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Getting Over Happiness: Why Meaningfulness Is A Better Life Purpose

People continually ask themselves and each other, “Are you happy?” Many would say that a major goal of life is to be happy. This is what we most want for our families and friends and, of course, ourselves.<p>This obsession with happiness has led to an emerging field of research that informs us about …

Happiness

This was Warren Buffett's 'simple rule' for investing during the financial crisis — and you can still use it today

In the fall of 2008, global markets were failing. Lehman Brothers, an investment bank with $600 billion in assets, filed for bankruptcy protection on …

Stock Markets

The four data science skills I didn’t learn in grad school (and how to learn them!)

Before I get to the meat of this post, I want to make one thing super clear: you do not need a graduate degree to be a data scientist. Unless you’re …

Graduate School

Advice on Learning a New Language From People Who Speak up to 16

Anyone can learn a new language, no matter their age. Simply follow this expert advice down the sweet-talking path to success.<p>Being fluent in a …

Language Learning

14 Things About Suicide Everyone Should Know

Kieferpix / Getty Images<p>If you’ve never had suicidal thoughts, it can be difficult to understand what it feels like. And if you’ve ever thought of …

Mental Health

12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

(Credit: HomeArt, Shutterstock / HomeArt)<p>Life can feel so complicated sometimes. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and in dire need of coffee. Your smart coffee maker's gone off, but there's no coffee in it because you forgot to purchase it. You're trying to get out the door to buy some …

Apps

Former NFL Yoga Instructor Shares Three Yoga Moves Everybody Should Do

1:42 PM 09/03/2018<p><b>Gwen Lawrence worked with the New York Giants for a decade under former head coach Tom Coughlin.</b>• <b><br>She emphasizes six facets in her</b> …

Yoga

Can Sunscreen Really Repair Your DNA?

Having grown up in Tucson, Arizona, one of the sunniest cities in the world, I consider myself well-versed in the carcinogenic threat of UV exposure, …

Skin Care

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism …

Meditation

How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012.<p>He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or …

Seven Zen Podcasts by People Who Actually Know Zen

<i>I was asked if I can recommend any podcasts about Zen.</i><p><i>As it happens, there are many podcasts out there, and some are extremely helpful. Others,</i> …

Meditation

This 30-Minute Workout Builds Muscle and Burns Fat in Less Than Half the Time of a Normal Workout

How working with an Army Ranger helped me achieve twice the results in less than half the time.<p>For many years, I exercised for at least one hour a day, five days a week. It seemed legitimate, yet I never felt as fit as I expected given the time I invested.<p>Then I discovered a workout that achieved …

Exercise

9 podcasts you should listen to if you want to be more responsible with money

Even the least materialistic people in the world still need money. It’s just a simple fact. But for most of us, money is a complicated subject. It’s …

Personal Finance

The Top 10 Hiking Injuries and Illnesses and How to Treat Them

In the backcountry, anything can go wrong at any time. Unfortunately, “anything” is hard to prepare for. We dug into the numbers from the National …

Inflammation

The 5 Best Apps For Teaching Kids How to Manage Their Money

From allowance trackers to prepaid debit cards, these digital piggy banks will help you raise financially savvy kids.<p>Teaching kids the value of money …

Apps

Lego's new toy train is a STEM tool for preschoolers

Coding Express is one way to teach your toddler basic programming concepts.<p>Twenty years ago Lego introduced Mindstorms as a way to engage kids who were becoming more interested in video games and the internet than plastic building blocks. It was successful enough that the kits became a regular …

Kids

30 days to a smarter and better brain: How to rapidly improve how you think

Everyone wants a better, and smarter brain to process information faster and have better memory recall.<p>The most brilliant minds don’t have more brain …

The Brain

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

A Lie Detection Expert Explains How Your Mind Processes Faces And Lies

In Part 1, psychologist Paul Ekman, the pioneer in the science of emotional expression and lie detection, classifies untruths in different contexts, ranging from the acceptable to the unacceptable. Now, we’re going to look at the nonverbal cues that inform our “gut reaction.” Gut reactions are …

Thousands of Army Ants Build an Impressive Bridge With Their Bodies In Order to Swarm a Wasp Nest

Thousands of army ants in Costa Rica amazingly worked together to build an impressive ropy bridge using their own bodies in order to swarm a highly …

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

14 Agility Drills For People Over 40

Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning.<p>Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In fact, there’s no sport or leisure activity you should have to give up completely just because you’re …

Meal Schedule, Muscle Development and Sports Performance

Nutrition is still full of myths. But sports training is not an understatement either. So you can imagine what happens when we unite both spheres and …

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Sitting

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

What You Must Know About Glute Training

When most people think of glute training, they think of the gluteus maximus. This makes sense, as the glute max is not only the biggest muscle in the …

15 Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes Parents Should Revisit

"I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost."<p>This Friday, <i>Christopher Robin</i> comes to theaters, with the live-action …

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

How Over 35's Should Use Sports Nutrition - Professor Greg Whyte

July 21, 2018<p><i>In this blog Professor Greg Whyte introduces the science of ageing and how targeted exercise and nutrition is required to reduce the</i> …

The only shoulder exercises anyone who works out should be doing

The only shoulder exercises anyone who works out should be doing<p>When it comes to workout routines, most people tend to focus on muscle groups that …