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Unforgettable Life Lessons From the ‘Mermaids’ of Japan

Ultimately, as human beings, we’re all pursuing the same thing; happiness. As Anne Frank once said: “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Most of us lead relatively conventional lives. Sure, we’re each unique, original, and have our own background — but if you …

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Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back

The normal thing to do isn’t always the right thing to do Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted parameters. Before you …

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What True Freedom Means According to a Holocaust Survivor

No one can take away from you what you put in your mind. Edith returns to Auschwitz. More than one million people were murdered right where she’s standing. There are no words that can explain the inhumanity of that human-made death factory. As she looks around the world’s biggest cemetery, she recalls the festive sounds …

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7 Unconventional Morning Habits to Provide Mental Clarity

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to starting your day ‘right’. Not least because we all have different commitments, but also because we each function differently; what works for me might not work for you. I have friends who struggle to wake up before 10 am; they don’t start working until way into the afternoon, …

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