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‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain | Xiaolu Guo

Desperate to find somewhere she could live and work as she wished, Xiaolu Guo moved from Beijing to London in 2002. But from the weather to the language and the people, nothing was as she expected<p>By the time I reached my late 20s, I was desperately looking for a way out of Beijing. From 2001 …

China

4 Lessons About Forgiveness I Learned from My Abusive Father

<b>“It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it sets you free.” ~Tyler Perry</b><p>I …

If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To

Empathy—the ability to read and understand other’s emotions, needs, and thoughts—is one of the core competencies of emotional intelligence and a critical leadership skill. It is what allows us to influence, inspire, and help people achieve their dreams and goals. Empathy enables us to connect with …

Brexit vote is about the supremacy of Parliament and nothing else: Why I am voting to leave the EU

With sadness and tortured by doubts, I will cast my vote as an ordinary citizen for withdrawal from the European Union.<p>Let there be no illusion about the trauma of Brexit. Anybody who claims that Britain can lightly disengage after 43 years enmeshed in EU affairs is a charlatan or a dreamer, or has …

Europe

Joe Simpson: How I found my father in the jungles of Burma

Mountaineer Joe Simpson, of Touching the Void fame, followed his soldier father’s second world war footsteps. His mission – to understand a man who, like many of his peers, rarely expressed his feelings<p>“When you are about to lose a parent,” says Joe Simpson, “people tell you to take the opportunity …

Why Happiness Might Mean Letting Go of the Life We Imagined

<b>“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” ~Mandy Hale</b><p>As a child, …

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2016 Announced

<i>Drinks International</i>—the magazine behind the acclaimed World’s 50 Best Bars awards—just released its inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Bars list. The ranking is the organization’s first—and only—regional list.<p>Singapore’s 28 Hong Kong Street tops the list—closely followed by Speak Low (Shanghai), High Five …

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …

Motivation

The Scientific Reason Why You Suddenly Got All Emo During Yoga Class

Your mind and body are really connected.<p>The lights are dim, the music is peaceful, and your pigeon pose is perfection. Then, out of nowhere, you feel like you're living in an Adele music video.<p>As it turns out, muscle release and emotional release can go hand in hand, and they're super common in …

Homeopathy: Sometimes a dose of nothing can do you a power of good

Should homeopathy be available on the NHS? Absolutely – it's possibly the safest, most ethical and most effective placebo there is. Where money is truly wasted is in trying to find evidence that homeopathy works.<p>If you think that what passes for homeopathy today can be properly assessed by modern …

21-Day Bikini-Body Challenge

Get set for summer with health and fitness tips that help tone, cleanse, and whip you into a beach-ready state of mind

A Harvard psychologist says these simple body-language tweaks can instantly boost your confidence

In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy further explores the benefits of mimicking the body language of powerful people. She argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.<p>She describes power poses as expansive and …

Body Language

Why You Should Consider Getting A Master's Degree In Yoga

Graduates of Loyola Marymount's yoga master's are prepared to do a lot more than just lead a class.<p>Outside of India, one of the only schools in the world where students can get a graduate degree in yoga is a Catholic liberal arts college in Southern California.<p>In some ways, the location is fitting. …

Yoga

China To Implement "Chinese Card" For Malaysians Born Chinese

Share Email Comments<p><b>“No matter where the Chinese people are, China will always be their “maternal home””. – President Xi Jinping</b><p>China to implement …

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

An epic collection of inspirational quotes for any occasion.<p>Need a quick dose of inspiration? Need a quick surge in motivation? You'll definitely find it here ...<p>"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high …

5 Ways to Overcome Failure and Achieve Your Goals

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb<p>Failure hurts. To put it mildly, it's a painful experience, one that many of us work tirelessly to avoid. Often, its effects can be long-lasting, leaving a mark in our minds, and creating a mental hurdle that can be difficult to overcome in …

Motivation

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

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The 10 Life-Changing Gifts of the Entrepreneurial Struggle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Struggle is natural to any journey. It forces us to <i>feel</i> our life and liveliness. To go through life without obstacles would literally cripple us. Without struggle we do not have the opportunity for personal evolvement. Solving problems …

Self-improvement

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

Self-improvement

8 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People

Science has proved that willpower is highest in the morning and depletes as the day passes.<p><i>What are some examples of the morning routines and habits of successful people? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>Answer by Alok Sharma, intern at IIRS-ISRO, on Quora<p>The day begins …

Success

Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice

Satan, in Milton's <i>Paradise Lost,</i> declares that the mind "can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." Meditation confronts the hell of worry, anxiety, anger, boredom, jealousy, depression and the general unsettledness that is such a large part of being human. Tortured by our own minds like no …

Meditation

What to do with failure

How you fail and what you do next is more important than the failure itself.<p>Entrepreneurs, businesses, projects and even relationships are measured by how successful they are, meaning what goals they've accomplished and how much time has passed without failures. However, any entrepreneur or …

You (Yes, You) Can Do A Handstand In Yoga Class

Going upside down isn't as hard as it looks.<p>If you think the closest you'll ever get to a handstand is watching the pros in yoga class, it's time for an attitude adjustment. No matter where you are in your practice, you'll be able to go upside down with some time and determination. As Udaya yoga …

A Guide to Meditation for the Rest of Us

Believe it or not, you can improve your concentration and slow down your day-to-day life with meditation without ever uttering the word "chakra." …

Video: Mindfulness Explained in Under 90 Seconds

<i>A version of this article first appeared on PracticeMindfulnessWithMe.com. Please scroll down to play the video. To download the video for non-commercial use, please click here and go to the link at the bottom of the page. It's free!</i><p><i>If you are a trainer, teacher, or parent, please feel free to</i> …

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 …

Position Yourself For Success Heading Into A New Job

As you start to position yourself for success heading into a new job, remember that leadership is personal. Your message is the key that unlocks personal connections. The greater the congruence between your own preferences across behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values, environment and the new …