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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

8 Recipes I Know My Kids Will Love

Ah, children. They can be our biggest fans and also our biggest challengers when it comes to cooking. Getting a meal on the table that they will eat …

Cooking

How to Meditate

The Routine<p>We know, we know. You’re too wound up to meditate. You don’t have time. It’s not your thing. But before you roll your eyes and get on with …

Quieting Your Inner Critic

Each week this month, The Takeaway is partnering with the PRI podcast "The Science of Happiness" to look at ways to live a more joyful life. The methods come from UC Berkeley, where the Greater Good Science Center is developing research-based exercises that promote happiness, resilience, kindness, …

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32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

You look like you could use a peaceful nature time-lapse video (or 100)

We offer an oasis of serenity for you. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever anxiety surges, or the human race makes you despair.<p>Here's a series …

70+ Free Web Design Resources You Never Knew Existed

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>No matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web design, you cannot come up with the best web …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

These Are the 10 Best Wines Under $15

Wine drinkers are growing ever more adventurous, popularizing New World wines and grape varietals including Malbec and Pinot Noir.<p>But consumers don’t …

Make a Better Pumpkin Spice Latte (and Save Yourself a Trip)

Step 1:<p>Step 2:<p>Step 3:<p>Step 4:<p>Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte<p>Recipe by: Rebecca Firkser<br>Makes: 2 servings<p>2 tablespoons canned pumpkin purée<br>1/2 teaspoon …

Your Gym Doesn't Want You To Read This

You are absolutely allowed to skip going to the gym when there’s a "bomb cyclone" ripping through parts of the country. It’s freezing, you can't feel …

Exercise

Alton Brown's Not Just Another Kale Salad

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Quick preserved lemons (Makes 1 pint)<p>4 medium lemons, scrubbed and dried<br>• 1/4 cup coarse sea salt<br>• 1 lemon, juiced<p>Crispy chickpeas (makes 2 cups)<p>30 ounces canned chickpeas<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1 teaspoon sumac (optional)<br>• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)<p>Not Just …

Chocolate-Coconut Almond Bites

Welcome to the very sweet union of the macaroon and the candy bar. These coconut bites are essentially no-bake cookies (save for roasting the …

11 parenting podcasts worth checking out

<i>An earlier version of this post included a reference to “Making Dad” by Chip Dolce and Zach Anderson. One of the hosts recently left the podcast, and the listing has been removed.</i><p>Do you know how to use that little podcast app on your smartphone yet? It’s time. Podcasts are having a cultural moment, …

A Crucial Time Management Mistake You May Not Know You're Making

<i>By: Stacy Kim</i><p>Image Source: ThinkStock<p>There's a time management mistake that many make. It's a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed--the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do--and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with …

50 Evergreen Motivational Quotes

Not every day goes well in our life. Sometimes a rough day comes in and takes away all of our motivation. We start feeling lazy about our work. That …

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Simple Games for Unadulterated Family Fun!

With the holidays just around the corner and impending family gatherings galore, those same old board games just aren't going to cut it. Instead of dusting off that old Parcheesi board, it's time to try something fresh. We already told you about some great new games, but here are a few more that …

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

How You Can End Employees' At-will Status with a Casual Remark

When it comes to running your business, employee relations is likely at the top of your list. But small business HR can be complicated, especially regarding legal and fair termination. Fortunately, there's something that clears things up and provides a bit of protection for you as an employer: the …

Tone Up, Stretch Out and Release Stress With This 38-Minute, Full-Body Yogalates Video

This is an awesome workout!<p>It's intense and effective... definitely worth your time!<p>Roll out your mat and press play when you're feeling sluggish, stressed or tense. You'll feel like a different person when you're done!<p>You may be wondering: What is yogalates and why is it so effective?<p>Great …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Yoga

Choose One Thing to Simplify Your Life (just one)

There is an endless list of things to do to live more simply, be happier, and improve our lives. There is always more we could be doing. Just …

Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

Page: 1 2<p>Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about …

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