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This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

Psychology

Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting To Do This For Only 10 Minutes Every Day

“How’s your day?” People ask us about our day all the time. Sometimes, you brushed it off because you know these are just small talks. Often, you had …

Well-being

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Meditation

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Mindfulness

The Fastest Way to Be a Hated Boss? Do This 1 Thing

Your top performers will surely hate you. But so will everyone else that works for you.<p>Last year, I conducted a workplace survey and asked the question, "What is the <i>one</i> mistake leaders make more frequently than others?"<p>Before clicking on the link, can you guess what the top answer was? It's the …

Leadership

How Do You Remove Debt Collections from Your Credit Report?

Having a collection on your credit report hurts your credit score. Even though a collection will affect your credit less as it gets older, the entry …

Loans

Prepare financially for your death, no matter how young you are

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>A year after co-founding Everplans, an online estate and legacy planning website, in 2012, Abby Schneiderman experienced firsthand why end-of-life planning is important: Her 51-year-old brother died in a car accident.<p>“It was a disaster …

Retirement

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

Apartments

30 Self-Reflection Questions That Will Make You Reevaluate Your Life

As each month flies by and we ask ourselves, "What have I been doing with my life?," we're struck with a little panic. But the passing of time doesn't have to scare us if we check in with ourselves regularly.<p>Self-reflection is vital for self-improvement. By acknowledging your concerns, needs, and …

Self-improvement

The 13 cheapest countries to live in the world for expats

Expats move abroad for new job opportunities, for relationships, or even just to live a simpler life.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or …

Retirement

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

Every single one of us has been through that one moment in our life. That defining moment that changes who we are, when you think life couldn’t …

Self-help

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

• <b>Author:</b> Gary D. Chapman & Paul E. White<p>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation …

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Meditation

19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.<p>Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you'll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem.<p>From there it's easy to spiral down into a cycle of …

Self-help

15 Powerful Buddhism Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

Life is tough sometimes. Whether it’s your job, relationships, your mental health, or your physical health, life has a way of presenting obstacles …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop "organizing" your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

Why over-65ers want to keep working

Ask your employees when they intend to retire. You might get surprising answers, because various government and think-tank studies show more …

Retirement

Top 10 Best Retirement Countries for 2017

Retiring abroad is a trend that's not going away anytime soon. Between insufficient retirement savings and the high/rising cost of living, many …

RetireOnPurpose.com

By Clifford-Jones / January 7, 2017<p>How many times are you willing to see a deceased person’s account on Facebook before you do something about it? If …

Best Retirement Advice and Retirement Jobs

Work from Home Retirement Jobs<p>Work from home retirement jobs are a convenient way for retirees and senior citizens to supplement their retirement …

This Petite Cottage Will Totally Sell You On Downsizing

If there was ever a place that proved that small-space living doesn't need to feel like a sacrifice, it's the "Oceanside Retreat," from the designers …

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

Retirement

10 Best Modular Tiny House Designs

Do you want a home designed and built by the pros, with the cost savings of a DIY project? Sounds impossible, right? Not with modular home …

Houses

Living Off the Grid: Natural Alternatives for Common Meds

We’ve discussed natural remedies for a number of ailments in other articles but we haven’t really touched on substitutions for specific medications. …

Health Information

13 TED Talks that can teach you how to live a happier life

It's a fact universally acknowledged that most people want to be happy.<p>The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>From the beginning of time, philosophers and researchers alike have pondered how humans can achieve ultimate bliss, and thankfully, some of them have appeared on the TED …

TED Talks

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire You to Make the Most of Every Moment in 2017

If you’ve been reading The Power of Ideas blog, you’ll know that we’re huge advocates of mindfulness. Research studies are showing that it offers …

A Buddhist Master Reveals 21 Rules of Life That Will Blow Your Mind

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi? If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

What Is True Happiness?

For more than three decades, scholar and contemplative B. Alan Wallace has considered the perennial question <i>What is happiness?</i> from the dual …

Buddhism