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What The Happiest People Know About Work

Hard work and skills will only get you so far. The most successful people also find joy in working life. It’s not as difficult as it may seem. Here are the top habits for people who are happy at work.<p>Study, work hard, and you will be successful.<p>This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout …

5 Ways to Turn an Unproductive Day Around

Sometimes you can do everything right but it still goes all wrong. All is not lost. There is hope. It is possible to turn an unproductive day around. …

DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth

<b>The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest, writes historian Dan Snow.</b><p>The world's bloodiest conflict since World War II is still rumbling on today.<p>It is a war in which more …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Washington state alfalfa crop may be contaminated with genetic modification

Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday – the second in the Pacific north-west in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for genetically modified traits.<p>The investigation was ordered after a farmer in Washington state reported that his …

4 Ways to Love Better

I've sat witness to many people profoundly disappointed in the opposite sex. You know, the hackneyed, men are dogs or women are bitches. Then, they blame love. Love dies. Love sucks. Unfortunately, this line of thinking leads to more alienation.<p>But the truth is: it's not love's fault.<p>Love is …

Modern Lake House by John Robert Nilsson

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>A cozy fire pit furnished with comfort-minded seating provides a getaway at the end of a long day spent on the beach.<p>3 |<p>With no distinction …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

At Work, Be Like Water

By onJuly 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, Wellbeing in the World of Work<p><i>“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it</i> …

What Buddhism Says About Success

The first thing Buddhism would say about success is that it is fleeting, like everything in this world. Impermanence was the Buddha's first great insight into the nature of reality. He also understood that as a consequence, loss and its consequent suffering are written into the fabric of human …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

President Obama: Pitch Perfect on Trayvon, yet Silent on Abdulrahman

Do Americans care as much about justice and individual rights when Muslim Americans are killed?<p>Few things divide us as quickly and powerfully as criminal trials that contain or spark racial controversy. Think of the police officers who beat Rodney King; the murder case against O.J. Simpson; the …

Health Do: Drink a Cup of Water With Lemon as Soon as You Wake Up

Last week, Miranda Kerr talked about how she starts every day with a cup of warm water with lemon. And she's not the only one: Lauren Conrad is a fan, as is chef Sarah Britton, and rumor has it Jennifer Aniston is too.<p>Here's why...<p>Experts say that the simple act of sleep can pull water from your …

Curtis Flowers: Mississippi's Marked Man

The African-American defendant has been tried for the same murder six times, pursued by a crusading prosecutor.<p>As the Trayvon Martin killing in …

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …