• There’s more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith
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    There’s more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

    I used to think the whole purpose of life was pursuing happiness. Everyone said the path to happiness was success, so I searched for that ideal job, that perfect boyfriend, that beautiful apartment. But instead of ever feeling fulfilled, I felt anxious and adrift. And I wasn’t alone; my friends — they struggled with this, too. Eventually, I decided to go to graduate school for positive psychology to learn what truly makes people happy. But what I discovered there changed my life. The data showed that chasing happiness can make people unhappy. And what really struck me was this: the suicide rate has been rising around the world, and it…

  • Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
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    Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I’ve done all that I wanted to do. As long as I can be helpful and keep going. That’s the main thing. My name is Clifford, but call me Cliff Crozier and I was born on the 6th of September 1915. Makes me now a hundred and one. born in Birkenhead in the Wirral, Cheshire. Apart from the war and the time I was at college, I’ve been everywhere in my life. I’ve been retired now for thirty-eight years. It always pleases me though that I can keep robbing the government with my pension. hmm It’s just that you keep going. It’s only a number. A hundred…

  • Instagram Is Ruining Your Life
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    Instagram Is Ruining Your Life

    If you were an alien, looking at the Instagram newsfeed, you would have to conclude that most humans spend their lives in leisure traveling and smiling all day long. You assume that there were far more honeymoons and fights — far more moments of laughing so hard that you cry than an actual crying and far more successes than failures but none of that is true. Our lives are not represented by the photos that we share. We are pretending and it comes at a dire cost. There’s been a lot said about the dangers of consuming social media. After all, the sites are designed to be more addictive than…

  • I Tried an Unnatural Pregnancy
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    I Tried an Unnatural Pregnancy

    When I was 20, having children was the last thing on my mind. I had a fancy riverside apartment, the perfect career, attended the coolest parties and went on vacation whenever and wherever I wanted. Seeing my close friends with their babies crying made me enjoy my bachelorette lifestyle even more. But, that all ended when I met my forever and fell in love. He was just as much as a bachelor as I was a bachelorette Saying we would continue our fun lifestyles together. Truth is, we loved each other far more than our music festivals, traveling and independence that we wanted to bring a little piece of ourselves…

  • Metaphysical properties of citrine crystal
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    Metaphysical properties of citrine crystal

    Citrine is a beautiful variety of quartz crystal that ranges from yellow to amber. Citrine is special in that it does not accumulate negative energy. It can be used to disperse or transmute negative energy into positive. Citrine is known as the “merchant’s stone” because it’s believed to attract wealth and prosperity. It doesn’t just help attract money it helps one maintain it. Citrine can be used to open and activate the solar plexus chakra the chakra. which deals with personal power or “chi” decisiveness, creativity, mental focus and strength. Citrine can be used for clearing the aura. Emotionally, citrine relieves depression, self-doubt anger and mood swings. Citrine also reduces…