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5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness Right Now

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Keep these tips with you as a simple reminder that it's the simple things in life that can bring you joy.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

The Precious Moments in Life That Have Touched My Soul Most

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I admit that I am easily annoyed, which makes me sound hypocritical when I talk about soul stuff. People can chew their gum too loudly in a meeting and I want to throw them down a well. The person who repeatedly says 'Anyhoo' makes me want to do bodily harm. But, when it comes to the depths of the soul, I believe in us.

Why Is It So Hard For Us To Do Nothing?

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

It is summer time, and the living is easy. You can, at last, indulge in what is surely the most enjoyable of human activities—doing absolutely nothi...

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

'Every Success Starts With the Decision to Try'

Tenille Livingston | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

I have never heard of a professional boxer who steps inside a ring expecting to lose the fight he had trained to win. If you harbor the feeling of def...

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

Sarah Convissar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

When asked where I see myself in ten years, I will say point blankly I don't know; but, what I do know is that I want to be happy. I think a lot of young adults would say this. However, sometimes achieving happiness is harder than you may think.

How To Stop Taking Our Lives For Granted

Psychology Today | Steve Taylor | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

About 20 years ago, I traveled around India for several weeks. It was a time in my life when I was very unhappy, when I spent a lot of time alone, lac...

The Organized Entrepreneur: The 5 Steps I Took to Have My First Five-Figure Day

Jordana Jaffe | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jordana Jaffe

A few months ago, I felt like I came to a crossroads of sorts. I had been business coaching for several years at this point, I celebrated my first 6-figure year in 2013, and worked with many clients, but I felt drained and confused and messy at points too.

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have (And How To Banish Them For Good)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Literature on how to lead a happier life is endless. We spend time poring over words on how to lead joyful existences -- and while there are certain h...

Life: A Wild Ride On a Universal Roller Coaster

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. ~ Goethe ...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

These Meditation Alternatives Are Anything But Boring

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Luckily, it's possible to get many of the benefits of meditation without actually meditating, at least in the conventional sense. There are numerous activities out there that can offer you peace of mind without also boring you to pieces.

Boomer Psychology 101: F*cking Up!

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

Understanding the role of relapse in the management of distressful behaviors is just one more tool in our toolbox for disassembling old patterns that do not work

What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

Mala Rambharose | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience.

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Views From Down Under

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Negativity Negativity, what is that? Why do some of us let this powerful force spiral us downward into a void of darkness and negativity, sucking the...

Sensual at Any Size

Becky Cavender | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Becky Cavender

Confidence is one of the sexiest things in a woman, many men say; but it's deeper than confidence. What men are really picking up on when they see a woman with that gleam in her eyes, that sultry smile on her face, is the self-awareness of sensuality.

5 Phenomenal Life Lessons Passed Down Through 4 Generations

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Having a grandchild while your own mother is still alive adds a new set of shared experiences to the mother/daughter relationship. I knew my mom was excited when I went into labor. She would have sold her soul to get across the country in time to see me in the hospital.

You Missed a Spot! Five Ways to Spot and Stop Negative, Nitpicking Ways

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Who among us hasn't made critical remarks on the way home from a holiday party? At home, we thank our spouse for making dinner but quickly note that the meat was overcooked. And we've all observed the "I couldn't do it, but I insist my kid do it perfectly" parents.