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StumbleUpon. Essena O'Neill. How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.”

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. Solutions to the Fermi paradox are deeply unsettling. Flickr/Dave Dugdale Even on the clearest, darkest night far from city lights, you can see only about 1% of the Milky Way galaxy's 100 billion to 400 billion stars.

Solutions to the Fermi paradox are deeply unsettling

Here's the real trip though: For every star in the Milky Way, there's a unique galaxy drifting through the universe, each with its own billions of stars, and approximately one planet orbiting each of those stars. That's billions and billions and billions of worlds. And yet decades' worth of missions by Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), an organization which listens for signs of life in space, have come up completely empty handed. Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become. By Maria Popova The organism we call culture — all of our art and literature and human thought — is in a constant symbiotic dance with human nature.

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become

La bufala della Teoria Gender. Italia Unita per la Scienza. Italia Unita per la Scienza. Crescita Personale: esempi pratici. Plant Identification. Urban Homesteading. Panem. Around The World. Really Slowly. In two weeks I’m jumping back into the Jeep (Emily) and we’re taking almost 3 months to cross Canada, explore Labrador and Newfoundland, living in the tent on top of the Jeep and looking for beauty, adventure, and photographs, before returning home.

Around The World. Really Slowly.

Trips like this light my fire and expand my imagination. Healthy Body Now. Philips 22-W LED is first Energy Star 100-W equivalent bulb ... but why? Philips has announced that its 22-watt LED lightbulb is the first 100-watt tungsten equivalent bulb to have been awarded Energy Star certification.

Philips 22-W LED is first Energy Star 100-W equivalent bulb ... but why?

Positive Parenting. Make Happiness Your Priority. Self Sufficiency. Richard Wilkinson: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies. Idee per viaggiare, guardando le cose da una prospettiva differente. Tara Brach - Meditation, Audio Dharma, Podcasts. Idee per viaggiare, guardando le cose da una prospettiva differente.

Tile. 75 soluzioni facili e geniali per semplificarsi la vita! Tara Brach - Meditation, Audio Dharma, Podcasts. John Rowan on Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Introduction to the chakras. Written by © Ewald Berkers What chakras are and their psychological properties Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body.

Introduction to the chakras

There are seven of them, and they govern our psychological properties. The chakras located on the lower part of our body are our instinctual side, the highest ones our mental side. The chakras can have various levels of activity. Exploremore. Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT. By Jessica Smith for Shape.com High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.

Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT

It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost aerobic capacity, but what most people don't realize is that it doesn't have to be high impact. Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT. Old schooled: You never stop learning like a child. Scambio casa - Scambio appartamenti - Di scambio in vacanze. A TED Talk inspires government change in North Vancouver. In his TED Talk, Dave Meslin wondered: What would happen if Nike advertised sneakers in the same way local governments announced important information — with long, bland, black-and-white newspaper ads filled with jargon?

A TED Talk inspires government change in North Vancouver

“Apathy as we think we know it doesn’t actually exist,” said Meslin, a local organizer in Toronto. “People do care, but we live in a world that actively discourages engagement by constantly putting obstacles and barriers in the way.” Across Canada, Natasha Letchford — a Deputy Municipal Clerk in North Vancouver — stumbled on Meslin’s talk on Facebook. She found herself highly inspired, in part because she wanted to prove it wrong. “One of reasons I went into local government was because I truly believe that I make a difference. What Happy People Do Differently. The secret of happiness is a concern of growing importance in the modern era, as increased financial security has given many the time to focus on self-growth.

What Happy People Do Differently

No longer hunter-gatherers concerned with where to find the next kill, we worry instead about how to live our best lives. Happiness books have become a cottage industry; personal-development trainings are a bigger business than ever. To Clear Negative Thoughts, Physically Throw Them Away: Study. Bothered by negative thoughts? Clearing your mind of them could be as simple as writing them down and physically throwing them away, according to a new study, published in the journal Psychological Science.

"At some level, it can sound silly. But we found that it really works -- by physically throwing away or protecting your thoughts, you influence how you end up using those thoughts," study researcher Richard Petty, of Ohio State University, said in a statement. "Merely imagining engaging in these actions has no effect. " Petty conducted the study along with Spanish researchers from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Kate Bratskeir: 9 & 1/2 Things I'm Not Stressing Over Anymore. Something I find fascinating: You can literally throw away your negative thoughts.

Kate Bratskeir: 9 & 1/2 Things I'm Not Stressing Over Anymore

In a study done last November, participants were told write down their personal, invalidating beliefs on paper. Those who got to crumple their inner demons and dunk them a la NBA player Terrence Ross into a wastebasket (so maybe it wasn't as dramatic, but I like to imagine) were less likely to be bogged down by their negativity. Could the same be true for stressful thoughts? As a GPS for the Soul editor -- someone who reads, writes, Tweets and preaches about stress management all day -- I have my own tools that work when stress rears its repugnant head. I know when it's time to step away from the computer for a break. So I wonder, could posting a blog on what I've resolved to no longer stress about diminish my worry, anxiety and -- yes -- stress? Podcasts - ETJS - English Teacher John Show.

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Feeling It. The Power of Self-Compassion. Weblog : fundamental happiness. Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; clinical psychologist specializing in the application of Buddhist psychology and meditation to alleviate difficult emotions in psychotherapy and everyday life. Self-compassion - A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself. Permacolture. BOOKM▲▲RKS. Susan Cain: The power of introverts. What Chimpanzees Can Teach Us About Inspiration.

Health. Online tools. Happyrawreny. Deby. Member: Higgs Boson. Richard J Davidson. Creative Thinking. 'a Fera Bio. Creating in Flow. Learn to live life with less plastic… for the health of our bodies, our oceans, our planet. I don't buy new plastic. Join me on my plastic-free journey. In words and pictures. The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour. Risparmio energetico, ecoincentivi ed ecologia. Natural/homemade. Self Sufficiency.

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