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16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success

You're reading 7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Five things Science says will make you Happier

Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the …

Happiness

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing that binds us all: We just want to be happy. But for the most part, happiness seems more like an existential dream than an attainable reality.<p>Yet, everything we think, say, and do are linked to our …

Happiness

16 Motivational Quotes To Charge You Up For 2016

Like every year, we all have a set of personal and professional targets to achieve this year as well.<p>No matter how well planned and systematic you …

3 surprising traits of highly effective leaders

It's not easy. After all, technical competence doesn't always translate to effective managerial skills, and superstar employees won't necessarily be superstar bosses.<p>In a recent article for The Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D., a professor of business psychology, suggests …

Leadership

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

8 Places to Dine in the Wilderness in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is often thought of as a polluted wasteland of cars, traffic, and more cars. Sure, this is sort of true, but L.A. is also surrounded and …

Hiking

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Charlie Hebdo suspects and third gunman killed in twin police raids

Four hostages dead after French Swat teams storm printing firm in Dammartin-en-Goële and supermarket in Paris<p>In two ferocious, near simultaneous assaults as dusk fell, heavily armed French elite forces shot dead the two gunmen behind Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo and a third member of the …

Terrorism

Chipotle free burrito: Buy a Sofritas item and use the receipt to get something else free.

<i>Update, Jan. 26, 2015: This is today! Go forth and eat (vegan) burritos!</i><p>Mark your calendars: Chipotle is about to give away more free burritos. To …

Food

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

Train like an athlete, score a body to match - CNN.com

Athletes are always training for something. Find your something.<p><b>(Self)</b> -- No, you don't need superior genes to achieve the body results you want. Just shift your focus to these training strategies and you'll get hotter almost by accident.<p><b>Do a dynamic warm-up</b><p>The proper exercise prequel is not a …

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Registered dietician Cynthia Sass is Health magazine's contributing nutrition editor.</i><p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight-loss advantage.<p>The Spanish study, published in …

Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info is releasing a major new version of its Android app, allowing you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible. It hides the complexity of the protocol in …

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the …

Some Companies Once Banned Their Employees From Using LinkedIn

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Andy Kessler, LinkedIn's founder Reid Hoffman explains that when LinkedIn was getting off the ground, some companies resisted the business-oriented social network, even banning their employees from using the site.<p>One of those companies was Nokia.<p>"In …

Employment

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small

Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon. Long answer: He's still pretty happy with his decision, he said at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week.<p>Facebook bought Instagram in April, …

Money

Fast-Food Restaurants We Wish Were in the U.S.

One of America's most influential -- and sometimes controversial -- exports is fast food. America's contemporary fast-food industry was born on Sept. 13, 1921 in Wichita, Kan., when Walter A. Anderson teamed up with Edgar Waldo "Billy" Ingram to open the first White Castle. In the next 15 years, …

Fast Food

People Have Been Sending Angry Tweets To A Supreme Court Blog All Day — And Its Comebacks Are Hilarious

So, as the nation digests the court's decision over the Hobby Lobby case, SCOTUSblog has been receiving a steady stream of Twitter rants.<p>The rage is thanks to a ruling today by the court on a provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The high court said that so-called closely held …

Hobby Lobby

Pippa Middleton Finally Opens Up About The Royal Wedding

From the editors of ELLE.com, Pippa sits down with Matt Lauer for a two-part interview.<p>This morning, the <i>Today</i> show aired the first half of its exclusive interview with one of the most famous sisters on the planet: Pippa Middleton. Kate Middleton's younger sibling appeared in her first ever TV …

Blow against Obamacare on contraception

Some corporations have religious rights, a deeply divided Supreme Court decided Monday in ruling that certain for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees.<p>The 5-4 decision on ideological lines ended the high court's term with a legal and …