Alison Hersel

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Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I'm Done With You

Dear Perfectionism,<p>This isn't easy for me. We've been together forever -- since third grade to be exact. I've been practicing, how I can put this, and I realize there's no easy way to do this.<p>I'm done.<p>You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start.<p>I thought since we were introduced by …

David Eagleman: ‘Humans are real storytelling animals’

The American neuroscientist on the brain and free will, literature, science and humanity – and the possibility of space travel in digital form<p><b>The Brain investigates ways we might “hack” our neural hardware to substitute and add senses. Can you give an illustration?</b> <br>In my lab we’ve developed a Vest …

The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People Volume 2

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>The <i>Mindfulness Coloring Book</i> came out last January by London-based illustrator Emma Farrarons, and it …

30 Quotes From Buddha For Wisdom and Peace

Siddhārtha Gautama, or Buddha, was a man born to a rich family in Nepal around 500 B.C. He took a great interest in finding a solution to the …

Meditation

The Motorcycle Gang Behind Philly’s Biggest Pill Mill

How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.<p>Before building a …

Crime

You’ll fall in love with this inspirational young Aussie whose positive attitude helps her deal with chronic pain

These are the words of an inspirational 25-year-old Australian called Rhiannon Bannenberg who deals daily with levels of pain most of us could not …

Arthritis

The turbulent life story of Bhutan's happiness guru

<b>In the 1970s, the king of Bhutan announced that the happiness of the population was more important than Gross Domestic Product. Saamdu Chetri has been charged with overseeing Bhutan's happiness - but his own life has had its share of suffering.</b><p>On the banks of a river in the remote Bumthang valley …

Happiness