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The Biggest Reason We Don’t Stay on a Regular Exercise Habit

There are so many benefits to exercise, from cancer prevention to brain health, from heart health to better weight management, from stronger bones to …

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And yet most of us spend our days in what Kierkegaard believed to be our greatest source of unhappiness — a refusal to recognize that “busy is a …

Maria Popova: 7 Things I Learned

‘Humans of New York’ Founder Brandon Stanton on Serial Obsessions, How to Build a Sensibility, the Dignity-Conferring Power of Listening, and the Value of Time

“The most valuable resource you have is what you do with your time.”<p>In the summer of 2010, <b>Brandon Stanton</b> found himself a laid off bond trader with little more than a camera, a nascent love of photography, and a desperate need to reorient his life. In just a few years, he became one of the most …

James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing

“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.”<p>In 1989, <i>Paris Review</i> founding editor and trailblazing interviewer George Plimpton edited a wonderful collection titled <b>The Writer’s Chapbook: A</b> …

How a Hawk Clarifies Love and Loss, Beauty and Terror, Control and Surrender

“The world is full of signs and wonders that come, and go, and if you are lucky you might be alive to see them.”<p>Every once in a while — perhaps thrice a lifetime, if one is lucky — a book comes along so immensely and intricately insightful, so overwhelming in beauty, that it renders one incapable …

Increase Your Productivity With These 9 Morning Habits

The things you do in the morning, truly set the tone for the rest of your day. If your mornings are disjointed, rushed, and fraught with crises, …

Time Management

How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Young Susan Sontag

The second volume of Susan Sontag’s diaries, <i>As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980</i>, gave us the celebrated author and thinker’s insights on love, writing, censorship, and aphorisms. However, it was in the first installment, <b>Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963</b> …

Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

<i>“You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers. W.H. Auden once described his journal as <i>“a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.”</i><p>Journaling, I believe, is a …

How to Eat Healthy

Changing how you eat is a major step on the road to getting fit. There’s more to a balanced diet than simply eating your fruits and vegetables, so …

Nutrition

Get Rid Of Your Bad Habits In 7 Easy Steps

Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. – Carlos Santana<p>There are two …

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How To Build Your Child an Emotional Bulletproof Vest

Today’s children are riddled with shots that chip away at their self-esteem and self-worth. From bullying—whether overt or passive (i.e. being left …

The Essence of Fatherhood: 6 Simple Lessons

I’ve been a father for more than 21 years, and have 6 kids altogether, and have loved every messy minute of it.<p>And now I have a young brother who’s …

Parenting

Parental Zen: How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent

What parent hasn’t lost their temper when a kid misbehaves? A parent who hasn’t lost his or her cool is a mythical creature, probably riding on a …

Parenting

How I Tackle a Big Writing Project

Writing something big is one of the things people tend to procrastinate on the most.<p>It doesn’t matter what the writing project might be: writing a …

Anna Deavere Smith on Discipline and Learning to Stop Letting Others Define You

<i>“Discipline,”</i> the late and great Massimo Vignelli wrote, <i>“is the attitude that helps us discern right from wrong… Discipline is what makes us responsible toward ourselves [and] toward the society in which we live.”</i> It’s a dimensional definition that touches, ever so gently, on the second meaning of …

David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire

In the 1880s, long before he claimed his status as one of the greatest authors of all time, teenage Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871–November 18, 1922) filled out an English-language questionnaire given to him by his friend Antoinette, the daughter of France’s then-president, as part of her “confession …

Sleep in the Trees Inside a Portable Suspended Treehouse by Tentsile | Colossal

<p>Created by UK inventor Alex Shirley-Smith, Tentsile is an ingenious portable suspended treehouse that installs much like a hammock while offering …

How to Make a Simple Trap in Minecraft

How do I escape from the trap?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>For trap one: be careful and break any pressure-plates visible. For trap two: break the block above …

How to Cook Broccoli

Broccoli is not only high in vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber, but it's also easy to cook and a nutritious addition to any meal. Whether you're …

How to Make a Marriage Work

I’ve been happily married 11 years, and I’m still as in love with my beautiful wife Eva now as when I first fell for her 13 years ago.<p>That’s not to …

Relationships

Sticking to a Habit: The Definitive Guide

The hardest thing for most people, when it comes to building habits, is sticking to it long enough for it to become ingrained.<p>Duh, Leo.<p>It’s why most …

Self-help

10 Universal Truths That Will Set You Free

From a very young age everyone conspires to hide the truth about life and themselves from us. Adults pretend that they are perfect, and never make …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

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