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9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Health

Empathy makes us immoral, says a Yale psychologist

Empathy, in general, has an excellent reputation. But it leads us to make terrible decisions, according to Paul Bloom, psychology professor at Yale and author of <i>Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.</i> In fact, he argues, we would be far more moral if we had no empathy at all.<p>Though it …

Empathy

Why People Who Succeed At School Don't Always Succeed In Life

When we were small, we were taught that if we wanted to be successful, we had to study hard and get good results at school. Getting straight “A”s had …

Motivation

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Spirituality

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

10 Qualities of Authentic People

There is no better teacher than life and no better leadership lessons than what you've learned from experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness and status we have lost our authenticity. We have lost morals and what …

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Loneliness as a Gateway to Inner-Growth

Being lonely is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it could be the one experience in your life that would set you free from the cycle of being influenced by other people based on your appearance. I spent several years in spiritual solitude, which taught me that no matter how much other people like …

Facebook

During my competitive cross-country running days it wasn’t uncommon for me to run five miles at five o’clock in the morning and another nine miles at …

San Diego

The Outlook for Oil

NEWS TERMINAL<p>BANKING ANALYTICS<p>DAILY NEWS<p>OIL & GAS<p>ENERGY PROJECTS REVIEW<p>WEEKLY BUSINESS MONITORING<p>MONTHLY BUSINESS MONITORING<p>BUILDING & LOGISTICS …

The science of suffering: Why chronic pain is so difficult to treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what?<p>Robert Caudle<p>June 5, 2016 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort …

Pain

The US is a currency manipulator just like everyone else

The hypocrisy of US Treasury Secretary Lew's injunction is laughable. He might as well have told Japan, "We're America, we're powerful, and we're allowed to make rules that we're allowed to break," because that was certainly the implication of his words.<p>Historically, the US has been the world's …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

4 Ways You Can Turn a Crush Into a Relationship

Research-based steps for getting closer and making your feelings mutual.<p>Summer crush season is upon us, and these four strategies can help make your …

6 Silly Mistakes You Make in Pursuit of Happiness

Be happy.<p>Do you get confused by that.<p>I mean, happiness. You're told to be happy no matter what.<p>Everywhere you find advice on happiness. Books promising to deliver true happiness. Blog posts telling you do this and you'll be happy. Friends and family telling you to add happiness on your …

5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity and Success

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity, and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these topics and continuously experiment with new tactics to see what works in my own life. Based on my research, reading, learning from the experts, and …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Neuroscience Says These Rituals Can Help Your Brain Stay in Peak Condition

Research shows that staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

Neuroscience

The Emotional Kill Switch for Men in Relationships

Thinking a lot about why romantic relationships fail lately, especially after writing a lengthy post about how unconditional love destroys …

Self-help

15 Things You Need To Let Go To Find Happiness In Life

<b>1. Holding grudges against people</b><p>Life is too short for you to be constantly holding grudges against other people. Whatever they did to you, let it go …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …

This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …

17 Clever Psychological Tricks You Can Use In Your Daily Life

Actions speak louder than words, yet we don’t understand them completely. Now while it isn’t possible to decode someone’s mind exactly, attempts can …

Your Life Sucks Because You’re Not Happy

It’s not the other way around.<p>It’s easy to think that it is though.<p>That if only you had a bit more good in your life, then you would be happy.<p>It …

How sleep and mental health are linked in the brain

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness …

Mental Health

28 things I now know about life, work, and relationships at 28

AT 15, I wanted to be 16. And when 17 hit, I couldn’t wait to be an 18-year-old licensed driver. While I blew out the candles on my 20th birthday …