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33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Want to Know What Women Want? Ask Them About Their Affairs

Three truths about female sexuality.<p>If you want to understand what women want, don't ask them about their relationships; ask them about their affairs.<p>In writing my book <i>The State of Affairs,</i> I came to realize again and again that illicit relationships offer a window like no other into the mysteries …

Business Apps | The Next Web

Who Is The Buddha? - The Story of Siddhartha Gautama

The Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama, was born around 567 B.C.E., in a small kingdom just below the Himalayan foothills. His father was a chief of the …

Spirituality

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

Is It True Love, or Low Self-Esteem?

Losing yourself in a relationship, becoming “we” instead of “me,” can feel like the ultimate expression of romantic love. But it’s not always the …

10 Ways how you can motivate yourself everyday

Share57<p>Tweet<p>Share225<p>+14<p>Shares 286<p>Feeling motivated is perhaps one of the most difficult things you could ever do. If it were so easy, everyone would …

10 Simple Steps to Clarity

"I can't focus, my mind's all over the place!" If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say this to me, I'd be rich. I hear friends say they take on a million tasks at once and they're onto the next task before finishing the first one -- which really means nothing ever gets done.<p>Our minds …

Meditation

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

Sleep

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Self-improvement

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

University of California

5 Exercises That Are More Effective In Shaping Your Body Than Running

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

Why the conception of God in Hinduism is the most complex of all faiths

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is changeless, formless, and beyond thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | 18-09-2015<p>Hari Ravikumar …

Hinduism

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

The 4 personality types of your customers

The driving force<p>“We usually think of ourselves as sitting in the driver’s seat, with ultimate control over the decisions we made and the direction our life takes; but, alas, this perception has more to do with our desires-with how we want to view ourselves-than with reality” ― Dan Ariely, …

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

London School of Economics

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

Communication Skills

The Rules Of Eating Organic

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do enough research on organic food production, and you'll find so many different conclusions, you'll end back where you started -- unsure if they're really worth it. Studies come out concluding that there aren't any nutritional differences …

Pesticides

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

Improve Your Time Management With These 3 Questions

Making better use of your time better starts with getting a good sense of what’s working now, and what isn’t.<p>If you want to spend your time better, you need to know how you’re spending it now. I’m a big fan of time logs; I use a spreadsheet, and there are plenty of time-tracking apps that can help …

7 Toxic Personality Types To Avoid At Work

If only there were just one kind of toxic coworker.<p>Dale Carnegie once offered advice that still rings true: “When dealing with people,” he cautioned, “remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and …

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Do You 'Think' Using Your Heart Or Your Head? Here's How To Tell

Take the quiz and meet your new personality type.<p>Type A or Type B. Introvert or Extrovert. Hufflepuff or Slytherin.<p>You may have thought you were already familiar with every conceivable personality classification, but here's a new way to find some insight into your own behavior: Are you a "head" …

Can you spare 15 minutes? Our new 6-week fitness programme will kick-start your Autumn

It's time to get your ass in gear.<p>Image: Shutterstock/Production Perig<p>It's time to get your ass in gear.<p>Image: Shutterstock/Production Perig<p>FINDING …

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Social Media

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Onions

Stop Being So Boring! A Simple Way to Have Better Conversations and Relationships

If you want to be heard, to be in the moment with someone, and connect with others then you must break out of slipstream conversations and interrupt expectations. That means ditch the boring and expected chitchat in favor of compelling relationship-building dialogues.<p>A friend would ask me for the …

Relationships

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Steps to Making Meditation a Daily Habit

Buddhaimonia.More than any other, the most common question I get via email is this: “How do I make meditation into a daily habit?” In my book, Zen …

Zen