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Carolyn Gregoire
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Carolyn Gregoire is a features editor at the Huffington Post. She has spoken at TEDx and the Harvard Public Health Forum, and appeared on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, The History Channel and HuffPost Live. She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Books in Fall 2015.
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Cute Kids (And Credit Card Companies) Are Begging You To Take All Your Vacation Days

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Kids say the darndest things -- and sometimes, also the smartest things. After hearing that more than 400 million vacation days go unused in America each year, one little boy's response is simply: "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."

The cute kid -- who is actually...

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How Social Media Helped This Ballet Dancer Return To The Stage (WATCH)

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 11:35 AM

When Kathryn Morgan, a soloist in the New York City Ballet, was diagnosed with a thyroid condition in 2010, she was forced to leave the dance world for several years while she recovered. Now returning to the stage, Morgan says that her fans online played an important role in her...

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Por que o ‘sucesso da noite para o dia' é um mito

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 10:53 AM

O caminho do sucesso é uma maratona, não uma corrida de 100 metros rasos – mas nem sempre parece ser o caso. Nessa era de gratificações instantâneas, fama virtual e startups bilionárias “acidentais”, é fácil achar que o sucesso depende mais de sorte do que de trabalho duro...

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5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep

(7) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 10:55 AM

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. But exactly why we need sleep hasn't always been clear. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood, but what's really happening in the...

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This Surprising Personality Trait May Be Harming Your Health (WATCH)

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Are you a go-getter? Being ambitious will likely benefit your career, but it could be hurting your health, according to a recent study.

Pennsylvania State University experimental psychologists Cory Potts and David Rosenbaum joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressey-Tehrani to discuss how being ambitious might be hazardous...

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Este maestro alimenta a sus alumnos con dinero de su propio bolsillo

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Habiéndose criado en un barrio de bajos ingresos en Albuquerque, Nuevo México, Marvin Callahan conocía de cerca la batalla contra la pobreza desde una edad temprana. Su padre iba a trabajar todos los días y su madre se quedaba en casa para cuidar a los hijos. La familia apenas podía...

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6 Reasons To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

(5) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 8:07 AM

Many of us think of the "comfort zone" as a relic of '80s motivational psychology and a tag line on cheesy corporate "reach for success" posters. But in fact, the comfort zone is a useful psychological concept that can help you embrace risk and make changes in your life that...

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Why Women Need To Stop Second-Guessing Themselves (WATCH)

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 4:48 PM

When we're unsure of what lies ahead, it's easy to become filled with doubt and to question ourselves instead of trusting ourselves and embracing uncertainty. And the one thing most women do to sabotage their own path to success, according to Unbinding The Heart author Agapi Stassinopoulos, is second-guess themselves....

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This Teacher Gives Money From His Own Pocket To Feed His Hungry First-Graders

(77) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 2:25 PM

Growing up in a low income neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marvin Callahan intimately knew the struggle of poverty from a young age. His father went to work every day and his mother stayed home to take care of the children. The family barely scraped by on his meager salary....

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How Art Can Lift The Spirit (WATCH)

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 9:03 AM

“Art and love are the same thing," the writer Chuck Klosterman wrote in Killing Yourself to Live. "It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”

There are virtually as many definitions of art and explanations of its purpose as there are works of art. Though...

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Taking A Walk In Nature Could Be The Best Thing You Do For Your Mood All Day

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:47 PM

When you’re feeling a deluge of negative emotions, you know that it can be helpful to “walk it off.” And according to a new study, there’s evidence to back up the stress-releasing strategy.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, found that taking group nature walks...

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In Praise Of Play

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Robin Williams once said, "The world is open for play." But how often, in the midst of the daily grind, does it really feel that way?

When we measure our lives in to-do lists and devote every moment to being productive, play, of course, falls by the wayside. Living...

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How Awe-Inspiring Experiences Can Make You Happier, Less Stressed And More Creative

(8) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:20 AM

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspires a sense of awe, a powerful but understudied emotion that has important implications for our well-being.

We tend to think of awe as...

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The Real Reason You're Struggling To Live A Life Of Gratitude (WATCH)

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:16 PM

We've all heard the expression, "Happiness is wanting what you have," and can intuitively recognize its wisdom. Why, then, do so many of us struggle to cultivate a sense of gratitude in our everyday lives?

An outlook of gratitude and appreciation can be difficult to find when our default...

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The World's Best (And Worst) Regions For Well-Being

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:26 AM

We tend to quantify a nation's success with measures like GDP, life expectancy and employment rates. Well-being, though it may be the most accurate measure of the quality of life experienced by a country's citizens, rarely enters into the picture.

That's beginning to change. The idea of measuring happiness...

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Why Strangers Are Coming Together To Discuss Tough Subjects Over Dinner

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:13 PM

NEW YORK -- On a late-summer evening in Venice Beach, California, a dozen strangers gathered for dinner. They sat outside on their host's patio, enjoyed a home-cooked meal of fish, brown rice, roasted vegetables and a tomato and mozzarella salad, and got to know one another. But the conversation that...

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Why Are Millions Of People Spending So Much Time Watching Others Play Video Games?

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch to watch competitive online games (also known as eSports) played by professional gamers for prize money, sometimes totaling millions of dollars.

These gamers...

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Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

(98) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 8:14 AM

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, and traditional Chinese...

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Before 'The Wealth Of Nations,' Adam Smith Penned The Ultimate Guide To A Moral Life

(59) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:06 AM

When the name Adam Smith comes up, 99 percent of the time it's in reference to the Scottish philosopher's 1776 magnum opus An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations, a manifesto on free-market capitalism and the division of labor.

Virtually every introductory economics class...

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Why 'Overnight Success' Is A Myth

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:28 PM

The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint -- but it doesn't always seem that way. In our age of instant gratification, Internet fame and "accidental" billion-dollar start-ups, it's easy to think of success as more of a product of luck than hard work and determination....

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