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  • 140 Quotes That Hit Hard About Life, Love and Happiness
    by Henrik Edberg on January 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    I like quotes that hit hard. The ones that I know deep down are true. Or the ones that sends my mind off into a new direction or shifts it into seeing a problem from a new point of view. So in today’s post I’d like to share the most hard hitting quotes I've found

  • 10 Things to Do on Days When You Just Want to Give Up
    by Henrik Edberg on January 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe Some days are light and filled with inspiration. Some days

  • 80 Negativity Quotes That Will Help You Live a More Positive Life
    by Henrik Edberg on January 25, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Negativity can drag you down. Beat you up. Make any situation feel worse than it actually is. I know. I used to fall into the trap of pessimism and negativity a lot when I was younger. But in the past 15 years since I started this website I have learned to adopt a more positive

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  • On Doing What We KNOW is Good for Us
    by Yashi Srivastava on January 18, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    While we cannot change our biology, we can still make progress toward our goals by developing a deeper awareness of what drives us, accepting what can and cannot be changed, and taking action to change what we can. This can be iterative process that moves us toward actually doing what we know is good for us.

  • MAPP Magazine Articles on Positive Psychology Applications
    by Karen Deppa on December 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    The latest issue of MAPP Magazine has been published by graduates of the MAPP Program at the University of Pennsylvania. This edition has more articles on Positive Humanities. It also explores the factors that lead to habit formation.

  • August 31 is Launch Day for The Business of Race
    by Kathryn Britton on August 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    August 31 is the launch date for the new book, The Business of Race: How to Create and Sustain an Antiracist Workplace and Why It's Actually Good for Business. At first blush, the title says it all: who the book is for, why it matters, and what we can aspire to achieve. But as a curious person and a long -time friend of Margaret Greenberg, I wanted to know more.

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  • Instagram Users Describe the Ups and Downs of Living With Bipolar 
    by Kristen Lawrence on January 29, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Anyone living with bipolar disorder can relate to feeling like they’re on a never-ending rollercoaster ride. One minute, you feel like you’re on Cloud 9, and the next, you’re in the pit of despair. These highs and lows take a toll after a while, and it becomes challenging to maintain everyday life. However, many people The post Instagram Users Describe the Ups and Downs of Living With Bipolar  appeared first on Power of Positivity: Positive Thinking & Attitude.

  • How to Make Puff Pastry Triangles: 3 Ways
    by Kristen Lawrence on January 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    If you’ve had a hankering for a puff pastry lately, we have just the recipe for you! In fact, we’ll actually share three different recipes so you can choose your favorite. (Or, make all of them at once for a little variety!) Puff pastries are light, flaky, and buttery, making them a favorite among the The post How to Make Puff Pastry Triangles: 3 Ways appeared first on Power of Positivity: Positive Thinking & Attitude.

  • Does a Perfect First Date Actually Exist? Here Is What the Experts Suggest
    by Sarah Barkley on January 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Everyone thinks about the perfect date, and their ideas tend to be different from others. While the details of a perfect first date may differ, there are a few things that many ideas have in common. However, the main question people have is whether or not the perfect first date exists at all. Luckily, experts The post Does a Perfect First Date Actually Exist? Here Is What the Experts Suggest appeared first on Power of Positivity: Positive Thinking & Attitude.

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  • His Back Pocket & Other Poems
    by clubs@charityfocus.org on January 27, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Mick Cochrane is a professor of English and a longtime teller of stories. His published works include novels, short stories, essays, and poetry. His work is compelling, candid, and cuts straight to the heart of what it means to be human, what it means to experience love, loss, limitation, and transcendence. Here is a selection of three of his poems.

  • What is Holding it Together?
    by clubs@charityfocus.org on January 26, 2022 at 8:00 am

    "Words are delicious, but cannot say much. They often lose the water of meaning before it is delivered. But they can be stirred to form descriptions of the breath, glances, gestures, and pulses between lives. Perhaps writing is finding a scrape in the skin of knowing, where the sting and dirt and blood of the day is let out, and music is let in." The following excerpt, by Nora Bateson, noted research designer, film-maker, writer, and daughter of Gregory Bateson, is taken from the beginning of her book, "Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns."

  • bell hooks: A Revolutionary Who Led With Love
    by clubs@charityfocus.org on January 25, 2022 at 8:00 am

    "I have known radicals and revolutionaries who love 'the people' but whose everyday lives are replete with contradictions. The late bell hooks was by no means perfect, but she was impressively consistent. She took seriously the notion that a revolution had to center love and was as much about transforming ourselves as it was about transforming the world. I met hooks when I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s and early 90s. I have many memories of her, but a Chicago activist now in her 60s shared with me a story that captures her essence." Barbara Ransby shares more.

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  • A security cam captures UPS delivery guy fighting uphill battle against icy driveway for customer
    by FarahR on January 29, 2022 at 12:51 am

    This UPS delivery driver’s effort captured on security cam might just be the most dedicated employee ever. Two years ago, the unnamed man was scheduled to deliver a package to a customer whose area had been hit by an ice storm the previous week. As expected, the driver encountered slippery roads and sidewalks, but the ... Read more The post A security cam captures UPS delivery guy fighting uphill battle against icy driveway for customer appeared first on Positive Outlooks.

  • 11-year-old girl says her father’s bear hug saved her from a plane crash that killed four
    by FarahR on January 28, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    An 11-year-old girl from Gaylord, Michigan, survived a plane crash that killed four people—all thanks to her father’s life-saving bear hug. On November 13, 2021, Laney Perdue got ready to leave for Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan to see a family friend with her dad, Mike, 43. The girl was “so excited” about the ... Read more The post 11-year-old girl says her father’s bear hug saved her from a plane crash that killed four appeared first on Positive Outlooks.

  • Clever grandma tricks scammer into coming to her house, helps cops arrest him on the spot
    by FarahR on January 27, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    American seniors have become the target of many scammers since the pandemic began. In fact, the FBI said the elderly were scammed for $1 billion in 2020, up from $300 million the year before. To stay connected with loved ones while isolated, more elderly people have joined social media, exposing them to fraudsters. “The combination ... Read more The post Clever grandma tricks scammer into coming to her house, helps cops arrest him on the spot appeared first on Positive Outlooks.

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  • How to Make Sure You Start Every Day with a Smile
    by From Our Community on January 4, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Throughout the world, first-world citizens are often more sad than those in the worst poverty. But when you realize how blessed you are even to have the ability to read, or use cutting edge tech you own, that can help you have a better attitude, and wake up with a smile daily. Here are other tactics to help you be happier every day, from the moment you wake. The post How to Make Sure You Start Every Day with a Smile appeared first on Positively Positive.

  • Four Times When You Need to Do Absolutely Nothing (and… the Origin of the New Year’s Day)
    by James Altucher on January 4, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Knowing when to do nothing is the key ingredient to achieve something. I learned this by wasting at least thirty years of doing useless things. Here’s some times when I try really hard to do NOTHING. The post Four Times When You Need to Do Absolutely Nothing (and… the Origin of the New Year’s Day) appeared first on Positively Positive.

  • Develop Your Dominant Questions
    by Chris Guillebeau on January 3, 2022 at 11:10 am

    That question—How can I make this experience more magical?—is an example of a dominant question. It’s a question that guides your decision-making process. We all have dominant questions, whether we’re consciously aware of them or not. The post Develop Your Dominant Questions appeared first on Positively Positive.