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3 Secrets for Silencing Your Inner Critic

"I'm no good at this."<p>"I'll never be able to raise that kind of money."<p>"This will never work."<p>"I'm a failure."<p>In my work teaching, training, and …

Self-help

How to Develop True Confidence | The Art of Manliness

In his book, <i>Resilience</i>, retired Navy SEAL Eric Greitens shares letters that he wrote to a fellow veteran, Walker, who was having trouble adjusting to …

What It Means To Love Someone With Depression And Anxiety

Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils; those that exist inside each and every one of us.<p>The …

Mental Disorders

Health Officials Struggle To Fight Deadly Sepsis Infections

After Rory Staunton fell at the gym and cut his arm in March of 2012, the 12-year-old became feverish. He vomited during the night and complained of a sharp pain in his leg. When his parents called his pediatrician the next day, she said there was a stomach virus going around New York City, and his …

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: Back To Basics

Is it possible to recover from narcissistic abuse? What are the steps? In fact, what is narcissism?<p>What Is A Narcissist?<p>They’re a person who looks …

Pope decries silence on lasting conflicts not in headlines

He recalled the suffering of populations in many parts of the world who are "innocent victims of persistent conflicts."<p>On Sunday officials said …

Christianity

Lifestyle | Fox News

Pope Francis Meets With 20 Freed Sex Slaves Living Under Protection

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has met 20 women from six countries who have been freed from prostitution as part of his Holy Year of Mercy activities focusing on communities that have experienced suffering.<p>The Vatican said the meeting Friday at a refugee center in Rome was a call to combat human …

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence can superficially be defined as 'the ability to identify and manage one's own emotions and the emotions of others'.<p>An emotion …

Pope Francis Hosts Lunch for Syrian Refugee Families: Vatican

Pope Francis had lunch Thursday with 21 Syrian refugees who were brought to Italy earlier this year from a migrant hotspot in Greece.<p>The Vatican said that the pontiff brought toys and other gifts for children in the group, who in turn gave him a selection of their drawings at the event in the Casa …

New Study Reveals How Immune System Affects Social Behavior

It had long been thought that the brain is a special place in the body, largely sealed off from the immune system. We talk about the blood-brain …

The Seven Things That Happy Couples Do

Why is it that some couples happily go the distance and so many others throw in the relationship towel along the way? The answer is that relationship …

University of Pennsylvania

Pope Says It's 'Unacceptable' That Children Die in Syria's War

Pope Francis said on Sunday it is “unacceptable” that the civilians, including children, “must pay the price” of Syria’s civil war, now in its sixth …

Weekly Planning: How to Plan Your Week | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, each day is pretty well-scheduled out for you. School from morning til afternoon. After school sports or a job. Homework. Time for bed. …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite …

The Myth of “I Should Have Done Better”

<b>“When we know better, we do better.” --Maya Angelou</b><p>Linda: I’m from the school of thought that we are all doing the best we can with the level of …

Self Compassion

Pope preaches forgiveness in Assisi with colloquial gesture

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis employed a colloquial hand gesture as he preached forgiveness Thursday during a pilgrimage to his namesake's …

Pope Francis

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Pope refuses to equate Islam with violence

Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young towards terrorism.<p>"I don't think it is right to equate Islam with violence," he told journalists during his return from a trip to Poland.<p>Pope Francis …

Pope Francis visits predecessor John Paul II's shrine

<b>Thousands of people have attended a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at a church dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II in the Polish city of Krakow.</b><p>The Pope called for clergy to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy on the peripheries of life.<p>He is on a five-day visit to Poland to mark …

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive so much cruelty

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on …

World History

Huge crowd at Polish shrine hears pope hail their faith

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful Thursday at a shrine in Poland, paying tribute to a beloved native …

Central Europe

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

How to Save Your Marriage from Parenthood

I became a parent a year and a half ago, and my life changed forever.When I was pregnant, lots of parents gave me advice (<i>Enjoy going to the grocery</i> …

Parenting

2 Ways to Make Kid #2 a Smooth Transition | The Art of Manliness

Having your first kid is a huge adjustment. A baby bomb drops from the sky, or at least a gurney, and explodes your old routines and way of being in …

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

The 10 Best Chest Exercises of All Time

Toning your chest won’t just make you stronger—it’ll give you a boost in all the right places. And of course the perks (pun intended) go beyond …

Workouts

Why am I anxious all the time and what’s the best way to cope with it?

Anxiety is necessary for survival, but it can run out of control. Here’s what you can do to offset it…<p>There is no magic bullet for anxiety. We know this, and yet if we have a propensity for the bowel-shaking kind of anxiety that fits within the “disordered” bracket, a cure is exactly what we pray …

Pope meets parents of US student killed in Rome

Pope Francis on Wednesday met the parents of Beau Solomon, the American university student who was found dead in Rome earlier this week.<p>Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s spokesman, said in a statement the Pope had met Mr Solomon’s parents at the Vatican in an unscheduled meeting before an …