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5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That's 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down.<p>If you call yourself names, doubt …

​Living Near Nature Makes You Happier and Healthier | Men’s Health

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen nature connected to better mental health: Taking a walk in a green area is a natural way to relieve anxiety and depression, several studies suggests. That’s because spending time with Mother Nature might help you suppress the negative overthinking that produces …

Are you blaming yourself? Buddhists have a message that you need to hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

Meditation For Beginners: Meditate On Your Own With This Complete Guide

If you were only allowed to take up one habit, what would it be? For me, it’s meditation. Unquestionably.<p>Why? Meditation has helped me perform better …

Kane Brown turned Facebook likes into a country music career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a kid, Kane Brown and his mother used to sing together as pretend "American Idol" contestants.But when Brown actually …

Social Media

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Mel Brooks: Gene Wilder was 'wonderful part of my life'

Mel Brooks called the late Gene Wilder “a dear friend” while discussing the actor during Tuesday’s episode of <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>. …

Ditch The Diet: How To Eat Healthy For Life

by Kara Baskin<p>When we hear the word "diet," we think of restrictive food choices, calorie counting, and anxiously stepping onto a scale. But a healthy diet isn't a <i>diet</i> at all. It's about making consistently good, attainable choices over time--and even indulging (in moderation, of …

Patrick Stewart Sings Country Music Classics

There's a good reason for this.<p>Actor Patrick Stewart has one of the most distinctive voices in show business, and now he’s putting that voice to work in a new way: country music.<p>A video posted on Youtube shows the stage and screen icon singing country classics like “El Paso,” “Ghost Riders In The …

Music

A Bedtime Meditation For Kids So Good You'll Do It Too

If you're like many parents, you've probably found yourself in a situation where your little one is anxious about their day or worried about …

Kids

What I learned from 7 years of minimalism

by Jessica Dang<i>rss | t | f | g+</i>When I started this blog back in 2009, I was on my way to college and living away for the first time. I didn’t really …

Minimalism

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …