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New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Be More Successful

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2 mentions22 hours ago
Join over 120,000 subscribers! Get a free weekly update with exclusive content. No spam, ever. Enter your email here: But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a little more… fun? There is. Shawn Achor is the bestselling ...

Uncovering the 10 Culprits Robbing Your Happiness

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3 mentions3 days ago
I got pick-pocketed in Cusco recently. That's one way to make a grown man cry. The pain of robbery always goes beyond the loss of material possessions. It's that sense of violation. When our joy, peace and happiness is yanked away and replaced with a profound bitterness. My ...

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

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3 mentions5 days ago
One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. My mom probably gave him the “That’s nice, dear,” treatment while I’m sure I was distracted by ...

When You Want to Make a Change but Feel Confused & Scared

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2 mentions4 days ago
Have you ever had an inner knowing that it was time to make some life changes, but you felt too confused to make them? I’ve certainly felt that way a time or two. After I graduated college years ago, I felt completely confused about what I was going ...

TWC News Austin: High School Blitz Interview with Apollos Hester

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2 mentions1 week ago
(TWC News Austin full video: http://bit.ly/1DsV4r2) TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler interviews East View High School Football player Apollos Hester after the triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews we have captured on Sports Night High School Blitz.

Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

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2 mentions6 days ago
This is the fourth in a series of conversations on The Salt where members of NPR's food team chat with intriguing people in the food world. He set out to train homeless people on the streets of Washington, D.C. — many of whom were drug addicts cycling in ...

How Do You Actually Learn To Love Yourself?

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2 mentions6 days ago
My journey from the depths of self-hating, suicidal suffering into self-acceptance has taught me that self-love isn’t just a dinner mint. It’s an essential part of being a healthy, happy person andReadIn one of my recent articles on MindBodyGreen, some of the commenters asked me how to go ...

7 ways to boost your happiness

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3 mentions1 week ago
Watch "In Pursuit of Happiness: Sanjay Gupta, M.D. reports" on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday and 7:30 a.m. ET Sunday. In this special, Gupta explores scientifically proven ways to up your life satisfaction and heads to Denmark to uncover secrets from the happiest nation in the world.

California school district rewrites menu for student lunches

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2 mentions5 days ago
RELATED LINKSPolitical fight simmers over school lunch menu changes 524 schools drop out of the national school lunch program Chefs cook up ideas for healthy school lunches GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight:With the new school year now in full swing, one urban district in California is implementing an ambitious ...

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

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2 mentions1 week ago
Making a simple list isn't the best way to get things done. Next week we'll test more effective approaches to organizing our days. Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and ...

How to Actually Be Productive While Working From Home

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Working from home is awesome ... right up until the cat throws up on your computer.And your neighbor -- who you can only assume is building a time machine -- starts firing up all sorts of power tools and noisy machinery across the street. For many modern marketers ...

Every Day You Have A Choice – 16 Instant Mood Changers

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
We all have days that we start off in a bad, grumpy mood. Every day you have a choice. Are you going to let that mood define your day or are you going to change the way you look at things. When I start out my day in ...

The 3 Easiest Ways to Find Positivity

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
I love people who just glow positivity. That isn’t necessarily me, I’m prone to sarcasm at times. And although I’d love to be much more bright and shiny, it’s not always easy to make personality changes when you’re an adult (is it). Not every change in life needs ...

Train Yourself to Train, Not Exercise

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1 mentions3 weeks ago
360 picks of the season's best new gear—including killer deals, breakout products, and weekend essentials. We’ve selected 90 inspiring quests, dream trips, and gear splurges to turn your bucket list into a reality. As more and more people head into the backcountry, we’re triggering more slides than ever ...

The Healing Power of YOUR Smile :)

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
“DO THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT COME FROM YOUR HEART. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.”–Morrie Schwarts We all know that a thing of beauty ...

24 Signs That Life is Amazingly Awesome (Even When It Doesn't Feel That Way)

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
If you’ve been feeling a little unhappy about life lately, it might be time to remember that everything that’s happening in this moment will one day simply be a part of the past. Try to notice all the signs that life is still amazingly awesome, regardless of seeming ...

