Jolie Labelle

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9 Ways You Know You Are a Writer at Heart

The love of writing is a special sort of gift that I would like to think was bestowed on me in a past life. Not only is writing a way of sharing what I think, but it's also a way to clear my mind and understand the world around me. It's an art of the soul, the pen and the tongue and I don't believe …

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Began Meditating

So when I think of five things that I wish I'd known 30 years ago, I would amend the topic to "things I wish everyone knew."<p>Meditation is natural. …

Scientists are trying to make 'Inception' a real thing

It's a trippy plot premise. It's also not <i>entirely</i> science fiction.<p>In the last few years, researchers have developed a way to "incept" in real life, a technique they hope could eventually help people with disorders from depression to autism. And a new study indicates we could do "inception" without …

8 Very Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Spend a few minutes a day learning these skills - you'll be amazed at how far they take you.<p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their …

Single Women Are Crushing the Entrepreneurial Game (and You Can, Too)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the race to entrepreneurship, single women aren’t just at the head of the pack -- they’re blazing a trail for everyone behind them. According to U.S. Labor Department data, single women are becoming entrepreneurs at a faster rate than …

Entrepreneurship

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a host of experts.<p>"Research shows that chasing happiness …

Mental Disorders

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

A New Startup Idea for Writers Outside Traditional Media

A highly curated affiliate network that could become a good earning mechanism. Here's how it works.<p>Originally published by <b>Sramana Mitra</b> on LinkedIn: Startup Idea To Leverage Good Writers<p>As someone who is a prolific writer, I happen to respect good writing.<p>These days, however, writings skills are …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

You must start where you are, you must use what you have, and you must do what you can. Anything else is running away from your problems and abandoning your life and yourself.<p>1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected …

Positive Thinking

Your Chances of Attracting Dudes Increase if You Name-Drop This Famous Writer

No, it's not John Green.<p>If a guy came up to you in a bar and started spouting poetry, you’d think he was either totally creepy or nuts, right?<p>Well, in the alternate universe know as The Internet, women are into it. Like, <i>really</i> into it. But we’re not talking about your fourth grade …

Game of Thrones

What If Money Can Buy Happiness?

Money can’t buy happiness and it can’t buy love. Or so we’ve been told. In financially tight times, isn’t it reassuring to know that rich people …

This art show just wants you to love your body

Artist and curator Maya Fuhr wants to expand upon the dialogue that is currently whirling around about the female form – and she's using her new Toronto-based exhibition, <i>Body Talk</i>, to do so. By challenging the conventional ideals of beauty propagated by the mainstream press by providing alternative …

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful

These bad habits can creep up on anyone. Learn how you can eliminate them and boost your success.<p>The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing …

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

Menopausal Weight Gain: How To Get Your Body Back

It is estimated that the average weight gain during menopause is about 10 to 15 pounds. Well, I must not be average, because I gained almost 30 pounds in less than a year when I slammed into menopause! Frustrated that I could not find a solution, I sacrificed myself as a human guinea pig and …

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There are only three ways to meet anyone anymore

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p>Last month, the BBC explained how love has changed over the years. "It was easier in the olden days. Future spouses could be found living around the corner. Or at least in your part of town," the piece said, directing attention to a series of charts. There …

Pew Research Center

Be Happier: 9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

One sentence from a psychologist totally changed how I think about dating

Last week I spoke with Peter Pearson, a relationship psychologist and the cofounder of the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California.<p>It's his job …

How to Become a Highly Paid Freelancer While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

It might sound hard, but it's definitely possible--especially if you take the right steps.<p>Want to dip your toes in the entrepreneurial waters by freelancing while keeping your full-time job? You're not alone--countless other people do too.<p>But how?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

This Sex Worker's New Memoir Paints a More Poignant Picture of Love Than Any Sitcom

Charlotte Shane turned her memoir-like newsletter about life and sex work into an unflinching collection titled 'Prostitute Laundry.' We talked to the author about how sex work and writing share some of the same qualities.<p>In early 2014, writer Charlotte Shane began using an email newsletter …

Ownage 101: Model Aamito Lagum Has the Perfect Response to Instagram Racists

Just beautiful.<p>Ugandan fashion model Aamito Lagum — a former <i>Top Model</i> champion, it should be noted — walked during the Ohne Titel show as part of New York Fashion Week earlier this week. And she looked <i>good</i>:<p>Shooting backstage beauty photos, MAC Cosmetics later shared a closeup Instagram shot of …