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The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” <i>- Dale Carnegie,</i> <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i><p>I don’t care what your goals, industry or interests are, there’s no getting around it: …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

"Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." -The Buddha (Please Like and Share!)

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Do you have sloppy handwriting or do you use lovely, precise cursive? Did you know it actually reflects on your personality? In fact, over 5,000 …

Personality

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

Oprah's Favorite Instant Mood Boosters

Every morning when I open my curtains for that first look at the day, no matter what the day looks like—raining, foggy, overcast, sunny—my heart …

Oprah Winfrey

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

Books

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

S is for Simplicity: How Simplicity Will Improve Your Photography

In a complex world of action and vision it’s often difficult to separate the trees from the forest.<p>In the early days of photography there was a …

Street Photography

5 Things To Do Before You Decide Something | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Like it or not, you cannot prevent dilemmas from coming. They are always in your head. Who to recruit for this project? Which target to chase? Which …

Outsourcing

6 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life Forever

<b>“Information is not knowledge.” ~Einstein</b><p>A few years ago I was lost. Frustrated. Scared. Unsure. Anxious. Trapped. Unfulfilled. Stuck in a dead-end …

How To Make Your Home Totally Zen in 10 Steps

As these erratic and stressful times make it increasingly difficult to find tranquility and relaxation in our lives, one of the few options left is …

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

Want to be more creative? Sometimes it’s just a matter of giving yourself the space to think, writes Bruce Nussbaum.<p>Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life. In watching my best students, in examining the lives of …

How to Master Your Mind: Part One- Who's Running Your Thoughts?

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

Doormats Anonymous: A 3-Step Plan for Standing Up for Yourself

If Nu Nu had been bigger than a doorknob, someone would have shot him. He was like a tiny chain saw with fur, a snarling, fang-baring nightmare of a …

Is mental health seasonal?

New Google-based research suggests that we’re happier — and saner — in the summer months<p>Spring has sprung, at least for most of us, which means sundresses, seersucker and boozy croquet parties on the front lawn. Goodbye happy lamp, hello mimosa.<p>But it’s not just champagne that’s lifting our spirits …