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Albert Einstein's secrets for happiness revealed as notes surface after 95 years

Albert Einstein’s thoughts on the secret to happiness have been revealed thanks to handwritten notes from the genius which have surfaced after 95 years.<p>The German-born physicist dedicated his life to science, but suggested in the notes that fulfilling a long-term ambition doesn't necessarily …

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to increased air pollution. And while cities like London, Paris, and Seoul are doing everything from banning diesels to …

European Travel

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

Time Management

Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Bitcoin

5 key takeaways from Apple’s surprising Q3 earnings call

Apple posted its second-highest Q3 earnings ever today, surprising investors with $45.4 billion in revenue powered by strong iPhone, iPad, Mac and services revenues.<p>CEO Tim Cook sounded pleased during Apple’s earnings call, but he wasn’t just looking back on the past three months. By the end of the …

The one workout that can actually help with depression

As anyone with depression or anxiety will tell you, life is full of dips and valleys. And during those dark days, one of the last things you probably …

Yoga

12 "Game of Thrones" Style Castles To Rent This Summer

...just in time for the premiere of Season 7.<p>With <i>Game of Thrones</i> returning this Sunday, luxury rentals on the rise and our affinity for anything royal going strong, it only seems apropos that your summer vacation rental should be something more majestic. Whether you're traveling stateside or have …

11 habits to break to be happier every day

Nobody is free of bad habits.<p>From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost — in health, in reputation, in money. But some are worse than others.<p>Here are 11 habits tha we pay for with reduced …

Happiness

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MIT Scientist Asserts That We Will Have Fusion Energy by 2030

Fusion on the Horizon<p>In the continuous pursuit of a truly renewable and clean energy source, nothing compares to nuclear fusion. Although scientists …

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Why The Hell Are We So Scared Of Spending Time Alone?

To begin with, let's talk about the phrase, 'Spending time alone'. The word 'alone' gives it such a negative connotation and convinces you that …

Live a Life You Won't Regret by Avoiding the Top 5 Things People Regret Most

Don't let this list of regrets become your own. Here's how.<p>Regret is one of the most challenging emotions we face in life. It's particularly difficult because there's nothing you can do about the things you did, or didn't do, in your past. In fact, I find regret more challenging than the fear of …

Do you suffer from smiling depression?

A surprising number of women admit to suffering in silence about issues in their lives.<p>If you spend the majority of your day smiling at others while …

Nekupe, Nicaragua Tiny Luxury Resort, Has a Big Social Mission

<i>Welcome to Shopping for Good, a new series that reports on how good luxury business can intersect with a higher purpose.</i><p>By any measure, Alfredo and …

Living Rooms

Travel to Nicaragua (part 2): Visiting the Archipelagos

The entry into Nicaragua was a nerve-wracking one, frought with uncertainties. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 of our travel to Nicaragua …

Travel

Adventures in Nicaragua: A Girls’ Getaway & Costa Rica Day Trip

Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be writing a headline like that.Adventures in Nicaragua?I grew up in a time when Nicaragua was …

Costa Rica

Life after wartime: Nicaragua transitions to adventure tourism

By Aviva Goldfarb<p>Sledding at top speed down a live volcano is not something I would ever choose to do on vacation. But we were traveling in Nicaragua with our teenage kids, and volcano sledding was their No. 1 choice of excursions.<p>As I flew down the steep pebbly face of the black volcano astride a …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

How understanding conversation styles can make you successful

Though no two people’s conversational styles are exactly alike, there are patterns that tend to characterize styles.<p>Expecting shorter pauses between …

“Very few decisions have to be final”: What I wish I’d known at age 21

When I was 21, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I was headed to law school, so I assumed I would be a lawyer for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that life is long enough to allow for reinvention, do-overs, and big errors—that very few decisions ever have to be final, or …

Student Finance

Happiness Formula Explained: H = S + C + V

What makes you happy, and what doesn’t: Explained for dummies<p>In the 20th century, psychology was primarily focused on pathology, victimology, and …

Why You Should Spend Money On Experiences, Not Things

Picture this: You've just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck.<p>To reward yourself, you …

Happiness

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.<p>Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires …

What’s Really Inside Jupiter’s Core?

Exploring planets is never an easy task, and a lot of that’s due to how far away they are from us. Their dense and swirling clouds also make it …

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally)

Failure gives you something to prove. The hardest part after a crash is getting back up.<p><i>In her book,</i> Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (Harper Collins, 2017)<i>, Flywheel CEO Sarah Robb O'Hagan discusses the importance of bold measures in business success. In this edited excerpt,</i> …