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10 Reasons Why Happiness Is Eluding You

It seems like happiness is just beyond your grasp, no matter how hard you try to feel good. It may feel like a lot of people have this "happiness" …

10 Uncommon Ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder

<i>This post originally appeared on Quora: What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder?</i><p>When I was 21, I used to work incredibly long …

The best thing you can do for your productivity over a long weekend is also the most fun

For others, the long weekend presents a chance to take a break from the rigors of work, relax and rejuvenate.<p>A recent study suggests that spending that break in a specific way may result in a few positive side effects that will boost your performance when you resume your daily routine; namely, …

10 Quick Mantras that Will Motivate You When You Need it Most

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life – it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The most common …

Pick SMART And Reach Goals To Motivate Yourself To Success

Want to feel motivated and driven? Want to set goals that fuel passions and move you to action? Find out how to set goals the SMART way, to Reach …

How to Organize a Pantry That'll Inspire Great Meals

No matter how amazing your kitchen looks, it won't mean a thing if you open your pantry to a jumble of cans and boxes that leave you feeling like there's nothing to eat. Been there? If so, you'd be amazed by what a difference a little organization can bring to the table.<p>Here's how to organize a …

9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Creativity

Picasso was approached in a train by a man: ”Hello, excuse me, sir, are you Picasso?“ and the conversation started from there.<p>At one point the man tells Picasso: “I don’t like your paintings.”<p>Picasso: ”How so?”<p>The man: ”You are not presenting the reality; your art is not real”<p>Picasso very …

How Nightlife Helped Me Deal With My Anxiety Disorder

Nightlife gave me a feeling of deliverance and a sanctuary from an anxiety I did not yet understand.<p>It's a curious thing, to move and be unaware of your movements. Through my late teens and early twenties, I moved a lot in nightclubs, my chemically altered body walloped by sound and other bodies. …

Mental Health

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

11 Happy Skills Everyone Should Learn Before They Turn 50

The acquisition of things rarely raises our happiness quotient, but the quest for them certainly lowers it.<p>1. How to count to 10.<p>Anger isn't your friend. In fact, learning to control it could add years to your life. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in 2014 found …

Use the 'Goldilocks rule' to stay motivated instead of getting discouraged

Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees.<p>He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

2 Ways to Stop Worrying and Overcome Anxiety

I want explore two big beliefs linked to anxiety. The two aren’t necessarily conscious; they’re more of an invisible undercurrent. But like a …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …

IN CASE YOU MISSED: Eve Set To Host VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" + There’s Talk VH1 Is Making A Jodeci Biopic + MC Lyte Reveals A “Love Jones” Musical Is Coming

In case you missed, <b>Eve</b> will be hosting VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens,” there are rumors a <b>Jodeci</b> biopic is in the works, and <b>MC Lyte</b> …