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Choosing The Future In The Moment

There is so much power in that statement, and so much responsibility. At the basic level it says that every single moment I will choose my attitude, …

Happiness

You’re Happiest In Life At These 2 Ages

It seems that life is a constant pursuit of happiness, but when do we ever reach true bliss? According to a 2013 study, the closest we’ll likely get …

Happiness

Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

It is well established that a lack of exercise can raise the risk of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research, …

Chronic Disease

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …

Success

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Quit trying to beat them at their own game.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with …

Self-improvement

10 Reasons You're Still Not Happy

Your mind and body need to be in the right shape.<p>As entrepreneurs, it can be extremely difficult to achieve and maintain happiness because you’re likely driven and often unsatisfied by nature. When one problem is tackled, you move on to the next, with little rest in-between.<p>If you want to be the …

Happiness

How Very Successful People Think Differently

Problems will arise. How you handle them is key.<p>Would you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?<p>I wish I had fewer problems in life.<br>• I wish I didn’t have to struggle so much in life.<br>• I wish I had the opportunities that other people have.<p>If you agreed to any one of the above …

Success

Intuition is Your Real Super Power. And It's Much Wiser Than Your Brain

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him …

Is the American Dream Slipping Away?

<b>Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz, May 1-5, 2017</b><p><b>Click the headline to read the full article.</b> <b>Enjoy!</b><p>When …

The 15 Most Common Regrets People Have At The End Of Life

You know what’s sad? It isn’t growing old or even that we die. What’s depressing is to find ourselves old and lying on our deathbeds wishing we had …

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Removing These 8 Things From Life Can Make You More Successful

Lots of people think that the best way to become successful is to pick up lots of new habits and skills. While this can help, sometimes the best …

Self-improvement

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way.<p>However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Happiness

25 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

Happiness

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Mindfulness

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

Self-improvement

How Trying Something Outside Your Comfort Zone Can Pull You Out of a Mental Rut

<b>“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy</b><p>Have …

Mind

Here are the Top 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say, and oftentimes it can lead to regret.<p>Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there …

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the topic thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history.<p>While his …

10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader

Leaders don't create more followers they create more leaders.<p>Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing …

Leadership

9 Ways To Stop Overthinking (So That You Can Start Living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

‘Smoking causes over 11% deaths; India among top 4 countries’

View photos<p>More<p>New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) More than one in 10 deaths globally was caused due to smoking in 2015 and over 50 per cent of them took place …

Have another cup! 5 surprising health benefits of coffee

Many of my patients come to their first appointment with a clear “non-negotiable:” “I’m here to lose weight, gain energy, eat better, but I won’t give up bacon.” Bacon is big, followed by ice cream and coffee.<p>I never understand the coffee reference. Coffee is, in fact, an antioxidant powerhouse. …

Coffee

5 Ways Failure Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

<b>“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama</b><p>Recently I received some “bad” news; after years of …

Hope in Hopeless Times

It is Easter week. Easter is the symbol of Hope. Today, in the midst of hell on Earth, literally, I found myself hopeless and angry. A meditation on …

Successful People Do This First Thing in the Morning (It Only Takes One Minute)

Peering into the daily lives of self-made millionaires is a lesson in superhuman intelligence and financial self-control; Business Insider's list of …

A Buddhist Master Reveals 21 Rules of Life That Will Blow Your Mind

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi? If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …