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55 Things I Want My Future Daughter To Know When I Become A Dad. I’m not quite ready to have children, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t sometimes imagine how my life would be. I sort of want one of each — but who doesn’t? I will admit that I’m a bit more worried about raising a girl than I am a boy. It’s a tough world out there for women. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty I plan on teaching and sharing with my son, but I have a special list just for my daughter. I’m most definitely going to be one of those protective fathers, but, first and foremost, I plan on teaching her to take care of herself. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness. By Maria Popova From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life. If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight. From psychology and neuroscience to sociology and cultural anthropology to behavioral economics, these essential reads illuminate the most fundamental aspiration of all human existence: How to avoid suffering and foster lasting well-being.

The question of what makes us happy is likely as old as human cognition itself and has occupied the minds of philosophers, prophets and scientists for millennia. Human rationality depends critically on sophisticated emotionality. Donating = Loving. Brené Brown at TEDxHouston. Lehenga Archives | V & V ShopV & V Shop. 6Y Collective. 20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life. As a hopeless lover of both letters and famous advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958.

Found in Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (public library | IndieBound) — the aptly titled, superb collection based on Shaun Usher’s indispensable website of the same name — the letter is an exquisite addition to luminaries’ reflections on the meaning of life, speaking to what it really means to find your purpose. Cautious that “all advice can only be a product of the man who gives it” — a caveat other literary legends have stressed with varying degrees of irreverence — Thompson begins with a necessary disclaimer about the very notion of advice-giving: To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience.

How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius. An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence. By Maria Popova Wisdom on overcoming the greatest human frustration from the pioneer of Eastern philosophy in the West. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age.

Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence. But what, exactly, makes that possible? This concept of presence is rooted in Eastern notions of mindfulness — the ability to go through life with crystalline awareness and fully inhabit our experience — largely popularized in the West by British philosopher and writer Alan Watts (January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973), who also gave us this fantastic meditation on the life of purpose. If to enjoy even an enjoyable present we must have the assurance of a happy future, we are “crying for the moon.” Thanks, Ken. Situla Model Apartment by GAO Architects. GAO Architects have recently completed the interior design for a model apartment, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project description Gao Architects designed the interior of the flat, based upon a story.

Based upon a way of living an urban, dynamic and creative life in the core of the city. We associated the urban lyrics, colourfulness and liveliness of the passing trains with a sort of rough design of certain lofts which can imitate the modern way of living with it’s fusion of different decorative elements. Interior Design: Gao Architects Photography by Miran Kambic.

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Complex Order, Simple Chaos. While researching external source material for an upcoming article on one of the Gestalt principles of perception I came across this explanation for one of them: “When confronted with visual information, people will attempt to organize that information into the simplest form possible.” (1) This statement struck me as, in part, what we often aim for in a design process. There’s a problem, however, with the author’s statement and I missed it the first few times I read it. Eventually on reflection it occurred to me that simplification has nothing to do with organization. Hence, the simplest form is not necessarily similar to the most orderly form. These are distinct states! Now, the author of this statement may not have literally meant to suggest this relationship, but these are interesting distinctions to explore. The thesis I’m going to build here has some holes in it, but I still deem this to be a worthy examination.

Distinctions The two process continuums are: Why does it matter? 2. 3. 4. How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 2. This is Part 2. Part 1 is here. Often, the key to succeeding at something big is to break it into its tiniest pieces and focus on how to succeed at just one piece. When we examined procrastination, we talked about how a great achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable tasks looks like from far away. In the pixel post, we looked at a human life up close and saw that it was just an ordinary Wednesday, again and again and again—and that achieving life happiness was all about learning to be happy on a routine weekday.

I think the same idea applies to marriage. From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a movie. And that’s a nice, poetic way to look at a marriage as a whole. But human happiness doesn’t function in sweeping strokes, because we don’t live in broad summations—we’re stuck in the tiny unglamorous folds of the fabric of life, and that’s where our happiness is determined. Marriage is Forgettable Wednesday. 1) An Epic Friendship Sources. How to Pick Your Life Partner | Wait But Why. To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this: And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people. But a closer analysis reveals that if you split up "married people" into two groups based on marriage quality, "people in self-assessed poor marriages are fairly miserable, and much less happy than unmarried people, and people in self-assessed good marriages are even more happy than the literature reports.

" In other words, here's what's happening in reality: Dissatisfied single people should actually consider themselves in a neutral, fairly hopeful position, compared to what their situation could be. All the research on how vastly happiness varies between happy and unhappy marriages makes perfect sense, of course. So how big a deal is it? Well, start by subtracting your age from 90. (Sure, people get divorced, but you don't think you will. Intense shit. Bandipur Resorts & Packages | Bandipur Travel Guide | LifeIsOutside. India's Favourite Short Break Portal Discover Getaways From Bangalore We are Hiring Please wait while we connect you Request Call Call Us Leave a Message Bandipur Resorts & Packages 5556 /person Bandipur Safari Lodge Breathe in the cool mountain breeze flowing down the picturesque Nilgiri mountains at the Bandipur Safari Lodge, bordering the Bandipur Sanctuary, be enchanted by the charming trees and wildlife as you go on safaris and treks.

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