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2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

How to Flip the Switch on Stress

Source: image courtesy of Pixabay<p>Take a moment to try a quick experiment. Say the following out loud if possible, or to yourself if you prefer: “This …

Mindfulness

Nasa map of Earth's seasons over 20 years highlights climate change

The visualization shows spring coming earlier and the Arctic ice caps receding over time<p>Nasa has captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of planet Earth​.<p>The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space.<p>The polar ice caps and snow …

Global Warming

How to Write Descriptive Passages Without Boring the Reader or Yourself

Describing stuff can be the hardest part of writing prose fiction. You have a scene in your head, with all the dialogue and action, but now you have …

Creative Writing

How to Deal With a Workplace Psychopath

Source: Mangostar/Shutterstock<p>The word <i>psychopath</i> typically conjures up images of sadistic serial killers. But while some violent criminals are …

Psychology

How your mind can help you become a better runner

I knew from the beginning of my warm-up this past Tuesday that my run wasn’t going to go well. My training plan called for some faster running—I’d …

7 Reasons Why People are Going to Stick to Your Mobile App | Inc.com

The most successful mobile apps are addictive. The best way to ensure success for your mobile app idea is to design and build it so that users will have a hard time putting it down. How can you predict how addictive your app will be?<p>If you can answer 'yes' to these seven questions, you'll know that …

Apps

Mindfulness: What It Really Means, and How to Practice It

Mindfulness is so hot right now. The proof is in the hashtags. Search the phrase #mindfulness on Instagram, and you’ll come across over 3.4 million …

Tesla Starts Taking Orders for Solar Roofs

Tesla Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles this afternoon, founder Elon Musk said on Twitter early on Wednesday.<p>The roofs, which will eliminate the need for traditional solar panels, will be available in the United States this year and in overseas markets next year, Musk …

The Dalai Lama Reveals How You Can Discover the True Nature of Reality

Have you ever wondered about the true nature of reality? Is everything an illusion or is it real?<p>The Dalai Lama, as one of the world’s most …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something …

Universe

A Zen Master Explains a Little Known Technique That Will Help You Calm Your Mind

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from Zen …

Meditation

Starting Your Writing Career: Become A Published Author In Six Steps

<i>"I've decided I want to write for a living. Any tips?"</i><p>My friend Jannah recently contacted me regarding starting a writing career - and I'm glad she did! The advice I gave her is strictly related to writing books, though many of the general concepts could apply to magazine writing, etc.<p><b>Step One:</b> …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

Artificial intelligence isn't the scary future. It's the amazing present.

The year 2017 arrives and we humans are still in charge. Whew! The machines haven't taken over yet, but they are gaining on us.<p>Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer program recently beat the world champ at Go, a complex board game, while Japanese researchers plan to build the world's fastest …

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

Conflict management through nonviolent communication

How do you react when someone raises their voice at you? What do you do when they are aggressive and hurtful?<p>Take a parent whose teen daughter (or …

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

Mindfulness

Google Earth VR is here, it’s awesome, and it’s totally free

The whole point of virtual reality is to go somewhere you’ve never been, right? In a surprise launch today, Google is inviting VR early adopters to …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Autonomous Cars

A New Paper Claims Our Understanding of Gravity Is Totally Wrong

What if gravity is just an illusion?<p>A theoretical physicist has come up with a new hypothesis that could finally explain the mystery of dark matter - …

How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum …

BMW's motorcycle of the future doesn't require a helmet

BMW has unveiled a slew of concept vehicles to mark its 100th birthday, but its fourth and last example might be the most daring. Its new Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle would supposedly be so smart that you wouldn't need a helmet, or even a padded suit. The key would be a …

Samsung's replacement Galaxy Note 7s will be in stores tomorrow

More than 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones have landed in the United States and been shipped to stores across the country, meaning anyone in need of a non-explosive device can get one tomorrow, September 21st, just as Samsung planned. Samsung is also rolling out a software update to all …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

Proxima b: Scientists find ‘second Earth’ that could harbour life and is close enough to send a space mission to

A rocky planet that might have aliens on it has been found, close enough that we could travel there.<p>The new world is just slightly bigger than Earth …

Universe