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Youthful Fantasies on the Beaches of Montauk

New York City-based photographer Michael Dweck remembers vividly the time he went to Montauk at the age of seventeen. It was 1975, and there was the …

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

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

Entrepreneurship

The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.<p>It's called the "Atlas of Emotions."<p>"When we wanted to …

Mindfulness

3 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Leaders

When these three forces of nature happen, it's like catching lightning in a bottle: legacies are made, careers advance, and companies flourish.<p>Ever been placed in a situation where you were really put to the test? Perhaps it was a defining moment for your personal life or professional career?<p>Many …

Leadership

6 Things Happy People Never Forget

Does it ever seem like other people are happier than you?<p>You scroll on Facebook and see people having fun on their vacations, spending time with one another, or celebrating their achievements. You, on the other hand, are struggling along, just trying to make it through the day and coming home …

Happiness

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

Top 51 Happiness Quotes From Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel <i>( Born on March 2, 1904, Died on September 24, 1991 )</i> was a cartoonist, book publisher, animator, artist, and a writer.<p>His most …

How To Get Up Early When Mornings Make You Cry

Admit it. You’ve clicked on articles with titles like “10 Outrageously Successful People Share Their Morning Routines” and “How to Create The Best …

Living the Most Productive Week in the History of Mankind

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I couldn’t tell you the last time I scrolled through my Facebook news feed <i>without</i> seeing an article …

Productivity

The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

Employment

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Commuting

This Curse-Laden Guided Meditation Will Help You Give Fewer F*cks | Women's Health

Introducing F*ck That Meditation, a unique alternative to traditional mindfulness that embraces the F-bomb and other curse words as a cathartic release. Short-filmmaker Jason Headley created his own guided meditation around the concept, featuring phrases like “Just feel the fucking nonsense float …

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

7 Powerful Beliefs That Lead to Monumental Success | Inc.com

We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, that voice will dictate the beliefs you hold about yourself.<p>With these seven powerful beliefs, you …

Motivation

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

This Is How You Get Others to Help You Succeed

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

Entrepreneurship

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Fun-Da-Mental

36 ways to change your life for the better

Most of the time you don't end up keeping them, and then you just feel worse because you committed to something and didn't follow through with it.<p>Resolutions shouldn't necessarily be things to stop doing or to get rid of, but instead they should be about embracing a different mindset.<p>If part of …

Flickr

Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google's stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later …

Photography

How Britain is really viewed by the rest of the world – in pictures

Tatty washing lines on backstreet terraces, natty Oxford students on bikes, and a man blowing bubbles for the joy of it – foreign photographers best capture British idiosyncrasies on the evidence of a new exhibition curated by Martin Parr<p>Martin Parr webchat – catch up with the conversation here

England
Personal Finance

A Harvard psychologist says these 4 habits can make you more confident at work

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy wants you to banish both of those habits — for the sake of your confidence.<p>Cuddy is the author of "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," a book on the subtle yet powerful ways our posture can influence thoughts and emotions.<p>We don't just …

Public Speaking

Drone Photos Show the Crazy Urban Density of Hong Kong

Photographer <b>Andy Yeung</b> drone photography series “Urban Density” is eye-opening to say the very least. It puts into visual terms something most people …

Here's Some of the Most Jaw-Dropping Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork of the Past Year

Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, …

A Simple Trick to Boost Your Motivation by 50 Percent, Courtesy of Science

A simple change to how you frame an incentive can increase your chances of making healthy changes by half.<p>Say you're really determined to start going to the gym. So determined, in fact, that you're willing to follow oft-repeated expert advice and bribe yourself.<p>"If I go three times a week for the …

Framing

AmCham Human Resources Conference – Culture and People are Key

<b>24th Annual AmCham Human Resources Conference –</b><p>The Innovation Imperative: Igniting Advantage through People and Culture<p><b>Breakout Sessions: Culture and</b> …

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

3 Leadership Lessons From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, released last Saturday, is scrutinized worldwide for economic and investing …

Warren Buffett
Scotland