Ariane Almeda Hoekstra

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The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

Schizophrenia Found to Be Caused by Faulty Helper Cells in The Brain

A new hope for treatment.<p>New research on mice has suggested the symptoms produced by schizophrenia could largely be the result of defective cells …

Neuroscience

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>13 min read<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to …

Motivation

Indian engineers need to stop being so afraid of the term “artificial intelligence”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being counted (pdf) among the hottest startup sectors in India this year, but the highly specialised space is struggling to grow due to the lack of a primary input: engineers.<p>“Forget getting people of our choice, we don’t even get applications when we advertise for …

Artificial Intelligence

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Self-improvement

8 Awesome Microsoft Word Hacks You Need to Know About

Ever wondered how you can become more productive with Microsoft Word? Here's 8 awesome Microsoft Word hacks you need to know about.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft join forces to push AI

You may not have noticed, but artificial intelligence has already arrived.<p>AI systems are used today to identify your friends' faces in Facebook photos, cue up recommended videos on YouTube and help your Siri voice assistant talk.<p>Hoping to build on these uses, Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and …

9 Ways You Unwittingly Make Your Relationships Stronger (According to Science)

When it comes to trust, it's human nature to point to all the ways it gets broken. But what about the things you're already doing right to build trust in your relationships?<p>Your trustworthiness is the most worthwhile skill you can develop. According to Harvard Business Review's 10-year leadership …

Leadership

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

How to take better breaks

A lot of professionals think that being chained to their desk all day long is a translation for being more productive. The longer you are glued to …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

giftedstudents

4 Quotes From Olympic Coaches That Can Make You a Better Leader

With the Rio Olympic Games now behind us, what can we learn from them? These 4 leadership takeaways from Olympic coaches will help the way you lead.<p><i>By Mattson Newell, a Director for Partners In Leadership who works with leaders to create greater workplace accountability and facilitates</i> …

Leadership

5 signs you're going to fail as a leader

Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a baby boomer?<p>I have also noticed that the best leaders have a keen sense of the things they need to avoid doing to keep leading at a high level.<p>This is the focus of my article today.<p>I'm highlighting five common …

Sting's Brain Scan Reveals Clues About How The Musical Mind Works

When Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, a McGill University cognitive neuroscientist, mapped the brain of musician Sting in 2007, he found that a musically trained mind will make deep connections to different types of music.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>This next story is about what goes on inside the brain of …

HealthyFoodStar.com

How To Quit Your Multitasking Addiction

<i>This column is by Darius Foroux, Author of Massive Life Success and founder of Procrastinate Zero</i><p>Chances are that you’re doing something else while …

Time Management

Your Thoughts Can Change Your Reality – Says Scientist - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

What if someone told you your own thoughts possess the immense power to change your reality?<p>Is it really possible to alter the present and the future …

LEARN NC has been archived

Where is the LEARN NC Content?<p>Most of the LEARN NC Content has been archived using the Wayback Machine. Instructions for how to access that content …

Genealogy

'It's just a toilet': multicultural chief questions Hanson's squat toilet outrage

Australian Multicultural Foundation and SBS chairman Hass Dellal said One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's preoccupation with the Australian Tax Office …

Australia

New insights into how the mind influences the body

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is …

Neuroscience

The Attitude To Exercise That Benefits Mind And Body To Max

<i>Greatest psychological and neurophysiological benefits seen from exercise with this attitude.</i>** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code …

Here’s How the Best Leaders Deal With Criticism

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

22 Truths About Willpower

Willpower is one of those tricky things that brings up different feelings in different people. For me? I am convinced I do not have it. A diet lasts …

The Acupressure Routine I Use To Balance My Hormones

<i>Taz Bhatia, M.D., is a board-certified physician and professor at Emory University who specializes in integrating mainstream medicine with holistic</i> …

Gymnast Fit: An Olympic Coach’s Workout

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10 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Mental Health

One out of every five adults experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.<p>It's so normal to discuss diets, fitness routines, and all the latest trends meant to improve our physical health. So then why are people still silent when it comes to discussing mental …

Dr. Mark Hyman: Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs

The low-carb frenzy hit its zenith in the early 2000’s and has since ebbed and flowed in popularity. I’ve seen patients get impressive results doing …

Nutrition

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

How sick is too sick to work out?

Last Saturday, I woke up with a sore throat. I had recently had a head cold, though, so I figured it was nothing to worry about. I popped some ibuprofen and completed a 14-mile training run as planned.<p>By 6:30 that night, I had spiked a high fever and my throat felt like I had swallowed embers. The …

Immune System

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …