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Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

The Strangers in Your Brain

Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves of one—there is always the chance that the cell will make a mistake. Mutations can cost an …

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay

Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was there to accept the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, which was presented to him in recognition of his work to support the LGBT community.<p>The Apple CEO gave an emotional speech that lasted over …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

If You Think Tom Hardy Shouldn't Have Been Asked About His Sexuality, You're Dead Wrong. Here's Why.

Earlier this week a reporter from a queer Canadian publication caused controversy -- and outrage -- when he asked Tom Hardy about his sexuality during a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the actor's new film "Legend."<p>Hardy, who in 2008 candidly stated that he experimented …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Motivation

Breaking Bad ... Habits: Beliefs That Stifle Personal Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The path to positive change is often spearheaded by a crisis. When everything feels like it is spinning out of control, you’re more likely to finally pay attention. And while no one wants to endure hardships, those times can be teaching …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

5 Ways to Achieve Workplace Zen

Take a deep breath—literally.<p>Back in the day, unwinding once the clock hit 5 P.M. meant a pow-wow with coworkers at a local watering hole.<p>But as work …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Books

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

What’s Really Driving Your Stress and Anxiety

When I ask students why they want to meditate, the number one answer is “to relieve my stress and anxiety”. They have worries about money, their …

Self-help

The Wanderlust spirit at a new Hollywood yoga mega-studio

Wanderlust Hollywood aims to reinvent the yoga studio by helping patrons internalize the Wanderlust philosophy: Find your true north (that is, your best self).<p>The center, in the former home of Golden Bridge Yoga, opened July 24 after an artful nine-month remodel. Now it's a nouveau Bohemian …

Yoga

Change Negative Thinking Into Positive

They are a few ways to alter those underlying negative thinking patterns. Here are a few of those ways that can help you lead a rewarding life.

7 Lies That Are Holding You Back From Your Best Life

They usually mean well, but your family, your career advisers, college counselors, and anyone else who follows the "traditional path" to success has …

Happiness

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

To Make Reconciliation Possible

Good morning, dear Sangha. Today is the 13th of June in the year 2013, and we are on the third day of our retreat, “Are You Sure?”<p>Are you sure that …

This infographic shows the surprisingly simple basics of mindfulness meditation

Studies suggest that meditation does all sorts of great stuff for you, like increasing memory and awareness while decreasing stress and negative emotions.<p>But if you've never done it, mindfulness can be intimidating.<p>Enter the below infographic, which combines advice from some of the best books on …

How to convince anyone to change their mind on a divisive issue in just 22 minutes — with science*

<i>*Update 5/29: The study has been officially retracted from Science.</i><p>Sometimes it seems we live in a society that's so divided — on social issues especially — that we could never end up on the same page.<p>Take same-sex marriage. Proponents say that same-sex couples should have the same relationship …

Meditation Should Be Taught in School

Instruction in the art of mindfulness is emerging in grade schools around the country to help children relax, focus, and help others. But it still has a long way to go to become part of the curriculum nationwide.<p>On a recent Thursday just after lunch, 20 first-graders gathered in a circle on the …

Mindfulness