Karen Kalu

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8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Stop Adding Stuff To Your Life, It's Time To Declutter Your Soul Now

We live in a society that always tells us to get more.<p>You may be doing this unconsciously, because you’ve always been living this way and that’s your …

Minimalism

Ridding Happiness Contaminants 7: Procrastination

As many of you know, procrastination is very common. I think of the university professor who can’t bring herself to write the paper she needs to …

How to Handle Your Stress So You Can Be Successful | Inc.com

Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little time left over to unwind. Stress affects our mental health, our well-being and our performance at work.<p>But there are ways you can help yourself. Here …

Mindfulness

How Buddhist Communication Tricks Could Improve Your Relationships

Cynthia Kane, 35, wasn’t always as happy as she is today. Now a successful writer and mindfulness coach, she bears an easy air of gracious …

Happiness is the new GDP

Global policymakers are starting to take happiness seriously.<p>In March, the United Nations released its fourth World Happiness Report, ranking 156 nations on how close residents say they are to living the best life possible. The UN report features endless interesting tidbits: Scandinavians are …

Economics

Current Obsessions: Out of Thin Air

From a high-performance home in Maine to a Honolulu penthouse, here’s what we’ve been admiring this week.<p>In the latest issue of Est Magazine, …

It turns out money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it the right way

We’ve all heard the maxim that money can’t buy happiness. But remember how happy you were at dinner with friends last week, or watching <i>Star Wars</i> in the cinema, or buying all four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels? None of that would have been possible without good old money.<p>Now researchers …

Psychology

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

How Different Religions See God - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Article

The world’s religions have varying concepts of the Divine, and depict their deities in many different ways. Those diverse traditions have inspired great works of religious art, literature and cinema, and their influence even finds its way into people’s homes, in the form of the devotional objects …

Theology

Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on …

Guantanamo Bay

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …