THE 10 MOST POPULAR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS

NobelTo help us focus on peace this month, I thought it would be helpful to learn some interesting things about the Nobel Peace Prize and some of its recipients.  For example, it has been awarded to 128 laureates since 1901. Before we get into the 10 most popular recipients, here are some other interesting facts:
95 Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded from 1901-2014.
2 Peace Prizes have been divided between three persons.
16 women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize so far.
62 is the average age of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.
1 Peace Prize Laureate, Le Duc Tho, has declined the Nobel Peace Prize.
3 Peace Prize Laureates have been under arrest at the time of the award: German pacifist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky, Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
*All facts and figures about the Nobel Nobel Peace Prize
Here is a list of the 10 most popular Nobel Peace Prize recipients. (more…)

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CAN MEDITATION CREATE WORLD PEACE?

MeditationPeaceIt’s been speculated that meditation has been around since the dawn of civilization. It’s been part of the spiritual practices across many faiths from Christianity, Judaism and Islam to Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism as well as New Age and Pagan practices. More recently we’ve been hearing about the health benefits of meditation. According to the Mayo Clinic, some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as: anxiety disorders, asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain and sleep problems. However, can meditation create world peace? Read on to find out more. (more…)

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HOW TO HAVE A STRESS FREE CHRISTMAS

ChristmasRushWell, almost….. Research has shown that the Christmas Holiday Season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Anyone who has been within a 5 kilometer radius of a shopping centre in the month of December knows what the Christmas rush is like. The crowds, the checkout lines, not to mention the crazy parking lots all add up to increased stress on top of an already hectic month. Even small town grocery stores can be filled with long line ups. Do you want to find out about 10 simple yet effective strategies to help you beat the Christmas rush? Would you like to decrease your stress and actually enjoy the holidays this year? Read on to find out how. (more…)

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WHY FAILURES ARE A GOOD THING

failure-successWhat do the Wright Brothers, the creators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Ellen Degeneres have in common?  They all experienced failure on a grand scale before they achieved success. Not only that, it was their failures that played a key role in helping them be successful in their respective fields. Let’s take a closer look at why failures are a good thing. (more…)

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AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR HEALTH?

Attitude-of-GratitudeAs children, we were taught to say “Thank you” when something was given to us or someone did something nice for us.  In recent years, the self-help gurus have been guaranteeing that our desires will be manifested more quickly if we have an “attitude of gratitude”.  Does being grateful really make a difference? Does our health actually benefit from having an attitude of gratitude?  Read more to find out….. (more…)

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DAILY EXERCISE: HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY NEED?

exercise walkingThere’s a reason why the TV show “The Biggest Loser” is starting its 16th season and doing a casting call for season 17. People love success stories as well as cheering for the underdog.  The ratings for this show are high which, ironically, means a lot of people are sitting on their couches every week watching people get fit, healthy and lose weight.  However, how many people are also being inspired to get off their couches to exercise?  And, how much exercise do you really need?  What type of exercise is right for you? In this article I’m going to address these questions and more. You might be surprised by the answers. Read on….. (more…)

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