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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science
Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value for Buffer's culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found. 1. You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it's actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. The groups were then tested six months later to assess their relapse rate. You don't have to be depressed to gain benefit from exercise, though. 2. In NutureShock, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explain how sleep affects our positivity: 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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3 Mind-Blowing Time-lapse Nature Documentaries My passion for nature runs deep, I have been observing everything that she has to offer, from a caterpillar to a butterfly, a flower to a fruit, sunset to sunrise all of it fascinates me. But when you combine hours of watching a time-lapse video with music to match the repetitive motion of a caterpillar chewing a leaf or flowers opening up, it takes the level of admiration to unimaginable heights. Today, I shall share some of these videos that have brought about profound insights into the behavior of our living planet Earth. The First One is Microcosmos Microcosmos (original title Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe — Microcosmos: The grass people) is a 1996 documentary film by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou and produced by Jacques Perrin. This film is primarily a record of detailed insect interactions set to the music of Bruno Coulais.

No One Can Make You Feel Shitty Except You. No matter what anyone says, or what unforeseen events happen, how you feel is up to only one thing: How you respond. Let’s get something out of the way first: Don’t let anyone ever tell you how you should feel. We’re all human, and we can’t control how we feel. We can try to learn why we feel the way we do, but we—and we alone—are the only ones who have the authority to dictate how we see ourselves. Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” She was right.

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear It You know that like attracts like, right? So here's the deal: Positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy. We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. Sure, sometimes we feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone, world!” but did you know that negativity can be so ingrained in you that it goes unnoticed?

Avalonia ~ Expanding the Esoteric Horizons A Collection of Magical Secrets: Taken from Peter De Abano, Cornelius Agrippa and from Other Famous Occult Philosophers, as Well as a Treatise of Mixed CabalahBy David Rankine, Paul Harry Barron and Stephen Skinner RRP £12.99 Purchase your copy now, with free postage & packaging: A Collection of Magical Secrets Taken from Peter de Abano, Cornelius Agrippa and from other Famous Occult Philosophers and A Treatise Of Mixed Cabalah Which comprises the Angelic Art Taken From Hebrew Sages Translated from Wellcome MS4669 by Paul Harry Barron from the original French manuscript dated 1796 With Introduction by Stephen Skinner & David Rankine This book bridges the worlds of learned magic and village cunning, providing rare and previously unavailable material from the late eighteenth century. RRP £12.99Purchase your copy now, with free postage & packaging: Publisher’s Additional Notes:

Wasting Your 20′s With a Purpose: How to Use Extended Adolescence to Your Advantage Once the staples for most people in their 20′s, major life events like buying homes, getting married, having children, and buckling down in careers have been pushed until their 30′s. With a decade of extra time, are we just wasting our lives? It’s not uncommon these days to hear people bemoaning our current society’s tendency towards extended adolescence. From the archetypal ‘man-child’ of Judd Apatow movies to people wiling away years in relationships that they don’t see going anywhere, there’s a cult built around the idea that ‘30 is the new 20’, that as long as you’re in your 20s you don’t need to worry too much about settling down, sorting out a career, getting a mortgage, or finding a partner that you seriously expect to spend the rest of your lift with. God knows I have a tendency to buy into this myself.

"The egg" You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. UPDATED: 162 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness Here is a list of over 100 documentaries you can watch for free online. They are about Science, Consciousness, ETs, you name it. A smorgasbord of fascinating subjects to learn about. If you find a dead link please let us know and we will find another to replace it. Enjoy! 1.

How To Choose The ‘Perfect’ Location For Your Off Grid Homestead or Community What exactly is “the perfect off the grid location“ to build your cabin? Well, ideally there are some things to look for in a piece of property that make it a good off the grid location. This is not a comprehensive guide, but only meant to give a good general point of reference to start from.

How to Shine Your Light, Even When You Don’t Feel Whole “I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz I keep a prism hanging near the entrance to my home. Its beauty, made possible only by the broken nature of the glass from which it is constructed, serves as a constant reminder that even the broken pieces within each and every one of us can serve as a source of light.

5 Fundamental Skills Every Artist Should Master As an artist, your job is to immerse your viewers into a world that you have built and guide them safely through it. Artists have much in common with storytellers. Storytellers have several tricks that they use to keep their readers coming back for more. Like storytellers, artists can use similar tricks to help them produce more compelling artwork.

12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life) What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton's law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.