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How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries ago tell you about the pursuit of happiness today? “Aristotle did it first and better. So why not go to the source, the original brain that figured …

Happiness

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again; "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

Best Netflix documentaries for June 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>Evil …

Entertainment

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

These Are The Emails You Should Send When You Start A New Job

When you start a new job, one of your first things you should do is build relationships with your coworkers.<p>It’s your first week on the job, and age-old wisdom tells you that it’s important that you make a splash and hit the ground running.<p>But, uhhh . . . how? What the heck are you supposed to say …

4 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Small Space

If you have an unused small space in your home, it can be a little frustrating trying to figure out what to do with it (no apologies for that pun, by …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

25 No-Fail Paint Colors, Picked by Interior Designers

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Fatherhood When My Kids Were Still Young

Some advice from a dad who's been there.<p>Here’s the shocking thing about being a dad: One day, just when you’ve started to get good at the job, your …

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

The best grey paint – how to choose the right shade for your walls

Grey is the colour everyone has fallen in love with and although it’s the new neutral there are actually many different tones and shades that can …

Ali Wentworth Calls Husband George Stephanopoulos the 'Last Man Standing' in Morning TV

It’s been 17 years since actress and author Ali Wentworth first met and fell in love with her husband, <i>Good Morning America’s</i> George Stephanopoulos — …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Roof Garden in West Hollywood

Los Angeles, California<p>This single-family home, designed by Brian Wickersham and his firm, AUX Architecture, was designed to meet the economic demands of maximizing square footage while preserving indoor-outdoor living. A roof garden provides additional outdoor space that was otherwise displaced by …

16 Photo Display Ideas for Family Pictures Photos

Personal touches are what makes a house a home, and nothing does that quite as well as family photos and artworks. But finding ways to incorporate a photo display into an interior design can sometimes prove challenging. Color schemes, other art pieces, and overall atmosphere must be considered, not …

Interior Design

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

7 Distinctions That Will Make You Brilliant And Highly Promotable

Would you like to be that person who silences chaos and moves things forward with a simple question or statement? I know you’ve experienced what I’m talking about. You’ve been there. Sitting in a typical meeting, wondering where things are going, wondering how to move things forward, and finally, …

Management

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

Man Studied Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze for an Entire Year to Determine Which Is the Best (Video)

There are many ways to get from point A to point B, but which app truly gives you the best route?<p>Most people have their preferred popular navigation …

Apps

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Here’s What Color You Should Paint Your Bedroom, According to Your Zodiac Sign

You’d never pick a new pair of shoes without taking your zodiac sign into account, right? (No? Just us?) So why on earth would you approach paint …

Home Decorating

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Dynamic Duos: 3 Fool-Proof Color Combinations

A few fresh pairings can go a long way to kick your wardrobe up a few notches.

Jon Bon Jovi Sells His West Village Duplex For $16M

Rock musician Jon Bon Jovi has just sold his duplex apartment at 150 Charles Street for $15,995,000.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported that Bon Jovi finally found a buyer for his 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom duplex at 150 Charles Street in the West Village. The high-ceilinged duplex features …

Then and Now: Jennifer Aniston's Homes in AD

See how the actress's former Beverly Hills home compares with the current Los Angeles property she shares with her husband<p>"It's always a great experience working with Jen," designer Stephen Shadley tells <i>Architectural Digest</i>'s editor-in-chief, Amy Astley, recalling the first house he worked on with …