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America's Real Deficit Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I'll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. This is our real deficit crisis, and one that, unlike the more commonly discussed deficit, is actually getting worse. In fact, researchers have given this crisis a name: "time famine." And feeling like you're experiencing a time famine has very real consequences, including increased stress and diminished satisfaction with your life. On the flip side, one can enjoy "time affluence," the feeling of having enough time, or even a surplus of time. So how about redefining success to include a third metric, beyond money and power -- time affluence, which will lead, without doubt, to greater well-being and deeper wisdom.

Unplug And Recharge: The Secrets Of A Simple Life

Margalit Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

The benefits of creating a simpler life can help reduce the stress you experience each day and support you in living a happier and healthier life. Here are a few suggestions on how to begin experiencing greater ease and simplicity in your life.

Dreading Holiday Stress? This Season, Take Things Slowly

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

We would like to share the number-one item on our holiday to-do list this year: to make a special effort to create room in our homes and hearts for a more peaceful season, and place our focus on the little moments.

Life In The Slow Lane: The Go Slow Movement Hits Britain

The Guardian | Jess Cartner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

So there I was, running down the steps into the tube station with coins in one hand, Oyster card in the other, when the last voicemail came through. I...