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10 Minimalism Tips To Kickstart Your Decluttering

So you’ve heard about minimalism and think having a few less things might be helpful? Maybe you’re not quite ready to dive in fully and that’s okay. …

Minimalism

Racism And Sexual Abuse Identified As Top Risk Factors For Mental Health Problems In Black Community

Top Risk Factors For Mental Health Problems In Black Community<p>Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have identified five …

Around 50 Million Suffer From Common Mental Disorders: Government

<b>New Delhi:</b> Around 50 million people suffer from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety, and more than 7,000 people committed suicide …

Here's another sign that race relations in America have gotten really bad

The poll, which surveyed 1,205 people from across the country, asked respondents about a number of racial concerns. It found that about six in 10 Americans -- 57 percent -- viewed race relations as being "generally bad," a figure slightly down from the last month the poll was conducted in April, …

Race Relations

3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our detrimental habits and replace them with things that make us feel …

Happiness

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Self-esteem

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

Self-help

How One Woman Helped Light Rural India With Solar Lamps

She grew up in an affluent New York town, but soon after college, Ajaita Shah went to her parents’ native India to work with the poor.<p>JAIPUR, India — “I saw a 5-year-old die in five seconds,” says Ajaita Shah, recalling the Indian girl enveloped by a kerosene fire at home. “There was nothing we …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

I Spent 18 Years Of My Life On Autopilot. Here's How I Took It Back

One morning on the commuter bus traveling through Albany’s Empire State Plaza, I suddenly realized, "I live here." At that point, I’d been in Albany …

How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is made up of the thoughts, feelings, and opinions we have about ourselves. That means self-esteem isn't fixed. It can change, depending …

Self-help

Empathy for the Rest of Us

414<p>SHARES<p>Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word—a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience …

Empathy

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans

I say things we can learn from our dogs because the things we could learn from our cats can also make us happier and healthier humans but would be different things than dogs would have us know. A separate article! Having taken a step back to observe my dogs and other dogs too, the following is what …

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Consciousness

How to Ask for Mental Help

I’ve been sick for a lot of years now. Looking back I can see mental illness as it peeked out for a while, then went away. It wasn’t until my …

6 Things Real Minimalists Always Do

‘So, do you even have any furniture in your living room anymore?’ Yes – we have furniture because we truly enjoy not having to sitting on the floor …

Vipassana Meditation 10-Day Course

<i>This is the part-3 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>(Originally published on Jul 13, 2009)</i><p>I …

7 Metrics For Successful Leaders -- How Do You Measure Up?

Do you consider yourself successful? This question came up during a recent business dinner with a group of leaders, and the collective response caught me off guard.<p>While I simply thought, “Yeah, I guess,” others went on explaining the flaws that hampered their success. Although I considered …

Success

Ku Klux Klan still thriving against backdrop of US racial tensions

Documentary shows Klan leader promoting “lethal force” by whites in Ferguson, Missouri scene of days of rioting after unarmed black teenager was shot by police last year<p>The Ku Klux Klan is flourishing and exploiting racial tension in America, according to a new behind the scenes documentary.<p>With …

Ku Klux Klan

Supermodel Nykhor Paul Blasts Racism In Fashion Industry: 'I'm Tired Of Apologizing For My Blackness’

Supermodel Nykhor Paul has a message for the fashion industry.<p>The 25-year-old Sudanese model wrote an open letter to unprepared makeup artists on her …

10 Sweet & Simple Tips for New Yoga Students.

When I was in high school in New York I had a neck injury that caused great discomfort.<p>When suggested to do yoga, I tried it from a Lilias Folan VHS …

Yoga