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3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure how you can call yourself an American and NOT be a Star Wars …

Self-improvement

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

The 7 Simple Tips How To Live A Happy And Successful Life

Everyone wants to live a happy and successful life and nobody wants to live in mediocrity, always feeling inferior. In fact, anyone can be as …

Happiness

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying …

Self-improvement

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

Meditation

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

As we begin a new year, it is a wonderful time to begin the practice of meditation, if you have not already incorporated meditation into your life. Meditation is one easy way to combat the effects of daily stress, and take back control of your health. Just 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and …

Meditation

8 Questions We Have About Stranger Things Season 1

On Friday, Netflix debuted the eight-episode first season of <i>Stranger Things</i>, an unapologetic ode to Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, John Carpenter, …

When An Uber Driver Picked Up This Girl From A Bar, He Had No Idea Her Story Would Break His Heart

An Uber driver recently shared his story of driving home a girl who was super drunk in his car. Not much of a story, really, I’m sure it happens all …

DIY Meditation: Five Easy Steps to Creating Your Own Guided Hypnosis

Using the power of a positive mantra.<p>After one-too-many days of waking up hoping that my life would change, I decided to stop feeling bad for myself and instead, put my girl panties on and get to work. In this case, work meant finding my personal definition of happiness and stability, and while I …

Here Are A Few Of The Real-Life Horrors That Took Place At The Inspiration For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Last night was the premiere of FX’s <i>American Horror Story: Hotel</i>, and it definitely kicked off with a depraved, bloody bang. With a troubled soul in every corner, the show’s Hotel Cortez boasts a full house of terrifying stories and haunted rooms. What you might not have known is that there is a …

American Horror Story

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

Self-improvement

When You Are Feeling Uncertain, It’s Actually A Sign Of Certainty

So often the uncertainty of life becomes a heavy weight that applies great pressure on our minds, bears forcefully on our shoulders, and leaves a …

How to Achieve Your Dreams (And Keep Going When It's Hard!)

It takes a lot of work to achieve your dreams, but what do you do when the struggle gets too hard? Here are four strategies to keep you on path:<p><b>1. Visualize:</b><p>Inexperienced personal development teachers always tell you to visualize, but often in a tragically limited way. They tell you to visualize …

Self-improvement

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3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

20 Things Wayne Dyer Wanted You To Know

On Saturday August 29, 2015 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, a self-help guru and one of the greatest motivational speakers ever, passed away. He died in his sleep …

Motivation

Dr. Wayne Dyer's 11 Best Lessons for Achieving Success

Dr. Wayne Dyer not only achieved great success in his lifetime, but also taught countless others how to achieve it themselves. Here are 11 of his greatest lessons to take with you.<p>It was the 1970s, when people realized they could help themselves achieve success and step out of the bounds of …

Success

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Are you a dominant front-fastener, or a submissive back-clasper? How the way you put on your BRA reveals intimate details about your personality

• <b>Patti Wood, a human behavior expert, says there are four distinct personality types who tend to have unique ways of doing things</b> <b></b>• <b><br>According to Patti</b> …

Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two …

Psychology

How to Help Make Yourself Irresistible To Anyone (and Everyone)

What is it about some people that just makes them…well…so darn irresistible?<p>We all know them; we’ve seen them too, walking past us on the street, …

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which …

Brainet: Scientists Establish Brain-to-Brain Networks in Mammals

Brainet: Scientists Establish Brain-to-Brain Networks in Mammals<p>By Nicholas West<p><i>Neuroscientists at Duke University have introduced "a new paradigm</i> …

Want to Be Successful? Do These 7 Things in Your Spare Time

Did you know startups fail about four times as often as they succeed? Do you know why it’s so hard to get a successful business off the ground? It’s …

Productivity

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

Want to pick up some good habits? The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only …

Productivity

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

Self Control

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s …

Body Language