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5 Fast Ways To Become Happier and More Positive

August 4, 2015

The human instinct for self preservation is an inherently optimistic way of approaching the world because it assumes two things: 1. There will be a future and 2. We want to be a part of that future. However, in spite of this inherent optimism, we also carry with us certain biases that can lead to […]

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Dear Anonymous, I Love You

June 19, 2015

In August 2013 Robbi Behr of Chestertown, Maryland, discovered a small, beautiful bouquet of flowers on her doorstep. The attached card, which was addressed to Robbi and her husband Matthew read, “A small gift to brighten your day.” The card was signed by Chester York. However, neither Robbi nor Matthew knew anyone named Chester York. […]

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3 Ways to Fail Intelligently to Innovate Yourself

June 17, 2015

Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease — a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. Failure is not only good for you, it is actually essential to your well-being, growth and how successful you could be in your life. The problem with failure is that […]

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How to Ruin Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015

Overnight shipping from Amazon. Panicked, last minute phone calls to florists. Saturday night drug store runs to track down the last Mother’s Day card. Just this once, forget about all that. This Mother’s Day, do something different. Do something radical. Do something, dare I say, sacrilegious: Don’t buy your mother a gift. Before you throw your Whitman’s […]

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