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The Best Part Of Life Is Realizing Why It's Better That Things Didn't Work Out

Life – the most ugly and most beautiful thing in the universe. By nature, all living things are imperfect. Every living thing meets its end sooner or …

Study: Hiking Makes You Happier

British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan and Edge Hill University in England evaluated 1,991 participants in England’s Walking for Health program, …

True confessions: 20 one-line love stories – Brisbane festival

One of the world’s greatest short stories is only six words long: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” It’s often attributed to Ernest Hemingway, although no one really knows for sure who wrote it.<p>That one line, so economical in delivering surprise and melancholy, is proof length is no requirement …

These Photos From Inside A Tent Will Incite Some Serious Wanderlust

When Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev camped in the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan, he woke up to breathtaking views of misty lakes reflecting majestic mountains, dusted rocks and expansive blue skies.<p>His unique, first-person point of view photography series below, entitled "Morning Views From the …

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Sometimes People Aren’t Meant To Stay In Your Life Forever, And That’s Okay

By Daniela Lupsanu,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1wysgg3<p>I’m a difficult person to get to know. I acknowledge that. I accept it. This is probably …

The Mysterious Lives Of Cats Captured In Black And White Photography

Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day, and we just couldn’t let the opportunity pass without mentioning it. Every day is cat day on the …

A Breakup Letter from Simone de Beauvoir

As a lover of letters, especially exquisite love letters, I find myself enamored with <b>Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters from the End of the Affair</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Anna Holmes — a moving, rigorously researched collection of breakup letters from women across ten centuries, known and unknown, …

12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life)

What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak …

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Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

7 Body-Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.<p>"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you …

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54 award-winning photos taken with smartphones

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Some of the best of smartphone photography have been awarded in the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards, and they don’t …

Why We Sleep Together

A long time ago, beds were expensive—but there's more to it than that.<p>With a guest in town occupying the second bedroom of our Manhattan apartment, my three-year-old son, a notorious sideways sleeper, bunked with my pregnant wife and me. Too many snores and little feet in the back of my neck, I …

You’re Not a “Plan B” Kind of Girl

You deserve better than someone who is afraid to commit to you. It may seem like enough for now. <b>You’re just taking things slow.</b> Oh, how I know those …

Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.<p>People who said they were dog lovers in the study tended to be more lively — meaning they were more energetic and outgoing — and also tended to follow rules closely. Cat lovers, on the …

Getting lost in order to find yourself.

What AM I doing here?<p>This journey began two years ago when I found myself wandering around the jungles in Guatemala. During this time as I camped in …

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My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

Most pet cats will become timid or defensive when outdoors, but not Millie – after being adopted by her mountain-climbing owner Craig Armstrong, …

What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is About Pleasure?

A couple of months ago, the sex education notice came home in my nine-year-old son's backpack. I didn't realize that, in our district, sex ed starts …

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Music and Cat Lovers Wedding (with Cats as Bouquets!): Anita & Paul

If there’s one thing I love more than anything else it’s cats. I am a bona fide and unashamed crazy cat lady. I’m the one who’ll say hello to the …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Invest in Life Experiences

<i>"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."</i> - Mark Twain<p><b>It's everywhere in the media</b><p>The Lamborghinis on Wall …

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10 commandments for your next travels

MANILA, Philippines – While most people complain about packing, airline food and immigration lines, I am usually in a state of happy confusion as I …

Man Attempts To Hug a Wild Lion. What Happens Next Stunned Me

What South African zookeeper Kevin Richardson does may raise a few eyebrows, but he's on a mission to show another side to the elusive "King of the …

10 Reasons Living with a Cat is the Very Best

I have, I think, always loved cats, but I didn't know it until I had a boyfriend who was allergic, and I realized that if things worked out between …

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What I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 30s

I had my first love affair when I was in the fifth grade.<p>I think my 11-year-old paramour may have been the first guy to tell me, "I love you." On Valentine's Day, he gave me a red rose and a hot pink pencil with a heart-shaped eraser. He introduced me to Stephen King and took me to the best pizza …