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8 reasons you feel lonelier and more stressed in places like Boston, L.A., or New York

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According to the United Nations, today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.

This is important information because city living has a direct connection to mental, emotional, and even physical health.

Much research shows that for many…


If we want a chance of most people having decent lives here

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Medical care

This is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. While yes, there are a lot of top-notch doctors in this country, and there is a lot of high-quality, innovative research happening in America in the medical field, to actually access this care? …


7 reasons why this is a problem and how agents can help fix it

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Important note: I realize that a person can self-publish with ease nowadays. However, barring rare exceptions and extraordinary success stories, people who do this do not tend to have their material widely read. Instead, maybe their 20 best friends and family members will read it, and not many beyond.

There…


Denmark seems to be where it’s at in terms of a happy, secure, healthy life. Here’s why.

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Danes are said to walk at a more leisurely pace. They frequently appear relaxed. They take their time, stopping to observe and enjoy their surroundings.

A few fun facts for you. Denmark has just 5.5 million people in the entire country (for comparison purposes, this is about the size of…


#7- Take more vacations and sick days

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#1- Spend at least a couple of hours outside every day

A study done by the app Mappiness in 2010 found, via 20,000 participants, that people are least happy either at work or while sick in bed.

They are most happy when they’re with friends or lovers.

And their moods tend to reflect the weather at hand.

But, one of the…


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Most people go through much of their day staring at screens. Their laptop or desktop computer, their iPad, the television, and their cell phone.

Lately, people’s cell phones have become quite the fixture, in their hands, on their minds, and as they move through their daily activities.

A lot of…


The good news? This means you have more control over it than you might imagine.

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Depression is more a disease of civilization than faulty brain chemistry.

How do I know this?

Well, I don’t for sure. No one knows anything for sure.

But a lot of research tips heavily in the favor of this.

(Note: Some of these will be controversial viewpoints. Some of them…


Including mental, relational, and physical health

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“If I’m craving something, I’m just going to eat it and listen to what I want. This is part of being healthy”

Eh…while there is some gray area here and nuance, in general, this is flawed thinking. Sometimes drinking a lot of alcohol feels awesome. Doing drugs can also feel great. It might feel enticing and sexy temporarily to cheat on your partner for the rush it provides in the moment.

There…


Aside from making us dumber and less resilient

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Nowadays, many of us have bought into the idea that we have “a right” to go through life without ever being upset, uncomfortable, or offended by anything. And that if we do, it should be turned away from, blocked, or even “canceled.”

This is both absurd and harmful, for several…


Not caring enough about climate change…cancel culture…and more

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#1- Not Giving More of a Crap About Climate Change

Some of us care. Most people in America do not care nearly enough, though.

And because of this, we are already paying, and it’s only going to get worse.

The last decade is likely the hottest the planet has been in 125,000 years.

And the top three greenhouse gas emitters…

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