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10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

Time Management

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

10 Lessons From Daily Life About Making Habits Stick

Better habits start with understanding why we want to change and what we stand to gain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Dec. 31, 2016</i><p>Have you made a New Year's resolution? I'm afraid the odds of sticking to your promises are stacked …

Juicing

Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem | Global Ideas | DW | 30.12.2016

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

9 Archaeological Sites of Biblical Importance

Archaeology might raise more questions about the Bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the …

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

3 Ways To Know if You Are Truly Connecting with Someone

Along my path and travels, I’ve found much inspiration and perspective through the people I’ve met along the way. These are people who challenge my …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

6 Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice like an Ancient Roman

The week surrounding the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, marked the beginning of Winter for the Ancient Romans and so, like any other …

Ancient History

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Self Control

12 habits that age you

Aging is inevitable, but you can still feel and look younger than your years if you know few facts. If you’re fatigued in the middle of the day or …

The power of observation technique that Yale medical students practice on Victorian paintings

A curious thing happens to medical students shortly after they enter clinical training. As explained in an evocative essay in the New York Times, the students begin to stop trusting their own ability to examine a patient. They instead start to lean on the machines that create medical imagery—MRIs, …

Medical School

How to Support Mental Health Through Urban Planning

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind.<p>TheTokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay founded the Center for Urban Design and Mental Health over a year ago, and it’s grown at a more rapid pace than she expected. “Be careful of finding an unmet need,” she jokes, noting that …

Mental Health

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?Because there have been good solutions to the …

Self-help

The Dark Side of New Age Spirituality.

My family has always been spiritual.<p>As a young child, I attended meditation camps, studied eastern philosophy, worked on self-improvement and read …

THE LIGHT OF THE WEST: An excerpt from LOST MASTERS by Linda Johnsen and its foreword by Eckhart Tolle, author of THE POWER OF NOW

We are pleased to announce the release of <b>Lost Masters: Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers</b>, the latest addition to <b>New World</b> …

The Being and The Archetypes

This is a transcription of a lecture originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio. You can download the audio lecture here: Beginning Here …

Spirituality