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3 science-backed reasons why sharing your goals publicly makes you less likely to succeed

Do you want to succeed? Of course, you do. And what would be more important to success than “goals?” Set goals. Short-term goals. Long-term goals. For the most part, the habit of goal-setting is crucial if you want to succeed in life. No one argues with that. But there’s one way you can do it …

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Is there a movement emerging in New Zealand challenging the global capitalist system?

Last week I facilitated a fascinating salon conversation with a group of New Zealand entrepreneurs and change makers. We explored the emergence of a movement in New Zealand where entrepreneurs are creating products and services that give back to the community. We situated this in the context of a global capitalist system where transnational corporates …

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Hannah Arendt: How to love when deep down you’re scared of losing it

“Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical forces.” – Hannah Arendt All of us have enigmatic views on love. One way or another, we want it. And once we find …

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New study: Reducing social media use cuts depression and loneliness

A new study shows that limiting your social media usage to 30 minutes per day can significantly improve your well-being. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the less time you scroll through photos and posts of your friends can lower the rates of depression and loneliness. This may not be news to you. …

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A Zen Master reveals the brutal truth about happiness in less than 2 lines

What does happiness mean to you? If you’re like most people, you believe that happiness involves: Being excited and passionate about life. Having stable circumstances in life. Being materially rich. Having close and quality relationships. But according to the Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, not only are these ideas of happiness wrong, but they …

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How to get your life together: 8 seriously effective life hacks

How do you get your life together? What does that term even mean? One thing is clear though: We all have our own definition of what a “good life” is. From having a stable career, becoming financially independent, to having meaningful relationships, having your life together looks different for all of us. In this guide, …

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The secret to your success is who you marry: psychologists

Whether or not you realize it, your success and outlook in life can also depend on the people you surround yourself with. But science takes that one step further. According to researchers, your success may also depend on who you marry. A study recently published at Carnegie Mellon University shows that spouses can greatly affect …

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The magnetic power of a narcissist can easily draw you in

The truth is, we have, at one point or another, had relationships with narcissists. You may have even been raised by narcissists. However platonic or romantic, brief or long-term, we’ve all tried to keep a narcissist in our lives. And we’ve all found ourselves asking why? They’re self-centered, extremely manipulative, attention-seeking, and cause us nothing but …

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Once you learn these 7 harsh realities of life, you’ll be much stronger

If you were hoping for the same fluffy and friendly life advice about life that you get in other places, think again. These seven home truths may be hard to hear, but they are guaranteed to help you sort your crap out and get your life together. Tired of the bullshit? Then keep reading. 1) …

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A chiropractor warns: Don’t sleep on your right side!

Problems with sleep are becoming increasingly common. If you don’t sleep well, you increase the risk of depression, high blood pressure, high stress and increased weight. While experts recommend sleeping 7-8 hours per night, there are other factors you should consider. It’s not just about the quantity of time you spend in bed. You also …

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