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Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>Research has shown that regular meditation offers a host of health and psychological advantages. …

Meditation

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

Emotional Intelligence

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

The 12 Habits of Happy People | Inc.com

Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unattainable and elusive. However, addressing and conquering their fears helps them to achieve …

Happiness

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Spirituality

How Time Rules Your Body—and Your Social Life

We have clocks in our bodies down to the cellular level.<p>We can’t smell it, we can’t taste it, we can’t hear it or touch it, but time is with us every second of our lives. And for thousands of years, philosophers and psychologists, from St. Augustine to William James, have pondered its meaning and …

Arctic Circle

6 Ways to Practice Hygge, the Danish Secret to Happiness

Here’s how to embrace the simple philosophy that keeps Danes cozy and content all winter long.<p>There isn't an exact translation for the Danish word …

The secrets of people who never get sick

Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving so much as a sniffle. They laugh in the flushed face of flu, spray hand sanitiser in the …

Immune System

7 Relationship Mantras to Stop Small Misunderstandings from Turning into Big Mistakes

This past December a busy attorney named Valentina and her 10-year-old son, Marco, moved into their new home in New England. The winter season was …

Snowstorms

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Ways to Evolve into a Great Leader | Inc.com

This past October, Richard Branson appeared at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit to answer the ever-burning questions about what it takes to be an entrepreneurial leader and just to keep it interesting, the moderator brought up three up-and-coming millennial entrepreneurs to weigh in as well.<p>Branson …

Boston Celtics

How to Party With the British Royals

Four of the most festive events in the British Royal calendar are held in late May and June. Here’s how to join the jolly good fun<p>By<p>Margot Dougherty<p><b>QUEEN ELIZABETH II</b> recognized her 90th birthday, April 21, with a tour through her Windsor Castle neighborhood, standing in a custom, convertible, …

Prince Philip

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

That big Viola Davis win was social media's most talked-about Emmys moment

Viola Davis ruled Emmys night in more ways than one.<p>The Best Actress winner and her epic speech were the night's most talked about moments on both …