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How to Create a Meditation Space in Your Home

If you’re dealing with stress, you’ve likely been dabbling in anxiety apps, trying to journal your way to calmness or even sitting down with crayons and adult coloring books. If you haven’t found an awesome way to deal with your stress, it’s time to give meditation a real shot (consistency is …

Home Decorating

10 Europe road trips that should be on your bucket list

The next time you head to Europe, consider applying the classic American road trip formula to your vacation abroad. Hitting the road in Europe is a great way to get off the beaten tourist path and spontaneously discover small villages, regional cuisine and friendly locals. And you’ll surely find …

European Travel

15 Brutally Honest Phases Of A Man Falling In Love

by Lilit M<p>– on<p>in Love & Heartbreak<p>We all dream of meeting that special someone and falling in love. It’s the stuff romantic flicks and Disney movies …

Should You Date 'Out of Your League'?

Research reveals several pitfalls, but one important exception.<p>Do you have your eye on a potential partner? Do you believe she (or he) is much more …

Psychology

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

Ericsson

Does God Hate Sex?

Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim... matches made in heaven (excuse the pun) right? In some ways of course, the words 'religion' …

Deepak Chopra

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

Mindfulness

How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals

The power of the mind is astonishing and, when coupled with mindfulness-based practices like meditation, you can increase your ability to make leaps …

How Casinos Use Design Psychology To Get You To Gamble More

Everyone's heard that there are no clocks or windows in casinos so that gamblers won't realise how long they have been losing money. But is this …

Slot Machines

We need a new way to talk about guns: Blame, rage and UCLA

Tragedies polarize us in predictable ways. Here is how we unfreeze the conversation around violence and guns<p>Add UCLA to the list. We have become so accustomed to these stories, the students on campus took immediate precautions to prevent more killing by removing their belts to tie the doors and …

Mental Health

24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

From sneaky sodium traps to dicey dishes that put you at risk for food poisoning, these are the menu items you’re better off skipping.

Nutrition

What Does Your Temper Reveal About Your Personality?

<b>If you’ve ever been told that you have a hot temper, you might wonder what that means about your personality and how others perceive you.</b> Anger is a …

7 ugly things you say that are killing your relationship

Words can be deadly. They can kill relationships and demolish someone's self-worth. Gone are the days when sticks and stones were the only things …

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

Women Want More Sex Than Men Think, Says Awesome New Study

It turns out that men have been seriously underestimating lady libidos.<p>7.9K<p>SHARES<p>According to a series of studies, men in relationships often …

U.S. flexes muscles as Asia worries about South China Sea row | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States stepped up pressure on China on Saturday to rein in its actions in the South China Sea, with top defense officials underlining Washington’s military superiority and vowing to remain the main guarantor of Asian security for decades to come.<p>Defense Secretary …

China

Why Learning to Read Body Language May Have Social Benefits

A trio of social scientists have proposed a new way to think about why some people are more prone than others to try to pick up others' social cues.<p>In recent years, an entire literature has developed around the art and science of interpreting body language. Learning to do it well could mean, for …

Psychology

This Poem Has an Alternate Meaning That Will Make You Rethink Everything

Wow — that's all we've got to say.<p>We all know poetry is a very subjective thing and not everybody is crazy about it. But, seriously, trust us when we say this piece is <i>definitely</i> worth the read.<p>The poem "Worst Day Ever?" was written by high school junior Chanie Gorkin, from Brooklyn, New York. The …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure to Their Advantage | Inc.com

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Motivation

Mirroring: The Body Language of Love and Attraction, with Jane McGonigal

<b>Jane McGonigal:</b> One of the fun things that you can do in everyday life is to develop a technique that I call the love detector. And here’s how it …

Being Honest About Your Orgasms Could Be the Key to a Better Relationship | Women's Health

RELATED: My Husband and I Tried an Online Orgasm Workshop—and Didn't Hate It<p>“Women looking for a lasting, committed relationship likely have a ballpark idea of their ideal level of emotional intimacy,” Kristin Marie Bennion, certified sex therapist and owner of Intimate Connections Counseling, …

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Western Philosophy

8 Meditation Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Feel Calm & Peaceful

<b>“Three things you cannot recover in life: the word after it’s said, the moment after it’s missed, and the time after it’s gone.”</b> ~<b>Unknown</b><p>Do you …

Men’s Summer Style: Where to Invest and Where to Save

As someone who effectively tossed $200 into the ocean last summer after a barely functional bikini (read: world’s worst tan lines) fell apart after …

Men's Fashion

The Trouble With Brazil’s Luxury Market

Facing a weak economy and widespread government corruption, Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary. Yet fashion brands continue to invest in the country.<p>…

Brazil

40 Dead Tiger Cubs Found in Buddhist Temple's Freezer

Forty dead tiger cubs were found in the freezer at a Buddhist temple in Thailand two days after officials began work to relocate living tigers from …

Wildlife