Lydia French

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Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's his 94-year-old grandma

Meet Mamika. She may not be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but this grandma is definitely a superhero. Frederika Goldberger, a sprightly 94-year-old French woman, may look like a little old lady, but just wait until you meet her alter ego, a super senior citizen …

Love Stories

Is Fear Stopping You From Following Your Passion?

It was not a sign of real danger. Yes, it felt scary, but I realized it didn’t have to prevent me from moving forward. Since then, I haven’t looked …

The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions

<b>“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Anthony Robins</b><p>I used to be an angry person. And I was happy about that. In fact, I prided …

The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

<i>“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” —</i>Thomas à Kempis<p>Simplicity brings balance, …

Create your life

Why create? Because you’re the only person who can do it with your style, based on your perspective, with your abilities.<p>Creating changes your life, by allowing you to share your stories with others, inspiring and defining yourself as you go.<p>But you can’t create simply because you read it on a poster (or a blog), you have to do it because you’re the only one who can.<p>Hopefully the poster above is a reminder of that (be warned: the poster isn’t going to do the work for you, and shouldn’t be the …

Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think

As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?<p>Anything come to mind? When speaking to people in their forties and beyond, many tell me that if they could do their career over …

5 Techniques You Should Practice Every Morning For A Productive Day

We often find ourselves trying to figure out ways to be successful; initiating ideas that could be stepping stones towards the goals we set out. …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

Communication Skills

How I Motivated Myself to Face My Weight and Debt Problems

There was a time when I was overweight, but didn’t want to admit it to myself. I didn’t feel in control of my health, because I couldn’t quit smoking …

Motivation

In two landmark rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (#DOMA) unconstitutional and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. The April 8, 2013 issue of TIME featured David Von Drehle's story about the continuing struggle for gay rights in America. Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME. #TIMEmagazine #MagazineCovers

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, a law barring the federal government from recognizing same

In two landmark rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (#DOMA) unconstitutional and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. The April 8, 2013 issue of TIME featured David Von Drehle's story about the continuing struggle for gay rights in America. Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME. #TIMEmagazine #MagazineCovers