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What We Misunderstand About What Motivates Us

Quora | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

What things should people better understand about motivation? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

Why Quality Should Be the Driving Force in Every Buying Decision

William Morrow | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
William Morrow

When trying to buy a machinery, equipment or complementary service for your company, you will want to consider the best price, a way to minimise cost and maximise profit.

Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Technology
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith News coverage of sexting tends to focus on the negative. When teens and politicians get caught exchanging nude pictures and las...

The Biggest Work Regret I Carry With Me

Samuel Mandell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Samuel Mandell

Of the seven years I spent in my first job, the last one-and-a-half were brutal. I remember coming home every evening frustrated with the work, partic...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Kate Wheeling Everyone reacts differently to stressful events, but new research, published last week in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychologica...

When Why Gets in the Way

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

I love Why - it's my go to question. I'm a professional mediator - so by nature, and by training, my first question is always, "why?" Why do you want that? Why do you think that? Why do you think they think that? Why do you think they did that and want that? And, why on God's green earth would they say that?

Two Ways To Complete Your Lifestyle And Career

Najma Khorrami | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Najma Khorrami

Will you be completely satisfied even with an ideal career in the long term? I argue no. Even if you have the perfect career, there will be days when you feel a void. How can you prepare to fill the void and feel satisfied with your life? Here are two suggestions to make you even happier.

Enjoying Life's Simple Treasures

Najma Khorrami | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Najma Khorrami

Everyday distractions may keep some of us from acknowledging the simple treasures in our lives. Here are a few of life's simple pleasures among many that we cannot take for granted.

3 Ways Gratitude Can Boost Your Satisfaction

Najma Khorrami | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Najma Khorrami

Let's see how gratitude can boost your satisfaction.

Soul Satisfying Ideas You Should Incorporate Into Your Life

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Integrating these tips into your daily life is simple, and does not require much time or effort. They are simple changes with a huge impact on our well-being, and satisfaction level. It seems that if things are simple and stand a good chance of having a positive impact, they are indeed worth trying.

Paleo-Happiness and the Social Lives of Intelligent Urbanites

Jess Carson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jess Carson

After a week of eating like a Tyrannosaurus Rex with red meat, leaves, oddly textured collagen bars, and thick, buttery coffee littering my desk, I was over the whole thing and promptly found some dessert.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.03.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life Through Gratitude

Grace Bluerock | Posted 01.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Here are some ways you can start practicing gratitude today:

Does Wanting to Be Happy Make Me a Failure?

Rebekah Williams | Posted 01.13.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rebekah Williams

I'm instead referring to the happiness that comes from believing in and fulfilling one's purpose in life, of feeling necessary. That happiness comes in the form of helping another person, of feeling that individual talents are put to good use for the benefit of another.

You're Not Getting Older -- You're Getting More Complex

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The truth is that aging brings with it more, not less, control of emotions. Regarding depression, older adults tend to be happier, not sadder, particularly because it's the happier ones who survive until their later years.

4 Things to Add to Your Diet to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Here are four things that may not come to mind right away, but will make a big impact on helping you lose weight for the long term and feeling better while doing it.

How Changing the Way You Work Can Change Your Life

Troy Stoneking | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Troy Stoneking

If you are like most people you spend a large amount of time engaged in your work. But do you enjoy what you do? According to the 2014 Job Satisfaction Survey conducted by the non-profit research firm the Conference Board, less than 50% of American workers are satisfied at their jobs. But why are people dissatisfied?

Do You Have Enough?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

If you find yourself wishing to feel that you have enough of whatever it is you think is lacking in your life, I have bad news for you. There is no such thing as enough.

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...