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“Why do I like being alone?” – 21 special reasons you love being alone

“Why do I like being alone?” Are you asking yourself this question? Are you the type of person that loves to spend time alone? Do you feel more alive when you’re alone with your own thoughts than when you’re with others? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. In fact, I’m just like you. But you ever …

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These 7 brutal truths from Krishnamurti reveal exactly what’s wrong with the world today

Most of you will agree: our society is far from perfect. We’ve made undeniable progress. Yet we still struggle with the same problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. The powerful continue to exploit the powerless. And our planet continues to pay the price for our progress. You have to admit: society is failing its …

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The astonishing science of what trees feel and how they communicate

“A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.” Trees have been the silent companions of human beings right from the beginning of evolution. Trees – from time immemorial – have been spreading humankind’s enduring tales. They are the eternal muse of cosmogonies. According to Hermann Hesse, trees are the most …

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Anders Ericsson: There’s only one way to become the best in your field

Anders Ericsson, a professor of psychology, grew up as a regular teenager in Sweden. He played chess with one particular classmate, who happened to be the worse chess player. He made the most of this opportunity and won at every game. However, one day he experienced defeat at the hands of his weak opponent. Ericsson’s …

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Before You Scroll, Try These 9 Mindful Social Media Practices

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’. It’s pretty popular these days and for good reason. Countless research studies have shown that it offers enormous health and mental benefits. If you haven’t heard of it, mindfulness is simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental and grateful manner. But when it comes to social media, how …

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

As humans, we naturally judge each other within seconds, but what exactly are we judging? Some people might say that we analyze how attractive someone is. While others believe that we evaluate their dress sense and what it means about their personality. But both of these are wrong, according to psychology professor Amy Cuddy. In …

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7 things you don’t know you’re doing because you’re highly authentic

Those who live truly authentic lifestyles are few and far between. With the influence of society and pressure from those around us, life can be a constant battle between living how we want to live and living how others feel we should live. Highly authentic people throw society’s expectations out the window. They are genuinely …

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7 Mindfulness Practices That Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder. It can be difficult to overcome, but next time you have an anxious or worried mind, try these 7 techniques. 1) Slow down. Have you noticed that everything …

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12 brutal truths about being alone that only introverts will understand

Here’s the thing: We live in an “extroverted culture.” The ideal is to be outgoing, friendly, spontaneous, bold. If you’re none of that, you’re called anti-social. This is what society would like you to believe about introverts. By definition, an introvert is someone “characterized by a preference for subdued and solitary experiences.” Which, quite honestly, is only slightly true. …

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7 ways to develop mental strength and increase resilience (when you’re a chronic worrier)

I can’t believe it’s happened again! Just when I thought I had reached a level of peace with some major life decisions. Yet it’s all backfired. You see, I finally summoned the courage to walk away from a successful and secure career to embark on a completely new adventure. What is it about this messy, …

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Scientists explain why “being wise” is the key to happiness and mental health

Wisdom is something that is hard to define or even quantify. Yet, for scientists, spiritualists, and philosophers, one thing is clear: Being wise has a direct link to happiness and well-being. A recently published paper in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry aimed to study the effects of wisdom and its association with mental health. Here’s …

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Incredibly rare photo of a bald eagle stuns the world

When photographer Steve Biro set out to try his luck at capturing images in the Canadian Raptor Conservatory, he probably didn’t expect to produce such an incredible once-in-a-lifetime image. And yet here it is: A stunning image of a bald eagle “staring daggers” into the camera. Bruce the bald eagle is immortalized languidly skimming a …

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