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We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.
Today's post features a poem by 19th century Austrian writer Rainer Maria Rilke. The poem celebrates …Meditation
This shipping container home by the Costa Rican firm, Cubica is only 160 square feet.
Yet, it can sleep up to four people and is available as a rental …Microwave
These delightful 2-ingredient cherry pie bars combine everything fun about February. They’re shaped like hearts for Valentine’s Day and feature …Cookies
Meditating in the morning can help you focus on your personal priorities for a more positive day. In this short meditation video Deepak Chopra, M.D., …Deepak Chopra
Forget about that arbitrary number you've got in your head. Attaining financial security for retirement is all about doing the math, says finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn.
In the book How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide (Simon and Schuster, 2016), bestselling author and …Money
With so many people joining the meditation revolution what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant to eliminate …Ancient Philosophy
Make an ice pack: Fill a plastic sandwich bag half-full with soap, close it, and freeze it. The soap stays cold for a long time, and the ice pack can …DIY
We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting?
No doubt you've heard the expression before that if you want to be …Happiness
Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.
Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Michael Housman, chief …Human Resources
Most people believe that retiring by 40 is something achieved only by lottery winners, celebrities, trust-fund babies and tech tycoons.
But there is a growing movement of young retirees who are smashing our conventional beliefs about what it really takes to retire early. They’re not born rich, …Investing
An in-depth analysis of clinical trials reveals widespread underreporting of negative side effects, including suicide attempts and aggressive behaviorMedicine
It's a bit unsettling, realizing I won't need a resume anymore.
This semester is the start of my 17th year teaching journalism at Emerson College in Boston. It is the 37th year since I started teaching journalism. It will be my last.
No one forced me to sign the paperwork. At age 66, I decided I …Retirement
Hello. My name is Christine and I'm addicted to sugar, salt, and bread. I have equal-opportunity sweet tooth and salt tooth. And I'm an emotional eater through and through.
There. I said it.
On the whole, I'm generally not a terrible eater. I tend to eat real food — mostly plants — and I never eat too …Healthy Eating
The sign couldn't be clearer.
Friends are our sounding boards. They're there for us when we need to vent, and they offer advice when we're in search of counsel. But, in the process, some well-intentioned friends relate your story to one of their own and end up doing far more talking about themselves …Empathy
We all want to be happy.
But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?
There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …Happiness
Living in Manhattan is jarring. It’s like living inside a pinball machine.
I love this city, but it’s a bit overwhelming and quite stressful at times. To combat this, I’ve been working on developing a meditation routine.
I’ll be honest — I’ve tried meditation on and off for the last two years, but I …Meditation
Welcome to your Buddha Buddy five-minute guided meditation. During this practice, we will focus on your body and breathing awareness, in an attempt to soothe the mind. Find a comfortable seated position somewhere in nature. Now close your eyes and take a deep breath. Picture your front door. Did …Meditation
Getting rich is a long-term game, but saving a lot doesn't have to be. A few lifestyle changes here and there can add up to help you save hundreds — even thousands — each month.
Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich," launched a challenge to help people save $1,000 in a week, …Money
"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.” - L. Ron HubbardWhat if you could travel back in time?You’d probably do a …L. Ron Hubbard
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You’re too sensitive. You’re making a big deal out of nothing. Why are you letting that bother …Emotions
The world is full of material things, but real living happens in the space between all of our stuff. Francine Jay’s The Joy of Less, A Minimalist …Personal Organizing
Where in the World Should You Retire? New Report Takes a Look at 23 Great Possibilities - Expat - WSJ
Thinking of retiring abroad? Here’s an updated resource that might have you thinking differently about Peru or Malaysia.
The magazine International Living has come out with its annual global retirement index for 2016, ranking 23 countries on things like affordability, internet access, health care, …Retirement
Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to win the lottery, inherit a windfall, or even earn a Wall Street salary to retire early.
Consider "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson …Money
By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist
When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: Traveling to faraway places? Indulging in hobbies you didn't have time to enjoy while you were working? Or pinching pennies just to cover the bills?
The latter is probably not your ideal retirement, …Money
It's important to have good credit, especially if you're looking to get approved for a loan, credit card or mortgage. Attain that perfect credit score of 850, and you've reached financial VIP status. Since your FICO score is an indication of your creditworthiness, the pinnacle range of 800 to 850 …Credit Scores
What s the meaning of life?
How can you be happy and successful?
What is my purpose here?
Everyone tells you that if you want to live a happy life, all …
The world we are living in today has taken away our ability to truly appreciate the little things that we should be thankful for. Mindfulness helps …Mindfulness
No one wants to think about their credit score. It's boring at best, and for many people, the topic of credit scores can be confusing and even anxiety provoking. But being aware of your credit score -- and in particular, your FICO score -- is an important component to your long-term financial …Money
Today we’re introducing you to the basics of Japanese Buddhism, plus highlighting some of the Buddhist images you’ll see in Japan and help you …Buddhism
We predict that this is the year you master the DIY.
If there's any trend we won't be escaping any time soon, it's downsizing. Tiny homes are a national phenomenon, and the lifestyle changes associated with low-impact living — from composting to conscientiously tidying up — have made their way into …DIY