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8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

Learn How to Get Paid to Read, Including Writing Book Reviews and More

Get Paid for Reading -- Here's How<p>Updated July 03, 2017<p>Want to get Paid to Read? Here are a few ways you can get paid to read:<p>Book Reviews<p>Many …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

Sorry, Not Sorry: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Regret Life Decisions (and How to Achieve it)

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Self-help

Canada travel: See the national parks in 10 unforgettable photos

<i>Canada Travel:</i> Home to national parks, glittering lakes, craggy mountains – here’s the astonishing beauty of wild Canada’s picture-perfect landscape …

The 10 Simple Habits That Will Help Keep You Organized

Sometimes, organizing can seem like an uphill battle. It’s hard to keep everything together when life is pulling us in so many different directions. …

7 Things the Happiest People Do Every Single Day

Why? Because they realize happiness is a choice -- and the result of actions, not wishful thinking.<p>Everyone wants to be happy. Yet many people are not. Is that because of their circumstances, or because of their perspectives?<p>Great question. Approximately 50 percent of your level of happiness, or …

Happiness

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

3 Mantras to Guide Your Personal Personal Growth Day-by-Day

Personal growth is the result of accumulating knowledge over years. It rarely strikes like lightning.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you offered me a chance to go back in time and change the path that led me to where I'm at today, I would politely decline. …

Self-improvement

The Best Meditative Spaces from the Pages of *AD* Photos

Although ritual mindfulness can happen anywhere, devotees of meditation have long sought to clear their heads within a space specially designed for comfort, relaxation, and focus. For the regular practitioner, reserving space inside the home provides ample opportunity to meditate in an environment …

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Some people seem to be born with self-esteem--and some of us have to work at it.<p>Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If …

Self-help

Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

Nutrition

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

15+ Edible Wreaths That'll Put a Smile on Their Faces

If you're not in the holiday spirit quite yet, allow these festive wreath recipes to assist you. Because what's even better than an actual wreath is an edible wreath made of cake, cheese bread, or cinnamon rolls. These pull-apart bread recipes and wreath-shaped desserts not only look festive, but …

Breakfast

From me, with love: the lost art of letter writing

Three years ago, novelist Jon McGregor invited strangers to send him a letter in the post. Scribbled notes and love letters are still landing on the doormat...<p>• Tell us about the letter that changed your life<p>Our first letter was from Magnus Mills. It came in a plain brown envelope, and was …

Dog Loves Santa Toy So Much, Her Humans Took Her To See The Real Thing

Now we're officially in the holiday spirit.<p>OK, by now you’ve likely had enough of those “pet meets real-life version of favorite toy” stories, right?<p>Wrong. Because Kya, the dog who met Santa, is the best one of all.<p>The Shiba Inu has a Santa toy that she loves year round, Buzzfeed reports. And her …