Meredith Hansen

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21 Practical Steps to Be More Peaceful

If you're looking to reduce stress levels, it's likely that you're keen to find more inner peace. It's impossible to just "feel more peaceful," though. There are external conditions as well as internal conflicts that can have an effect on how peaceful we feel. But there are simple, practical steps …

Meditation

Are 'white people' jokes racist? Let a fellow white person explain.

These have been challenging times to be white in America.<p>People who aren’t white may find this surprising. After all, it has been decades since white people could feel so free about loving their whiteness, or so openly celebrate whiteness, or talk about how much they relish being white and doing …

Jokes

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

Myles Garrett Gives Browns Fan Jersey in Exchange for Toy Dinosaur

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is a man of his word.<p>Back in December, Garrett tweeted he'd purchase his No. 95 jersey and sign it for a fan in return for a dinosaur. Eric Scalfano took him up on the offer and received the jersey from Garrett himself Tuesday:<p>In April 2017, Garrett …

Football (U.S.)

The “Rosie the Riveter” myth ignores that black women already worked outside the home

Betty Soskin, a 96-year-old National Park Ranger, says we often get history wrong. She has seen the books written about her time, and knows what gets overlooked. “I don’t think it’s by design or by grand conspiracy,” she says. “It’s just about who tells the stories.”<p>Usually, she explains, those …

Women of Color

The White Nationalists Are Winning

Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party.<p>The year since the white-supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been difficult for the rogues’ …

Rights & Freedoms

5 easy ways to uncover your creative genius

How would you describe creativity? Is it an innate way of thinking, or is it more like a muscle that can be developed with regular activity? The …

Creativity

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit in the Next 21 Days Without Using Willpower

The first step is identifying why you procrastinate in the first place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever procrastinate? Do you sometimes put off doing things you know would improve your life and/or business?<p>When I ask this question in my keynote speeches and …

Procrastination

Woman held in Dubai with daughter after drinking wine on flight

A woman was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, an NGO has said.<p>Ellie Holman, a dentist originally from Sweden who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, with her English partner, Gary, and their three children, …

Human Rights

This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

Give yourself permission to read this way and propel your learning to new heights<p>When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in …

Writing

6 Quiet Daily Rituals of Every Billion-Dollar CEO

Focusing on high-priority projects in the morning leaves the rest of the day for dealing with the smaller stuff before it becoming a problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people aren’t like the average person -- if they were, everyone would have a …

Time Management

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

Stephen King

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

Boost Your IQ and EQ in 3 Easy steps

<b>A story about the power of storytelling</b><p>On sailboats, the “king of knots”, employed since antiquity to secure the forward edge of a sail to the bow is …

Storytelling

A Talent for Exhibition, Anyway

Rob Rogers, cartoonist at the <i>Pittsburgh</i> <i>Post-Gazette</i> for 25 years, was recently fired. Rogers was known for drawing acerbically satirical cartoons …

Satire

Gazette cartoon: July 28, 2018

You are the owner of this image.<p>Edit Image Add New Image<p>Trending Now<p>Articles<p>Articles<p>Charleston doctor charged with illegal prescriptions, causing 2 …

Roads

The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand

Personal branding goes beyond your career.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There is something incredibly important in life that I don’t hear enough people talking about. It’s called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career.<p>I started learning about personal branding over 10 …

Personal Branding

School-in-a-Box brings the gift of learning to children in Papua New Guinea

Americans often take education for granted. Whether their children attend public or private schools, the opportunity to learn is always there, from …

Papua New Guinea

Socialism is no longer a dirty word in the US – and that’s scary for some | Arwa Mahdawi

Here’s a fun game to play with a right-leaning American: say the word “socialism” and count the number of seconds it takes for them to scream “VENEZUELA” in response. It is unclear how many conservative Americans could identify Venezuela on a map but, boy, they all seem keen to inform you that the …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it’s not happening.<p>Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. The richest Americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed …

Economics

This Shrimp Pasta with Creamy Mozzarella Sauce Is Dreamy — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

It's International Self-Care Day. Here's how to treat yourself.

It's #InternationalSelfCareDay, an occasion for people to share their go-to self-care strategies, and to learn from each other about how to better …

Self-improvement

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

Meditation app aims to help veterans tackle anxiety, loneliness

Veterans dealing with stress have a new option for self-care, and they don't need to leave the house to use it.<p>Those dealing with sleep issues, pain, …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Consciousness

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

20 cozy NYC living spaces to inspire (and distract) you

Because what’s more soothing than looking at pictures of beautiful NYC apartments?<p>What makes a living space in New York City? In other parts of the country, where larger apartments and single-family homes are more prevalent, a house may have a formal living room, a family room, a den, and other …

The 8 Things The Happiest People Do Every Day

University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.<p>They devote a great amount …