Olivia Newman

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Inside Don Draper’s Big Sur Nirvana: The Esalen Institute

How fitting that questing Don wound up at Esalen, still a mecca for the human-potential movement, the counterculture, and the intersection of …

Human Rights

Special belt to be created for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao victor

It is the most anticipated fight in the history of boxing, so it only makes sense the victor will receive a special belt, possibly containing emeralds or platinum.<p>Undefeated boxer<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiao will square off in the ring May 2, finally. While the two prepare for the bout, a …

Boxing

Academy of Country Music Honors Its Stars: Pictures

Award Shows

'Serial' becomes first podcast to win a Peabody Award

<i>Serial</i>, the podcast about the 1999 murder of a young woman in Baltimore County, Maryland that captured the nation’s attention last fall, is now a …

Keep smiling if you want a job in 2015

This year ought be a great moment in the history of work, by which I mean there shouldn’t be very much work to do. Eighty-five years ago, John Maynard Keynes predicted that the problem of future generations would be too little rather than too much work: not a bad problem to have. Technological …

Work-life Balance

The Top 10 Habits of People with Long Lives

Want to know the secrets of those who tend to live longer lives? I’ll give you a hint: it doesn’t include regular trips to the fountain of youth. In …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

10 Truths You Will Learn Before You Find Happiness

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>We are all beautiful human beings here in this world …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

Releasing the Need for Certainty and Trusting Our Decisions

<b>“</b><b>If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” ~Unknown</b><p>If you're like me, you’re hard on yourself—and …

7 Choices Happy People Make Every Day

About one-third of the U.S. population describes itself as "very happy," according to the polling agency Harris Interactive — a higher number than I think many of us might expect.<p>These are the people in your office who are upbeat and eager no matter what unexpected challenges come their way, and …

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The 5 Skills That Will Increase Your Happiness

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just …

When You Lack Focus & Direction: Stop Looking for Your Thing

<b>“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.” ~Francois Gautier</b><p>Isn’t it funny—and annoying and brilliant—how often things …

Creativity

Just Let Go -- Surrender Everything in Meditation

For many years, I took my meditation practice very seriously. I dedicated a significant portion of my life to daily practice and long retreats, which over time proved to be very helpful. This dedication to putting in the time really paid off by improving my experience of life.<p>But another part of my …

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

Happiness

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

<i>“If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”</i><i></i> <i>- Bryant McGill</i>One of my …

Happiness

Golden Globes 2015: See All the Winners

Christopher Polk—NBC/Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Kevork Djansezian—NBC/Getty …