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2017 Outlook: Mergers of Communications, Tech and Entertainment Companies Mean Good Things Ahead for Consumers

Kent Steffen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Kent Steffen

In 2016 we saw a great deal of shake-up in the media landscape, from proposed mergers like that of AT&T-Time Warner, to cross-over partnerships such a...

The Four Keys To Well-Being

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Our brains are constantly being shaped wittingly or unwittingly -- most of the time unwittingly. Through the intentional shaping of our minds, we can shape our brains in ways that would enable these four fundamental constituents of well-being to be strengthened. In that way, we can take responsibility for our own minds.

Pharrell Williams' Secret to Happiness

Jason Powers | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Our forefathers didn't need today's science to tell them how essential happiness is to the human condition when they guaranteed the right to purse it alongside the rights to life and liberty. So if just listening to music can lift one's mood, "Happy" as a state of being has enormous utility.

Successful Aging, Fortunately, Is Largely Subjective

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Aging, even though it typically involves declines in health and functioning, is not an enemy of well-being.

The 6 Secrets Of Eternal Optimists

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The flowers and birds offer a picturesque scene, yet you’re in a funk. You’re not finding things to look forward ...

3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Your outlook is a product of your own relationship with expectation. What will or won't happen, no one knows. And how we deal with the stress of not knowing, whether to hope for the best or expect the worst, the idea that our expectations always directly affect an outcome is little more than magical thinking.

Microsoft Is Cooperating With The NSA More Than We Thought

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp worked closely with U.S. intelligence services to help them intercept users' communications, including letting the National...

Outlook Takes On Gmail In New "Scroogled" Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Technology

Microsoft wants to keep you from getting "scroogled." Determined to wrestle the title of top email provider from Gmail, Microsoft is directly attac...

All Is Well in My World

Christine Eilvig | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

A positive view on life is all about nurturing the essences we want active. It's okay for life to hurt, and it's very well when things feel like crap, as long as we take responsibility and course correct when things are not the way we would like them to be.

Can Email Overload Be Solved?

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

The more email you send, the more you receive. And when compared with the plethora of real-time communication methods at our disposal—like texting o...

Hotmail Updated For First Time In 8 YEARS

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology

* New online mail service called Outlook * Includes Facebook, Twitter links * Microsoft aims to counter rise of Gmail ...

You Can Catch More Flies With Honey

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

More and more lately in my matchmaking business I've been encountering negative, angry people who cannot understand why they cannot find happiness. I try to work with them to explain that happiness is a choice that they have to make for themselves.

Is It a Friendly Universe?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

We can change negative thinking into positive thinking and maybe free ourselves from the imprisonment of limited perception. It requires two main ingredients: awareness and enthusiasm.

Will California Become America's First Failed State?

The Observer | Paul Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California may be the eighth largest economy in the world, but its state staff are being paid in IOUs, unemployment is at its highest in 70 years, and...

Why Won't Apple or MS Give Us What Google Might?

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Foval

With the announcement late tonight that Google is set to release an operating system, the time has come to ask "Why can't we have it all?"

The Writers Workbench: XTNDConnect PC

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

XTNDConnect PC 7.0 is a very good program, not significantly improved from before, but with many excellent additions. Ease and simplicity high among them.

What is "Young" and is it Better?

Angel Gibson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angel Gibson

Is this "young" better? It's infinitely more enjoyable. There is also a point where I find that young and old merge and there are no differences.

5 Key Things Happy People Do | Gabrielle LeBlanc | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, c...

Politics, Violence Challenge Lebanon's "Outlook" Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese student journalists who, along with focusing on studies, occasionally dodge bullets, rockets and bombs in attempts to cover events, and who are constrained by university or government regulations.