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Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Happiness, hormones and productivity

I’m not a regular follower of TED talks, but I recently stumbled upon one of them while researching for this. The talk is given by Shawn Achor, a …

Happiness

This 'Zen Guru' Will Prescribe a Travel Cure for Your Chronic Ailments

In a rugged corner of coastal Spain, there’s a modernist white-on-white retreat where the rooms have floor-to-ceiling picture windows facing the …

How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …

The Psychological Origins of Procrastination and How to Stop Putting Things Off

We’ve all had the experience of wanting to get a project done but putting it off for later. Sometimes we wait because we just don’t care enough about …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Paul van Dyk's Guide to a Perfect Day in Berlin

Grammy winner Paul van Dyk is not only one of the world’s greatest DJs (the public voted him so two years running), he’s also a die-hard Berliner who …