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23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

89-Year-Old's Stand-Up Comedy Debut Is Hysterical

Just because you've gotten older, doesn't mean you can't have fun -- and that's what 89-year-old Chuck Esterly set out to prove as he hit the stage for his recent stand-up comedy debut at a Cincinnati comedy club.<p>Pushing 90, Esterly took advantage of his age, referring to all of the classic "old …

Comedy

Kansas Teacher Asked To Resign After Showing Anti-Bullying Film

A Kansas teacher was asked to resign after showing his students an anti-bullying film following an anti-gay incident which took place in the classroom.<p>Last month, Tom Lehy, a social studies teacher who has been at Conway Springs Middle School in Conway Springs, Kansas, since 1997, showed "Love Is …

LGBTQI

10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Travel<p>10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall (PHOTOS)<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>September 23 2016 04:00 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Summer may be the most popular …

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

<i>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t</i> …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Research says this is what you need to teach your kids in kindergarten if you ever want them to go to college or get a job

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University tracked more than 700 children from across the US between kindergarten and age 25 and found a significant correlation between their social skills as kindergartners and their success as adults two decades later.<p>In 1991, teachers …

College & University

Craving Mindfulness? 3 Ways to Start Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining …

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Project Management

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

National Geographic Travel

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Productivity

National Geographic Travel

What is a 'perfect' woman? Photo project explores body image

When Daiva Juodelytė was 22-years-old, white spots appeared overnight, covering her arms, legs, and face. After being diagnosed with vitiligo, a condition that causes people to lose pigmentation in random areas of their body, her self confidence was wrecked.<p>Separately, Vaida Virbalaitė was pursuing …

Time I

The Ultimate Guide To Meditation

Meditation. What is it? We’ve all heard of it. Maybe you’ve tried it a few times, or if you’re truly dedicated to it, you do it every day. Meditation …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

Why Being A Workaholic Is Awful For You AND Everyone Around You

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It also hurts Jack's health and has a negative impact on his relationships and work life.<p>Today, there are more ways to overwork yourself than ever. And while refusing vacation time, eating lunch at your desk or never shutting off your work email might …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

Does High IQ Increase the Risk of Depression and Mental Disorders?

Blame it on movies or books, but we have fallen into the habit of stereotyping. Popular culture portrays highly intelligent men and women as moody, …

Recommended Reading: Top 10 Creative Leadership Books Of 2014

Each of the top 10 books of the past year offers fresh ideas, actionable insights, and imaginative solutions to a range of pressing challenges faced by creative leaders. The listed titles, including the notables that follow, celebrate thinking differently and acting differently in order to foster …

5 Spiritual Practices That Will Transform Your Life!

By Steven Bancarz| We have all suffered from anxiety, depression, anger, and stress at some points in our life. Sometimes, these sufferings …

Self-Control of Anxiety and Stress by Karma Yoga

Swami Swayamjyoti Saraswati<p>Today, the 20th century phenomenon known as 'burn-out', which is an important concomitant of stress, has become a common …

Spirituality

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books

5 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

<i>Jonathan Scott Chinn / Flickr</i><p>We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn't ideal, especially coupled with the fact that it can be uncomfortable and flat-out boring.<p>…

Long Haul

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emotional wellness. They are lifelong in that one romantic chapter can cause an impression for the rest of our years. A ruptured friendship may leave us …

Happiness