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Why Your Pursuit of Happiness Is Making You Miserable

Don’t go chasing happiness. Instead, pursue the factors and conditions that create it.<p>Few things seem more obvious than feeling good–about ourselves, as well as life in general.<p>Compelling scientific evidence supports this. A November 2012 study in <i>American Psychologist</i> has found that subjective …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

D Day

Backfire: Why The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Making You Unhappy

Be honest. Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered why you’re not happy?<p>You’re not alone.<p>“Life is not what I expected,” a friend told us last week. “My husband and I both have educations. We both have jobs that pay well. We have nice things and take great trips. But, sometimes we both just …

Happiness

Relive the Top 10 Flirtatious Moments Between Julia Roberts and Dave Letterman

Julia Roberts and <i>Late Show</i> host David Letterman have had one of the best flirtations on TV for decades. On Wednesday, May 20, Letterman will retire …

Comedy

8 Life-Changing Lessons on How to Be Happy

What makes us happy? Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Creative Writing

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

The Brain

Creative Space Illustrations

Space: the final frontier. That is the theme behind Abduzeedo since day one and we will always be fascinated by the mysteries of the Cosmos, where no …

Triple Chocolate Espresso Biscotti Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This biscotti dough has a serious hit of cocoa; the addition of espresso elevates …

Dessert

How to Get Rid of Unhealthy Black Mold

Removing black mold from your home can sound like a daunting task. Just the term "black mold" sounds scary enough. If you're willing to buy the proper safety equipment and can stomach scrubbing and removing mold damage for up to a few weeks, you can save hundreds and possibly thousands of …

Home Improvement

Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the …

Nutrition

66 life-changing things you can do with a lemon

When life gives you lemons, it's time to read this list.<p>We researched all of the miraculous things you can do with lemons, from the juice to the peel. Uses include making you healthier, more beautiful, cleaner, and a better cook (obviously), plus so much more.<p><b>Here are 66 things you can do with a</b> …

Lemon Juice

8 Healthy Breakfasts

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast. Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …

Breakfast

Read TIME's Original Review of The Great Gatsby

The main book review in the May 11, 1925, issue of TIME earned several columns of text, with an in-depth analysis of the book’s significance and the …

This Is How You Scramble an Egg to Perfection

Watch the video for a next-level breakfast how-to.<p>We know what you're thinking: Is it really that hard to scramble an egg? But once you've had a taste of the scrambled eggs from Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn, you know: There are scrambled eggs, and then there are <i>life-changing</i> scrambled eggs. The …

25 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier - DIY & Crafts

Fighting Oil With Oil<p>Believe it or not, you can actually remove greasy buildup on your stove hood and stovetop with oil. That sounds weird we know, …

How to Make a Nautical Madewell Key Chain in Under 15 Minutes

Sometimes we walk around a store or peruse our favorite shops online and we see something and think, “we could totally make that!” Today we’re going to show you how to hack the paracord key chains from Madewell. They’re a perfect DIY Copycat. And guess what — it’ll only take you 15 minutes to make! …

Sewing

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

Travel

Revisiting The Giver

The Giver. Lois Lowry. 1993. Houghton Mifflin. 180 pages. [Source: Library]<p><i>It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. No.</i> …