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Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

Meditation

The New York Times publishes uncensored comments from people at Trump rallies, and they're shocking

The New York Times published a roughly three-minute video on Wednesday showcasing some of the obscenities hurled in the massive crowds in and around Donald Trump's rallies.<p>Titled "Unfiltered: Voices from Trump's Crowds," the video showcased people disparaging Muslims, immigrants, President Barack …

From trash to treasure: Scientists turn plastic bottles and bags into liquid fuel

In the future, perhaps we'll be mining our landfills and fishing through our oceans for the raw materials to make fuel. Using a two-catalyst process, a joint U.S.-China team of researchers has figured out how to take discarded plastic products, from grocery bags to plastic bottles, and turn them …

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

Meet Zenta, a next-generation wearable that promotes mindfulness

Child of the ’90s? Surely you remember mood rings, those delightful pieces of jewelry that promised to change color as often as you shifted emotions. …

Machine Learning

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and 500 of his employees use this simple technique to reduce stress

At Salesforce, CEO Marc Benioff runs a company that employs 22,000 people and will do $8.3 billion in revenue this year. Business Insider's Matt Rosoff asked him what he does to deal with the stress of his job, and the answer was surprisingly simple: "mindfulness."<p>"I have a mindfulness practice, …

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

Ranking the Bay Area's top 50 camping spots

When it comes to matters of taste, there are as many opinions as people.<p>When it comes to the matter of rating campgrounds, the public votes with their reservations, bookings and tents.<p>That is why the No. 1-rated campground in the greater Bay Area is the Steep Ravine camping cabins, perched on a …

This Personal Vice May Be the Key to Unlocking Your Creativity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My name is Peter, and I am a procrastinator. There it is -- my first step toward recovering from the disruptive condition called procrastination.<p>For as long as I can remember, I have procrastinated on important matters. Not always because …

The North Face's New Backpack Pops Wide Open With a Button Push For Easy Stuffing

Trying to hurriedly stuff a backpack with everything you need before heading out the door is made difficult when you don’t have a free hand to hold …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

Easiest Medicinal Herbs to Grow - Gardening

Over the past 20 years or so, more people have become aware of herbs’ ability to increase our health and well-being. Unfortunately, with this growth, …

This Yoga Squat Will Improve Your Range Of Motion

It'll make you stronger, too.<p>When you think of a squat, you may picture gym rats hoisting heavy weights overhead while bending their knees and getting low. That position is a squat, yes, but there's a gentler version in yoga that can help improve your range of motion.<p>Called Malasana or garland …

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forests, pristine beaches, and out-of-this-world desert landscapes, there are more than enough reasons to pack your bags and head to the Golden State.<p>Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, …

Hot Springs

What to Watch This ‘Netflix and Chill’ Season, Based on Your Relationship Status

<b>This list was updated April 8, 2016 to reflect Netflix’s current offerings.</b><p>Winter is here, and with it, Peak Netflix Season. It's time to make some …

The FCC is Cracking Down on Hotels' Wi-Fi Blocking

Lots of money is at stake.<p>Hilton has become the latest hotel chain to face government fines for allegedly blocking their guests’ personal Wi-Fi …

Friends For Life, Dog And Dude Travel The Land, Seeking Adventure

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

National Parks

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

21 pictures that will make you want to visit Thailand

It's perfect for the traveler who wants to experience the outdoors, history, and religion all in one trip.<p>From stunning islands in the south to remote elephant sanctuaries in the north, here are 21 photos that will inspire you to book a trip to Thailand.

National Parks

Obama Has Done More for Clean Energy Than You Think

A blue-black field of 5.2 million solar panels tilted toward the Arizona sun might just be the Hoover Dam project of the Great Recession. The Agua …

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

<i>by guest blogger Lisa Bunin, PhD, organic policy director, Center for Food Safety</i><p>Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to …

4 things Donald Trump got so wrong about Mexican immigrants

TRUMP’S NOW INFAMOUS STATEMENT about Mexican immigrants caused NBC, Univision, and Macy’s to end business relationships with him. Yet Trump continues …