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8 Ways Complaining Ruins Your Life (And What To Do Instead)

Embed from Getty Images—<br>I spent years complaining. It never served a purpose. I resist the urge to do it anymore. Honestly, I’m not among the ‘think …

Self-help

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

10 Positive Affirmations to Instantly Boost Your Mood

There’s no doubt about it; words are powerful. Just as easily as your inner critic can bring you down, encouraging speech like positive self-talk and genuine compliments from others can foster good feelings. In fact, research shows that writing down affirmations has proved to boost self-esteem and …

Happiness

This Herby, Spicy, Creamy Indian Condiment Will Soon Be Your Favorite

I read somewhere recently that Ina Garten hates cilantro. My heart broke a little when I read that, partly because I absolutely adore her—her cool, unflappable, authentic, just-throwing-this-mindblowingly-irresistable-dish-together style and simple yet elegant recipes—and partly because I grew up …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Bibimbap With Crispy Tofu and Quinoa: A Fresh Take on a Korean Classic

Shine up your dancin' shoes because this vegetarian Bibimbap has a beat, and we're swingin'.<p>A steamy bowl of super-food studded, toasty-roasty sesame oil scented, and hot-mamma chili-bean pasted Korean goodness, bibimbap is also my new favorite word to say out loud. <i>Bi-bim-bap!</i> Try it. No, seriously …

Dinner Tonight: Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

<i>Today: Sweet, salty, crunchy, noodley. It's what's for dinner.</i><p>Filling, but not heavy. Full of vegetables, but not too virtuous. A little spicy. A lot of noodles. A handful of crunchy, salty peanuts. Does double-duty by absorbing leftovers. Is it the perfect meal? Is it dinnertime yet?<p>This …

Vegetarian: Spicy Rice Noodle Salad with Cabbage and Tofu

Although spring officially started more than two weeks ago, it's only just beginning to feel like winter might be ending. But today, in my neck of the woods, the sun shone, the breeze lacked the bite it's had for months, and it finally seemed possible that the retirement of my winter coat might be …

Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing Recipe

This slaw is a great way to eat your colors, and it's every bit as delicious as it is healthful. The list of ingredients might look long but please don't let that discourage you -- the recipe makes use of all the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, like shredded coleslaw, grated …

Related Maps

One great thing about a city as vibrant as New York is that around every corner, within each neighborhood, there’s a great bakery lurking under a shy awning, behind a dusty facade, smelling of toasted flour and browned butter. But only a few places across the city’s boroughs make an array of great …

Baking

What Evolutionary Psychology, Buddhism, and Happiness Have in Common | Heleo

“By quieting the mind sufficiently you actually start liberating yourself from some of the mechanisms of distortion that natural selection built</b> …

Adding These 7 Quick Changes to Your Morning Routine Can Make You Happier

This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.<p>Sometimes it’s the big things that make us happy—the birth of a …

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Rising pressure to achieve better medical outcomes with increasingly limited financial resources has created an acute need for more physician leaders. Several studies (including this one) have shown that doctors want to be led by other doctors; they trust physician leaders to make the right …

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Saving Lives Via Text Message

<i>This is the first story in an NPR series, "Take a Number," that will explore problems around the world and the people who are trying to solve them.</i><p>Elisheva Adler was 20 years old, sitting in pajamas in her childhood bedroom in Long Island, the first time she saved someone's life via text …

A Grand Shopping Experience: Grand Bazaar NYC

A visit to Grand Bazaar NYC, the largest and one of the oldest weekly flea markets in New York City, is like opening a treasure chest; you never know …

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield - Lion's Roar

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

The Man Behind India's Favorite Snack Foods

Almost in his 70s, Sadananda Maiya has spent his life revolutionizing instant meals. Now he's ready to do it again<p>T<b>hree years ago</b>, I packed my …

More workplaces are encouraging mental health days—here’s why

This past summer, Madalyn Parker, a web developer in Ann Arbor, MI, needed a couple of days off to focus on her mental health. So, in an email to …

How to Override Your Own Personality

We talk about personality as something that requires self-discovery. We travel and have new experiences to “find ourselves,” as if our selves have …

5 Ways to Become More Attractive to Others

Feeling good about yourself makes you more attractive to others. And as you love yourself, your life becomes less burdensome and relationships become …

How 200,000 Homemade Lunches Get Delivered in Mumbai Every Weekday

Suppose you have an arduous, multi-modal public transport commute. By the time you arrive at work, you’re sweating buckets, but you’ve arrived without any broken or injured body parts, and your wearables and belongings are intact. You simply thank your stars and get on with your work. This is how …

The Best Desserts in NYC for $3 and Under

In a city where a single cupcake can set you back five dollars, it's more important than ever to remember a basic point: Dessert doesn't have to be expensive to be good.<p>Not to knock the work of talented pastry chefs in New York, but for our everyday sugar rush, we're looking for something less …

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …