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The innovators are procrastinating because they are learning

Has learning become a new procrastination? The question that pops up in the head and the worry is immediate.<p>Remember the days, when you would spend …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …

Street Photography

YogaGlo Online Yoga Videos Review

There are a lot of websites offering yoga videos to stream or download, but they're all chasing this one. YogaGlo's roster of teachers and commitment …

Yoga

Why Thinking During Meditation Is Actually A Good Thing

When I first started meditating and noticing the contents of my mind, I almost went crazy. Literally.<p>I knew the practice was healing me from the …

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

20 Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day

Cutting 500 calories a day is an easy way to get started with your weight loss journey, and these tips make it even easier<p>Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you …

Nutrition

How often you should clean your home, according to science

If you’ve been avoiding spring-cleaning since the start of the season, you’re not the only one.<p>For most of us, the thought of steaming our carpets or …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

7 Facts About Drugs and Addiction That Will Make You Question Everything You Know

There's no subject in our culture where the conversation is dominated by myths and misconceptions so much as drugs. We are frightened to talk about it. We are tempted to fall back on stock-phrases and mental spasms -- Just Say No, and all its more modern twists.<p>I have always been sympathetic to …

Columbia University

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

Personal Finance

21 reasons you're not rich

Michael Loccisano / Getty Images<p>Everyone says they want to be rich, and there’s certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you’re <i>not</i> rich? What’s really holding you back?<p>It’s easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren’t going …

Self-improvement

Don't Mess Up Miso Soup. Avoid These Common Mistakes

Make miso soup so good, you'll swear it's from your favorite takeout joint. Just don't make these amateur mistakes.<p>Miso soup is deceptively simple. It contains just a handful of ingredients: fermented bean paste (a.k.a. miso), vegetables, and hot water or stock. Heck, you don't even have to use …

It's Time for Washington to Get Out of Bed With the Wahhabists Saudis

When is enough, enough? Another day, another terrorist attack?<p>How is it possible that the United States is an "ally" with a regime as brutal as Assad that refuses to stop spreading its hateful, misogynistic anti-secular Wahhabists ideology all over the world (hereandhere)? And, how is it that We …

Middle East

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Happiness

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

European Travel
Saudi Arabia