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What The 1960s Got Right About Health, Happiness And Well-Being

When we think about the 60s, we might conjure up a decade when chain-smoking and two-martini lunches were still in vogue. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, we may think of a time defined by acid-dropping, free-loving counterculture. But however you look at it, the decade of the cultural …

4 Ways to Stay Sane at the Table

<i>By Terri Trespicio</i><p>The holidays present us with a formidable challenge. Walk into a room filled with people you know too well. Add equal parts expectation, judgment and defensiveness, plus mounting levels of stress and you've got an emotional cocktail that's guaranteed to leave you hung over.<p>This …

Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And …

Happiness

Images To Inspire Your Individuality

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

A resolution for half a New Year, July 1

The end of every June brings about retrospection inspired by Leo Ditchcreek’s suggestion many moons ago that we Glen Park - Indiana University Northwest Jaycees observe “half a New Year’s Eve” at our favorite post meeting eatery, Broadway Joe’s in Gary.<p>The passing this week of legendary National Geographic Director of Photography Robert Gilka prompted me to look through <i>Images of the World,</i> for which he wrote an introduction called “Photographers Who Have Something to Say."<p>Mr. Gilka emphasized …

3 Tricks to Prevent a Nervous Breakdown at Work This Month

Ah, the holidays. You've only just survived Thanksgiving with your family, listening to your Uncle Bob force his annoying political beliefs into every dinner table topic.<p>And just weeks later, you're simultaneously trying to wrap up one month of work in two weeks because your boss is "asking" you to …

Why LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Makes Time To Do Nothing

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner finds time every day to do nothing. And as one of the most powerful executives in the tech world, it's certainly not because he isn't busy: Weiner says that leaving gaps in his schedule is the "single most important productivity tool" he uses.<p>This week <i>Fast Company</i> pointed …

4 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Emotional Pirates

By Martha Beck<p><i>Some people can be a little self-absorbed. Others are reliably narcissistic. And then there are emotional pirates, who plunder every last ounce of energy you've got.</i><p>Cecily and Gwen hit it off on a Caribbean cruise after they realized they lived close to each other. Back home, they …

How Being Nice Can Boost Your Health

According to scientific research, there's a strong case to be made for not being a jerk. As part of my research for a new book about meditation, I …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …