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Meaningful Life

People Who Feel Excluded Are Susceptible to Conspiracy Theories

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Tom Jacobs Donald Trump's core supporters seem willing to swallow increasingly absurd conspiracy theories -- including the candidate's insist...


Julie Greenbaum | Posted 12.05.2016 | Women
Julie Greenbaum

For 6 years I have struggled trying to turn the incredibly painful experience of losing my mother to Ovarian Cancer into something positive and worthw...

Work Worth Dying For?

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

9/11 prompted a reexamination of our lives. When working people were asked to choose how much they felt a description of work as a job, career, or a calling described their own relationship to their work, two interesting trends emerged.

Secular Political Engagement And Meaning And Purpose In Life

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

How I'm Trying To Find The Meaning Of Life As I Age

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

You know what really sucks (so far, anyway) about getting old? LOOKING FOR THE DAMN MEANING! I'm at the last third of my life. The first third went by very very slowly. The second third, however, flew by.

Mathematics is an Art

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Karalyne Martinez

In my discrete mathematics class at UT Austin, my professor taught us all choices have consequences. When doing math, we have to care. In a class on rings, we discussed 1+1. The biggest lesson turned out not to be what 1+1 is, but what we define 1+1 to be. For instance, if we restricted the range to 0 and 1, would the answer be 0? Or would the answer be 1?

This Will Remind You To Focus On The Important Things

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.

Yes, Life Without Religion Can Be Meaningful

Ryan Stringer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Ryan Stringer

Meaning in life without religion can be found in the many familiar, meaning-conferring elements that aren't religious in nature. Our lives will end permanently some day. All that matters is what our lives are like while they last.

Intelligence vs. Intellect

Michael Neill | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The only advice I can offer, from one recovering intellect to perhaps another, is that the moment you turn away from your thoughts and allow them to settle, the intelligence that exists beyond the intellect will be waiting for you, right there where you left it...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. More than a decade after Greater G...

5 Simple Ingredients For A More Meaningful Life

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

If you currently find yourself in a similar place or you are feeling a bit lost, here are just five things you need to create a more meaningful life that feeds your mind, body, and soul.

7 Tips for a More Meaningful Holiday

Joshua Smith | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Joshua Smith

Let's be conscious of the attitude and the energy that we bring as we embark on another holiday season. As we start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, we can merely shift our thoughts back to the true intent of the holidays.

How Practicing One Small Habit Can Change Your Life

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

The next time you feel disappointment, use it as an opportunity to change your voice to that of an intentional victor. Get honest and fearless. Did things go south because the decision didn't originate from your gut?

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach the...

How To Have A Meaningful Life, According To Science

Happify | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living

What kind of life are you really having if it's not full of purpose? A meaningful life is crucial to your health and happiness. Research shows that wh...

Why Not Thrive?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Kerrie L Cooper

If learning from someone who has walked there before us is the heart of kindred, then giving back is its soul. And thriving should be a goal of each and everyone one of us.

How To Live A More Meaningful Life

Peter Field | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Above all else, experiencing a meaningful life means living in the moment, while connecting the past, the present, and the future. Doing so gives us a clearer idea of where we need to go in light of where we have been.

How Mindfulness Lets Us Listen to Our Hearts

Steve Kane | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Kane

If you were to have told me six months ago that I would start an Instagram account spreading love, originality and positive energy, I would have thoug...

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

HuffPost Newsroom | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and develope...

How to Fill Your Life With Joy: Make It Meaningful!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 06.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

How we do what we do can make the difference between a full and enriching life and an empty and boring one. Deliberately seek meaning in your every action and watch the joy in your life and marriage grow.

The Secret To A Meaningful Life In Just 7 'Magic' Words

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, it's the most fantastical, fictional characters that do the best job of teaching us about reality. New York Times bestselling author T.A...

4 Ways To Be Your Best Self

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Al's gone. You can fight an indomitable foe like pancreatic cancer only so long. A 10-month battle filled with needles, IV bags, nausea and vomiting, but also with meaningful time with friends and family, a determination to stay alive, and laughter ... lots of laughter.

The Art of Being Alive Series: On Meaningful Living

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The art of being alive is an inspirational and humanities project that explores what it means to live a meaningful life and to live fully alive. It se...