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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 and The TODAY Show. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, where she studied philosophy and English literature.
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Why You Need To Calm Down If Your Kid Got Rejected From An Ivy League School

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon first confronted the absurdity of a school admissions frenzy earlier than most parents across the country when he was going through the process of his five-year-old son's kindergarten applications.

"The process felt to me very ex cathedra," Solomon, the author of Far From The...

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Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Signing Up For This Online Happiness Course

(8) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 8:29 AM

The Internet is jam-packed with information about how to be happy -- much of it conflicting, and a good deal of it simply inaccurate. With over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related books available for purchase on Amazon, the sheer volume of advice out there...

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The Hidden Joy Of Waiting In Line

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:53 AM

Americans spend an estimated 37 billion hours waiting in line each year, much to our individual and collective distaste. Few things inspire as much universal frustration and ire as long queues and lengthy wait times -- many of us even struggle to wait for a sluggish web browser...

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14 sinais de que o seu perfeccionismo está exagerado demais

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Se você já chorou alguma vez sobre tirar uma nota 8,5 ou ficar em segundo lugar em uma competição, é bem provável que você seja um perfeccionista.

A tendência vigente em nossa cultura é recompensar os perfeccionistas por sua insistência em estabelecer padrões altos e pela busca incessante de alcançar...

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How Your Office Is Harming Your Health

(32) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:10 AM

Many of us spend a large chunk of our waking lives at work, but rarely do we give much thought to how our on-the-clock environment might be affecting how we feel around the clock.

If the recent literature has anything to say about it, working in offices could be...

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David Foster Wallace On The Key To Living A Compassionate Life

(25) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 12:05 PM

David Foster Wallace, widely considered one of the most brilliant writers of his generation, wrote prolifically about an incredibly wide spectrum of human experience. In novels, stories, essays, and magazine articles, he won legions of fans, established deep connections with readers and established a reputation as a towering intellect. But...

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A influência que o dinheiro exerce sobre o nosso pensamento e comportamento

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 10:50 AM

O termo affluenza - uma contração de afluência e influenza, definida como uma “condição dolorosa e contagiosa de sobrecarga, dívida, ansiedade e desperdício, resultante da busca incessante por mais” – costuma ser considerado meramente uma palavra da moda, criada para expressar nosso desdém pelo consumismo. Apesar de usado em tom...

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Culpa: saiba mais sobre este sentimento que está te colocando para baixo

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 10:50 AM

Sigmund Freud, o pai da psicologia moderna, era obcecado pelo sentimento de culpa. Na visão psicológica dele, essa emoção dolorosa (uma tensão entre o superego, ou consciência, e o ego) exercia um papel crítico no surgimento da depressão e era um obstáculo poderoso à busca da felicidade.

"O preço que...

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The Great Instagram Outage Of 2014, Explained

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 2:30 PM

The Instapocalypse arrived this weekend when Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing platform, shut down, much to the confusion and distress of its millions of devoted users. Around 1:30pm on Saturday, the app and website crashed worldwide (cruelly, during peak brunch time) due to a "feed delivery issue" that also caused some...

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It's Time To Revisit The Cornerstone Of Steve Jobs's Legacy (Hint: It's Not Your iPhone)

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 12:14 PM

Nine years and 19 million YouTube views later, Steve Jobs's commencement address to Stanford University's graduating class of 2005 has achieved iconic status.

Jobs, the Apple visionary who died in 2011 at age 56, delivered a speech that resonated far beyond the Stanford audience, with a masterful mix...

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9 hábitos das pessoas mentalmente fortes que podem te ajudar a enfrentar qualquer dificuldade

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Em 1914, o laboratório de Thomas Edison foi destruído num incêndio, e anos de trabalho foram perdidos. Isso poderia facilmente ser descrito como a pior coisa a ter acontecido a Edison, mas em vez disso o inventor decidiu encarar o incidente como uma oportunidade de reexaminar e reconstruir muito de...

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These Countries Are So Much Better Than America When It Comes To Work-Life Balance

(16) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM

It's official, France wins. The European country has inspired the envy of the rest of the working world by enacting a new labour deal that encourages an estimated 250,000 employees in the tech and consulting sectors to disconnect from work emails and calls after-hours.

While America is...

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7 lições de vida que as palavras não conseguem descrever (pelo menos não em todas as línguas)

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:22 PM

O filósofo Ludwig Wittgenstein disse certa vez¨ “Os limites de minha língua são os limites de meu mundo”.

A ciência confirma: a língua molda nossa realidade, sim. Podemos não ter consciência de que como ela afeta nossos processos mentais, mas ela exerce um papel enorme e ainda...

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Here's Scientific Proof That Life Gets Better As You Get Older

(49) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 8:43 AM

In the game of life, is it all downhill as young adulthood turns into maturity? Our culture of youth obsession and celebration of the college years and 20s as the golden years of one's life has led many of us to believe that our happiness declines as we age. Some...

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Hafez Nazeri Is Bringing Rumi's Words To Life (And Fighting For World Peace)

(19) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:10 PM

For nearly 800 years, the mystical Sufi poet Rumi's profound and empowering wisdom has inspired countless seekers, both within the Sufi tradition and beyond, with his timeless message of peace, personal transformation and inner wisdom. Following Rumi's timeless words and his own love of the mystical poet, the Iranian composer,...

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10 coisas que as pessoas intuitivas fazem de maneira diferente

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:04 AM

A intuição é difícil de definir, mas exerce um papel enorme em nosso cotidiano. Steve Jobs, por exemplo, disse que ela é “mais poderosa que o intelecto”. Mas não importa como a articulamos, todos nós sabemos intuitivamente o que ela é.

Praticamente todo o mundo já teve um sentimento visceral...

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This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The Western World

(11) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, an idyllic small town on the Hudson River.

Though Sunim strived to be a model student for his parents and get accepted to a good college, he...

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Diese 10 Dinge machen intuitive Menschen anders

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Intuition ist schwer zu definieren, obwohl sie in unserem täglichen Leben eine riesige Rolle spielt. Steve Jobs sagte einmal, sie sei „mächtiger als der Verstand“. Aber egal, ob wir sie in Worte fassen können, wissen wir alle – nun gut – intuitiv, was das ist.

So gut wie jeder hatte...

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10 choses que les personnes intuitives font différemment des autres

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 1:52 PM

L'intuition est difficile à définir, en dépit du rôle primordial qu'elle joue dans la vie de tous les jours. Steve Jobs, pour ne citer que lui, disait que l'intuition est "plus puissante que l'intellect." Mais quelque soit la façon dont on la définit, nous savons tous, intuitivement, ce...

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10 choses que les personnes intuitives font différemment des autres

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM

PSYCHO - L'intuition est difficile à définir, en dépit du rôle primordial qu'elle joue dans la vie de tous les jours. Steve Jobs, pour ne citer que lui, disait que l'intuition est "plus puissante que l'intellect." Mais quelque soit la façon dont on la définit, nous savons tous,...

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