What Makes Us Happy?

Most of your assumptions about happiness are likely wrong. Psychologists over the years have found that people are bad at perceiving happiness and estimating what will or will not make them happy. Furthermore, multiple surveys show that despite differences in income, geography, culture, and gender, people tend to have the …

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Introducing Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is spending time in a forest to reduce stress and feel a sense of wellbeing. It originated in Japan, where it is called shinrin-yoku, and it is now one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare. The Japanese have known for years that spending mindful time in the woods …

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The Feng Shui Octagon

Using the Feng Shui Octagon, or Octagon for short, is an instrumental element of Feng Shui analysis. It enables you to discern how the parts of your space (home, property, and so on) are affecting the corresponding parts of your life. All spaces affect you; the important question is this …

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A Brief History of Stained Glass

The first real examples of stained glass appeared in the early European churches built around the tenth century. At that time, stained-glass windows became the storytellers of religious history. Artists used paint on glass to tell the stories of the Bible and other holy books. In the 15th century, stained …

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