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Boost Your Happiness With This Exercise You Can Do While Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth only takes a couple of minutes, and so does increasing your happiness. Here’s a super easy way to train yourself to look on the …

Happiness

One Free Thing You Can Do to Feel Better in 30 Seconds

I had just dropped off a close friend at the airport. As we hugged goodbye, I felt so good: happy, full, a little tired.<p>But as I drove home, my feelings changed. I felt sad. Lonely. Existential. <i>What is the meaning of life, at the end of the day? Like, really? If you have enough food and shelter and</i> …

Daffodils

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Happiness fueled by relationships, work and something 'larger than self,' filmmaker finds

What does it take to be happy — to escape life’s ennui, low-level sorrow or what Freud called the “worried well?”<p>Can you consciously make yourself happy?<p>Probably not, experts say. But understanding your biological makeup, how you perceive the world and your relationships with others can help to …

Happiness

The Important Habit of Just Starting

Every single day, my to-do list is a reminder of all the <i>other</i> projects I haven’t started. The passion projects that I ‘just don’t have time’ to do. …

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

Rappers Talk About Their Struggles with Depression

We spoke to a few hip-hop artists to get their perspectives on depression, suicide, and the music they've dedicated their lives to.<p>Author Rachel M. Harper once likened the relationship between pain and art to childbirth. "We don't want [our mothers] to suffer in order to bring us into the world," …

14 of the biggest misconceptions 20-somethings have about success

In fact, the goals you set for yourself when you were 20 are likely to be completely different from the ones you are hoping to achieve at age 30. And you very well could find the path you expected to lead you to success is nothing like the one you've taken.<p>Here are 14 misconceptions people in their …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

Hamburger Helper Dropped an Entire Rap Album for April Fools’, and It’s Shockingly Good

If you run down a list of brands that understand, appreciate and contribute to the hip-hop community, Hamburger Helper probably wouldn't make the cut.<p>…

What No One Tells You About Having Anxiety

"The fear of anxiety can also cause it."<p>Keep this in mind the next time you think someone with anxiety is just "worrying too much."<p>The mental health disorder, which affects nearly 40 million American adults, can touch multiple facets of a person's life. Not only does it come with crippling …

Mental Health

5 Reasons You're Stressed AF — and How to Deal

Why too many twentysomethings still #CantEven.<p>Since 1930, there's been an upward trend in the number of young people who report mental health issues. Millennials appear to have it the worst. In the past five years, college students have said they're more overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated than ever …

Anxiety makes it easier to goof up

For some people, anxiety is a bad, but fleeting experience. But for others, it can rule day-to-day lives—and even lead to the wrong decisions.<p>Now, a …

8 Fantabulous Steps to Reach Your Life Goals

Once someone decides to chase their dreams, the thing that will determine their success isn't the dream itself but how they pursue it. The reality is that there's no secret formula to reaching goals. It all depends on the actions that are taken and the level of dedication present. However, having a …

Motivation

A Journey to the Center of Yourself

Mindful recommends that anyone with depression or mood disorders consult a mental health professional before beginning or altering any course of …

Mindfulness

Natural Remedy Tips on Self Help for Depression and Anxiety

Are you feeling helpless and totally overwhelmed with your life right? Is getting out of bed in the morning impossible to do some days? The impact of …

These 6 Amazing Things Will Happen If You Read Before Bed

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Get Better Sleep and Start Mornings Strong With the "10-3-2-1-0" Formula

A productive day starts with a great morning, and you can’t have a great morning if you didn’t get any rest the night before. This simple five-part …

British scientist says memories of spending the night with Marilyn Monroe could be implanted into the brain

Professor Bliss, 75, from the Francis Crick Institute in London, said it was only a matter of time before memory was fully understood and mastered<p>A British scientist who helped uncover the foundation of memory in the 1970s has spoken of the future possibility of visiting a "synapse surgeon" who …

There's a counterintuitive way to relieve stress — and it's way easier than meditating

It's forgiveness.<p>We get it: The idea of forgiving someone else to prevent a heart attack sounds just about as beneficial as licking a steering wheel to prevent a car crash.<p>But decades of research have linked the regular practice of forgiving those who've wronged us with a handful of health …

Mayo Clinic

How 'leveling up' can make you happier and more successful

So how can you build good habits, improve yourself and have a great life — while still having a blast?<p>I decided to call an expert on the subject. Steve Kamb is the bestselling author of Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story.<p>Steve meshes …

Harvard Business School

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

Firewatch, A First Person Mystery Video Game About a Man Working As a Fire Lookout in Wyoming

Firewatch, the highly anticipated first person mystery game created by Campo Santo and distributed by Panic, was recently released on Steam and …

The Nintendo NY store grand re-opening was a Mario fan's dream

The campout line was enormous<p>At 8:45am, I arrived on the scene of the Nintendo NY (its new name) store grand re-opening, only to walk past hundreds …

Retrogaming

Motivation-Get and Stay Motivated!

World’s Oldest Cheese Found in China

What wine pairs with 3,000-year-old cottage cheese?<p>The world’s oldest cheese is not, as you may have guessed, in a crumpled plastic baggie at the …

Richard Von Herzen dies at 85; marine geophysicist studied plate tectonics and deep-sea ecosystems

Richard P. Von Herzen, a marine geophysicist whose pioneering work tracked the heat that flowed into the ocean from the earth's interior, died Jan. 28 in Portola Valley of vascular disease, according to his daughter, Lane Von Herzen. He was 85.<p>Von Herzen conducted his early research at the Scripps …

Virtual reality could help fight depression

A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future. The pilot study worked with 15 depression patients aged 23 to 61, yielded positive results in 60 …

Virtual Reality

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …