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The U.S. Is Becoming Less Religious, Survey Shows

While the U.S. as a whole remains overwhelmingly religious, overall the country has become less so in recent years due largely to a growing group of …

5 Mental Barriers to Real Greatness Only You Can Remove

There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

'Ridiculous Fun' Helps A Blogger See Through Depression's Darkness

Humor writer Jenny Lawson has never dealt with her mental health issues the traditional way.<p>As a small child, for example, she had a toy box. When she was feeling anxious, she would take all the toys out of the box and climb inside it.<p>"I would close it," Lawson says, "and it was like a sensory …

Depression

How mental health alters decision making

All of us are wired to seek rewards and avoid losses, and that remains true in people with mental health disorders. But in those people the nature of …

Cat companions are good for our mental health

We tend to know it instinctively and individually, but a survey has confirmed that the companionship of cats is beneficial for our mental health and …

Bread Is Broken

On the morning of July 13, like most mornings, Stephen Jones’s laboratory in Mount Vernon, Wash., was suffused with the thick warm smell of baking bread. Jones walked me around the floor, explaining the layout. A long counter split the space down the middle. To the right was what Jones called ‘‘the …

Agriculture

Dear Graham Norton: 'Can't a girl and a boy ever just be friends?'

TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton advises readers. Email problems, questions and requests for life advice to him at graham@telegraph.co.uk<p><b>Dear Graham,</b><p>I have this friend whom I’ve known forever, who is also a boy. We tried dating once, but it didn’t work due to our friendship being too strong. …

Graham Norton

How to Make A New, Meaningful Friendship

5 Steps for Creating Strong Personal Connections<p>The older I get, the harder it is to make new friends. That is the lie I have told myself.<p>The truth …

Happiness

Lecrae: 'Following Jesus Wasn’t Just About Me'

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> What Did Jesus Ask?<i>, edited by Elizabeth Dias and published by TIME Books,</i> <i>available from</i> <i>Amazon</i> <i>or</i> <i>Barnes & Noble</i><i>.</i> <i>Read</i> …

Turn Your Hobby Into a Full-Time Job: Research Shows It Pays Off

We all have something we <i>love</i> to do—painting, writing poetry, or posting snarky TV reviews to Twitter. But should we follow our passions along a career path—becoming artists, poets, and critics—or simply keep them on the sidelines as spare-time pursuits?<p>New research from Tel Aviv University shows …

The hidden cost of the boomerang kids, back at home with mum and dad

There are now nearly two million adult children living with their parents in the UK. But what are the financial implications?<p>Lodgers who use up all the hot water, come home at all hours, and argue about housework don’t sound very appealing; but for the parents of nearly two million adults who have …

Personal Finance

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure

We have our kids in an achievement race — it’s bad for their health, and not the way they learn<p>My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it.<p>I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, …