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Gender-identity conversation comes out of the closet

Foxx is “genderfluid” — one of several relatively new terms to describe people who consider themselves some combination of male and female. “I’m a …

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

13 Reasons You Aren't As Successful As You Should Be

You’re smart and creative, but for some reason you just never seem to get ahead in life. But whether or not you want to see it, there are very real …

5 Radically Simple Ideas to Instantly Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is simple.<p>It is.<p>If you want something, go get it.<p>If you don’t like something, stop whatever it is you’re doing and change course.<p>Each of us are …

The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Your Skills, Boost Your Health, and Improve Your Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But "positive thinking" is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like "work ethic" or "persistence."<p>But those …

50 Positive Thinking Quotes

Here is a collection of <i>Positive Thinking Quotes</i> that will build your inner strength and help you grow mentally & spiritually so that you can live a …

Self help: try positive action, not positive thinking

The self-help industry is mired in ideas about positive thinking that are at best ineffective and at worst destructive. If you want to be more confident or successful, says Richard Wiseman, the best thing to do is act the part<p>For years self-help gurus have preached the same simple mantra: if you …

10 Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts: Positive Thinking Made Easy

<b>“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>Even though I'm a yoga teacher, I still find it's easy to fall prey to …

10 Things You Don't Want To Hear But Really Need To

When you are trying to create change in your life or work it can feel very hard.<p>When that happens it is easy to fall into the mindset of wallowing in …

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26 Simple Ways to Make Your Life More Exciting

If someone were to write a book about your life, would the title be something like <i>The Predictable Tale of (Insert Your Name Here)'s Monotonous</i> …

How To Choose What's Best For You by Honoring Your Needs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whenever I made a bad decision in my life, it was on the basis of me discarding, ignoring or denying my needs. Many times, and sometimes for several …

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5 Ways to Stop Laziness In Its Tracks | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is procrastination eating into your valuable study time? Does it stop you from making the change to a healthier lifestyle or affecting your …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success. I'll take inner success any …

The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

4 Obvious, But Not So Obvious Ways To Always Be Inspired | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You read some awesome rag-to-riches story of somebody go overcame great odds to be the person he or she is today.<p>Typically, they got out of debt, got …

5 Tips to Make Your Dreams Come True | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How badly do you want your dreams to come true? Dive deep into these 5 tips and let me know what you think, I’m here to help you.<p>Tip #1: Write It …

5 Habits of Naturally Slim People

If there's one thing I've learned in 15+ years of private practice, it's that weight management is about far more than calories in, calories out. In …

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Oliver Burkeman looks at the daily routines of history's most creative minds in Guardian Weekend: http://gu.com/p/3j6qb/fb Illustration: Jean Julien for the Guardian

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The Beauty of European Architecture in One Stunning Time-Lapse

Luke Shepard set out to create an epic journey, traversing 36 cities and 21 countries with the goal of capturing beautiful and historic European …

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Friday Happy Hour: Is Slow Motion Video The Next Big Thing In Wedding Photography?

Are slow motion photo booths the next big thing in wedding photography?<p>In a highly saturated market, wedding photographers need to constantly find …

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7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

5 Unique Ways to Forgive and Let Go

<i>“The past has no power over the present moment.”<br>―Eckhart Tolle</i><p>There is great value in every act of forgiveness. You can forgive yourself, you can …

6 Signs That You Have Developed A Good Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A Duke University study found that 45% of participants’ behavior was habitual, not intentional.<p>If this study is even a slightly accurate …

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