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Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, happiness, …

Happiness

Yoga and the New Year: How to Create Lasting Change

Self-improvement is at the top of everyone's New Year's resolution list. An estimated 45% of Americans resolve to make some form of personal change each year. And though intentions start out strong, research suggests that merely 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions. This number may …

Mindfulness

7 Workouts To Try When You're Feeling Too Lazy To Move

Sometimes all we want is to stay in bed or on the couch when we know we <i>should</i> get up for a workout. When the urge to veg hits, the powerfully lazy mood seems as though it could take over your entire day.<p>However, this lethargy doesn't have to cancel out your ability to partake in and reap the real …

Exercise

How the brain tells good from bad

Eating a slice of chocolate cake or spending time with a friend usually stimulates positive feelings, while getting in a car accident or anticipating …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

9 Fast Ways to Lose Thigh Fat

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat<p>Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't …

Brain Health: Can These Tricks Make You Smarter?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Becoming forgetful is often regarded as a normal part of getting older, but it’s possible to maintain your quick wit and intelligence …

Meet The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out

<i>By David Marchese Follow @david_marchese</i><p>For decades, the French have ranked among the world's most pessimistic people, so it's fitting -- in a life-is-a-farce-and maybe-also-merde kind of way -- that a Frenchman should write a provocative, possibly even helpful, book about happiness. Frederic …

Happiness

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

Research has revealed that so-called neurobabble is surprisingly convincing – here’s a quick guide to harnessing its persuasive powers<p>If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing …

The Brain

Does Money Make Us Happy? Yes. No. Maybe.

Social scientists have often researched, analyzed and graphed the relation between dollars earned and feelings felt. And the findings are exactly …

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media

We recently covered 10 inspiring social networks for writers that can help you extend your influence and develop your content. But what about the …

32 Blog Post Ideas for Your Next Article

Feeling a little stumped about your next article?<p>Never fear, for you've come to the right place. Even the world's most creative bloggers find …

Infographics

The Top 10 Best Blog Post Ideas Ever!

Bloggers have the most difficult job any writer has, and it’s not just the writing, it’s consistently coming up with fresh and exciting ideas to …

Writing

You're a Book Nerd If...

In this age of YouTube and endless TV, it takes passion to fulfill yourself with the written word. Yet the book nerd thrives, surviving on the scent of old books and the meaty thoughts of great writers. How do you tell the difference between the casual reader and those with binding glue in their …

Reading to Feed the Soul

Anybody who says they don't like to read just hasn't discovered their guilty pleasure yet. I love a book where the story is so good you forget you're reading. I don't care what it's about. If it's well told and interesting, you got me. The only thing that makes it more perfect is to be in my …

Books