How To Be The Most Positive Person In The Room

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
No one wants to be -- or be around -- a Negative Nancy. Positive people encourage others to be happier and more comfortable with themselves because their energy is contagious. And with all the adversity we face in our lives, it's no wonder that kind of outlook is ...

How To Stop Putting Things Off And Make Yourself Get To Work

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work. But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying ...

80 Reasons to Exercise

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3 mentions1 month ago
Happy Fit Friday! I made this little graphic to motivate my 28 Day Transformation group this week and decided it was worth sharing here on the blog as well. If ever you need a little motivation to get your workout in, look over this list and get inspired.

The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Everyone is fueled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation? There is enough evidence, by now, to believe ...

Chefs unite in fast-food idea to nourish low-income communities

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2 mentions1 month ago
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design. We welcome your feedback. We've removed you from the beta test of the new design.Please note: if you ...

The Two Minute Morning Ritual to Start Your Day on a Positive Note

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2 mentions1 month ago
YOU DECIDE EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY, WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE, EVERY SECOND How many times have you got up on the wrong side of the bed? You know, with a grumpy mood early in the morning… Of course,

When Obstacles Arise Don't Give Up - Use Your Intuition to Rise Above Them

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2 mentions1 month ago
When we are stumped by problems we need to use a different type of thought process that’s outside the box.We cannot keep looking at the problem over and over and thinking we’re going to get the answer. Say for example, you’re looking for a way out of yourjob.

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

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2 mentions1 month ago
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen? When Ernest Hemingway would stand at his desk, he had a funny habit as he wrote: when he was working on the tough bits he'd write ...

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

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2 mentions1 month ago
I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World." I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with ...

37 Life-Changing Quotes

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2 mentions1 month ago
Sometimes we need a powerful kick in the pants or a few potent words to remind us of the obvious.You may have heard these quotes before, but are you living their truth? That’s the daily challenge, isn’t it?Let these quotes help you rise up.Take just one for now ...

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body

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3 mentions1 month ago
How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. If you think your daughter's body looks amazing, don't say that. Here are some things you can say instead: Don't comment on ...

Reach Your Goals With a MAP: Master Action Plan!

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2 mentions1 month ago
Hey there! If you're new here, please subscribe to my weekly ezine The Life Editor so you won't miss any freebies, videos, or updates. Thanks for visiting! I picked it up at the drugstore for a couple bucks last year, but that little binder has been responsible for ...

Mo'ne Davis Pitches Shutout in Little League World Series

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2 mentions1 month ago
The 13-year-old pitching powerhouse led her Philadelphia Little League team to victory today in its first World Series match against the team from Nashville. She pitched her second complete shutout in a row, the first being the game that qualified her team for the series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Wow: Powerful video may change the way you view healthy eating

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4 mentions2 months ago
“You’ll get a shocking sneak peek into the future to see what life might be like for a child who carries unhealthy habits.” Online Public File • Terms of Service • Privacy Policy• 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, O.K. 73114• Copyright © 2014, KFOR• A Tribune Broadcasting ...

One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

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5 mentions2 months ago
A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their faces in theatrical frowns, the kids chant, "Soda is bad!" Alexander Khananashvili wrote these ...

5 Simple Tips to Stay Positive while IN the Eye of the Storm

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2 mentions2 months ago
“Accept periods of suffering with gratitude, knowing that suffering can teach you very important lessons.”- Barbara Ann Kipfer Recently, I have been counseling and helping so many souls who have been going through a very rough time in their lives. From relationship issues, to health issues, to financial ...

5 Positive Steps For Living A Passionate Productive Life

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2 mentions2 months ago
This could be the best time of your life. The best financial time, the best emotional time, the best spiritual time. But you need to take control of your state of mind if you want this to be true for you, because, in the end our life is ...

Want to Know The Secret To Better Relationships? Listen!

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2 mentions2 months ago
Do you know the secret to a better marriage? Do you know the best way to connect with your children? Do you know what will make your friends know that you are there for them and you really care? What is this magic solution? I’m often guilty of ...

This Exercise-Loving Mom Works Out With Her Kids, Inspires Us To Get Moving

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2 mentions2 months ago
Lauren Rodgers loves to exercise. She also loves spending time with her children, and she's eager to encourage them to lead healthy, balanced lives. So, the mom of two came up with a plan to kill all these birds with one stone: Why not, she thought, exercise with ...

