They're affectionately referred to by his family and staff members as "Boone-isms."<p>We've compiled some of his business Boone-isms in the slides …

Here's The Real, Fascinating Reason Experienced Beer Drinkers Love Strong, Hoppy Beers

Earlier this week we posted a chart from a Stanford study that shows the difference between novice and experienced beer drinkers.<p>Essentially, experts are much more inclined to give strong ales a higher rating. Experts also have much stronger opinions about all beers. They dislike cheap lagers (like …

One Of The New Additions To The Forbes 400 List Made Billions Refinancing Underwater Homes

William Erbey is the founder of Ocwen Financial Corporation. In 2010 the company came up with a new way to refinance mortgages called the 'Shared Appreciation Modification model.'<p>The way Ocwen refinances, homeowners get 5% equity in their underwater homes, rather than negative equity. Erbey figured …

The Most Impressive Rags-To-Riches Stories On Forbes' Latest Billionaires List

It's always a strange group, because many of the wealthiest billionaires were essentially born into the list.<p>So we wanted to dig in and figure out who actually came furthest to be counted among the country's richest.<p>We call it the Horatio Alger Index, after the early-20th century author whose …

What's Love Got To Do With Your Small Business?

People start businesses because of love.<p>We love to make and/or sell things: shoe laces, tires, socks, cars, soap, computers, bread, air conditioners, etc. You love your business; I love my business. Starting and running a business is a love story.<p>Yes, I know. Our businesses are not always lovable. …

Why Companies Want You To Become An Intrapreneur

Intrapreneurship is responsible for a lot of product innovation around the world today. At Lockheed Martin, intrapreneurs developed a number of famous aircraft designs and at 3M, they came up with Post-It Notes and at Google, they came up with Google News, AdSense and Gmail. What these examples …

Business People Would Be Better Off If They Did Less And Thought More

Yet the biggest problem in the business world is not too little but too much—too many distractions and interruptions, too many things done for the sake of form, and altogether too much busy-ness. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess of meetings is the biggest devourer of time: they talk of …

Facebook Is Bad For You: Get A Life!

Past investigations have found that using Facebook is associated with jealousy, social tension, isolation and depression. But these studies have all been "cross-sectional"—in other words, snapshots in time. As such, they risk confusing correlation with causation: perhaps those who spend more time …

The Broker Who Saved America

But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he's the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to keep the revolution going when many were ready to throw in the towel. He was also …

Super Cool Your Soda To Make A Slushie In Seconds

This is a great party trick or anytime cool-down treat — by shaking up an unopened bottle of soda before cooling it for a few hours, you can make an instant slushie of any flavor you want.<p>Here's the process:<p>1. Get a room-temperature bottle or can of soda.<p>3. Place the soda in the <b>freezer on a shelf</b> …

Small Spaces

America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis

More and more people around you are being diagnosed with depression or ADHD, but is that an illusion? By Jesse Singal.<p>The next time you’re in a …

10 Reasons Why America Will Continue To Dominate The Global Economy For Years

The U.S. economy is in recovery mode right now.<p>Sure, investors have been spooked by Fed taper talks, the Bank of Japan's unprecedented economic experiment, persistent jitters out of Europe, and concerns of a credit crisis in China.<p>But by in large, investors should be pleased with the way things are …

Capybara, Rodent Of Unusual Size, Loves To Hug Cats (PHOTOS)

By Angela Lutz, Catster<p>The first time I saw a picture of a capybara, I felt like I'd just found out unicorns are real.<p>It seemed too good to be true: This improbable, shaggy-haired beast, which basically looked like a giant hamster, was hugging -- yes, hugging -- an elated brown-and-white-spotted …

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Who opposes e-cigarettes, and why?

E-CIGARETTES are electronic vaporisers which mimic smoking, stripping away the dangerous part of puffing (the inhalation of tar from tobacco) and …

Burger King Is Banned From Opening Within 20 Miles Of This Original, Mom-And-Pop Burger King Sign

If this sign for Burger King looks a little off, that's because it doesn't belong to "Burger King," the huge fast-food chain known for the Whopper.<p>This is the <i>original</i> Burger King, in Mattoon, Ill., which opened in 1957. Its name was registered as a trademark in Illinois a couple of years later by …

A Personal Finance Book With 25 Tips You Should Actually Take

Since then, I've edged closer to reviewing on this site what most people would consider "How to Invest" books.<p>Jonathan Clements' <i>25 Myths You've Got To Avoid If You Want To Manage Your Money Right</i> barely qualifies under my original restrictive criteria for books I can review. But because he engages …

Korea's Plastic Surgery Obsession Is A Glimpse Into The Future

Nowhere is it catching on faster than in South Korea, where one in five women in Seoul have had some type of procedure, according to a 2009 survey by Trend Monitor.<p>It has become so common in South Korea that most of the stigma regarding surgery has dropped away, and celebrities and beauty queens …

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Data For Nothing, Calls For Free: How FreedomPop Will Offer Free Phone Service

IN THE MIDDLE OF LUNCH over sushi near his West Los Angeles office, Stephen Stokols’ phone buzzes with another e-mail, bringing a smile to his face. The founder and CEO of FreedomPop has just received another batch of smartphones, used ones, to arm his company in its wild plan to upend the mobile …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …