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Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Happiness

Atom: My New Favorite Code Editor

As a hobbyist Python programmer, over the years I have tried a variety of different editors. Back in the day I used to use <i>Eclipse</i> with the <i>PyDev</i> …

Linux
Self-improvement

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Let’s get to those headlines:<p>Cyanogen has released a fun little bundle of Cyanogen OS applications for CyanogenMod users. These apps, referred to as C-Apps, are a collection of six applications that you can optionally install, but only if you run CyanogenMod. …

Apps

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

Happiness

This is how we remake monogamy: More choices, better sex, better marriages

Monogamy isn’t over but it is changing — and these changes are good for all of us<p>If the editors of Time had asked for our response to the question, “Is monogamy over?” we would have answered, “It’s absolutely not over; however, it means different things to different people, attitudes toward it are …

Relationships

The Two Words You Should Never Ever Say To A Friend

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Actions may speak louder than words, but when it comes to friendship, words can have a definite—and not always positive—effect. Two words that are potential relationship killers: "busy" and "sometime," as in "Sorry, I can't go out next weekend, I'm busy," and "Let's get together …

Positive Thinking

Why We Fall In Love With People Who Are Wrong For Us

The next time you ask yourself why you keep dating the wrong kind of person, blame science. Seriously, there is a scientific explanation behind why …

Psychology

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

The 80-hour workweek doesn’t truly work

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from my boss at one of my first jobs. During a performance appraisal, he broke script and encouraged me to put my interests above the company's.<p>Last week, after reading in these pages how Kevin Sandhu, chief executive officer of the online loan …

5 Compliments to Make Your Spouse Feel Like a Superstar

We may think our love for our spouses goes without saying, but it turns out expressing our affections is very important. When we compliment our spouses, "we are validating them—who they are, what they have accomplished, and how much they mean to us," explains Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and …

9 things to do on Sunday night to set yourself up for a successful week

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on …

Time Management