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The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question.<p>What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right …

Scientific Research

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

5 Popular Habits of Happy & Successful People

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “<i>There aren’t enough hours in the day!</i>” on a daily …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

“The brain would be useless if it weren’t highly changeable,” Dr. Marc Lewis, author of the upcoming book <i>The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not</i> …

Drug Addiction

40 Little Things In Daily Life That Bring Us True Happiness

What makes you happy? Apparently it really is the little things in life that make us happy, according to research by DoubleTree involving 2,000 …

Motivation

Lost Love: How to Survive Heartbreak and Seize the Future

<b>“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”</b> <b>~Joseph Campbell</b><p>On top of the world at …

Positive Thinking

Letting Go of Anger: Forgiveness Is a Choice and a Process

<b>“Forgiving someone doesn’t mean condoning their behavior. It doesn’t mean forgetting how they hurt you or giving that person room to hurt you again.</b> …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

UC Berkeley

4 Secrets to Buying Better Bourbon

Make sure you're getting the highest quality hootch with these bourbon expert-approved tips<p>Bourbon hails from America’s backwoods, and we’re so protective of it that imports of anything calling itself bourbon are banned.<p>Still, there’s a lot of swill out there. And your plan to keep drinking …

6 Ways to Cover Up Acne Scars

It’s more complicated than globbing on some Clearasil<p>Don’t let the ghost of a nasty zit haunt you. Here are 6 dermatologist-recommended methods to banish acne scars and keep them from showing up in the first place.<p><b>1. Topical Retinoids</b><p>“Retinoids” might sound like a heavy-duty drugs, but they’re …

Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible

The surface area of every raindrop presents a physical barrier to their formation. How is that barrier overcome? The <i>MinutePhysics</i> team breaks it down …

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1B2iuVo<p>We all try to be productive. We all have lots of stuff that we need to get done, for work, …

How to Manage Depression | The Art of Manliness

Everyone loves a good, clear, easily grasped narrative. “X leads to Y.” “A causes B.”<p>But as we’ve seen over the course of this series, the nature of …

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

How to Do a Kettlebell Swing | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pavel Tsatsouline.</i><p>The kettlebell swing is the Russian army knife of exercises. What else do you call an …

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending. But here's what you need to know.<p>"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”<br>–Peace is Every Step<p>“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply …