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The pros and cons of marijuana

Erez Batat writes: Whenever I read a blog about cannabis, I feel like I am watching a presidential debate with only one candidate. The blog will either demand to legalize the plant due to its magical properties, or will list the horrific impact it will have on society. As always, the truth is neither here …

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6 lessons in happiness from one of the happiest nations in the world

Natalie Matushenko writes: I share what I have learned about being happy over the past six years in the hope that it will help others reflect on the changes we can all make to be happier in our lives. Here’s what I’ve learned: Read more

Do You Want To Raise A Kind Child? Here’s How

We as parents know from experience that in the big picture of life, kindness and happiness are closely linked. Kids, however, do not have the life experience to see this big picture. In their life with friends or at school, retaliating against the kid who teased them often seems like the better choice. The more …

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A starter guide for Shadow Work that actually works

Via Ivy Rose Latchford writes: From what I was reading at the time, most people felt that the shadow included the worst parts of ourselves, and in order to be successful, the seekers would need to integrate these characteristics into their personality. This didn’t really make sense to me. Why would I want to integrate …

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The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think

Johann Hari, author most recently of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, writes: The more I investigated depression and anxiety, the more I found that, far from being caused by a spontaneously malfunctioning brain, depression and anxiety are mostly being caused by events in our lives. If you …

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What’s better than the cold comfort of cliches for the hurting?

There’s something about being heartbroken that makes other people deeply uncomfortable. It’s not just the excess of emotions; often, it’s a feeling of being helpless and unable to make the heartbroken person feel the slightest bit better. So what do we do when we are faced with someone’s grief? Why, we pull out a few …

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