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Caste adrift

Violence at Pune, Mumbai speaks of distorted political economy, communities failed by political leaderships<p>Written by |<p>As tensions simmer in many …

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9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Here's Everything You Need to Know about Elon Musk's Human/AI Brain Merge

Neuralink Has Arrived<p>After weeks of anticipation, details on Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink have finally been revealed. In a …

50 Profound Quotes by Buddha That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

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 Zen …

Mindfulness can do wonders for your sex life

Learn how to be more present in the bedroom<p>Championed by health professionals, celebrities and a host of best-selling authors, mindfulness has become …

A neuroscientist explains how to rewire your brain to live in the present moment

Mindfulness has become a word we hear everywhere nowadays, yet not many people know its true meaning. You may ask yourself, what is mindfulness? The …

9 ways to stop overthinking (so that you can start living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

A Zen master reveals the real secret to inner peace and lasting happiness (without any BS)

“What do I want from life” is a question we’ve all asked ourselves. Undoubtedly, our answer is always,”Well…I want to be happy.”<p>And if we look at our …

Fewer than 5% of engineers trained in India are cut out for high-skill programming jobs

When considering Indian engineering talent, quantity trumps quality.<p>Indian universities may be churning out the world’s largest engineering population, but the graduates’ skills levels aren’t high. In 2011, India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies estimated that only 25% of …

Education

7 Science-Backed Strategies for Building Powerful Habits

You're not alone. Science can help.<p>Achieving a goal often involves developing a new routine and sticking to it. Whether you want to network more, take on more consulting work, wake up earlier or exercise regularly, you’ll have to cement your intention by making it a habit.<p>Switching up your schedule …

The 1 Secret to Ditching Bad Habits, and 5 Ways to Permanently Break Free | Inc.com

We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets. They feel so good, especially when we are stressed out or bored. We all know we should be doing things differently.<p>How do we move from what we know we shouldbe doing to actually doing it? The most important aspect of breaking a bad habit is …

Self-help

People Who Learn 10 Times Faster Know These 5 Techniques

Have you ever sat down and tried to read for work or school and wondered if there was a way that you could learn the material faster and not forget …

What Most People Get Wrong About Meditation, According to a Master Buddhist

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

8 Questions to Help You Find Your Biggest Productivity Weaknesses (and Become Incredibly Productive) | Inc.com

Plenty of people are busy. Staying busy is easy.<p>It's a lot harder to be productive.<p>Think about it. Busy people are organized. They check things off their to-do lists. They get things done.<p>Productive people do all that--but they check the <i>right</i> things off their to-do lists. They get the <i>right</i> things …

Self-improvement

The civil war general turned president was a reluctant author, but set the gold standard for presidential memoirs<p>According to Mark Twain, these are “the best [memoirs] of any general’s since Caesar”, but we have to take that verdict with a pinch of salt: Twain was also Grant’s publisher. As a …

Mark Twain

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental …

Self-help

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

3 Ways to Have a Bigger Impact in Your Personal and Professional Life

Oh, and these strategies also minimize stress, which is no small thing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my travels all over the world, speaking to different organizations of all sizes, there are two common questions that I always seem to receive at some point before …

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9 Things Ultra Productive People Do Every Day

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. These 9 hacks will increase your productivity today.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The article was originally published on Dec.</i> …

15 Minutes to Balancing Your Karma: Guided Meditation

“Karma isn’t revenge; it is a mirror of your souls mistakes and for those that wish bad karma for you it is also a mirror for their mistakes. Karma …

I took a class on human behavior at the No. 1 college in the US — and now I know how hard it is to make a 'rational' decision

Nearly every student who'd showed up to the Princeton University lecture that day was clacking away on a laptop — I'd come non-ironically armed with a legal pad and Bic pen.<p>And while I'd done all (okay, most) of the assigned readings for that day, the material was still hard to understand. When, …

Deleting fears from the brain means you might never need to face them

Conventional wisdom suggest that facing your fears is a good way to overcome them, indeed various forms of therapy for fear-related conditions are …

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky speaks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 12, 2015. (Photo: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina)<p>On November 8, 2016, Donald …

Political Science

Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

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4 Ultimate Ways to Discover Life Purpose and Increase Happiness

How to Find My Purpose in Life?<p>Discovering the life purpose has been considered as a conventional need of a person to feel grounded and to lead a …

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

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