Pamela Heiss

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10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist

Fantastical places exist not only in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world too! You've got to see these places to believe them. Just like Pepsi NEXT, you've got to taste it to believe it.

National Parks

Traveling Alone: 5 Stress-Relieving Benefits Of Solo Journeys

John Steinbeck once said, “People don’t take trips -– trips take people.” A solo trip, in particular, can have lasting benefits. Generations of adventurers and seekers have set off on journeys of self-discovery, traveling alone to some of the world's most breathtaking destinations, and some of the …

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips to Lighten Your Load

While carrying less cargo certainly has its benefits, even the most seasoned travelers agonize over how to limit excess baggage. But never fear: No matter where you're headed, these nine handy techniques will help you pack as efficiently as possible for your next trip.<p>Packing requires practicality: …

Swimwear

The 10 Most Relaxing Destinations You Need To Visit On Your Own

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not all solo travel destinations are created equal: If you're looking for a relaxing trip, make sure to choose a destination that's known to be safe for …

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

Making Friends When You’re Afraid People Won’t Understand You

<b>“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard</b><p>Tonight I am troubled because I have …

Disability

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? …

Self-Healing

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Music And Health: 11 Ways Playing And Listening To Music Help Both Body And Mind

Ah, the healing power of music.<p>Whether it's the perfect song after a bad break-up, or something relaxing to listen to while you study, there are endless ways that music makes our hearts and souls feel better. But research shows that music can have benefits for our bodies, too.<p>The Mayo Clinic points …

Brain Activity Can Reveal Emotions, Study Finds

Scientists have found a way to determine what emotions you're feeling by looking at brain activity measured by imaging technology.<p>The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, are important to emotion research because they bring "a new method with potential to identify emotions without relying …

How Negative Emotions Can Improve Well-Being (VIDEO)

We're often told to look on the bright side, see the glass half-full or fake a smile when we're going through a hard time and experiencing negative emotions. But as a recent, small study suggests, negative emotions like sadness and anger may also play a role in good health and well-being.<p>Turns out, …

Sad Songs May Actually Elicit Pleasant Emotions

If you've ever gotten weepy listening to Coldplay's "Fix You" (Just us?), new research may have an explanation for why.<p>Scientists at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan found that listening to sad music can actually trigger <i>positive</i> emotions. They …

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 …

How to Forgive Anyone—and Why Your Health Depends on It

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Positive Thinking

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> …

How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

Here’s your bit of trivia knowledge for the day. The term stress was first used for something you feel by Dr. Hans Seyle in the 1930s, describing the physiological responses in the body in situations that people judged to be “stress-ful.” At a conference he attended nearer the end of his career, an …

Happiness: Expert Advice On How To Be Happy In Life

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>Here’s the lowdown behind the newest research on how to get more happy -- right now.<p><b>1. Walk like you're in a shampoo commercial.</b><p><b>The gist:</b> What you do affects how you feel, says author Richard Wiseman, Ph.D. in his latest book, The As If Principle. In other words, behave as if you’re …

Tidy or Messy Environment Can Impact Decisions and Behavior, Study Says

Here's a toast to the slob in the office, the gal with so much junk on her desk she can't find her telephone. All that clutter may be part of the …

4 Reasons to Stop Beating Yourself Up

We all get down on ourselves once in a while. It is a natural human instinct and can serve as a good motivation booster. Unfortunately, there are …

'Bank Of Happiness' Lets Customers Deposit And Withdraw Good Deeds

When a Massachusetts woman needed help perfecting her English, she posted a simple six-word note online. Three eager fluent speakers willing to teach for <i>free</i> quickly responded to the call.<p>"Hi Mary, totally willing to help via email!" a man named Chris wrote back.<p>That’s how easy it is to get …

Things that make me happy

No matter where we live or who we are, one thing unites all of humankind. As different as we are and as many different approaches we have come up …

Ways to improve your relationship

Getty Images<p><b>1. Get your adrenaline pumping</b> <br>Adrenaline is like an aphrodisiac in relationships, especially when you’ve been together for years. It’s …