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Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

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Meat Eaters Should Have Been Listening To Vegetarians All Along

If you can't stop eating meat, at least stop wasting it.<p>Next time you throw out a half-eaten pork chop, keep in mind that you’re wasting a lot more than a dead pig.<p>Meat waste is worse for the environment than vegetable or grain waste because animal-based foods typically require more energy and emit …

If You Relate To These 32 Tweets, You're Probably Married

"90% of marriage is just loud cleaning."<p>Deciding to spend your life with one person is a rather serious, perhaps even daunting, commitment. But if you and your spouse can find humor in the day to day, you’re much more likely to enjoy the ride.<p>Below, 32 hilarious tweets about marriage that will make …

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9 Differences Between Older Millennials & Younger Millennials

If you're reading this, there's a strong chance you (like me) are a millennial, though you may not identify with all of the generational traits …

When Dad Spends More Time With Baby, It's Major For Mom, Too

Child rearing and raising has traditionally been considered the occupation of women. It's just been assumed that the men took on their traditional …

Healing Past Trauma with Reiki

<i>Article by Taryn Walker</i><p>I’ll never forget my second degree Reiki course. I was going through a bit of a massive transformation involving an important …

The Surprising Benefits Of A Consistent Reiki Practice

What if there was a way you could supercharge your wellness arsenal and prevent physical and emotional issues before they take hold?<p>Although Reiki …

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16 Tweets About Being Introverted That Will Make You Say 'Same'

"I came. I saw. I stood by the food bowl for three hours and went home."<p>If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time. You think before you speak. You’d much rather socialize one-on-one than in a group. A phone call is probably your worst nightmare. But most of all, you are silently …

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She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes by the Sink

It seems so unreasonable when you put it that way: <i>My wife left me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink.</i><p>It makes her seem ridiculous; and makes me seem like a victim of unfair expectations.<p>We like to point fingers at other things to explain why something went wrong, like when Biff Tannen …

Relationships

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

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21 Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings That Will Never Go Out Of Style

For brides with plenty of retro flair. ✨<p>These engagement rings may be vintage-inspired, but there’s certainly nothing outdated about them.<p>Below, we’ve gathered 21 gems that are timelessly beautiful.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Lying: 10 Tells and Clues (Ranked in Ascending Order of Reliability)

Some of the things we've been taught are wrong; others are telltale signs. Combine them all for best results.<p>If you're suspicious that someone isn't telling the truth, can you look the person in the eyes and tell that they're lying? Well, let's try. Here are what might be three facts about lying. …

I Fasted For 16 Hours a Day For 6 Months and This Is What Happened

If you've been following my weight-loss journey, you know that I'm big into CrossFit. But after seven months of doing burpees, box jumps, and snatches, I still had a layer of fat that wouldn't budge.<p>Before<p>In February of 2017, I started intermittent fasting (IF), specifically the 16:8 method, where …

A Behavioral Economist Explains Why You're Unhappily In Love

The grass is greener where you water it.<p>When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to assume the grass is greener on the other side. (You know, the side where all your single friends are out swiping right and meeting new, fascinating people every weekend?)<p>Stop thinking that. (And while …

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We Need To Talk About Cold Women

Women and our warmth will not be dictated by people’s bias, discomfort, or moral judgment.<p><i>“I was cold, I’ve been told. I often write stories about women who are perceived as cold and resent that perception. I write these women because I know what it’s like to have so much warmth roiling beneath the</i> …

Marriage Therapists Say These 6 Things Can Slowly Kill A Marriage

Watch out for these silent relationship threats.<p><i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Forget about infidelity or lying to your spouse about your finances: there are other, less-talked behaviors that are just as destructive to a …

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11 Be-All-End-All Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

You can never really tell if a marriage has what it takes to last "till death do us part." Still, there are some people who have a slightly better sense of a married couple's chances -- if only because they've seen firsthand what drives couples to divorce.<p>Below, 11 divorce experts -- marriage …

I sent my autistic son to Africa to boost his independence and it worked

Throughout his childhood I spent my time looking out for threats. A trip to the playground could end in disaster if he barrelled into someone on the …

Don't Shame Me For Wanting To Get Married Young

My desire to get married doesn’t change who I am.<p>In today’s society, you are almost shamed for expressing your desire to want to get married. The phrase <i>“tied down”</i> is commonly used. But that’s not how I see it. And that’s not how most other girls that want to get married see it. We see it as a …

Work Your Entire Core with This Killer Pilates Workout

Instructor Amy Jordan will make you feel core muscles you didn't even know you had.<p>Even if you're not a "Pilates person," you can learn a little …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

25 Tweets You'll Definitely Identify With If You're Married

"The secret to a lasting marriage is knowing no one else would put up with your bullsh*t."<p>Marriage means something a little different to everyone, depending on who you ask. And yet somehow, there are certain truths that pretty much any couple can relate to.<p>Below, 25 tweets that hilariously …

​The Best Eyebrow Growth Serums, According to Dermatologists

Whether you over-plucked or are naturally thin, these products will give you the growth spurt you need.<p>Getting the perfect arch can seem like an art form, and if you’re dealing with a barely there set of brows, it can seem even trickier. Luckily, there are plenty of serums that can boost your …

11 Marriage Truths From Divorce Attorneys

"A sustainable marriage is not about love, it’s about tolerance."<p>The best source for marriage advice? Divorce attorneys. Before you protest, just think about it: Every day at work they see the types of marital problems that lead otherwise happy couples to split up.<p>With that in mind, we recently …

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My Wife And I Are Swingers: Here's What It's Actually Like

My wife and I are a typical heterosexual couple, but we have a dirty secret: We're swingers. No, we don't twirl and flip to music from the 1940s; we …

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

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Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

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10 of the world's best meditation retreats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.<p>While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch of silent strangers, meditation retreats offer guidance to …

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12 Things Happy Couples Do Every Single Day

It takes a daily commitment to keep that relationship flame burning bright.<p>It goes without saying that marriage takes work -- but what kind of work, exactly?<p>We recently asked coupled-up relationship bloggers and HuffPost readers<p>to tell us what they do every single day to keep the spark alive. …

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