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Dear Graduate, Here's What Nobody Told You

Dear Graduate,<p>This is a big milestone moment. I hope you’re proud of all you accomplished. You did good, kid.<p>Graduation brings up a bag of mixed …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Ira Glass

Arnold Schwarzenegger says a year of practicing Transcendental Meditation in the '70s changed his life

Schwarzenegger had just finished shooting the film "Stay Hungry" and was participating in the documentary "Pumping Iron," which followed him through his training for Mr. Olympia, which he would win for the sixth straight time. He was also a successful California real-estate investor.<p>As his …

Meditation

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life's Big Questions

It's no secret that the constant connectivity made possible by technology can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves. And there's no better time than now to re-establish that inward connection by using the powers of technology for good.<p>As paradoxical as it sounds, certain forms of technology, …

Dogs

Daily Meditation: Decompress

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a composition by innovative music producer Brian Eno. Entitled "Music For …

Hua-Tou Meditation: A How-to Guide.

Hua-tou style meditation is beginning to come back into practice in the Buddhist community.<p>It was the favorite style of Ch’an Master Xu Yun, who is …

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Meditation

How to Maintain the Momentum of a Positive Life Change

How To Create Your Own Impossible List / IMPOSSIBLE ®

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney<p>Since Impossible has started, the impossible list has been one of the centerpieces of it. From …

Motivation

8 Reasons to Choose Travel Over Going to College

Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think it's safe to say those days are over.<p>While there are certain professions where a degree is a must (Doctor, lawyer, nurse, etc.) there are many that don't require one. …

Bill Gates

5 Introspective Books On Life, Love, And Finding Your Way That Every Old Soul Should Read

1. Become What You Are – Alan Watts<p>“Detachment means to have neither regrets for the past nor fears for the future; to let life takes its course …

How to Be Present and Still Create Your Future

The concept of <i>being in the present moment</i> has become synonymous with our idealized sense of peace and well-being. This idea has been lauded so much …

8 Mistakes Our Brains Subconsciously Make Every Day

I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.<p>Being aware of the mistakes we …

Critical Thinking

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for …

The nine lies we tell ourselves that keep us from being happy

It’s been estimated that thousands of thoughts run through our minds each day—within minutes, we can go from thinking about the present, the past and the future to fleeting images of food, a former co-worker or a favorite celebrity.<p>While some may seem irrelevant or even trivial, all of your …

Architectural Minimalism: 7 Stunning Homes

Minimalist Architecture articulates the "less is more" design approach in a sleek and simple manner. In the world or architecture, the basic premise of minimalism reduces design back to the basics, then thoughtfully incorporates form and function. Browse these 10 stunning homes ranging from the …

The 11 Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design

Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this post we will cover 11 of the most striking interior …

How Architects Minimize Urban Stress

Experts are saying that we need to ready ourselves for a more urbanized, and therefore, a more depressed world. It seems that architects not only …

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

Bronnie Ware says; for many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

20 Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It Small Changes That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

Finally, it's here: The lazy girl's guide to improving your life. Check out 20 "Why wasn't I already doing this?!" ideas collected by Marie Claire's editors and tell us what good habits you swear by.<p>1. If you take it off, hang it up<p>2. Start carrying cash<p>3. Write your grocery list before you hit the …

Productivity

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on …

This Healthy Dessert Maker Is Bananas! (And Cheaper Than a Fro-Yo Habit)

Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker<p>Yonanas, the contraption that turns overripe bananas and other frozen fruit into creamy, gelato-like goodness, is one of …

5 Secrets of People Who Follow Through with their Creative Aspirations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The starting point of all success is desire”</i><p><i>~Napoleon Hill</i><p>We are busy. Time flies. We have routines and habits that guide us through our days and …

Creativity

Habit Formation that Works even if You’re Lazy, Forgetful and Not Motivated

July is here! How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?<p>Millions of people vow to change themselves for the better every New Year. After a few …

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

Since publishing “The Secret,” in 2006, the Australian author Rhonda Byrne has been writing self-help manifestos based on the idea that people who think positive thoughts are rewarded with happiness, wealth, influence, wisdom, and success. In November, 2013, she published “Hero,” the fourth book in …

Psychology

4 MUST KNOW Habits of All Highly Successful People

The whole secret of personal success is to find out what your calling is, and then do it. The great question for success is, what are the habits of …

Self-improvement

The Incredible Importance of Sleep for Habits & Motivation

For a long time, I underestimated the importance of sleep.<p>Sure, I know that sleep is important for health and happiness and all of that … but it …

Wellness