Lauren Randall

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11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Japan

5 Surprising Habits of the Most Likable People

Want to be that person who makes and keeps friends easily? Then make a habit of being really likable.<p>Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, …

How to Use Self-Care for a Brighter, Less Stressful Life

<b>“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.” ~Sydney Harris</b><p>I was working myself into the ground and I knew it. Balancing a full-time job, …

Look Into the Eyes of Refugee Children

Photographer Muhammed Muheisen wants to introduce the world to the children who grow up fleeing war.<p>This story was updated on June 20 to reflect new information from the United Nations.<p>The number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is now roughly equivalent to the population of France or …

Tips for Improving Your Sleep Quality for Ultimate Next-Day Energy

My Sleep Routine: Tips For Improving Your Sleep Quality For Next-Day Energy was originally posted on CapitolStartup.com<p>Even though the post covering my morning routine of meditation, water and fasted workouts was written almost two years ago, it still remains one of my most post popular posts. And …

Tour de France

8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

Self-improvement

A doctor shares his No. 1 tip for tricking your mind into feeling happier

Well, you might just be able to.<p>Amit Sood, an MD and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has spent two decades meeting with hundreds of scientists, reading thousands of research papers and books, and studying tens of thousands of patients and students to figure out how we …

Mayo Clinic

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Self-improvement

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

11 Things You Need to Sleep Better at Night

So you can wake up feeling more refreshed and alert.<p>What would you do for better-quality shut eye? Pay a million dollars? Name your first child after someone? Okay, maybe you wouldn't go that far — and that's fine, because you don't have to. These accessories are all intended to help you sleep more …

The Importance of the Vagus Nerve for Health and Weight Loss

The Most Important Nerve you Didn’t Know you Had Have you ever wondered why some people feel full after eating...The post The Importance of the Vagus …

13 Recipes to Help Reduce Stress

At some point or other, I think we’ve all had that feeling of overwhelming stress – the one where your heart is pounding too fast too much, you can’t …

Nutrition