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HOW I LEARNT TO MEDITATE

I wish I hadn’t waited until I was thirty to meditate. Its something I knew very little about, I had the common belief that I needed to be able to …

Meditation

8 Tips on How to Live a Meaningful Life

You're reading 8 Tips on How to Live a Meaningful Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

How Do We Find Meaning in Life?

Human beings certainly gravitate to religion and it seems we all have an tendency to believe in some sort of karma. Your mind may <i>require</i> meaning. …

Happiness

No-Knead Cheddar Cheese Bread

Makes 1 large round loaf or, can be divided into smaller or individual loaves <b><br>Ingredients:</b><p>3 cups King Arthur Bread Flour<br>1¾ Teaspoons Kosher salt<br>1 …

12 Food Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them

Here's what's actually worth your time.

Stop Wasting Leftover Egg Yolks and Start Doing this Instead

When you find yourself cooking up a storm with tons of egg whites, save the yolks for something else delicious.<p>I've always had a box of egg whites in …

Breakfast

The science behind meditation — and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours, and that is a lot of material to run through. And you simply can’t stop.<p>Except maybe you could, if only …

Mindfulness

The medical world is taking inflammation (even more) seriously thanks to a new study

There’s a reason why inflammation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness space: Experts say keeping it at bay via anti-inflammatory foods, …

Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope

<b>Scientists have restored nerve cells destroyed by a condition similar to Parkinson's disease, in monkeys.</b><p>The Japanese team hope their work could lead to stem cell trials in human patients before the end of 2018.<p>Parkinson's disease causes the progressive loss of nerve cells that release dopamine, a …

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the …

Why you need to try eye yoga

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that 72% of adults in Great Britain use a computer every day, whilst a 2015 Ofcom survey …

Yoga

How To Achieve Enlightenment

Robert Wright didn’t think of himself as a candidate for enlightenment. He had turned to mindfulness meditation, in part, to combat lifelong ADD—to …

Meditation

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

Happiness

3 Surprisingly Decadent Cauliflower Soup Recipes

If you've been searching for a comfort food that won't give you a carb-induced food hangover, look no further. Enter: cauliflower, the carb-replacing …

Farro Is Totally the New Quinoa—Here Are 7 Ways I've Been Eating It

Grain bowls are everywhere. Every salad, soup, and sandwich lunch spot I pass on my commute now offers at least one grain bowl, and often enough of …

Healthy Eating

Green Salad with Edamame & Beets

From: EatingWell.com, August 2017<p>This big salad is a feast for the eyes and an everyday way to incorporate nutrient-rich beets and plant-based …

Healthy Eating

4 Recipes Nutritionists Swear By To Get A Flat Tummy Fast

If you’re searching for easy, healthy recipes to make this week to help get a flat stomach fast, look no further. These four recipes are packed with …

Nutrition

How to Make Hummus That Tastes Better Than Store-Bought

These tasty hummus recipes feature good-for-you ingredients and tons of flavor.

Vegan

21 Peanut Butter Powder Recipes That'll Replace Your Daily Spoonful

OK, here's the truth: Real nut butters are packed with nutritious fats and we'd never recommend taking them off a healthy eating plan.<p>But if you've …

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study.<p>In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that …

Self-improvement

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Self-help

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

Duke University

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

What's to know about piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttocks and hip. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle.<p>This irritation can …

The Power of Solitude

Most of us are afraid to be alone.I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try to sweeten, …

7 Productivity Tricks So Good Working Moms Will Feel Like There Are More Hours in the Day

Leverage has become a buzz word. I was working with my Kindle team on goals which included “create leverage.” Someone asked, "What does that really …

Success

The Five Skandhas

An Introduction to the Aggregates<p>The historical Buddha spoke often of the Five Skandhas, also called the Five Aggregates or the Five Heaps. The …

Meditation

iSpeakDog: A Website Devoted to Becoming Dog Literate

<b>An easy way to become dog fluent</b><p>I'm pleased to announce a new group called iSpeakDog that focuses on the details of dog behavior, communication, and …