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Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Hinduism

The Best ‘SNL’ Sketches of 2017

Looking back at what I personally think are the best <i>Saturday Night Live</i> sketches of the 2017 calendar year, I found myself, surprisingly, eschewing a lot of the political stuff. I think there are a couple of reasons: first, even though they happened just <i>this</i> year, a lot of it already feels terribly …

Never Been Able to Keep a Journal Before? This Is the Journal Format for You | Inc.com

I write about productivity and personal achievement for a living, so take it from me: You already know how to be successful. All the good advice? You've already heard it. No doubt multiple someones have told you to meditate, commit to lifelong learning, define your goals and then break them down …

Productivity

'I want you to feel that empowerment': how Cardi B went from stripper to star

The Bronx rapper went from Instagram skits to dislodging Taylor Swift from the top of the US charts with one of 2017’s best tracks. But after two Grammy nominations, she’s feeling the pressure of fame<p>‘Do you guys really think that Princess Diana was killed?” We’re in an office around the corner …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mirrored eyes give scallops extraordinary sight

9c017be4-0cf5-4c9d-9c5d-588cd95e7a08<p>Mirrored eyes give scallops extraordinary …

Health Care

This $16 Oil Is an Acne "Miracle Worker," According to 5000 Amazon Reviewers

Thanks to Amazon's blatantly honest customer reviews, it's commonplace to stumble upon an absolute gem of a product while browsing the e-commerce …

Tim Ferriss's Approach to Accomplishing Your Most Important Priority Is Brilliant (and It Takes Only 1 Hour a Day) | Inc.com

Tim Ferriss has made a career of distilling snackable bits of advice from his own personal productivity experiments. He's also become expert at observing these same hacks from any number of ü​ber-successful people in his expanding inner circle.<p>He has just released what inevitably will be his next …

Time Management

Kesha pens op-ed on mental health and self care for holidays

The end-of-year holiday season can be an overwhelming time filled with pressure, family drama, and seemingly endless to-do lists, but Kesha wants …

5 Skills to Learn If You Want to Be More Confident (Yes, Confidence Can Be Learned) | Inc.com

Creating a successful business requires many skills. There's one that helps improve results the fastest.<p>As a growth consultant, I saw the many ways businesses can fail. I've also seen them succeed--often for the same people, the same leaders.<p>As I studied each situation, there were two common themes …

Leadership

7 Meditative Steps That Will Help You Manifest The New Year You Deserve

Imagine you had the ability to create the world of your absolute dreams around you. According to the law of attraction (also known as …

Spirituality

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

This Simple Productivity Hack Helped Me Stay Focused and Nail My Goals | Inc.com

For as long as I can remember, I have been on the hunt for productivity hacks, or anything that will help me squeeze just an ounce more productivity out of my day.<p>The irony is that with technology, apps and countless self-help guides available online today, getting caught up in the advice and fads …

Time Management

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Blemish Be Gone: The 6 Best Treatment for Acne Scars

The only thing worse than an acne breakout is the spot it inevitably leaves behind. Even if you didn’t pick at your pimple, those pesky blemish scars …

These are the 3 habits you need to learn anything

Habits are learned through rewarded practice. Some habits are completely unconscious, for example: checking your phone when you experience a moment …

Self-improvement

What your sleep could be trying to tell you about your health, says a GP

Frequently waking up? Restless legs? Night sweats?<p>We spend an average of a third of our lives sleeping and it's a fundamental biological process …

There are two mindsets that stop you from being as successful and happy as you can be

As a life coach, I find the trickiest part of getting to the core of what someone wants is having them say out loud what they really, really want. Not to me, but to themselves. Once we say it aloud it has a certain power. Many dreams are buried because we are too scared to voice them to ourselves. …

Self-improvement

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer

Dogs are great, and caring for a canine often comes with plenty of benefits. They make us laugh, keep us from being bored, and are often quite …

Real-life Captain America? Scientist experiments on himself to push human limitations

The world is indeed a fascinating place where we get to see new marvels every day. Who knew that one day we will see in reality what we have come to …

Genetics

Serena Williams Had a Star-Studded Rehearsal Dinner in New Orleans

Emeril Lagasse personally served the likes of Eva Longoria and Venus Williams.<p><b>Serena Williams</b> and Reddit co-founder <b>Alexis Ohanian’s</b> wedding day is imminent (reportedly!), and last night they welcomed friends and family to their rehearsal dinner at Meril. The restaurant is <b>Emeril Lagasse’s</b> fourth in …

Serena Williams

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been incredibly successful at sparking all sorts of creativity via its low cost microcomputers, which arrived in the market back in 2012. Its core electronics are also indirectly responsible for UK-based learn-to-code startups like Kano and pi-top, which have built …

A Therapist Explains How to Reconnect With Your Intuition

Getting reacquainted with our wise minds<p><i>by</i><p>, NYC Therapist, Writer, Coach, Forever student<p>Our higher self is the essence of who we are before all the …

Meditation

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

Everything You Need to Make Your Bedroom Extra Cozy

<i>Get It Together</i> <i>is your weekly guide to organizing your entire life.</i><p>Your couch might be a good place to sit and binge Netflix on a cold, lazy Sunday …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

What does your sleeping position say about you?

Before you drift off to sleep every night, chances are your body tends to slide into a familiar position.<p>Believe it or not, the way you sleep -- whether you lie on your side or sprawl out like a starfish -- can tell a <i>lot</i> about your personality. The sleep experts at NECTAR, a leading online mattress …

There's a scientific reason why we remember some dreams but forget others

Your dreams are important.<p>Sleep scientists are learning that what happens to your brain when you snooze is essential for having a good life. Dreams help us problem-solve, soothe emotional ups and downs, and even make some people more creative.<p>But only some of our dreams get …

How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think (and Be Successful Anyway) | Inc.com

<i>I have just realized that my anxiety in life stems from being needy for approval and external validation. How do I begin to correct this? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen</b> …

Self-help

Death-defying supernova kept exploding over 50 years - Futurity

"This supernova breaks everything we thought we knew about how they work..."

Supernovae