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7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

Self Control

21 truths we don't want to hear about weight loss

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>I've learned a thing or two about health, fitness, and …

Fitness

4 foods to maintain weight loss

Losing weight is physically and psychologically taxing. In order to successfully drop pounds, you have to be disciplined, creative, and determined, but achieving your weight loss goals makes the entire struggle worthwhile.<p><b>Related to Keep Weight Off</b><p>But what happens after you drop a few pants sizes? …

Nutrition

11 Things Organized And Productive People Do Every Day

We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can, every second of the day. We fear that slowing down to get organized will kill our productivity, but the facts suggest otherwise:<p>The average office employee spends over one hour each day just looking for things.<br>• The average U.S. …

Productivity

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

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

Mind-blowing new images show how LSD changes the way parts of the brain communicate

The new research, complete with the first modern brain scans of volunteers who got high on (illegal) LSD, shed light on how the drugs affect brain activity in order to produce their mind-blowing effects.<p>The findings build on previous studies that looked at the effects of other psychedelics like …

The Brain

The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It's a buzz word right now.<p>Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in …

Mindfulness

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

Related: 50 Ways Greek Yogurt Can Help You Lose Weight<p>“Cauliflower is amazing because it works with almost every diet out there—vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, Paleo—and it’s flavor neutral, so it absorbs the taste of whatever you pair it with,” says Kara Lydon, R.D.<p>Stock up on the fresh stuff (or …

6 Easy Ways to Decrease Stress and Improve Focus for Greater Productivity

No need to book a trip to an ashram to control your stress. Your solutions for improved happiness, focus, and productivity are right in front of you.<p>Meditation is now a multi-billion dollar business. In 2015, the industry generated more than $1 billion in revenues, not including revenues from …

Mindfulness

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

<b>By Leah Weiss</b><p>With the possible exception of our families of origin, no other setting than work provides us with more opportunities to be irritated, outraged, anxious, discouraged, disappointed, overwhelmed, jealous, embarrassed, bored, or afraid of saying what we really mean. Whether we like it or …

Mindfulness

Goldie Hawn Knows the Secret of Happiness – and Wants to Share It

Goldie Hawn has been a happy person – as long as she can remember.<p>“I asked my mom. She said, ‘You were a happy baby,’ ” she tells PEOPLE in this …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Psychology

Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, happiness, …

Happiness

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Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Meditation

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

Victoria's Secret diet and exercise tips

Diets

How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

Nutrition

The 7 Worst 'Healthy' Snacks for Weight Loss

Americans are serial snackers. In fact, researchers say snacks account for an extra 580 extra calories per day in our diets.<p>We love snacks so much, …

Nutrition

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

Why Compassionate Acceptance Is Key to a Healthy Mindfulness Practice (and How to Do It)

In Buddhist mythology, it’s said that the night the Buddha attained enlightenment he was assaulted repeatedly by Mara, a demon who represents …

Mindfulness

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Meditation

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

Scientists Unlocked 8 Efficient Ways To Weight Loss

en_US<p>article<p>8 weight loss tips with research studies to back them …

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Not to worry: We had a couple of makeup artists break it down for us to make sure we use our faithful friend to our best advantage. Here are the right shades and application techniques (plus, product recommendations) to cover up <i>all</i> your facial foes.<p><b>Pimples</b><br>First off: Don’t pop or pick at your …