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Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

Positive psychology is an overlooked way to brighten your mood during dark times

All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness.” This pessimistic statement from arguably the most influential psychological theorist of modern times captured the mood that prevailed in psychology through most of the 20th century. That …

Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

What gives you a sense of self-worth?Data from my well-being survey recently revealed that positive self-views (or feeling good about oneself, a …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

How to declutter your home when you have no time

Decluttering expert Vicky Silverthorn shares her tips on getting the job done.<p>Is it fair to say the majority of us spend our days rushing around, …

Personal Organizing

How To Get From Safe Contentment To True Happiness

It's hard to make the last jump from Maslowian safe, contented, self-esteem to self-actualized and truly happy. A very small set of people get pulled from their inertia by the call of a compelling mission. Others get pushed out of their safe, contented position and have to find their way. Most stay …

9 best natural shampoos

Over the past few years we’ve seen a rise in popularity of natural beauty products. The UK has tight regulations around cosmetics and toiletries …

Hair Care

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Want To Be Happy? Here's The Secret

<i>Photo by Aimee Heckel</i><p>I touched the crystal ocean with my bare toes and gazed across the tiny island. I was the only person there, except for a dozen pink flamingoes, each balanced on a single leg, totally showing off, because seriously, why else would they do that?<p>Blue skies. Perfect temps. It felt …

Epic: Leaves Things in the Past Live in the Present If You Wants To Be Happy

Happiness comes in the present, and you can not be happy with your past memories. Your past only can take you away from present happiness. Have you …

10 TIPS ON HOW TO LIFT UP YOUR MOOD (OR HOW TO BE HAPPIER?)

Everyone can have a moment of feeling down. Sometimes negative thoughts try to attack our mind with great power. During these moments, try not to …

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Keep Your Home Clean for Good with These 5 Daily Tasks

Spending every Sunday on chores? Reclaim your weekend by adding these simple tasks to your daily routine.<p>Spending every Sunday on chores? Reclaim …

15 Things You Must Give Up To Be Happy & Happier - OLBlog

Being happy should be simple! Give up things for happiness? Maybe it sounds some insane rules to become happier, But if you really want to be happy, …

Mom Invents Shopping Cart for Seniors and Kids With Special Needs

It's so smart and simple, we're surprised it wasn't invented decades ago.<p>As a mother of three, Drew Ann Long is very familiar with the nightmare that …

Autism

Weekend Recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin

Photo: Courtesy of Cook's Country<p>Squash is a symbol that fall has arrived. This Butternut Squash Gratin recipe from Cook's Country showcases the …

Butternut

Pumpkin Chili Will Be Your New Favorite Fall Recipe

Yes, this chili is perfect for fall, but you can also enjoy it year-round, thanks to canned pumpkin puree. Black beans deliver protein, and …

Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe | shopswell

In the winter, my lips need some extra love. I love peppermint lip balm because it's so soothing, and the peppermint is said to help heal chapped …

Life as a Traveling Landscape Photographer

As with many photographers who travel the globe looking for adventure and the next amazing shot, here’s a guy who can’t be defined by one …

Photography

Modern Bedroom Designs Combined With Minimalist Decor Ideas Looks So Awesome and Luxury - RooHome | Designs & Plans

Roohome.com – Could you find a design for the bedroom? If you are still confused, is this the right time for those of you who are finding the <b>modern</b> …

Interior Design

Here's Your Chance to Go Inside Iconic NYC Landmarks Photos

This Saturday and Sunday, Open House New York hosts its 14th annual OHNY weekend with over 275 sites across the five boroughs opening their doors to the public. The festivities began last night with a launch party in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and the weekend’s events begin early tomorrow morning with a …

National Parks

Revival of endangered aboriginal language empowers speakers in Yukon

Riley Vance is perched on a wooden horse in his Whitehorse-area daycare when he starts singing about tidying up in Southern Tutchone, an aboriginal language with fewer than 50 fluent speakers left.<p>The three-year-old's ditty is the fruit of an effort in Yukon's Kwanlin Dun First Nation to teach …

California abortion-information law upheld by court

California can require hundreds of antiabortion clinics known as “crisis pregnancy centers” to notify their patients that the state makes abortion and other reproductive health care available at little or no cost, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.<p>The law, which took effect in January, does not …

Driving 100 Miles, and Other Ways It’s Harder for Native Americans to Vote

They have the lowest voter turnout of any minority group. Here’s why.<p>Native Americans rank lower than any other ethnic group in the US for voter …

Native Americans

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

Whenever I smell the pages of a brand new book, I am reminded of all the late night reading I did as a kid. I can even feel the soft fabric on the …

Eating Yellow Food Could Be the Secret to Happiness

A cheerful strategy for when you're feeling down.<p>Some say money buys you happiness, others believe in the power of positive thinking.<p>Turns out, there could be a cheaper and easier way to put a smile on your face. According to a new study, the answer lies in eating yellow foods.<p>Research by The Happy …

Why Same-Sex Marriage Bans Risk Native American Sovereignty

When tribes don’t allow gay couples to marry their chosen partners, they invite negative perceptions about their unique legal status.<p>Cleo Pablo and her wife Tara Roy-Pablo were married under Arizona law in 2015. But Pablo’s tribe, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, refused to recognize their union.<p>Cleo …

Civil Rights