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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Living Rooms

How to Achieve Your Aspirations Without Losing Yourself in the Process

Goals should drive you, not define you.<p>It's easy to assume that the only thing standing between you and a sense of fulfillment is achieving a couple of goals -- building a successful business, finding the perfect spouse, or having a rewarding career.<p>Often, this idea that happiness is only a few …

This Famous Happiness Scientist Takes a Radical Approach to Vacations (It's Really Radical)

I don't know if people will like this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm not entirely convinced by the science of happiness.<p>This is partly because I know a lot of unhappy scientists.<p>Then again, people have become so obsessed …

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio: Meditation is ‘the single most important reason' for my success

Hedge funds and Transcendental Meditation seem to live in opposite realms. But not for Ray Dalio.<p>"Transcendental Meditation has probably been the …

Meditation

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

The Simplest Form of Meditation is Also Highly Effective

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

You're probably spending too much time in your own head — here's how to stop

I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head.<p>You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?<p>99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best:<p>"A great many people …

American Philosophy

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a switch and turn our minds …

Want to Be Successful? Forget How and Understand Why | Inc.com

"How did you do it?" Without a doubt, this is the question most often asked of successful founders. But it's the wrong question focused on the wrong thing: the outcome. What we really ought to be asking about is the journey--from start, to successful outcome, and more important still, beyond any …

Entrepreneurship

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One …

Gratitude to Overcome Boredom, Difficulties, Complaining, & Feeling Overwhelmed

As many give thanks for what’s in their lives this week, we might look at how to go deeper with gratitude.<p>“Gratitude” seems like a trite and even …

The Power of Having Clear Intentions

Focus! Focus! Focus!<p>Skilled healers understand the importance of intention in maintaining focus when conducting their healing sessions. Very …

Marc and Angel Hack Life

“There’s a brilliant, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and meticulously detailed—a painstaking …

Self-help

The Anxiety Detox: Train Your Mind For Relaxation

It's possible, honest.<p>A big cause of stress is feeling like you have to be permanently ‘on’ and when it comes to travelling for work, that pressure …

7 Other Ways to Build Extreme Mental Toughness, According to Science | Inc.com

There's no arguing that extreme athletes know a thing or two about mental toughness. It takes extreme grit to weather a 24-hour obstacle course as punishing as Tough Mudder, so when race champion Amelia Boone shared the following secret for extreme mental toughness, those who want to build grit sat …

Self-improvement

This is the Best MacBook Pro Clone For Windows Die-Hards

For more than a decade, Razer has peddled aggressive, brightly colored peripherals and PCs to people who cared more about frame rates and kill death …

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.<p>Consider when you’re working …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility of Your Life | Inc.com

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by another, more external, challenge. Namely, that the systems of society <i>are set up to work against you.</i> Public education, …

Self-improvement

The Perfect Office - Sandisk Ultra 400GB MicroSD, Acer Aspire S24, Office Ideas and More

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. There are so many cool stuff out there that we could assemble infinite perfect office …

AOC Q2781PQ

<b>Pros</b><p>Solid performance. Stylish. Plenty of video inputs. Wide viewing angles.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Pricey. Tilt-only stand. Lacks USB ports.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>The 27-inch AOC …

Acer Swift 3 versus Asus ZenBook UX330UA: A battle between two value laptops

There was a time when “value laptop” meant an underpowered Black Friday special at Walmart built from cheap plastic, with a barely-visible display. …

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life | Inc.com

Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, failing, ignorance, looking stupid: your avoidance of these <i>feelings</i>is stopping …

Self-improvement

Sitting Is NOT the New Smoking

In 2014 Mayo Clinic's James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., wrote, "Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous …

19 Reasons Why You're Stuck and How to Get Unstuck | Inc.com

Change is difficult for most people. Left to our own devices, most of us would rather carry on as we are. But if you're holding yourself back from your potential, or if you feel stuck where you are, life is telling you it's time to make a change. Often it's the most brightest, talented people who …

Self-help

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

Time Management Series: Budget Your Time like Your Money

Effective time management requires facing hard truths. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, gets more time. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day and seven days a …

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Writing

Mindfulness Matters

I first started meditating when I was 15 years old. It helped me find calm in an increasingly stressful world, and enabled me to concentrate for much …