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7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life after 50. When we feel happy, we are more likely to get out and engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become.<p>Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term …

Attitude

Within the last century, Western science and physics have made a startling discovery. We are part of the world we view. The very process of our …

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy : Change or Acceptance?

Let's start with a simple word association experiment: When you think about <i>psychotherapy</i>, what is the <i>first word</i> that comes to mind to describe what …

Spirituality

5 Steps Towards Finding Empowerment in Your Daily Routine

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King<p>In many ways your daily rituals define who you are and where you …

Does Drinking Water Really Give You Glowing Skin?

Dermatologists explain what H2O can (and can't) do for your complexion.<p>This time of year, everything is dry. Your face flakes off in whole pieces, your arms are ashy, and your butt constantly itches in your jeans. Meanwhile, you still have that zit that’s been making appearances on your chin since …

102 of the Greatest Quotes that Alter Your Outlook on Life

Have you ever stopped for a quick second and analyzed your life?<p>There…buried beneath your many spinning thoughts, you have one thought that usually …

Transcending the Illusion of Disconnection

Phil Watt, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>A Guide to Unity<p><i>If reality is unified, then we must also accept that everything is essentially equal.</i><p>Spirituality is …

12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

Buddhaimonia.Get a FREE PDF Workbook of 12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom When I was little, my grandma had this little green Buddha statue. It wasn’t a …

Meditation

America’s Happiest and Saddest States Are Mirror Images of Each Other

The polling outfit Gallup and a company called Healthways have released state-by-state results of a survey into what they call "well-being," which, …

South Dakota

As CBS' 'Two and Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

As CBS' <i>Two and a Half Men</i> airs its final episode tonight, capping its 12th season, critics like me are stuck trying to answer a single, niggling question:<p>How did a show like this end up as the longest-running multicamera comedy in television history?<p>To understand our predicament, consider a bit of …

TV

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Record Numbers Of College Students Are Struggling With Depression And Anxiety

College students are dealing with mental health issues at some of the highest rates in decades, according to a growing body of research about young …

Mental Health

The Warrior Tradition: Conquering Fear

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Photo by A Gude.<p>This article is based on a seminar Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche conducted …