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Stacey Abrams Could Become America's First Black Female Governor—If She Can Turn Georgia Blue

People tend to remember the first time they heard Stacey Abrams speak, and it’s easy to see why. On a Friday afternoon in May, the Democratic nominee …

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14 Things To Know If You Love A Highly Sensitive Person

We get overwhelmed and exhausted more easily than you do.<p>You might assume that a highly sensitive person is someone who simply gets emotional easily. While that’s one aspect of being an HSP, there’s more to it.<p>Those who possess the highly sensitive personality trait ― an estimated 15 to 20 percent …

Psychology

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Bewildered Beaver Becomes Accidental Leader Of 150 Curious Cows

"It’s the most Canadian thing ever!”<p>A perplexed beaver who accidentally herded 150 head of cattle across a farm in Canada last week has become an online sensation.<p>“How do we move 150 heifers in Canada?” wrote rancher Adrienne Ivey, who filmed the unusual encounter in Saskatchewan, in a Facebook …

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Squirrel Steals GoPro, Makes Greatest Film of Our Time

Squirrelcese?<p>Some rodents are more than scurrying little mammals. Some rodents are auteurs.<p>This brazen little squirrel director steals a GoPro camera and makes a video shot entirely from its point of view, giving us a private tour of the trees from up above. After snatching the camera off the …

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What Kurt Vonnegut Taught Us about the Science of Happiness.

Kurt Vonnegut, one of the best writers of any lifetime, once wrote a sentence that—if you recite it—can literally expand your capacity for …

What Happened When One Guy Set Out To Follow A Snowy Owl's Path

The result is beautiful.<p>People know surprisingly little about snowy owls -- including what sparks the iconic Arctic birds' occasional mass migrations south.<p>That’s one of the main reasons that scientists Scott Weidensaul and David Brinker launched Project Snowstorm in 2013, when thousands of owls …

Build A Better Butt And Stronger Body In Just 9 Moves

Glutes are the biggest muscle set in your body.<p>It's not just about looking good at the beach or twerking better -- your gluteal muscles make up the largest muscle set in your body. When they're stronger, your hips are stronger, your spine is more stabilized and you become better at doing everyday …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

To the Class of 2016: Build Resilience and Find Deeper Gratitude

<i>This post is adapted from the author's UC Berkeley Commencement speech, delivered May 14, 2016.</i><p>Thank you, Marie. And thank you esteemed members of the faculty, proud parents, devoted friends, squirming siblings.<p>Congratulations to all of you...and especially to the magnificent Berkeley graduating …

An Open Letter to All Graduates

Dear Graduate,<p>Congratulations, you have crossed the finish line. As you know, your route here was filled with tears of joy and sorrow, dreams shattered and fulfilled, moments that dispatched you to the arms of a beloved, remarkable beginnings and ends sealed with generous promises.<p>Closing this …

How an Understanding of the Three Principles Illuminates the Power of Thought

I was introduced to the Three Principles in 2011. I wasn't looking for an introduction. I was simply pursuing a coaching certification to add to my qualifications. Steve Hardison recommended Michael Neill's Supercoach Academy, and who was I to argue with "The Ultimate Coach." Little did I know that …

The Power of Instant Connections

Recently I fell hard and fast for a boy that caught me off guard with his unending ability to make me laugh and his seemingly deep passion for being in the moment and breathing in my every essence, an alluring aura that seemed to be radiating out of my skin.<p>It all started casually enough, as does …

Teaching Yourself to 'Sit' and 'Stay'

<b>LEARNING TO TRUST YOURSELF THROUGH MEDITATION</b><p>It's easy to doubt ourselves, our choices, our lives, our <i>everything.</i> We can find ourselves second-guessing every choice, all along the way. We wonder whether the choices we made in the past were right, and worry about the choices we <i>will</i> make in the …

4 Truths to Set You Free

We create our lives from our thoughts and actions. What we think and what we do are how our choices take form and paint our reality.<p>They're rooted in what we believe to be true. By changing what we choose to be true, it follows that our thoughts, actions, and feelings will change as well.<p>If you're …

Happiness

Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Effective, And Could Be Dangerous, Studies Find

Don't waste your money.<p><i>This article was written by Tim Spector from King's College London and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>Everyone …

5 under-the-radar beach towns to visit in Florida

Here's the thing about Florida: You visit time and again, and you're quite sure you know the state and its glorious sandy stretches pretty well. But there's always a surprise waiting for those who stray from the classic Panama City-Orlando-Miami-Key West stops.<p>From Atlantic coast enclaves that …

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The 6 Best Outdoor Clothing Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Part of the reason companies like Patagonia and Arc’teryx are so successful is because they were started by people who wanted to make the best clothing for their own adventures. Today, that same entrepreneurial spirit lives on with a new handful of boutique brands. Here are six we recommend keeping …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The 5-Minute Back Workout You Can Do Without Weights

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Bathing suit season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's OK to slack on working your back. Even though you can't see your posterior when you look in the mirror, you rely on this pillar of strength each and every day.<p>Aside from helping you …

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