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8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

The 15 best poetry books of all time

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Albert Einstein On The Spirituality That Comes From Scientific Inquiry

Although Albert Einstein is best known for his scientific achievements, his personal writings also reveal a good deal of wonder about the possibility of a higher power.<p>Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 to a secular Jewish family in Germany. Although he experienced a short burst of religiosity …

Albert Einstein

What Happens to Men Who Can't Have Sex

Inside the often disturbing world of "involuntary celibacy"<p>I heard the woman calling Michael's name before he did. First it was tentative, a question: "Michael? Michael?" When she knew for sure it was him, she got louder, trying to make herself heard above the crowd exiting the subway station:</i> …

Relationships

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious opportunity. Each morning is a new beginning, and each sunrise brings with it an opportunity for renewal and …

Meditation

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.<p>Having been in recovery for more than a decade, I can look …

Mental Health

Create Your Ideal Conscious Life

Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT most in their lives. Your ideal life includes much more than your job and your responsibilities. You probably also desire to enjoy the fulfillment that …

Consciousness

Too much information? The writers who feel the need to reveal all

Marriage break-ups, a son’s drug addiction, sexual transgression … what makes some writers confess their most painful secrets? Are they just narcissistic, asks Blake Morrison, or is theirs a noble quest for truth?<p>The confessional memoir is disreputable. Critics tend to dismiss it as the equivalent …

Literature

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

How Can You Hear Inner Guidance?

My first teacher used to say that there are only twenty-one questions in the inner life.<p>I’ve never kept count, but I have noticed that sooner or …