Most recently published stories in Humans.
How to be happy: A surprising lesson on happiness from an African tribe
There was a naturalist who studied the customs and history of the small African nation. She was working in the village at the time, placing gift baskets with delicious fruit from all over and wrapping them with ribbons every day while walking. He drew a line on the ground and looked at the children of the village and told them to run to the trees if anyone found a winning basket.
What All I Neglected While Growing Up
I have been following the same daily routine for the past few months- thinking about my job, having food, working out, and waiting for my day to end. Boom! Like every day, today is no different, except that nowadays, I feel restless and blank.
There's no turning back
When you get diagnosed with something as unpredictable as Multiple Sclerosis, you lose your ability to see the big picture. Your vision gets shortened, your whole world crumbles. I used to say there’s a before and after my diagnosis; But what if I tell you that MS is my motivation? It Is what pushed me to live my wildest fantasies!
My first dream car, I ever wanted
Read our tips on how to pay for a dream car so you can drive in style. When buying a new car, it seems like the best decision we could ever make. They create happiness in the factory, and the mythical gods guarantee that when we buy brand new cars, everything wrong in our lives will be done right.
Late Nights Alone
"What..." and I said this with elegantly exasperated hands in the air, fingers drumming invisible yet aggresive notes of confusion - "What in the actual fuck is wrong with me??"
Stan Nze Gets Honest About Life as a Nigerian Celebrity
Watching our favorite movies and TV shows growing up, listening to our favorite artistes, seeing them online or on TV or on newspapers, a lot of people wanted and still want to become celebrities. We feel a connection to our favorite stars and imagine ourselves in their shoes living the glamorous lives that they show off. But their lives aren't always so glamorous. In fact, being a celebrity is a whole new hurdle on its own that not many people are built for or can cope with. There is a lot you have to give up as a celebrity - especially your privacy, and that's just one of the things.
A Letter to You
Try your best not to wake up three times in the middle of the night. Mom and dad fight enough as it is, you don’t need to cause another fight about who gets more sleep than the other. Try not to make a mess when they change your diaper, this only makes for embarrassing stories to be told at parties when you’re older, trust me. When learning to walk, don’t reach out to grab the corners of furniture or walls; life moves fast, so you better get used to learning at the same speed. On the day of your fourth birthday, please try to refrain from taking scissors to your curly brown hair. Mom gets rather flustered and does a worse job trying to fix your impromptu haircut than you could’ve done yourself.
Getting Back The Years After Being With A Narcissistic Person
Getting back the years after being with a narcissistic person can feel like a task that is not feasible. But it is. Time is our most precious commodity. Unfortunately for many us, we never understand, or appreciate, the value of time…until it is too late.
Stop Expecting and Start Living Your Lives
We all are living our lives, full of expectations. Any action we perform is bound to have a component of expectation in it. Even if you help a person, your mind will start expecting a return gesture in the future from the same person. And if by chance you are unable to receive the same gesture in return, you tend to develop hatred for the person.
Four Techniques to Enhance Emotional Support and Heal Your Partner
Emotions play an important role when it comes to growing a beautiful, happy, loving and long-lasting relationship. Strong emotional connections support couples in building trust, empathy and deep intimacy. Powerful emotional connections help couples relate to one another through body language. For example, sometimes eye contact with your partner is simply what you need, to see, hear and feel your partner without spoken words. Through strong emotional connections, we can even send thought vibrations to our loved ones.
You Can Try These Ten Methods to Heal From a Trauma
Trauma is a pain that resides with a victim for years after a terrible, negative and horrifying incident. Trauma affects a person psychologically and emotionally. Psychological and emotional trauma generally causes a person to experience upsetting emotions, reoccurring thoughts of painful memories and anxiety.
Did I just diagnose myself with Autism Spectrum Disorder from watching a Jim Jefferies stand-up special?
“You know, how you have little empathy, you don’t listen when others talk, and you don’t make eye contact.” Ok now I have to say this off the bat. I know that Jim Jefferies is a comedian. I know that as a comedian he says things to get a laugh, not to cure cancer, or even to diagnose people with specific illnesses. His job is entertainment, just like I know that Star Wars isn’t real (I still, however, firmly believe that I could become a jedi… But we can discuss that later). So please don’t think I am relying on the words from a comedy routine alone.