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‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

Meditation How-Tos With a Kundalini Guide

<i>In our next installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>When it comes to preparing for your wedding, you …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms | Inc.com

1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become incapable.<p>Isn't this absurd?<p>In his book, <i>The</i> …

Self-improvement

The 30-Day, 100-Rep Squat Challenge!

This squat challenge will make you fitter, stronger, and sporting the best butt of your life! Are you ready to get your rep on? This 30-day challenge is going to help you build up to being able to do 100 squats in one workout. Don't think it's possible? It is, and after the burn and the effort, …

Workouts

Tip: Train Arms Like a Pro

To really build your arms you need to focus on the triceps and always remember the three P's. Here they are.<p>Most guys want big arms, so they focus on …

Why weight training is so good for you

Weight lifting does more than so much more than pump you up.<p>When most people think about weight lifting, they picture greased-up Schwarzenegger …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing | Inc.com

Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful motivational speakers and leadership coaches of all time, with top CEOs paying him $1 million or more per year for one-on-one coaching. …

Self-improvement

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Self-improvement

Genghis Khan's Surprising Approach To Learning Could Explode Your Business In 3 Simple Steps | Inc.com

If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as you think you know everything, that's the precise moment you're screwed.<p>But let's not kid ourselves. Whether you're running two businesses …

Self-improvement

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People | Inc.com

Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible.<p>Here's what you <i>are</i> responsible for, and what you</i> …

Happiness

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

Many couples fret over choosing the perfect name for their newborn, but for Muslims in western China that decision has now become even more fraught: pick the wrong name and your child will be denied education and government benefits.<p>Officials in the western region of Xinjiang, home to roughly half …

Religion

Are You Criticizing Yourself? Buddhists Have a Message That You Need to Hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

Meditation

8 Signs You're An 'Intellectually Humble' Person

A personality trait that's rather important in this current political climate.<p>In a world where news is often called fake and there’s a the divide among Americans can feel like it’s growing, there’s arguably a need for more open-mindedness and civil discourse.<p>That’s why we need more people who …

Psychology

Restoration of Jesus's tomb completed in time for Easter

The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory.<p>Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven.<p>Gone is the unsightly iron cage built around the …

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

A friend of mine, a professor at a university in Canada, confided to me a few days ago that she thinks she might be addicted to email.<p>She feels compelled to check her email all the time<i>.</i> And she feels bad about it. She experiences anxiety if she doesn't check, and anxiety if she does. Email gets in …

Social Media

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

A Meditation To Improve Your Sex Life

When most people think of meditation, they think of it as a vehicle for clearing the mind and finding inner peace. The truth is that meditation is …

A Master Buddhist Reveals the 3 Essential Principles to a Zen Mind

Ever wondered what the main pillars are of a “Zen Mind”? I mean, we all want to be more peaceful, wise and happy, yet it can be difficult to figure …

Meditation

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

Yoga is philosophy in physical form, says a philosophy of mind professor

Yoga class undoubtedly improves a person’s flexibility and serenity.But Lisa Miracchi, a philosophy professor at University of Pennsylvania who is teaching a seminar called “Yoga and Philosophy,” says that the poses can also enhance your reasoning, behavior, and relationships.<p>Miracchi, who …

Philosophy

25 Profound Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire You to Make the Most of Every Moment in Life

If you’ve been reading The Power of Ideas blog, you’ll know that we’re huge advocates of mindfulness. Research studies are showing that it offers …

Deepak Chopra Reveals 7 Mindful Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

With busy schedules and constant societal pressure, stress and anxiety are no strangers to most of us. It can be hard to unwind, relax and experience …

Meditation

Sex with your partner brings a 48 hour ‘afterglow’, say scientists

Having sex with your partner brings a 48-hour ‘afterglow’ which keeps people feeling content in their relationship, a new study suggests.<p>Although it is known that sex plays a central role in bonding, releasing the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin, it was unknown how long the warm, fuzzy, post-coital …

Research

3 Vital Elements of Craft: Subplots, Scenes and POV

<b>by Hank Quense, @hanque99</b><p><i>Today, author Hank Quense offers tips on three vital elements of the writing craft: subplots, scenes, and POV.</i><p>Integrating …

Creative Writing

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Osho Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Calming Your Mind and Reducing Stress

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from …

Seven ways to teach your kids about money

From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance<p><b>1. Show them the money.</b> It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. …

Personal Finance

How to parent without limitations

Foisting unnecessary fears on to our children can severely limit their futures<p>For 20 years I’ve sat in my therapy room and listened to people. I’ve heard hundreds of stories from childhood that have led to lives of pain and limitation. Some are what you’d expect – abuse, trauma and deprivation – …

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