Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining by Siddhi

When something bad happens, it can seem like the end of the world. This is likelier to be the case when we are emotionally involved in a high stakes situation. Here, the pressure to succeed and avoid failure becomes immense. Every setback is a disaster, every mistake catastrophic. In such cases, it is tempting to focus on difficulties and make them bigger than they really are. It is easy to imagine the worst and to despair because things seem impossible in our minds. But is this really the case?
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The Reason Darth Vader Dislikes Iron Man

Laughter is good for the soul. It reduces tension and helps us to relax. In truth, there is humour all around us if we take the time to look for it. One of the most uplifting things we can experience is to find humour in everyday life. It is a wonder to see the familiar with fresh and bright eyes.
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Closed Mind by Jimmy Changa

I have been watching Seasons 1 and 2 of Fringe for the past few weeks. Given my love for science fiction thrillers and the bizarre, it is not surprising that the show has me hooked. But what I really love is how the show encourages you to have an open mind. No matter how strange or far-fetched an idea may seem, the answer to a crime often lies in “the impossible.” Watching Fringe is a constant reminder of the need for me to view the impossible as possible.
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Sun Rise by Crvdude

With 2011 looming on the horizon, 2010 ends and a new year is about to begin. With a new year comes a fresh start and it is important that I begin well. Like many people, I do not have a favourable view of New Year resolutions. I make changes in my life as and when I see the need for it. I do not need to do so just because it is a new year. But there are certain changes that I wish to make and I can see the wisdom behind setting the course for 2011. Thus, for 2011, my theme shall be “Thinking Ahead” and I shall implement the changes I wish to make accordingly.
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Boston Businessman by Niccolo Caranti

I love routines because they are convenient. They help me to get something done without much thought or effort on my part. This means that I can conserve my energy for more important matters. But routines are a double-edged sword. While they have their uses, an overreliance on them will cause us to be stuck in a rut. To avoid this situation, it is beneficial to changes our routines from time to time. Before I discuss some simple changes we can make to our routines, let us look at some of the benefits that come with a change in routine.
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Taking charge of your life and the things you do is vital to living in harmony with your times and circumstances. You cannot assign this responsibility to others because they may not have your self-interests at heart. Even if they did, they will never know you the way you know yourself. Thus, their best intentions may not turn out the way you hope. The saying goes, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” There are many reasons to take charge of your life. Read on to learn about them.
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Boy and his bear by Rick Hawkins

“He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.” Viktor Frankl, the eminent psychotherapist and holocaust survivor, was fond of quoting Nietzsche. He believed that those who had an aim or purpose in life could bear almost any hardship to fulfil it. But those who had nothing to live for would find life meaningless and lack the strength to carry on. The following are 10 benefits of having meaning in life:
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