The Best Hairstyling Products For Men & Their Differences Explained – Lifestyle Article

You don’t have to go to barber school to get the hairstyle you want every day.12 February,2020By Mike Henson / Photos By Andrew SnavelyLast week my wife came home from work with a large, cardboard portfolio. She said she had stopped at my mom’s house on the way home; my mom had said, “I’m going through some old things, and I thought you’d like copies of all of Mike’s old school pictures.”Ugh.We had a few laughs looking at old photos…

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Why Failure Is Your New Best Friend — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

I used to think that when I made a mistake or didn’t do something “perfectly” I was a failure. In my mind, failing was not an option. It meant that I was not good enough, and therefore should stop doing anything that I didn’t succeed in immediately. If I didn’t think I’d be great at something, I didn’t attempt it because I thought it was safer than failing. This trend started early on when my mom signed me up for…

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You Missed These?! The Most Popular Primer Articles from 2019 – Lifestyle Article

Another pass around the sun, another year older.24 December,2019By Andrew SnavelyThis post may contain affiliate links, read about our editorial promise2019 was an incredible year for Primer – I’m so proud of what the crew has been able to accomplish. We have some of the most talented editors and writers in the country, and I would eagerly put their work up against publications twice our size. Thoughtful, funny, and modern – and most of all actually useful – their perspectives…

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5 Steps to Let Love Flow – Meditation Article

  Even though we are wired for love, being in love may be the scariest thing one can experience. We desperately want that one fulfilling relationship, yet we go to great lengths to avoid rejection and heartbreak. Love and fear don’t mix. Reflecting on my own life, I noticed how often I closed in an attempt to protect myself. I shut people out. I isolated under stress. I didn’t want people to see I was having a hard time. Or worse, try to fix it. Deep below the surface, I felt unworthy. I thought I had to…

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37 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. Teresa of Avila — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

With a heart inflamed with love, St. Teresa of Avila taught people one of the most powerful lessons – to look for God within themselves; To pray with their own words and to seek to hear God’s voice – not Outside themselves, but in their own Interior, which she called, the “Interior Castle.” And in today’s post, you will discover, not just that one powerful lesson, but many others that can transform you and your whole life. 37 Life-Changing Lessons…

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A Return to Innocence – About Meditation – Meditation Article

  I teach a form of meditation that can act as a leverage point to catapult you into a different reality. In order to open ourselves up to the profound spiritual transformation that meditation makes possible we must begin to realize that our perception of reality is made up of a hopeless tangle of sensation and interpretation. In other words, what we assume to be reality as we look out at the world is not objectively real in the way…

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8 Sustainable Men’s Fashion Brands – Lifestyle Article

These forward-thinking companies are changing the way your clothing is made – and discarded.Even if you care about the planet – and you should – it seems like every big brand is jumping on the sustainability bandwagon.There’s a term for this (it’s called green-washing) and after a decade of “going green” it can be kind of grating …and scan as fake.But here’s the thing: brands that truly use sustainable manufacturing methods often make better clothing … and do it without…

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“Knowledge Is Not Understanding” — the Case of the Backwards Bicycle – Positivity Article

I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars. It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard… very hard.   After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. Turns out that’s really tough, too! Lesson: “Once…

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Letting Go In Meditation Isn’t As easy As It Sounds – Meditation Article

The profound opportunity of meditation is to completely let go of any adherence to your current interpretive framework. All of the experience we have, every sensation that runs through us passes through an elaborate and largely unconscious interpretive mechanism. Our experience doesn’t just show up. It shows up as something. It shows up predefined, but of course it’s not really predefined. It is interpreted. It only feels predefined because we’re not aware of the interpretation. We don’t see the interpretive processing…

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50 Short Term Goal Examples That Will Change Your Life – Lifestyle Article

A step-by-step guide for making, achieving, and tracking better goals, plus 50 examples to get you going.21 September,2019By Andrew Snavely / Additional Writing By Stillman BrownHave you ever set a goal for yourself like “I want to lose weight,” or “I want to get a better job,” and then woke up 6 months later still in the exact same situation were you in?Man, you must just be terrible at accomplishing things.Or maybe it was something far simpler: Your goals were…

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This 200 Year Old Punch is the Perfect 4th of July Cocktail Recipe – Lifestyle Article

Invented in Philadelphia around 1732, this cocktail recipe is about as American as they come. It’s Independence Day! If the commercials are to be believed, it’s time to invite 200 of your favorite friends and relatives over, fill the bed of your pickup truck with ice, toss in twenty cases of the least-flavorful, rice-or-corn-based lager you can find, set half a cow down on the grill, and – to quote The Simpsons – “celebrate the independence of your nation by…

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This 200 Year Old Punch is the Perfect 4th of July Cocktail Recipe – Lifestyle Article

Invented in Philadelphia around 1732, this cocktail recipe is about as American as they come. It’s Independence Day! If the commercials are to be believed, it’s time to invite 200 of your favorite friends and relatives over, fill the bed of your pickup truck with ice, toss in twenty cases of the least-flavorful, rice-or-corn-based lager you can find, set half a cow down on the grill, and – to quote The Simpsons – “celebrate the independence of your nation by…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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Meditation as a Journey to the Unknowable – Meditation Article

Meditation is a journey into the unknowable. The practice of sitting and being perfectly free, unattached and nonreactive allows all of the concepts of our mind to fall away. You see, we live in a largely conceptual reality. What is Conceptual Reality? The vast majority of what we experience are concepts – ideas that take on perceptual form through habit and familiarity. And the conceptual reality we live in is constantly reinforced through our use of language. I am looking…

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4 Truths to Convince Yourself to Keep Going — Purpose Fairy

“All things are difficult before they are easy” – Thomas Fuller You want to quit. You can’t keep going. You feel uncertain about your abilities. You think you are incapable of achieving anything worthwhile. You feel disheartened because even though you have been setting the right goals, maintaining a positive mindset, doing everything in your power and still not seeing the results you desire. It’s almost as if you are uncertain about your abilities, and your journey but you are…

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