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  • The Power of Altruism
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    The Power of Altruism

    "Our findings make a simple but profound point about altruism: helping others makes us happier. 

Altruism is not a form of martyrdom, but operates for many as part of a healthy psychological reward system.”

  • What Can We Learn From Paula Deen?
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    What Can We Learn From Paula Deen?

    While companies — scared to upset anyone — back away, products from Deen’s vast array of collections are selling like pancakes smothered in Deen’s favorite condiment — butter. Deen’s revelation that she, at a time in her life, used a racial slur should come as no surprise to anyone.

  • Life: It’s All About the Ride
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    Life: It’s All About the Ride

    We never know how the TV script of our own “Days of our Lives” might turn out, so a great life-changing decision today could prove to be a terrible one later one — and we’ll never quite know if any decision we make is the right one. If there is such a thing as a “right decision.”

  • Is “Continuous Partial Attention” Ruining Your Relationships?
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    Is “Continuous Partial Attention” Ruining Your Relationships?

    Relationships are built upon personal connections made with human interactions. The devices we use aid in communication. Personal engagement never should be replaced by a screen.

  • Sometimes, the Tofu Stands Alone
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    Sometimes, the Tofu Stands Alone

    For me, the decision to no longer eat chicken, turkey and all sorts of other delicious meaty treats was more about being aware of where food came from, how it was made and in what kind of conditions the animals lived prior to becoming nothing more than frozen chunks of meat in a grocery store and ultimately to your table and stomach.

  • The Kindness Of Strangers
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    The Kindness Of Strangers

    “The only person who can help you is yourself,” a friend said to me recently. 
Within the last week, my friend’s statement was debunked as a nation watched as strangers pulled together to help one another in moments of terror in Boston and West, Texas.

  • Depression: Finding Light in the Dark
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    Depression: Finding Light in the Dark

    Many times, depressed moods are temporary. But for many other individuals, depression latches on and overcomes a person’s life. Not overcoming depression on your own doesn’t make you a failure, though.

  • Redefining the Meaning of Success
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    Redefining the Meaning of Success

    Sure, dream careers and dream lives can be possible if you’re willing to sacrifice everything, but then what is life worth if you’re out tackling deeply-rooted career-oriented goals just to prove to yourself and maybe some doubters that you actually can reach the moon?

  • Goodbye, 20s and Hello, 30!
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    Goodbye, 20s and Hello, 30!

    Somewhere around the age of 12, I wondered what life would be like when I was 30. I imagined I’d have a family, three kids, a two-car garage attached to a home in the suburbs with a job in the media. On Feb. 21, only one of those poorly developed thoughts will be true — a job in the media.

  • Wonder Without Googling
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    Wonder Without Googling

    “Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public,” reads rule No. 11. “Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.”