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You Should Take Fun Seriously

Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.
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When Boundaries Are Healthy

I know, in the internet age, many people think boundaries are passé. This is clear to me when I contemplate people's selfies on social media and their transgressions on Twitter. But I want to reframe the discussion to show that boundaries can be healthy. So let's explore some of the benefits.
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10 Life Lessons from History's Most Famous Artists

Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.
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How to Bring Out Your Inner Buddha

For a Jewish, middle class, Montrealer, I've spent a lot of my life in the company of the Buddha. I have had an 18-year on-again, off-again relationship with the Buddha. He's been by my side during the ups and downs. I never practiced Buddhism, but I have been a student of the religion for half my life.
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What I Learned This Year: The Top 3 Lessons of 2013

These days, curiosity is more important than smarts Knowing is one thing, but wanting to know is a whole other, and more valuable, trait. And living in a time when the world's collected knowledge is only a millisecond Google search away on your smartphone, the act of wanting to discover something to add to that reservoir of knowledge is of much greater importance and impact.
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How I Abandoned My Goals and Became Happier

Here is how each of my weekdays unfolds: I sleep in. I feed my cats. I open my email and deal with it. Then, I start on whatever work is next on my to-do list. Other than keeping a simple flat list of tasks and commitments I've made to my clients, I don't have any big plans, long-term goals, or great desires. I don't even have priorities or an order to my list of tasks. It is incredibly freeing and I've never been happier.
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Where Will NASA Go Next?

NASA is expecting to make two large funding commitments in the next two weeks, which may include another surface mission to Mars to build upon what the rover Curiosity has begun. One of these commitm...

Will Curiosity Kill The Mars Landing?

Late tonight (for those on the west coast), and pre-dawn Monday morning (for the rest of us in Canada), a scary-looking, laser-carrying, plutonium-powered robot rover named Curiosity will attempts to make a soft landing on Mars. Succeed or fail, it is likely that a good many people are being inspired by Curiosity, including some of whom may aspire to take on similar challenges in all walks of life in the years ahead.