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27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Eckhart Tolle

By: Luminita, PurposeFairy<p>I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book,<b>The Power of Now</b> in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever I feel that my …

An Introvert’s 3 Step Guide to Public Speaking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being an introvert and speaking in public – sounds like a match made in hell perhaps?<p>Many of us may associate introversion with shyness, a lack of …

3 Simple Tips to Live Out Your Yoga Practice

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Santa Monica yoga instructor Amy Lombardo may be one of the most in-demand teachers to the stars, but her practice is deeply rooted in the spirit of service.<p>In addition to keeping clients like Gisele Bundchen and Laura Dern flexible and focused, the 37-year-old helps run Karma Krew, …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

6 Daily Questions You Don't Want To Ask But Should . . . Especially # 6. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We make our way through life by asking questions. How, when, where, what’s next? We ask strangers, co-workers, and loved ones. The most important …

9 Hardcore Tips on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s all being about hardcore!<p>I think way too many people want confidence in life, but sometimes, they’re just looking in the wrong places. People …

Self-help

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

Why you should never date a girl who travels

SHE’S THE ONE WITH the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun-kissed. It’s burnt with …

College & University

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

Motivation

7 Things You Must Let Go Of To Be Truly Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everybody wants happiness. It’s too bad that in this life, happiness can be a tricky thing.<p>I think that sometimes, instead of trying to chase …

11 Awesome Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos

The website Starbucks Secret Menu lists dozens of new combinations for the frozen favorite.<p>If you try this in stores, baristas recommend knowing which ingredients come in the Frappuccino when you order. Starbucks workers aren't briefed on the secret menu, and so instructions are a must.<p>Here are …

Coffee

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning | Inc.com

Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles become sore so that waking leaves you groggy. Rather than shuffle through your …

Commuting

Wild Meditation

Meditate for years.<p>Be as spiritual as<p>your fondest idea<p>of your perfect self.<p>My dear friend<p>your back will never be straight enough.<p>Your mind never as still<p>for as long as you want.<p>If you meditate to get somewhere it is torture.<p>If you are trying to control yourself<p>you are pissing on the truth.<p>It has …

Using Zen Practices to Increase Your Organization & Productivity

There comes a time in every freelancer’s business that they realize the sad truth–that we spend more time answering emails, talking on the phone, …

Productivity

Easiest Way to Actually Like Being Productive | Inc.com

If you’re looking to get through more tasks per day, there is no shortage of schemes, systems, and tools out there to help you. From to-do list apps to productivity hacks, there are a million gurus selling a million ways to get more done.<p>But what if the problem isn’t how you arrange and track your …

Mary Poppins

9 Ways to Improve Your Mood | Inc.com

Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this time of the year. Running a successful business can be challenging enough, but many entrepreneurs say they feel even more …

Nutrition

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

How to Unleash the Magnificent, Unstoppable Energy Inside You

A few months before he died, 83-year-old Spyros Sathi, widely regarded as the greatest Christian mystic of modern times, agreed to sit down and talk …

Silicon Valley Tech Award Winner Talks Water Filter That Could Help Millions

Lieselotte Heederik will use the $75,000 she won in the health category of the Silicon Valley Tech Awards last week to help 150 to 250 million …

In Chicago, piles of petroleum coke suggest the future of Canadian tar sands oil

November 18, 2013 | 7:03 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/18/sustainability/chicago-piles-petroleum-coke-suggest-future-canadian-tar-sands-oil/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Tar Sands

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Even if some of us never want to give up meat, strong reasons exist for sticking with vegetables only.<p>Global meat production almost doubled between 1980 and 2004, and the upward trend will only continue, according to a 2005 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

Agriculture

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show<p>• Interactive - which fossil fuel companies are most responsible?<p>The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced …