Brandon Cogle

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How to Do Transcendental Meditation and Instantly Ease Stress

Meditation is thought to support both emotional and physical well-being. The highly effective practice, rooted in the ancient Vedic tradition of …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Entrepreneurship

Life Will Become Better In Just 1 Month If You Read This

Human beings are habitual creatures. You can’t simply change if you’re not prepared for the change itself. That’s right; it’s an uphill task to …

Want to Be More Productive at Work? Stop Doing this During Your Commute

A little peace and quiet in the morning goes a long way<p>What did you listen to on your way into work this morning?<p>If you're like most, you weren't in conversation with someone else. We seem to universally despise the notion of chatting with strangers on the train, bus, or in the carpool.<p>If you're …

Meditation

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Stop Consuming. Start Creating.

How to be a Doer.<p><i>Originally posted on</i> <i>Quora</i> <i>by</i> <i>Josh Fechter</i><i>.</i><p>After a year of hard learning lessons as a founder, I lost my company.<p>I then took a job as …

The Effects Of Meditating On Your Body, According To Science

Ever wonder what your body is going through when you deliberately shut it down for 10 to 20 minutes during a nice, solid bout of meditation?<p>Believe …

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. By tapping into your gut’s wisdom and harnessing your brain’s mindfulness, you can determine the …

Mindfulness

How To Achieve Greatness When You've Hit Rock Bottom

Entrepreneurship is an emotional roller coaster with highs and lows occurring almost every single day. Some of you might have experienced a “rock bottom” moment where you were broke, jobless or maybe even homeless. What would you do if you found yourself in this situation? What steps would you take …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie, Without Protein Powder

Let's say you're craving a smoothie, but you also need to add a little protein to your diet . . . a protein smoothie is an excellent way to do that! Whether it's for a powerhouse breakfast or a post-workout snack, we love blending up a frosty glass of nutrition for a lightning-fast meal (that takes …

4 Simple Ways to Get Better Sleep

As we bet you’ve heard, sleep is quite the miracle drug — not only does it improve focus and creativity, but it can even help you live longer. But modern life means you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities, and being “productive” often means going on as little as four or five hours of sleep a …

Mindfulness

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

Psychology

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Parenting

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors

You have the power to decide how you want to live.<p>Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it …

Happiness

Best of 2017: No industry for old men (or women)

Ageism, fatigue, frustration and hope: what is it like to grow old in the video game industry? ...

Gaming Industry

You Really Can Create a Life and Career You Love. Here's one Simple Technique to Try Today

It's possible to do work you love and feel more fulfilled<p>You may have heard about them. Maybe you know one, or maybe you are one. They're these seemingly mythical people who are living the life of their dreams. When I hear stories of people who have taken a big leap and successfully created a life …

Positive Thinking

Family Fun Night Ideas That You Will Look Forward To Each Week

Shares 95<p>Family nights are an excellent way to stay connected with your family, no matter what ages and stages of life. This connection is …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

How A Man Born Without Eyes Plays Video Games

Schedule a "Suck it Up Sunday" & Enjoy a Happy Home

Sundays are for sleeping in, relaxing with Netflix and only changing out of your pajamas for brunch dates with friends, right? But …

Why Children Believe Crazy Stuff

They don't give a damn about breaking their parents' backs.<p>By<p>Kids don’t avoid sidewalks cracks out of concern for their parents’ back health. They do …

Science Helps Explain Why Kids Get Rejected By Their Peers

New research suggests kids think about how including or rejecting kids on the playground affects them and their social group.<p>Is there anything more painful than watching your child get rejected by his or her peers? Especially since we know that rejection in childhood can have lasting effects.<p>Now …

Here's why I changed my mind and finally let my kid have a smartphone

That may not seem like a big deal. After all, it's hard to find a teen who doesn't one these days. But it was a major move for our family — and particularly for me.<p>You see, when my son entered middle school nearly two years ago, I was adamantly opposed to to him having a smartphone. I even went …

Owe

How to entice your kid away from a screen — with a podcast

Planning a family road trip this summer? Meet your new best friend: NPR’s “Wow in the World,” aimed at kids 5 to 12.<p>The weekly 25-minute podcast geared to “curious kids and their grown-ups” geeks out about science news with the help of co-hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. Raz — whose voice you may …

Bill Nye

I Tried Meditating Every Morning Before Work, and This Is What Happened

• POPSUGAR<br>• Living<br>• Meditation<p>Is Morning Meditation Helpful?<p>I Tried Meditating Every Morning Before Work, and This Is What Happened<p>Shares<p>I'm constantly on …

Seeking happiness at work? Try these simple practices to turn it around

Most of us go to work and count the minutes until we can dash out of the office.<p>In fact, a Gallup poll found that a mere 13 percent of us actually enjoy the time we spend on the job. And there’s a real cost to that, not just to our emotional state, but also to our health, experts say.<p>But we can …

The ups and downs of being the black sheep in the family

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Jo Scott Cannon knew early on that she was the black sheep of her family, and ironically, …

Scientists have found a mysterious 'puffy' planet with the density of styrofoam

Astronomers have found a giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter, but with extremely low mass - a composition that gives this mysterious 'puffy planet' a density very similar to styrofoam.<p>The team who found KELT-11b, which orbits a star located about 320 light-years from Earth, says this …

Universe

How a Family of 5 Eats for $200 a Week in Madison, Wisconsin

<i>Welcome to Kitchn's</i> <i>Food Budget Diaries</i> <i>series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will</i> …

Why Self-Compassion Is More Important Than Self-Esteem

If your best friend stood you up for a date at the movies, would you be forgiving and understanding when he/she explained what happened?<p>If you made …