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How to Be Optimistic

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this question may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether …

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

10 Ways To Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Positive Thinking

Xi’s gas diplomacy: good for China, less good for Gazprom | Financial Times

Xi Jinping, China’s president, wound up a two-day official visit to Turkmenistan on Wednesday night by bagging a package of natural gas deals that …

China’s banks are hogging the country’s market earnings, and that spells trouble

Considering China’s massive debt problem, investors might be wary of the country’s banking sector. But relax: Chinese banks are doing just peachy. In fact, as David Cui, China strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch, flags in a note today, “banks alone accounted for 56% of total market earnings” of …

Bank of America

How to Forgive

Forgiveness is something that must be created. If done thoughtfully and effectively, it will transform the way you think, feel, and live your life. …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

Safe-Space

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

At Work, Be Like Water

By onJuly 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, Wellbeing in the World of Work<p><i>“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it</i> …

China's manufacturing activity at 16-month high

<b>China's manufacturing activity picked up speed in August, hitting a 16-month high, allaying some fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.</b><p>The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 51 from 50.3 in July.<p>The PMI is a key gauge of the sector's health and a reading above 50 indicates an …

Exports

UK manufacturing 'booming again'

<b>UK manufacturing is "booming again", according to a survey, with the sector seeing its strongest growth in activity for two and a half years in August.</b><p>The latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector jumped to 57.2. A figure above 50 indicates expansion.<p>It marks the fifth …

Manufacturing Sector

Eurozone August factory orders best since May 2011

<b>August orders for goods made in the eurozone came in at their fastest rate since May 2011, leaving factories unable to keep up with demand, according to a survey.</b><p>As a result, manufacturers in the 17-country eurozone had a backlog of orders.<p>The Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) …

Economics

Brazil raises interest rate to 9% to battle inflation

<b>Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to 9% from 8.5% in a further attempt to rein in inflation.</b><p>The central bank's monetary policy committee, the Copom, voted unanimously for a third straight half percentage point rate rise.<p>The Copom left the door open for more hikes by reiterating that the …

Happiness in Your Life – On Changes

<b>by Doe Zantamata</b><p>When we’re young, everything is new. We’ve tried no foods before. We’ve played no games yet, we’ve made no friends. New things and …

Things that make me happy

No matter where we live or who we are, one thing unites all of humankind. As different as we are and as many different approaches we have come up …

Simple Ways To Keep Your Network From Growing Cold

You’ve put a lot of time into building up a huge network of people by going to conferences, attending industry events, and reaching out to people you admire. Great!<p><b>RELATED:</b> <i>6 Ways to Upgrade Your Networking Skills</i><p>But if you simply store these contacts in your address book, only reaching out when …

Stay active and you'll stay happy, study suggests

<i>By Scott Douglas, Runner’s World</i><p>You're probably familiar with the post-workout feeling that, for the next little while, all is well with the world. That exercise-induced glow can wear off pretty quickly, of course, but does that mean that any happiness imparted by being inactivity is temporary and …

Mindful Meditation ... Simple Meditation Techniques To Experience More Peace

MINDFUL MEDITATION<br>a simple tool for experiencing peace now<p>Mindful meditation is a simple and practical technique for stilling the mind and accessing …

Mindfulness

How To Be Happy ...7 Effective Ways To Choose Happiness Now

How To Be Happy<br>7 Ways To Choose For Happiness Now<p><b>GRATITUDE</b> <br>Count your blessings<p>The first tips on how to be happy is to cultivate an attitude of …

Happiness

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Bloomberg.com

Oil giants barred from new projects after missing pollution targets

China's largest oil and gas producer, PetroChina, has been barred from expanding its refining and chemical production capacity.<p>The Ministry of …

43% pay no federal income taxes

A little more than 43% of U.S. households -- or 70 million homes - will end up owing no federal income taxes for 2013.<p>That's down from recent years because of an improving economy and the expiration of various tax cuts that were passed after the 2008 financial crisis, according to the nonpartisan …

India oil play eases currency pain

The rupee pulled back from a record low Thursday after India announced a plan to lend dollars to state oil companies, the latest in a series of measures designed to stem the currency's decline.<p>The central bank said late Wednesday that it would lend U.S. dollars to three state-controlled oil …

Syria: Would military strikes push oil prices to record highs?

<b>As politicians in the US and Europe ponder launching military strikes in Syria, the uncertainty in the country and the prospect of further instability in the Middle East is being reflected in the financial markets.</b><p>In recent days, the price of oil has surged to a six-month high. A barrel of Brent …

Middle East