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<i>“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never truly live if you are forever looking for the</i> …

8 Helpful Ways To Deal With Critical People

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

7 Ways People Know You Aren’t Being Authentic | Inc.com

You might think it would be easy for people to be authentic, to be "real." But of course it's not. Why? Because people are constantly maneuvering inside their head trying to please, trying to achieve, or sometimes just trying to stay out of trouble. Society is unpredictable and most people just …

Self-improvement

The Keys to Healthy Digestion

Switching to a whole-food, plant-based approach to eating is an excellent way to enhance your digestion. It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and health-promoting phytochemicals and avoids hard-to-digest foods such as meat, dairy and food high in fat. You will feel better and can prevent many …

How Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life

Up until about a year ago, I would have expected myself to be in a serious relationship right now, and getting engaged in five months, since that's when I'll be turning 28. Year-ago-me would have expected to be getting married by 29, and having a baby by 30, because that's what seemed to be …

14 Ways Positive People Separate Themselves From Negative Energy

Negative energy can be found almost everywhere. There are people complaining about life constantly, practicing bad habits and bringing you down. The …

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2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations | Inc.com

<i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren’t about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p>No one buys a …

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Skeletons found near Durham cathedral were Oliver Cromwell's prisoners

Archaeologists shed new light on 365-year-old mystery by identifiying remains of one of bloodiest battles of English civil war<p>Skeletons found in two mass graves next to Durham cathedral have been revealed to be the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner on the orders of Oliver Cromwell in one …

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How to be Intentionally Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What makes you happy?<p>Money? The newest iPhone? The good health of your family? A promotion at work?<p>Some interesting work by University of California, …

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How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer patients. Now breakthrough research reveals yoga and meditation can positively affect DNA.<p>Telomeres, located at the tips of DNA chromosomes, shorten …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

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The Secret to Fulfillment: Untangle Your Happiness from Your Results

By now you know I’m a big advocate of setting crazy, unreasonable goals.Big goals are how you generate the energy and excitement to actually make …

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What is Walking Meditation?

Today I would like to talk about <b>Walking Meditation</b>, explain what it is all about, go through the benefits and suggest a simple but very effective …

Glazed Chocolate–Crème Fraîche Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen<p>Otherwise known as the triple-threat chocolate cookie: melted, chopped, and drizzled. You’re welcome.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>20 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), chopped, divided<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups …

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Creative and Playful Ways to Cope with Your Inner Critic

For many of us the inner critic is loud and relentless. It hurls insults. It stops us from voicing our concerns and exploring our dreams. Why would …

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness | Inc.com

The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, Aug. 15), it's worth taking a moment to find your inner peace.<p>Over the past few years, a stream of research suggests that …

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12 Ways To Say ‘Goodbye' To That Insanely Annoying Body Fat Forever

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to lose a few pounds of flab.<p>Trust me, I know how hard it can be to maintain a bangin' beach bod when …

The Easy Steps That Helped Me Lose More Than 175 Pounds

When I got to college, I weighed about 300 pounds and <i>then</i> put on the freshman 15—times two. I think the reason I gained so much is that I just kept up my unhealthy habits, didn't exercise, and ate like a college kid. I don't think I had one vegetable while I was there.<p>After college, I started …

Photographer Conquers Fear of Heights to Capture a Couple's Stunning Yosemite Wedding

This past spring, photographer Brian Rueb captured his friends' unforgettable wedding and overcame his fear of heights at the same time. Endijs and Elina, the happy couple and avid outdoor enthusiasts, approached him about shooting their nuptials on the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. …

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The 10 Most Creative Ways to Customize Your Clothes

Are you still having nightmares about that time you showed up to prom wearing the same dress as your friend… or worse, your frenemy? Yikes. Been there, done that. Well, one of the best parts about being an adult (and out of the prom nightmare) is knowing your likes and dislikes when it comes to …

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

17 of the funniest Doric expressions (and how to use them)

<b>1. A guy in Espionage won’t call you a beautiful woman. He’ll check you out, order you a Jägerbomb, and call you a “bonnie haddie.”</b><p>Yes, haddie. As in …

6 Important Facts About Forgiveness

<b>"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget." — Thomas Szasz</b><p>In everyone’s life, there …

7 Cardinal Rules In Life

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

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The secret to happiness expressed as one neat mathematical formula

What is happiness and how can we get more of it? For many years scientists have been trying to define the joy and well-being of happiness, how people …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …