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11 Ways To Keep Negative Thoughts From Harming Your Health

Did you know that you have around 60,000 thoughts every day? And what's even more surprising: Stanford researcher Dr. Fred Luskin has found that a …

Tai Chi

Who Won The Debate? Political Experts Weigh In On First GOP Debate

Who won the debate? Political experts weigh in to share their opinions about how well the candidates did during the first GOP debate of the election. …

What is mindfulness? And why does your office need it?

Use it to replace personal negativity, team in-fighting or the feared office manager approach.<p>In the modern office environment of instant …

What’s Your Meditation Type? + 5 Top-Rated Meditation Apps

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> You’ve heard meditation is good for you, but don’t know where to start! <b><br>The Science:</b> Different meditations …

The Ultra-Cute Pop Culture Art of Dan Hipp

Dan Hipp's drawings bring a cuteness and depth to pop culture, taking on everything from Marvel to Miyazaki to Parks and Recreation.<p>Hipp's work has …

This Is Your Brain on Good Storytelling

You know that people love a good story, but have you ever thought about why? Neuroscience offers intriguing answers.<p>Whether you're trying to maintain an audience's attention, sell your product, interest an interviewer, or pitch a journalist, great storytelling is key. The ability to spin a yarn …

Are we sending aliens the right messages?

Despite decades of sending sounds and pictures into space no aliens have responded. Have we been doing it wrong? Tracey Logan investigates, and discovers some novel attempts to make contact – including the smells of our planet.<p>Artist Carrie Paterson has long dreamed of beaming messages far out to …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Being Studied to Help Ease Depression and Anxiety | VICE News

The psychedelic effects of magic mushrooms may help relieve depression, anxiety, and "existential distress" in ways unlike any traditional anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, according to new research.<p>The drug is being studied in limited trials in the US and abroad, where scientists are …

Top 10 Urban Escapes

Travel<p>Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a …

Vivint Solar: On Expansion Mode, But Expects A Slowdown In Q4

In its first earnings announcement as a public company, Vivint Solar said Monday it boosted the revenue and the amount of solar panels it installed during the third quarter.<p>The Utah residential solar company posted a net loss of $0.45 per share on revenue of $8.3 million for the quarter, compared …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

How Can Mindfulness Help Your Anxiety?

March 22, 2013<p>Mindfulness causes you to be fully present. You really focus on your work, you really engage in conversation, you really indulge in the …

6 Surprising Signs Meditation Is Working For You

Starting a meditation practice brings about profound inner changes — calmness, silence, purpose and equanimity — but many of these take place quietly …

Meditation

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

The Google engineer teaching happiness in three steps

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan claims he has the secret to a contented, stress-free life. David G Allan tried out his happiness advice and looked at the science – does it work?<p>Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and …

Happiness