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It's the "chill out" season, so take advantage!
It's not just about wealth and fame.
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Having a hobby has been noted time and again as an easy and productive way to improve your quality of life. That's right — everything from your stress levels to your heart health can be improved by fi...
Many people dream of giving it all up to live on a beach or to help make the world a better place. Earl Cahill managed to do both of those things, all by the age of 36. Cahill, a Kingston, Ont. native...
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Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world — and the centenarian revels in her age. "I don't mind....
Do we really want to feel happy all the time? Is every moment a choice to feel happy? I don't think so. In fact I think that would create an inauthentic and boring world. We need all of our emotions. They all have purpose, and they are all there to assist us in moving forward and growing in life.
By the age of 37, I had birthed two children, reported live on national television, and travelled around the world. But I had never ridden a bike.
Traditional psychology has almost always been concerned with mental and emotional disorders and malfunctions and ways to treat them, he explains. By contrast, positive psychology adds an important emphasis on the human potential for building and maintaining highly functional and constructive lives.
After being imprisoned for over a decade, Omar Khadr is now free on bail. In his first public appearance and media scrum, we witnessed not a mean-spirited radicalized militant, but rather, an articulate humbled young man, and in his own words, someone eager to "prove to [Canadians] that I'm more than what they thought of me."
Congratulations to me on having finally arrived at that wonderful place wherein it doesn't matter to me if people don't find me bright, interesting, engaging, articulate or attractive. I am finally -- at 52 -- happy with who I am. I have finally decided that I have things to say that are worth taking note of.
The orgasm: it's amazing if you get there and amazingly frustrating if you don't. If you're one of the many who has trouble reaching orgasms for one reason or another — and nearly all of us have like...
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Is there anyone these days who isn’t chronically stressed? We lead busy lives these days: work, school, kids, volunteering, hobbies, commuting, fun. It’s hard to feel like you can step off the treadmi...
In the practice of mindfulness, we take a different approach to finding happiness. Instead of trying to please our senses, we seek to eliminate the sources of our unhappiness. You can find happiness right here and now when you learn how to keep yourself grounded in the present moment.
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Jeffrey Alford started writing about food in 1988, and though things have drastically changed in his life since then, his passion for cooking and culture remains the same. For 24 years, Alford had a l...
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If you think your friends are more social than yourself, you're not alone, according to a new study that suggests we view our social world through a distorted lens. This is the result of a "friendship...
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We're all used to hearing words that make people cringe (we're looking at you, "moist") and the ones we're sick of hearing at all (hello, "literally"). But what about the words that are absolutely st...
Dreams, dreams, dreams. We all have them. As we're beavering away in our office jobs, caught up in the rush of the day-to-day, it's easy to ignore that voice in the back of our minds. Here are some of the things that often get in the way -- see them as tips towards making your dreams a reality.
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After a long day, the only thing you want to do is crawl into bed for a good night's rest. Unfortunately, for 3.3 million Canadians, that isn't going to happen. Insomnia is a common concern for adults...
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March is World Sleep Month, which means research institutes around the globe are releasing reports on the importance of shut-eye, as well as tips on how to get enough. In France, after observing the l...
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As spring officially strikes across North America and the International Day of Happiness arrives, it's time to remember all the things you love about getting outside and getting active. And what bette...
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You're tossing and turning, wired, worried or just can't sleep to get yourself tucked into bed at a decent hour. Sleep is crucial, as we all know, for our day-to-day function in everything we do. But...
In the midst of controversy over whether or not a female Viagra should be made available to women, U.S. researchers say we could be overlooking one basic element that could play a role in her desire:...
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Take a lens to the world around you, and see if you don't come away with an entirely new perspective. The winners of the World Photography Organization's national competition were announced this week,...
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It's okay to let your kids fall, so they can learn how it feels to get back up on their own. Failure in middle school or high school has a much less drastic effect on their long-term success than failure in their first job, when you're not there to help them. If you never let your kids fail, then they won't know how to innovate and grow.
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If I'm truly listening to my body, I think quite often it is telling me to lay the hell off. To enjoy the moments in the sun as much as the run itself. To remember that my yoga practice is about what feels good for my body, right now.
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As we go through life, we are often told to open ourselves up to opportunities, to not limit ourselves, to say "yes" to new experiences, to meeting new people and to stepping out of our comfort zone. People tell us that there's joy in abundance and that it's good to have it all. But there's power in saying "no."
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"Stop the car!" My son's shout panicked both my friend, driving, and I, fearful we were about to collide with something or someone. Liam pointed out the window at a women who had just walked past us, struggling to carry a laughably insurmountable load of grocery bags and boxes. "I need to help her," said Liam. And he did.
People often assume that the main problem of addiction comes down to an addict's lack of willpower or commitment. Although it may appear that way from the outside looking in, I would suggest the complete opposite is true. I say this because the addicts I've met in recovery are some of the most tenacious, resilient, and creative people on the planet.
He just couldn't wait any longer.
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In business, and in our community, there are times when you would like to say no, but are not sure how. Here is your guide to saying no at work and play.
The reality is that what we do with our money every day, matters, and could have long-term implications for our financial security. Every day, we are making trade-offs with our money. Living with intent and purpose creates meaning in our lives, and this creates joy. We need to connect the idea of living a joyful existence with our money.