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Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Happiness

The 5 Most Common Procrastination Excuses Solved

From not knowing how to start to not having a deadline, here are some solutions.<p>Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate. Research shows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drains throughout the day, regardless of what we do.<p>We can’t avoid procrastination. Instead, embrace …

9 Ways Feng Shui Can Transform Your Bedroom

"Feng Shui Detective" Catherine Brophy shares her dos and don'ts for stress-free sleeping quarters.<p>Despite your best efforts to make your bedroom a serenity sanctuary, life often gets in the way. It's easy to let decorating goals slip away and just accept your room the way it is, but if you're …

Try This Simple 5-Category Budget to Help You Manage Your Money

You want to create a spending plan, otherwise known as a budget, but you don’t want to make an intricately detailed line-item budget, like the type …

Personal Finance

Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

Plastic plagues the planet, clogging waterways and the stomachs of unwitting animals, but a new brand of bioplastic bags from Indonesia may offer a …

Sustainability

Forget Denial, Canadian Government Campaign Makes Climate Change Ridiculously Personal

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change takes light-hearted aim at impact on pizza, man caves, fishing stories, and more.<p>When it comes to talking about climate change, often the conversation revolves around whether or not it exists (<i>pssst</i>, it does), or just how utterly and totally …

Climate

How I increased my income by $15,000 in just one year

Two concrete changes in a young woman's life helped her earn $15,000 more in 2016 than she did in 2015. Learn how a job change and salary negotiation …

Employment

How to Become Instantly Smarter: Stop Doing These 9 Things Today

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

How To Start Investing With $100 Or Less

It may not seem like much, but <b>$100 invested now could be what allows you to retire.</b> That's right, it's that important.<p>Why? Because the most important …

Investing

The recipe for building wealth hasn't changed

Building wealth has gotten harder for most people in recent years. But the habits that can make you rich haven't changed.<p>It boils down to this: putting aside money, regularly and consistently, that can be invested for your future. You have to leave that money alone to grow, which means you also …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It

/ Jul 24, 2016<p>American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment …

6 Networking Tips for Introverts

I’ve always been a closeted introvert. I see networking events as the “necessary evil” part of the freelance lifestyle. Walking around and having …

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasises self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied more …

Self-improvement

Here’s What You Need to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Top 10 Mindfulness Lessons from Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are …

Mindfulness

What's a Bullet Journal and Why You Need It in Your Life

Rights & Freedoms

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

Unprecedented temperature levels mean more heatwaves, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes as experts say global warming is here and affecting us now<p>May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible …

Climate Change

Why A Personal Assistant Should Be Every Entrepreneur's First Hire

Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money.<p>Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a …

Entrepreneurship
Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately

A productive list of practical techniques to bring real change to your life.<p>We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the …

Time Management

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Consciousness

11 Basic Practices of Emotionally Intelligent People

Easy in theory, difficult in practice.<p>Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Signs You Worry Too Much (And How To Stop)

For many of us, low-grade stress and worry rule the day. According to new research from Liberty Mutual Insurance, 38% of us worry daily. Worry and its sidekick emotion, anger, feed our stress response to create an axis of trouble in our lives. They erode our ability to function well at home and at …

Self-help

Top 27 Mindfulness and Self Discovery Socrates Quotes

Socrates the classical Greek philosopher Born in 470 BC died in 399 BC was one the founder of the Western philosophy.<p>To read the full bio, I will …

Socrates

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Time Management

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my friends, family, and beyond, I was soon met with eager responses from a range of individuals, each with a unique story and a distinct way of connecting with my message of mindfulness. I was elated and …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

The Brain