A Self-Care Planner To Get You Through The Week (Infographic)

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2 mentions2 months ago
You know the usual story: you over-commit. You say yes to everyone who asks you for something, and you give, give, give until you fall flat on your cute face. We all have a lot on our plates whether it's balancing kids, work, health pickles, partners or friends.

Former Inmate Becomes Chicago’s Urban Yoga Inspiration

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3 mentions2 months ago
This story of an unlikely yoga hero comes from the heart of Chicago’s West Side. Marcus Feltus is a former inmate. In 2011, after serving 18 years and 9 months of a 38 year sentence for shooting and killing a fellow teenager, Feltus was released to re-enter his ...

60 Things to Be Grateful For In Life

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3 mentions2 months ago
When I was young, I took things for granted. I believe many other kids did so, as well. After all, we were young and we didn’t know what life could be like on the other side. One thing we took for granted was education. In my country, it’s ...

Trying to make a change? Why Knowledge isn’t enough

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7 mentions2 months ago
Instead, I’m sharing a post I wrote for my monthly newsletter.I don’t usually share those articles here, but I received a lot of emails and feedback and thought some of you may benefit from this discussion as well. If only change were easier.Since most of us have a ...

Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I am Enough

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2 mentions2 months ago
A fairly free-flowing session at which attendees took turns at the mic asking questions and sharing information. One woman said she used to have a blog focused on health and fitness, but she had shut it down due to lack of readership. The next two women up to ...

50 Habits For A Happy Life

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2 mentions2 months ago
I've worked with hundreds of clients who blocked their path to an abundant life without realizing it. Does this sound like you? ReadLife can feel frustrating. Maddening. Insanity-inducing, even. At times, happiness and contentment may seem achievable only in your wildest dreams. But the best part about being ...

These Twenty Young People Are Changing the Food System in Huge Ways

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2 mentions2 months ago
Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, youth around the world are creating inspiring projects and products that are changing how we grow, prepare, and eat food. Food Tank is excited to showcase twenty young entrepreneurs who are shaking up ...

How A Morning Of Mindfulness Can Change Your Day

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2 mentions2 months ago
On another day, a few weeks ago, while on auto pilot and thinking too many thoughts, I got to my destination without even paying attention to the drive.Then there was one night last week I couldn’t sleep as I made all sorts of lists in my mind of ...

Choose love, and have it be that simple.

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2 mentions2 months ago
Does it really motivate you to hear “be fearless,” when time after time your dreams and desires are shut down by fear? Or does the call to fearlessness leave you in doubt that you could ever be that bold? Just because we hear something a lot doesn’t make ...

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer : Shots

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1 mentions2 months ago
We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial. To find out if having a sense of purpose has an effect on aging and adult development, Patrick ...

Weight loss success: 100 pounds with a plant-based diet

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2 mentions2 months ago
Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz's biggest life humiliations.He also couldn't shop at popular clothing stores -- the clothing wasn't large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn't have a choice in styles or colors,

25 Inspiring Triathlon Stories

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4 mentions2 months ago
It’s Ironman week over here!We have made it and in less than a week John will be towing the line at Ironman Lake Placid.If you want to track John using the Ironman App (or through their website), he is bib number 2071.I will be keeping “the twitter”, Instagram,

How to Enjoy the Journey and Stop Getting Ahead of Yourself

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2 mentions2 months ago
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ernest HemingwayHave you ever noticed that people are always chasing the next thing or focusing on the next phase of life? I must admit that I struggle ...

9 Things You Need To Know To Begin Again

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2 mentions2 months ago
Tragedy happens. People die. Relationships end. Jobs are lost. Parenting feels like a thankless job. The life you have may not be like you expected it to be.Sometimes, when things get tough and the pain feels unbearable, you only need to take the step in front of you.

6 Big Weight-Loss Mistakes I've Made As A Dietician (And How To Avoid Them)

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2 mentions2 months ago
I serve as the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and have led the largest research project to study the effects of forgiveness on hurt individuals. I have taught forgiveness ReadMy first year working as a dietitian and weight loss coach at a high-end health club, I ...
 

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