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From Restlessness to Action: Enjoy Working Toward Your Dream

<b>“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” ~Tom Bradley</b><p>Every day seemed like hours passing. It didn’t matter how much I …

Time I

The Ten Golden Rules on Living the Good Life

What is good life? What is happiness? What is success? What is pleasure? How should I treat other people? How should I cope with unfortunate events? How can I get rid off unnecessary worry? How should I handle liberty?<p>The answers to all these questions are condensed in a little book, The Ten Golden …

7 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Confidence

If you were able to maintain a level of self-confidence that no circumstance could shake, what would you be doing differently? Just imagine the …

Want to stay well? Try meditation: Study claims it boosts our minds and immune systems

By<p>Meditation can boost our immune system and improve our mental health according to scientists.<p>Researchers from Harvard University and Justuc Liebig …

Mindfulness

How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see …

Mindfulness

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."<p>"It’s a classic saying, and it’s widely accepted because it’s very true," neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of …

Realistic Optimists May Have More Success And Happiness, Study Suggests

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/24/2013 12:01 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Are you a "glass half-full" or a "glass half-empty" kind of person?<p>As it turns out, some people can be both. So-called realistic optimists combine the positive outlook of optimists with the clear-eyed perspective of …

How to be Happy - The Six Pillars of Happiness

Everyone on this planet wants to be happier, but not many people really know how to be happy on a daily basis. Happiness is an emotional state, but …

Happiness

Motivate Yourself to Keep Going: The Hidden Power of “What If”

<b>“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne …

Motivation

Can Success Make You Miserable?

We all want to win—but there's a dark side to focusing on your goals<p>When you think of world-class athletes, you think of success—and with that, happiness.<p>A lifestyle of victories and workouts—endorphins flooding and fresh air—coupled with exotic travel. It sounds great.<p>But is it?<p>In a recent study …

The Dalai Lama's secret to happiness in 140 characters

<b>Politics Confidential</b><p>The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has over 8 million Twitter followers, but he confesses he has never personally tweeted, explaining …

Don’t Sacrifice What You Enjoy to Save Money

There are ways to save money on everything fun, but The Simple Dollar advises not to cut costs there—at least, not at first. Instead of getting rid …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Anime

Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Figure Skating

Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …

Richard Nixon, Hopeless Romantic

The surprisingly tender love letters of one of America's most hated presidents.<p>On Monday, August 17, 1942, in what would be the first of many partings over the next two years, Pat saw her husband off at Washington’s Union Station. Dick Nixon, then a 29-year-old lawyer for the government’s Office of …

Winter Miracle

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark