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28 Reasons why South Africa should be on your Bucket List

One of our favourite things about travel to South Africa was the variety. Variety of activities, variety of wildlife, variety of adventures, variety …

South Africa

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Opinion: These ‘Lucky 13’ dividend-rich stocks are better bets than the ‘Dogs of the Dow’

Dividend-seeking investors often go to the dogs in January. Dogs of the Dow, that is.<p>The famous Dogs of the Dow strategy is perhaps the most …

This is the Best Safe Investment You Can Make

I Bonds - Best Safe Investment You Can Make<p>Best Cash Investment To Fund Each Year<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>At a class I attended in 2012, I and other …

4 Financial Milestones to Reach Before You Retire

Looking forward to retirement? Here are a few goals to hit first.<p>Retirement is a period to look forward to for a countless number of working …

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

My battle with depression and the two things it taught me

I’ve spent a decade slipping in and out of depression, but thanks to the right medicine and loving people, I’m back to being me again<p>It’s often said that depression isn’t about feeling sad. It’s part of it, of course, but to compare the life-sapping melancholy of depression to normal sadness is …

Mental Health

Accepting, Feeling, and Releasing Painful Emotions

<b>“Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~Gary Zukav</b><p>Last year I developed some unexplained …

Paramahansa Yogananda, and the legacy of India’s mission to enlighten America

Yoga and meditation are seen by the public as methods to exercise and relax, respectively. However, these are side-benefits of their actual purpose, …

10 Travel Tweeters You Should Follow to Save Money

Travelers in search of good deals and budget-minded advice should turn to Twitter for guidance.<p>There are countless Twitter handles dedicated to …

How Exercise Protects the Brain from Depression

Study suggests a new protective role for fit muscles.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute published a neat study in the journal <i>Cell</i> last week that may shed some light on how and why exercise fights depression (press release here). It's fairly complicated stuff (to me, at least), and it's a …

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years of Dealing With Depression

Depression came crashing into my life like a wrecking ball at the tender age of 14. It brought some ugly sidekicks: eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, issues with alcohol. Loneliness, worthlessness, despair. All were my miserable companions for more than a decade.<p>The good news is, I didn't …

Talk Therapy or Antidepressant? A Brain Scan Predicts Which Works Best for Your Depression

There hasn’t been much in the way of hard science to help doctors or patients decide on the best treatments for depression — until now. For the first …

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

13 ways to meditate without sitting like a monk

OK, you hate sitting, too much like the office. Here’s why. Sitting meditation only works for 20%, maybe monks in Tibetan monasteries and at New Age …