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What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing

Over the years, I've had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: <b>What do you love about the writing life?</b><p>Here are excerpted answers from some highly …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

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Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

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7 Ways to Feel Blissful and Free (Even When You're Stressed)

photo credit: Loto via photopin (license)<p>For the average working adult, stress is a fact of life. With demanding (and often competing) schedules between work and home, it's no wonder so many of us struggle to experience even a few moments of relaxation.<p>The good news is, you don't have to use all of …

Happiness

100 Novels All Kids Should Read Before Leaving High School

Last year, a <i>Slate</i> essay called “Against YA” by Ruth Graham irked thousands of readers who took offense at her argument that although grown-ups …

Books

8 Steps to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams -- 11:11

Have you ever found yourself looking at the clock at exactly 11:11 over and over again? This is a common occurrence with people -- especially those on a path of spiritual awakening.<p>So what does this mean?<p>According to Doreen Virtue, in Angel Numbers, 11 is the number of manifestation so when you see …

Spirituality

5 Morning Rituals To Start Your Day With Magic

Ever switched off your alarm and immediately dived into emails, texts, and Instagram — only to later ask yourself why you feel so frazzled? I’ve been …

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47 Food Hacks to Help You Eat Healthier

Pro tip: Eat ice cream instead of sorbet.<p>The best ways to "eat healthy" depend on your goals. Once you know what you're working toward — like eating fewer calories or more protein — use the tips below from New-York-based registered dietitian Isabel Smith and Ilyse Schapiro, registered dietitian and …

The People Who Are So Good They Terrify the Rest of Us

The new book "Strangers Drowning" explores the intense lives of "do-gooders" willing to sacrifice themselves to save people they've never met.<p>Thinking of yourself as a good person is one of the basic luxuries of modern life. If someone has the chutzpah to ask you what makes you "good," you can tell …

My Transgender Son Never Listens to Me

He's trans, but my son is still your typical rambunctious little boy.<p>My 7-year-old son never listens.<p><i>Do your chores. Brush your teeth. Put your clothes in the hamper.</i><p>He doesn't listen. I find socks, T-shirts, and shorts dropped in a line from the back door to the living room, where he's lying on …

Articles about green portland home built passive house standards on Dwell.com - Dwell

The always popular Dwell Home Tour series will explore Portland for the first time this summer.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish …

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The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

Spirituality

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

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The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business

Winning new business,Guardian Small Business Network,Business,Small business,Entrepreneurs,Work & careers,Money,Life and style<p>With experience, networks and (hopefully) capital accrued, there’s a reason the average first-time entrepreneur is a fortysomething<p>• Read more in our entrepreneurs through …

Small Business

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

How Steve Jobs Made Apple's Meetings More Productive

The tech giant's iconic co-founder wasn't one to tolerate any nonessential elements.<p>American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:<p>1. He kept …

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57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur

A list of actions you can take today to motivate yourself to succeed as an entrepreneur.<p>Over the past three years, I’ve been investigating and writing about the ideas that motivate great entrepreneurs. Here’s what I’ve learned, in a nutshell:<p>Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<p>Avoid …