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So much worse than Auschwitz: “People not very different from us murdered other people not very different from us at close quarters”

<b>(AP)</b><p>One concentration camp is remembered as shorthand for the entire Holocaust. That lets us paper over true horrors<p>Timothy Snyder<p>October 3, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “BLACK EARTH: THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING”<p>Auschwitz symbolizes the intention to murder all Jews under German control, …

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17 Motivational Quotes to (Actually) Inspire Action

While you've got to be aware of the downside to motivational quotes, here are some to get you moving.<p>Motivational quotes are everywhere. They're on sports advertisements, billboards, T-shirts. In fact, there's a decent chance that many of your laptops have a desktop background that features an …

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental</b> …

Self-improvement

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Channel 4's First Dates: Woman With Bipolar Disorder On Why She 'Feels Sorry' For Potential Boyfriends

Dating is hard. Dating with bipolar disorder is a different story altogether.<p>This is something that Rebecca, 28, knows all too well. The foodie and …

A 20-Minute Practice That Will Give You Loads More Energy

Do you feel a lull in your energy level at around 3 or 4 p.m.? Do you feel just burnt out at the beginning of the day and does that feeling seem to …

Yoga

When dealing with mental illness, help is only a phone call away

It started when I was an undergrad in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. I had just turned 18 and was still living at home. At first, I didn't understand what was happening to me. I learned later that the sudden waves of paralyzing anxiety that swept over me more and more frequently …

How to Set Goals and Meet Them: 8 Steps for Success

Are you having a hard time achieving your goals? It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you’re wrapped up in the busy day-to-day of …

Productivity

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

5 Stability Ball Exercises for a Crazy Strong Core

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When was the last time you used a stability ball at the gym? Sure, shiny new gadgets and machinery might look fun, but some machines can be more trouble than they're worth. (We're looking at you, seated crunch machine!)<p>The '90s called and reminded us …

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8 Quick Tricks to Make Yourself Wake Up Earlier for Mind-Blowing Productivity

It's frustrating, isn't it? You want to become an early riser.<p>You know that waking up early is one of the best ways to be more productive. You know that many of the world's most successful entrepreneurs are early risers.<p>Yet no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to stop hitting snooze.<p>You don't …

Time Management

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." How …

Who’s that with Pope Francis? The seven kinds of people you meet in a papal entourage.

The pope’s entourage is about 100 people, which makes it less of a flock and more of a herd. No, His Holiness is not trailed by a stylist and personal trainer, although there <i>is</i> a papal physician and a few attendants in charge of wardrobe. When you’re traveling as both a head of state <i>and</i> the leader …

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5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, " How to Stop Worrying and Start Living ," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

Why the Mongols were the greatest empire in world history

The Mongols would be my top choice. They have done some extraordinary things that have never been done before and never been done since. Within decades they built a random region literally in the middle of nowhere to become an invincible superpower. Would you be surprised if I told you that they …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>Time is really the only capital …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Holistic Medicine

'Blurring Lines': Decline in U.S. Christianity Mirrors Larger Trends

The rise in the number of Americans unaffiliated with any religion is nothing new — and for some denominations, it might even be a good thing, religion scholars say.<p>The Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life reported in a massive study this week that 22.8 percent of Americans identified …

How to Get Started With Fitness

If you haven’t exercised or tried to eat clean in a while (or ever), the first day of a 30-, 60-, or 90-day fitness and nutrition program can feel …

10 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health

One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (11 – 17 May), we spoke to the …

7 Mental Shifts To Get Yourself Out Of A Rut

It happens to all of us — sometimes, we just fall into a rut and life feels flat, or worse, painful. We start to wonder why things feel like they're …

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You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Can Bipolar Disorder Worsen Procrastination?

Procrastination is universal. There’s no doubt about it. We all have things that we avoid because we think they are too difficult or are just not …

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16 Hobbies That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Having a hobby is not just a way to pass the time; it can also improve the quality of your life. A hobby is something that you do for fun or …