Melanie

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Your Happiness Comes First

Pretty much everything you've ever been told about what will make you happy and secure is wrong.<p>You shouldn't be surprised to hear that. In your heart, you know that you've been listening to the two least trustworthy sources in the world. The first is the people who want to sell you the idea that …

Happiness

Brain Chemistry Altered by Early Life Experience (Part 1)

There was a fascinating article that recently showed up on NBC News.com on June 2. It dealt with the overarching concept of resiliency possibly being …

10 Life Lessons People Should Learn Before They Turn 30

There are so many lessons I wish I had learned while I was young enough to appreciate and apply them. The thing with wisdom, and often with life …

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

10 Good Reminders for Stressful Times

• <b>Happiness is never constant, and it’s not supposed to be.</b> – You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. To believe …

8 Things Society Says You Need To Do (But You Really Don't)

Everyone is influenced by society. We can’t help it. We like to believe that we are free and autonomous individuals, but the truth is parents, …

How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

<b>How to be interesting (in 10 stupid-simple steps):</b><p><b>1.Go exploring.</b> <br>Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p><b>2. Share what you discover.</b> <br>And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously …

15 Assumptions You Should Make Today

1. Assume that you are loved.<p>2. Assume that those who love you find some kind of value in you and the things you do.<p>3. Assume, however, that you don't need to be valuable in order to be worthy of love.<p>4. Assume that there is no one out there keeping a tally of all of your failings, ready to throw …

Self-help

Kitten Vs. Lizard Battle Gets Catty (VIDEO)

What happens when you introduce a kitten to two lizards?<p>Everything you could possibly hope for.<p>This week, YouTube user scootbgirl90 uploaded a video of one kitten desperately trying to avoid being labeled "scaredy" as she takes on some scaly nemeses.<p>We'll let you watch for yourself to see the …

How I Make Sure My Photos Are Backed Up and Safe From Harm

I had a hard drive fail on me once. It was a total nightmare. I lost two years of digital photos and all of my music that i’d digitized. <i>Never …