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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

Happiness

The One Sentence You Need to Say to Everyone You Meet

Gravity exists on many levels, both physical and emotional. There is a force in the universe that literally weighs things down.<p>In order to counter …

How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

96 Women Show Off Every Part of their Bodies in Inspiring, NSFW Photos

"What I really wanted the women to get out of our time (however brief) together was that they were IMPORTANT," photographer Liora K wrote about the project on her site. "That their bodies deserved to be seen, that what they perceive as faults are simply THEM, and are neither right nor wrong. That …

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

<i>“On how one orients himself to the moment,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in reflecting on the art of living, <i>“depends the failure or fruitfulness of it.”</i> Indeed, this act of orienting ourselves — to the moment, to the world, to our own selves — is perhaps the most elusive art of all, and our attempts to …

Meet the New Oldest American

Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas celebrated her 116th birthday on July 4 and is the new oldest-living American, according to the Gerontology Research …

Bible

The Sole Purpose of Aging

At 79 years old, Shirley MacLaine has reprioritized what really matters to her, telling Oprah what effort she's let go of as she's aged and what …

10 Things I Wish My Husband Knew About Himself

<b>1.</b> That it's adorable that he puts a bathrobe and slippers on over his clothing as soon as he comes home from work. He is so reliable in this regard, …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

5 Ways to Be Yourself! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.<br>Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>These days, the …

Motivation

Why True Self-Love Is Your Most Important Mission And How It Will Change Your Life Forever

Why is self-love so important? And anyway, is it really that important? Well, let’s see… but first, we should take a closer look and try to …

Happiness

4 Ways To Instantly Swap The Boring Out Of Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s Sunday night. For most, that’s unfortunate. It’s time to get serious, right? We’re about to dive head first into the excel sheets, group …

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

4 Smart Ways to Challenge Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The idea of challenging yourself is one of the pillars of personal development. By challenging yourself, you grow as a person and you learn to trust …

Your Skin Is Talking To You: Are You Listening? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your skin is a mess and you’ve tried everything. Prescriptions, supplements, peels and oils. But what if something more is at work? What if your skin …

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young on Kindness, Computers, Community, and the Power of Great Teachers

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) was a man of discipline, a champion of literary style, a kind of modern sage and poetic shaman of happiness, and one wise dad. After the publication of his now-legendary 1969 satirical novel <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>, Vonnegut added another point of …

How To Follow Your Dream And Spend Your Retirement Traveling The World

Many avid travelers fantasize about ditching all their possessions and hitting the road during retirement. Lynne and Tim Martin have actually done it.<p>Three years ago they sold their house in California, gave away any belongings that wouldn’t fit in a 10 foot by 15 foot storage locker and declared …

Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence, the Soul-Stretching Capacity of Suffering, and How to Persevere in Troubled Times

The life-story of Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b>, born on March 26, 1905, is one of history’s greatest testaments to the tenacity of the human spirit. In his remarkable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>), previously discussed at length …

Grit and the Secret of Success

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

9 Sentences Every Book Lover Should Read

Everything Must Go!: Inside Oprah's Yard Sale

The day was going to get very busy very fast. I had some chai and some quiet and a walk with the dogs, but I can't say I was convinced that caffeine …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways to Stay Hopeful About the Future

Q: How Do I Stay Hopeful About the Future?<p>I've always believed that our thoughts are powerful—so powerful that they can influence what lies ahead. If …

Happiness

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the "Legography" series, starring a …

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