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The biggest predictor of future violence is past violence. But mindfulness could help reform these angry people.

All humans are born with a powerful wired-in fight-or-flight response—anyone who has held a screaming infant can attest to its intensity. Anger is an …

Mental Health

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Rohan Gunatillake, the mind cleanser: ‘Society shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which it …

Baby Showers
Frugal Living

Sculpting a Less-Anxious Brain

"Brain architect" sounds like a profession from science fiction, but in the book <i>Mindsight</i>, psychiatrist Dan Siegel argues that we have the ability to fashion our own brains. When we pay attention to our mind and the minds of others, we develop a sort of superhero seventh sense, which Siegel terms …

Mindfulness

7 Ways to Use Stoic Philosophy to Improve Your Health and Happiness | Mark's Daily Apple

June 25, 2015<p>By Mark Sisson<p>A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on one of my favorite books of late, <i>A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of</i> …

Happiness

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

Consciousness

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of insurmountable …

Self-improvement

Daily Meditation: The Lesson Of Impermanence

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a time-lapse video of Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala in Santa Fe, …

Meditation

The Important Connection Between Diet & Mental Health.

It is pretty obvious that what you eat has a profound effect on your physical health and well being.<p>Eating high fat, nutrient-devoid foods is likely …

Mental Health

Best Money Tips: 17 Places to Watch Movies and TV for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where you can download or stream movies and TV shows for free, …

Frugal Living

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

How Jeb Bush Forced Me To Leave My Home In Florida

In tossing his hat into a very crowded ring of contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush has made a simple request of voters: Judge him on his record as a two-term governor of Florida.<p>"We need a president willing to challenge and disrupt the whole culture in our nation's …

LGBTQI

Think of Multiple Sclerosis as a Leaking Swimming Pool

For 20 years neurologists have divided the neurological disorder multiple sclerosis (MS) into four distinct categories—subtypes that are supposed, in …

Multiple Sclerosis

10 Things the Best of the Best Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Something that has always fascinated me over the years is what are some of the things that the best of the best do differently than everyone else.<p>While there are many different qualities and habits that the best possess, here are 10 of …

Self-improvement

11 Ways to Be Productive When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Life is busy and doesn't allow much time for sleeping in. Here are several things you can do to stay productive even when you don't get enough sleep.

'Me? Rich?' U.S. presidential hopefuls play middle-class card | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don’t call Chris Christie rich. The Clintons say they still have bills to pay. And Mike Huckabee? Despite his wealth, he was born “blue collar, not blue blood.”<p>Touting one’s humble beginnings has been part of U.S. presidential contenders’ playbook going back to Abraham …

Government

Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it’s technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

10 Things Successful People Do To Maximize Their Time

Successful people are great at making the most of their time. They understand that their time is equivalent to whatever money that can be made in …

How to Earn Extra Income as a Courthouse Researcher

Are you someone who has always been intrigued by a challenge or finding the needle in the haystack? A courthouse or title researcher does just that. …

Genealogy

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …