Stephen Osborne

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7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like To Admit

Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?"<p>From unpleasant insights about love to the truth about meritocracy, here are seven uncomfortable truths people don't like to admit:<p>It's nice to believe in karmic justice where …

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”.<p>It doesn’t belong …

Glass Panel Pops Out Of 18th-Story Window, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Safe

A part of a window fell off a high-rise office building this morning in midtown Manhattan, raining shards of glass down onto the street below and injuring three pedestrians.<p>The 34-story building at 40 West 57th St., home to various financial services firms, was built in 1972, according to an online …

11 Foods That Make You Hungrier

Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you’re eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It’s a more common …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

The 11 Most Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told

I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition.<p>1. Eggs Are Unhealthy<p>There's one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with… and that …

Beware 'World Sleep Day'

Someone wants the humans to drift out of consciousness.<p>Today is World Sleep Day, or so the World Association of Sleep Medicine says.<p>The day purports to remind us of the health benefits of sleep, encouraging that we sleep tonight soundly, deeply. The World Sleep Day 2014 motto is "Easy breathing, …

Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei

<i>“The best way to get approval is not to need it,”</i> Hugh MacLeod memorably counseled. We now know that perfectionism kills creativity and excessive goal-setting limits our success rather than begetting it — all different manifestations of the same deeper paradox of the human condition, at once …

Stop Making Plans: How Goal-Setting Limits Rather Than Begets Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing …

Stop Trying to Be Happy and Start Working Towards Your Ideal Self

If you have to try to be cool, you will never be cool. If you have to try to be happy, then you will never be happy. Happiness, like other emotions, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …