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The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

What Men Want: 7 Traits Men Look For In The Lady Of Their Dreams

For years, we've talked about finding the <i>right</i> woman <i>-- s</i>omeone we can ride the waves of life with, who will stand by our side for better or for worse.<p>…

Relationships

Floating in the Dead Sea is a Truly Magical Experience

Last month, I traveled all over Israel, taking in all the famous sights and cities. But standing apart from these beautiful monuments and ancient …

Dead Sea

The last nomads of Iran

Numbering just 400,000, the Qashqai are a strong and proud people who are fiercely resisting assimilation into mainstream Iranian society.

Central Asia

A Year of Accomplishment: How Productivity Experts Reach Their Goals | Heleo

“Intentionality lies at the heart of productivity.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

A Modern Guide to Singapore: Where to Eat, Play + Stay

The city-state of Singapore doesn't stand out from any other major modern urban center at first appearance. It's when you start peeling back the …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

A flight attendant answers the 20 questions you've always wanted to ask

As passengers, you blindly place a huge amount of trust in your airline crew to ensure that you're safely hurdled through the air about 35,000 feet …

15 of the Most Romantic Hotels in Europe

Steps from the famous Vienna State Opera and the Philharmonic is Hotel Imperial: a palace-turned-grand hotel that still holds all its original glory. …

European Travel

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

6 Basic Steps To Get Started Exercising

Exercise is an important part of any health plan and an excellent way of keeping your immune system in shape as well. While most people know that …

How Travel Taught Me Someday Is Today

My kids and wife were asleep upstairs. Everyone in the Guatemala guesthouse was out for their late dinners. Downstairs I had the kitchen table all to myself, where I spread out my laptop, passports and credit cards. After a couple of days of mapping out various scenarios, researching weather …

5 Ways To Be More Courageous To Create A Life You Love

People who are successful in creating a life that’s full of happiness have one simple quality in common: They’re courageous. They’re willing to push …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

Japan

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

The Wrong Way To Look At Your Career

<b>Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia</b><p>Last week, in a teleclass I gave to 450+ women who want breakthrough to a bold plan for more happiness, success and reward, a great question came up: “Kathy, exactly how do we break through our career inertia?<p>My answer was simple – 100% commitment. …

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

Bill Gates

The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen

When Gareth Bale arrives at Real Madrid, he will encounter Cristiano Ronaldo, a supreme professional who has worked assiduously on all elements of his game to become, along with Lionel Messi, the leading player in the world.<p>Ronaldo’s rise accelerated under Sir Alex Ferguson and the coach Rene …

Top 5 Scenic Mountain Drives

Ron Schneidermann (Co-Founder and CMO of Liftopia) tells it like it is:<p>I'm a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was 22 and getting ready to …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Get The Job You REALLY Want

Throughout my career I have made sure that I assess my own performance at regular intervals and I will also use the opportunity to ask myself whether …

The 7 Best Vacation Spots For Nature Lovers

And even though it can get your blood pumpin', there is nothing more relaxing than some quality time with Mother Nature, whether you're hiking, fishing, or whitewater rafting — or simply kicking back and taking in the views after a day filled with activity.<p>Our seven favorite spots in the U.S. for …