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Why You Can't 'Self-Help' Your Way To Happiness

Thirty years ago, I went to see a very old and highly revered Chinese doctor. One of the first things he said to me was, "I don't deal with disease; I deal with health."<p>In Western culture, self-help is often talked about as though it offers cures to what is inherently wrong with you. But if we take …

Self-improvement

20 S’mores Recipes for Your Next Glamping Trip

Since glamping is probably (read: definitely) here to stay, you need as much advice as possible in order to become a professional glamper. You’ve got your glamping essentials down and you already know how to decorate a tent — now all you need are plenty of s’mores to round out your glamorous …

This Neuroscientist Shares 7 Critical Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books So You Don't Have To

All the lessons of a bookshelf's worth of reading boiled down to five simple lessons.<p>These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than …

7 Ways You're Thwarting Your Own Happiness

Most people around the world agree that “being happy” is one of their most important goals. So, you would think that the smarter and more successful …

8 Insanely Quick Mental Tricks For Dominating Every Workout

Think yourself fit with these smart tips<p>Sometimes your mind is a better fitness tool than any piece of exercise equipment. The evidence: These eight quick and easy mental tricks will help you push through every workout.<p><b>Rehearse Your Lift</b><p>Before you attempt a big lift, picture yourself completing …

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

There's a dark side to 'emotional intelligence' even though everybody says it's a good thing

"People skills" are almost always assumed to be a good thing.<p>Search employment ads and you will find them listed as a qualification for a startling array of jobs, including Applebee's host, weight-loss specialist, CEO, shoe salesperson, and (no joke) animal-care coordinator.<p>The notion that people …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

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3 science-backed ways to manage your anger

They're one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's …

The Incredible Alternative To Mindfulness Meditation You Probably Haven't Tried

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating us how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. …

The Fear of Letting Go: Meditation 101

Okay, so we are all hearing and maybe talking about being mindful, doing yoga and taking time out to meditate. People are thinking, "oh great yet …

Don’t panic, but Hubble just spotted a weird ‘doorway’ in space

The Hubble space telescope has just spotted a really alarming gateway-style thing in space – the sort of object where an evil galactic death armada …

6 Exercises to Make Doggy-Style Sex Feel Even Better

Practice these moves to boost your endurance (aka prolong ~pleasure~).<p>Doggy-style sex may seem less strenuous than girl-on-top sex, but it's a workout in its own right. To prepare yourself for what <i>could</i> be an uncomfortable position that's difficult to maintain, you'll want to build strength in the …

An ancient virus has been found in human DNA — and it may still be active

This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species.<p>A retrovirus replicates by inserting its …

Biology

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has studied this phenomenon extensively, and using MRI scans of highly …

Emotional Intelligence