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Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations

I don't say "Thank You" as often as I should and I doubt I'm the only one.<p>In fact, I'm starting to believe that "Thank You" is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let's …

Self-help

Voting for Trump is Not a Morally Good Choice for Christians

In his recently published article, "Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice", Christian professor Wayne Grudem suggests that not only is Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fit for the highest office in the world, but also advances the idea that voting for Donald Trump is a …

Donald Trump

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …

Narcissism

The 10 Worst Airports for Summer Travel

An estimated 231 million people will fly in the U.S. this summer.<p>This summer is estimated to be the busiest flying season ever, according to the …

Flying

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Protein

Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

How To Tell If A Friend Is Empathetic Or Secretly Selfish

Friends are our sounding boards. They're there for us when we need to vent, and they offer advice when we're in search of counsel. But, in the process, some well-intentioned friends relate your story to one of their own and end up doing far more talking about themselves than actual listening. …

Pulitzer Prize

How Happiness Thinks

My brother is an art collector. When I was in my 20s he convinced me to start collecting art and suggested I buy a beautiful Frank Stella. I listened and my fabulous Frank Stella hangs over our bed in our California home. During this same time frame he gifted me with a poster, that I have, to this …

Happiness

Onora O’Neill: What we don’t understand about trust

Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That’s a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world … but, says philosopher Onora …

Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the …

Sophie Scott: Why we laugh

Did you know that you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with somebody else than if you’re alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott …

Esther Perel: Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs …

Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?

Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering …

Rana el Kaliouby: This app knows how you feel — from the look on your face

Our emotions influence every aspect of our lives — how we learn, how we communicate, how we make decisions. Yet they’re absent from our digital …

The Lady Lifers: A moving song from women in prison for life

The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their …

Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans

Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental …

The Important Difference Between Joy and Happiness

This is an article that I've been putting off writing because whenever people talk about ways to be happy it makes me throw up in my mouth a little. But this reframe in my thought process has been very helpful to me, so I feel compelled to share.<p>Like many American's, I like the way happiness feels …

Happiness

Why You'll Be Happy If You Choose to Be Happy

<i>by Mimi O'Connor</i><p>Our efforts to adopt lifestyle practices that change our lives for the better can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. Like the mythological Sisyphus endlessly pushing that boulder up the mountain, we can also find ourselves becoming fatigued and disspirited. Add a dose of the harsh …

Happiness

Loving a Loveless Dog

“HE ONLY HAS AN HOUR TO LIVE!” the post on Facebook read, showing a defeated-looking dog tied to a cord in a sterile room at Manhattan animal …

Living with less - the key to happiness

Living with less – the key to happiness<p>Look around your home – you're probably surrounded by things you've worked hard to own – that 50” flat screen …

Owning Less To Live More

When my husband and I first moved from Texas to London three years ago, we sold his home, both of our cars and almost all of the furniture. It is …

South-east Asia

The Joy of Less: A Systematic Approach to Minimalist Living

The world is full of material things, but real living happens in the space between all of our stuff. Francine Jay’s <i>The Joy of Less, A Minimalist</i> …

Minimalism

Positive Affirmations to Replace the Daily News

Tired of listening to the predominantly negative daily news and having it skew your perception of the world we live in?<p>Here is a positive …

Deepak Chopra: How to Recognize Life's Abundance

Now more than ever before, anxiety about loss of income has replaced the sense of abundance and fulfillment. Most of our fears about not having …

Spirituality

The Choice to Live Boldly

There's a constant gripping burn within my lungs as I steal a breath and for a moment hesitate to give it back. A reminder that this life we are each given is only borrowed and filled with uncontrollable uncertainty. As I climb into my snow kissed vehicle and hear the door latch, I'm suddenly …

Positive Thinking

What Do You Need to Let Go Of?

photo: Millie Grenough<p>-- an old hurt? -- a negative judgment of a friend?<p>As I sat in my backyard this morning, I realized that the trees follow the rhythms of life with much greater ease than I do. Even if their current leaves are dazzlingly beautiful -- when it's time, they simply let them go.<p>What …

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

It's no secret, life is full of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows and the brain is wired in a way where the sorrows are stickier than the joys. This wiring has been reinforced so that we can pay quicker and more focused attention to the potential threats that have come our way in the past and survive. …

Happiness

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Self-improvement

How To Find Inner Peace: Video 1 - with Bernadette Logue

<b>How to Find Inner Peace</b><p>Video 1: The Reason Inner Peace is More Important Than Happiness<p>Watch Video 2: The True Cause of Your Pain & Your Peace<p>© …