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10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Read on for 10 reasons you're not happy with your life (and what to do about it).<p>Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the …

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30 Must-Do Adventures in California

It's no secret that California is home to some incredible outdoor destinations. From the serrated ridge lines of the High Sierra to the gargantuan …

The most efficient road trip to every lower 48 U.S. state takes 8 days | Adventure Sports Network

How many have you visited? States that is. Myself, I’ve traveled in or through 38 of the lower 48 states (and have also been to Hawaii so make that …

One Perspective Shift that Will Turn Your Deepest Scars into Your Greatest Opportunity

<i>by John O’Leary</i><i>“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”<br>― Frances Hodgson Burnett</i>As a family, we never discussed the …

Inspiring 50 Happiness Quotes From Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra born on October 22, 1947, is an Indian author, alternative medicine advocate and a public speaker.<p>He is a prominent figure in the field …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we …

Albert Einstein

20+ Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by <b>Bored Panda</b>, one thing doesn't change …

Is There a UFO Cover-up? A Government Insider Speaks Out

About six months ago, our board at UFODATA was privileged to welcome Christopher Mellon as the newest member of our team. Chris spent nearly 20 years in the federal government serving in various national security positions. For the first time, he has agreed to speak publicly about his experiences …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

World Records

Fire of Hatred - Photographs and text by Asghar Khamseh | LensCulture

Acid throwing is a specific and horrible act of violence which, according to official statistics, is on the rise in Iran.<p>This kind of violence is mostly against women and children. These attacks are often done with the intent to disfigure, maim, torture and destroy the social life and future of …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Albert Einstein

Challenge Yourself to Learn More Than Is Being Taught

<b>By Elizabeth Santiago UCF Forum columnist</b><p>When I was a freshman, a psychology course completely changed my perspective on life.<p>I remember on the first day of class my professor provided a reality check to us that we so desperately needed. He wanted to erase the stigma that students often feel that …

My Last Day as a Surgeon

<i>In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years—he died in March of 2015—he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote</i> …

20 Dumbest Things Republican Candidates Said in 2015

This was the year Donald Trump held the Republican Party hostage. In poll after poll, GOP voters said they loved him in large part because he speaks …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Throwing yourself into the unknown can be very rewarding. It means that you fully surrender to all expectations that you and others have ever had of yourself. It means that you allow yourself to start anew and feel completely free.<p>Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of …

Positive Thinking

How America’s rejection of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany haunts our refugee policy today

Desperate people, fleeing a terrifying, bloodthirsty regime, try to find refuge in the US. But the American government and the public don't want to accept them. They worry that accepting refugees would put citizens at risk, and they don't see the refugee crisis as their problem to fix. So they are …

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.<p>Subjective well-being is perhaps the most important concept in Positive Psychology. Simply put, subjective well-being is defined as your evaluations of a) your own …

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The Future Of Space Exploration

The human race is constantly trying to push that final frontier further an further away. To do this we're coming up with some awesome machinery.

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness

30 Photographs Capturing the End of World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, Germany conceded World War II and the world celebrated.<p>On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, ending World War II in the West. The next day, parades marched, kisses flew, beer flowed, and the globe erupted in celebration. Though the Pacific theater continued to …

NASA astronomer immortalizes Malala by naming asteroid after her

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malala Yousafzai's stellar career has included a Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, she made it into outer space.<p>A NASA astrophysicist has named an asteroid after the teenage education activist from Pakistan, who was gravely wounded by a Pakistani Taliban gunman for promoting the right of girls' …

Franklin Roosevelt 70 Years On: America Never Really Recovered From FDR's Passing

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding …