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I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes?

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of ProcrastinateThe post I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes? …

Self-improvement

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Warren Buffett

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

Why Just 2 Minutes of Silence a Day Could Change Your Life

Hip meditation circles aside, it’s not always fashionable, or feasible, to live a quiet and contemplative life. For many, thriving in the modern world requires listening to NPR over the screech of subway rails while sending seven emails. But should it? A growing number of researchers argue that …

Meditation

The Problem of ‘Living in the Present’

These days, many of us would rather not be living in the present, a time of persistent crisis, political uncertainty and fear. Not that the future looks better, shadowed by technological advances that threaten widespread unemployment and by the perils of catastrophic climate change. No wonder some …

Crucial

#SkinSchool: The beauty benefits of vitamin C

Experts agree, vitamin C as a skincare ingredient can both brighten the complexion and iron out wrinkles when added to your daily routine. However, …

5 things you should know about Tibetan prayer flags

The annual Saga Dawa Festival, which takes place in Tibet, is the most important religious festivals in the country. The festival is celebrated to …

Spirituality

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

How to stop worrying in 4 easy steps

Horst Diekgerdes for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>I have a vivid memory of being four years old in a diner with my mother and …

What Mothering Has Taught Me: Women Share Life-Changing Lessons

Motherhood is many emotions and adventures. It is laughter and tears—sometimes simultaneously. It is watching with wonder as your child goes from …

Parenting

Where our Negativity comes from—& What to do about It.

Are you the philosophical type?<p>While contemplation is beautiful, in that it is often born of curiosity and gives birth to understanding, …

Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Meditation

Creating Greater Future Value by Living Today

The concept of the time value of money (TVM) means that money available at the present time (present value, or PV) is worth more than the same amount …

Talent Management

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

This is how music can help you achieve mindfulness

We spoke to mindfulness studio The Indigo Project about the strong correlation between good music and good vibes.<p>Most of us are so overloaded …

Mindfulness

4 Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Focus

Keeping on top of what you need to do doesn't have to scramble your brain. Refocus to stay on top of what truly matters.<p>Focus seems to be in ever-shrinking supply these days. The sheer number of distractions the human brain must contend with on a daily basis is staggering, and there's simply no way …

Mindfulness

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through challenging times at some point in our lives. There are times when it …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Positive Thinking

Being Mindful of Your Conscious Choices

Today, and every day, is an opportunity to live. No need to suffer or struggle through it. It is a conscious choice<p>#lifeisforliving<p>What food are you …

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

The Unites States is one of the world's most beautiful countries, and much of that beauty comes from how varied its landscapes are from state to state. Be it Alaska's glaciers, Colorado's mountains, or Florida's beaches, the geography of America is as diverse as it is stunning. Picking just 50 …

National Parks

The 5 cheapest European beach holidays revealed - and the most expensive

UK families wanting to reduce beach holiday costs during an overseas trip should head to Turkey's Marmaris resort, according to a new study.<p>A basket …

3 Things to Do in Montenegro on Your Next Balkan Holiday

You may not know much about Montenegro, and unless you’re a football fan who has seen England play the country in World Cup qualifiers you may not …

European Travel

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.<p>That book …

10 Ways to Majorly Reduce Anxiety in a Very, Very Stressful World

<i>Let's get real: life can be pretty stressful. Like, really stressful. Luckily, experts at YourTango have uncovered some great tips so you can cut down on all that anxiety and live a more balanced, healthy, and relaxing lifestyle. Here's what they found.</i><p>Instant calm and happiness.<p>Through the daily …

Mindfulness

11 Simple Meditations To Relieve Stress

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

3 Reasons To Use Mindfulness To Be With Your Feelings (And How To Do It)

Feelings can be a gateway to either heaven or hell. Mindfulness offers us the freedom to choose which of these paths we take. Here are 3 reasons why …

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Your Mighty New Mindful Habit: Learn to Respond, Not React

Whether you're talking with friends, family, romantic partners or even coworkers or employees, how you communicate means a lot, especially when it …