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Try This Military Meditation Routine to Fall Asleep Fast

Need to fall asleep fast? One mid-century relaxation technique, developed in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, supposedly works within minutes. It may …

Meditation

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand gestures have their time …

#deletefacebook

Facebook is using us. It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection. It surfaces the divisive and destroys the real reason we began using social media in the first place – human connection.<p>It is a cancer.<p>I’ve begun the slow process of weaning …

11 Hollywood 'good girls' who were actually quite naughty

What did these silver screen sirens have in common, other than their classic good looks and talent? A naughty streak, of course.<p>1. Elizabeth Taylor<p>She was just a blue-eyed beauty with a sugar-sweet smile when she scored her first big role in “National Velvet” at the age of 12, but by 16 Liz was …

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

University of California

27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.

High Blood Pressure

With deceptive ‘discounts,’ retailers are manipulating us to spend more. Here are the worst offenders.

By Kevin Brasler<p>Mailed ads, newspaper inserts, online banners, emails, in-store displays and price tags scream for your attention: “SALE! 60% OFF!” or “This weekend only: Save an extra 40%!” or “[Insert your favorite holiday] special savings!” or “Regular price: $299. Our price: $199.”<p>Many of these …

5 insanely good Amazon Prime benefits you probably don’t know about

The perks of your membership go well beyond free shipping, movies and music<p>These benefits are prime.<p>Roughly 90 million people are Amazon Prime …

Shopping

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

NerdWallet

What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a person can alleviate soreness, and improve overall health and …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness

18 Essential Classic Books to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Brontë Family

How to Fall Asleep Fast Using Only Your Breath

Even if you've wound down with a hot bath, shut off all your electronic devices at a reasonable hour and doused your pillow in lavender essence, …

The Brain

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve your …

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as …

Angela Ahrendts

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

11 EXPERTS REVEAL SECRETS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Twenty-six experts from around the world were asked about what most people do not know about the subconscious mind and the answers were …

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4. Michael Craig<p>According to ancient Huna and other cultures – the so-called “subconscious mind” may be a separate BEING that has a different focus …

The Sanskrit effect: How verbal recitation boosts cognitive function

You hear a lot of strange theories in yoga studios. In my 20 years of practicing yoga I’ve listened to plenty of suspect claims based on intuition …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

11 brutally honest answers from a female sex addict's Reddit AMA

"I have to actively stop myself from having affairs. I fail a lot."<p>Sex addiction is often (mistakenly) seen as a primarily male condition. This is just one of the many misconceptions about sex addicts. <i>Reddit</i> user Throwawaylemon7's 'Ask Me Anything' thread tackles some of those misconceptions and …

'My restless legs were like bees biting under my skin'

<b>For years, Mary Rose struggled to get off to sleep or to stay asleep, because she felt like she was being attacked by insects.</b><p>"Imagine having a swarm of bees buzzing inside the skin of your legs, biting you," she says, describing the sensation that overwhelmed her.<p>"It's really very, very …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins Docs Swear by To Lose Belly Fat

Taking an anti-inflammatory vitamin can help you trim inches off of your waistline.<p>[Photos: Shutterstock]<p>Vitamin D<p>A University of Minnesota study …

Neuroscientist Christof Koch on Free Will

“Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.”<p><i>“I want to be free,”</i> seventeen-year-old Sylvia Plath declared in a letter to her mother — a yearning that hurled her in the inevitable logical direction of the larger question of what freedom really …

Neurophilosophy

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15 life hacks for all your winter woes

It’s been a pretty tame winter so far, but you know that snow, ice, and slush are just lurking around the corner. Prep for the onslaught with these …