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By Brian Johnson
My favorite highlights from Dale Carnegie’s smart, no-fret philosophy.
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By Joseph Hart
Eight strategies for saner holiday giving.
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By Courtney Helgoe
The quirky urge. A funny tingle. That little voice in your head. These are your gut feelings talking. But what are they telling you, and should you listen? Here’s how to make the most of your own innate wisdom.
By Brian Johnson
Life-changing insights from Don Miguel Ruiz’s classic book of Toltec wisdom.
Simplify Your Life
By Wanda Urbanska
Wanda Urbanska shares some of her favorites tips for simple living.
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By Interview by Pilar Gerasimo
PhilosophersNotes founder, Brian Johnson, shares his passion for wisdom - and his desire to help others embrace their inner hero.
By Pilar Gerasimo
Every person's change challenge for breaking a habit is different, of course. And at the same time, they also have a lot in common.
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By Eliza Sarasohn
Social psychologists are just starting to discover what the sages have known for centuries: Failure can fuel insight and serve as a springboard to higher levels of achievement and success — if we learn to embrace its brighter side.
Speaking Your Truth
By Jon Spayde
Voicing your opinions can be uncomfortable. Here's how to speak your mind when it counts. 
Simplifying Eating
By Marc David
Instead of following complicated, unsatisfying diet regimens, tune in to your own senses and instincts.
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By Tal Ben-Shahar
When you retire your perfectionist tendencies, you can start living a richer, happier life. Here’s how to get started.
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By Heidi Losleben with reporting by Erin Peterson
We leave many things behind as we mature. Our sense of play shouldn’t be one of them.
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By Michael Gelb
Enjoying humor and engaging in laughter have serious—and positive—consequences for our health, happiness and chances for success. Here’s the lowdown on laughter and how you can trigger its practical benefits in your own life.
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By Erin Peterson
Conscious gift giving can bring you more joy this holiday season.
Get Creative
By Jon Spayde
Expressing your creativity is an important part of living, growing and becoming your best self. Here’s why creativity matters — and how to bring more of it back into your everyday world.
By Courtney Martin
Overcoming barriers to self-care can be difficult, especially for women. Here are some tips to make time and space for ourselves.
By Patrick Downes
Whether you're at home or the office, whether you have five minutes or 20, you can meditate. Really. Here's a beginner's guide.
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By Anjula Razdan
“Fight or flight” may be seen as the traditional choice when faced with stress, but your real response may depend on your gender.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
For supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, the real beauty in life comes from seeking adventure, embracing new challenges and making healthy balance a lifelong priority.
By Leyla Kokmen
For centuries, proponents of meditation have hailed its potential for healing body and mind. Now, science is backing a growing number of those claims.
By Clara Beacon
Brother, can you spare 10 minutes?
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