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Very brief mindfulness training helped heavy drinkers cut back

Very brief mindfulness training could help heavy drinkers to start cutting back. So concludes a new study that found that as little as 11 minutes of …

Mindfulness

How to quit smoking, according to scientists

Get prepared before you stop smoking.<p>First thing's first: it's important to keep in mind that there's no one foolproof way to quit smoking. 'Quitting …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

Happiness

Russia cloud settles in over Trump's White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Russia "cloud" is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he would testify before …

Donald Trump

Overthinking Will Destroy Your Happiness: 3 Tips to Keep Your Sanity

You're reading Overthinking Will Destroy Your Happiness: 3 Tips to Keep Your Sanity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

As Strong As Morphine: This Natural Painkiller Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

The Practice of One Thing at a Time

There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act.<p>Sunryu Suzuki described this practice in his book, …

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

Do Crystals Actually Work? A Spiritual Healer Explains

Chances are you've been hearing about crystals or seeing them on your Instagram. Crystals are probably the trendiest wellness practice of the moment, but we wanted to learn more about them — sure, they're beautiful (just look at this water bottle!) . . . but what do they <i>do</i>? Do they work? Is there …

Spirituality

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

Painting

'Extinction therapy' could help smokers kick habit, study suggests

It sounds like torment for the smoker attempting to quit: handling packets of cigarettes and watching footage of people smoking, without being allowed to light up.<p>However, scientists believe that lengthy exposure to environmental triggers for cravings could be precisely what smokers need to help …

The Brain

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump …

A Bunch Of European TV Shows Are Mocking Donald Trump With Spoof Tourism Ads

“Sixty percent of Americans think that Portugal is a province of Spain. They probably voted for you."<p>Satirical TV shows across Europe are trying to woo U.S. President Donald Trump. In a way.<p>They’re using hilarious spoof tourism ads to persuade him to put their nations “second” (because he has …

15 biggest regrets of the dying you must avoid at all costs

You know what’s sad? It isn’t growing old or even that we die. What’s depressing is to find ourselves old and lying on our deathbeds wishing we had …

5 Ways Mindfulness Helps You Confront the Fear of Death, as Proven By Science

In the West we tend to fear getting older, as though life is being extinguished before we pass away.<p>As Carl Jung, the psychiatrist turned …

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

The difficult moments in life define who we are and lead us to a happier future. Once we learn to let go and move on.

An Addiction Specialist Explains Nicotine's Powerful Hold Over Cigarette Smokers

"Nicotine grabs people very strongly."(MICHAEL MILLER)<p><i>Michael M. Miller, MD, an addiction medicine specialist, is the medical director of the</i> …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

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, …

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

Spirituality

If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it?

<b>MIKE TAIBBI:</b><p>If you haven’t heard of kratom — sometimes called kray-tom — you will. It’s a coffee-like plant native to Southeast Asia whose leaves can …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

What Is the Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism?

Differences Between Capitalism and Socialism<p>Updated March 23, 2018<p>Capitalism vs socialism. Two different political, economic and social systems in …

This ancient philosophy could help us live more harmoniously in the modern world

We are born, we live, we die.<p>Three undisputed facts of humanity’s complex existence. But what is to come before and after these things, and why? By …

15 Most Ridiculous Things Media Figures Said About Climate in 2016

McCain is the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who notoriously flip-flopped on climate change legislation in 2009, undercutting congressional …

Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters

Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far<p>Read more<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. The first African American attorney general. The first Nobel laureate upon appointment. The first female homeland security secretary, and the first African …

Donald Trump

Alcoholics Reveal The Moment They Knew They Had A Drinking Problem

'I planned my day around drinking.'<p>People who suffer from alcohol addiction have revealed the moment they knew their drinking had got out of …

How a 29-year-old created her monthly budget

Read this article to learn how a 29-year-old used a monthly budget to pay over $100,000 in debt.<p>Since graduating from college in 2009, Jessica …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …