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Our Best Education Articles of 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith It was a great year for the Greater Good Science Center's Education program. Hundreds of teachers attended our annual Summer Ins...

Are You Addicted To Complaining? You Might Be Surprised

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

We choose how we perceive our circumstances and if we practice viewing the bigger picture, there's a good chance we'll see something we like. When we do, that pesky whinger remains on a leash.

WATCH: Complaining About How Expensive Things Are

Brad Yates | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Complaining about how expensive things are seems one of the most normal things in the world, and it seems like everyone does it. But it's a proclamati...

Facebook Bravery And False Participation In The World

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The baby boomer generation has witnessed technological advancements and changes as never seen in humanity's history. We have been given many wonderful...

How to Deal with the Complainers in Your Life

Jody B. Miller | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Jody B. Miller

I have tried by offering potential solutions, strategies and ways to make them feel better, because when we feel good, good comes our way.

Hey Moms, Let's All Agree to Stop Doing This

Joanna Serth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Joanna Serth

Part of our job as mothers should be to support and bolster other mothers. We have the most difficult and unrelenting of workplaces. Let's all take a pledge to ease off in the comments section, okay?

All the Reasons Complaining Is Bad for You

Thrillist | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Too much complaining can also cost you your job -- one of the most stressful life events, and one that will leave you surrounded by even fewer people. "If you are unburdening yourself a lot to your co-workers, it can be off-putting," says Dr. Saltz. "It can make you seem less capable than you are."

Conscious Complaining: 5 Ways to Transform Complaints Into Action

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Here is how you can complain strategically:

WATCH: Needing to Find Fault With Others

Brad Yates | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I know... I know... we all love to do this. But if we really look at it, it comes at too high a price. You deserve better. If you are new to tap...

Complaining Less Will Transform Your Life

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.07.2017 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

If you're displeased with life, make it your mission to change your situation! If you find yourself criticizing and complaining about everything and want more follow these steps to transform your life. Taking these steps will help you transform from negative thinking to positive thinking.

Do This When Your Prayer Doesn't Seem to Be Getting Above the Ceiling

Amy Crumpton | Posted 11.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Dominik QN on What do we do when we are asking Jesus to fix something and it doesn't seem to be happening? The illness that ...

3 Things That Will Always Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: You just have to persevere. No matter what happens, it's the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you've got this.

WATCH: 'Things Should Be Different!'

Brad Yates | Posted 10.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It is perfectly human to wish that certain things in our lives -- and in the world around us -- were different. And, we often spend a lot of time and...

What This Nice Guy Wishes He'd Said On All His Past Dates

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.30.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I've written before that I used to go on a lot of dates, and I've written more recently that I think I'm a pretty nice guy. Those two things -- one fact, one personal opinion -- converged over the years in my not saying some things on dates that I probably should have said. Here are a few of those:

Quit Complaining

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

There are things in life which are extremely easy. Criticizing an outfit or work of art, complaining about the service of an airline, whining about th...

20 Things In Your Life That Are Worse Than Being Single

Unwritten | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Amanda Beadlescomb. It's probably the easiest thing in the world to do when you get together with your single fr...

The Complaint Department Is Closed!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain." --...

I Am Done With Whiners

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

As I headed back to work this week after vacation full of enthusiasm and visions and new goals, I was immediately met by a number of people who were d...

13 Things In Life That Are Just Not A Competition

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women

Some things in life, like triathlons and standardized tests, are competitions. Others just are not. In any group conversation, see how long it ...

Why It's OK to Complain

Sarah Bunton | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

I've always thought that if I complained, asked for help, or took a break that it somehow meant I was giving in and letting my struggles get the best of me. Thankfully, I'm here to tell you that that's just not true. It really is OK to complain sometimes.

When You Should NEVER Complain To Your Airline

Map Happy | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Nobody's idea of a fun time is dealing with a bunch of delayed passengers. If a weather-related delay or cancellation happens, just accept it.

What Would It Be Like if for One Day You Just Didn't Complain?

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

"Can't complain." It almost sounds like "I wish I found something to complain about, but right now, sorry, I'm just not coming up with anything." Ah! The mysteries of human expression...

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular habits,...

When I Was a Kid, We Took Pictures With Cameras

Jeff Kelley | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Jeff Kelley

We all know there's more than one downside to the omnipresent smartphone--the invention of the 'selfie', the calloused thumbs, the inability to bullshit our way through a discussion about, well, anything that can be Googled. But you know what my favorite upside is? The ability to take a picture at any given moment. No, I'm not talking about catching a nominee for the 'People of Wal-Mart' blog; I'm talking about taking pictures of my kids.