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5 clés pour mieux gérer ses émotions

Le terme « émotion » vient du latin « motio », qui signifie « se mouvoir ». Étymologiquement, l’émotion est donc liée à une notion de mouvement, …

Psychologie

Alan Watts and the Eternal Present

In 1950, both the world and Alan Watts were at a pivotal point.<i></i> Russia had recently detonated its first atomic weapon, ushering in an age of global …

Zen

The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to It

“Under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not… No more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”<p><i>“Never react to an evil in such a way as to augment it,”</i> the great French philosopher and activist …

Bill Moyers

Nobel-Winning Physicist Niels Bohr on Subjective vs. Objective Reality and the Uses of Religion in a Secular World

“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side …

Marie Curie

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Apps

7 Beginner Yoga Poses to Get Through Your First Class

Shares 4.5K<p>Photo: Twenty20<p>If you’re a yoga newbie, it’s completely normal to feel intimidated by the die-hard yogis who warm up for class with …

Yoga

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Meditation

How to use OneDrive: our guide Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

Tips for using the app on your PC and phone including sharing files, accessing previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive is …

Microsoft

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Mind

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

An Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind: Alan Watts on Our Integration with the Universe and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”<p><i>“All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe,”</i> the great theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote in his influential <i>It for</i> …

Matthieu Ricard

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Most complete map of Titan reveals connected seas and cookie-cutter lakes

The latest map of Titan, based on all the data from the Cassini spacecraft, displays new details about the moon’s lakes and seas.

The cassette tape: The first device to put music in our pockets makes an unlikely comeback.

Fast forward, rewind, and pray that you stop the tape right on the song you want. For decades that was the fate of our listening experience. Phased …

Jupiter’s massive Great Red Spot is at least 350 kilometers deep

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has measured the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot for the first time.

Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Your Preconceptions

“To divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”<p><b>Galileo Galilei</b> (February 15, 1564–January 8, 1642) was born into a world without clocks, telescopes, or microscopes, where superstition and anthropocentrism moored the human mind in …

Malcolm Gladwell

Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self.<p><i>“Every true theorist is a kind of tamed metaphysicist,”</i> Einstein wrote as he contemplated the human passion for comprehension in the final years of his life. He may well have …

La vie après la mort est impossible d'après un physicien

<b>Sean Carroll</b>, un physicien doublé d’un cosmologue, pense que la vie après la mort est totalement impossible. Et ce pour une bonne et simple la raison …

Sciences

Fermer les yeux pour mieux cerner les émotions des autres

Un texte d'<b>Alain Labelle</b><p>Les travaux du Pr Michael Kraus et de ses collègues montrent que les gens qui écoutent les autres sans les regarder …

Sciences

The Search for a New Humility: Václav Havel on Reclaiming Our Human Interconnectedness in a Globalized Yet Divided World

“Our respect for other people… can only grow from a humble respect for the cosmic order and from an awareness that we are a part of it… and that nothing of what we do is lost, but rather becomes part of the eternal memory of being.”<p>In his clever 1958 allegory <i>I, Pencil</i>, the libertarian writer …

Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause

“Freedom is the capacity to pause in the face of stimuli from many directions at once and, in this pause, to throw one’s weight toward this response rather than that one.”<p><i>“Everything can be taken from a man,”</i> the great Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote in his timeless …

The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> wrote the thirty-year-old …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

Literature

iOS 11 is a fresh start for the iPad

In the era of public beta testing and free major updates, chances are you’ve already heard about iOS 11 and plan to update your iPhone or iPad — it is now available to download. But iOS 11 isn’t your average iOS update. It turns your iPad into a completely different machine and it adds potentially …

Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation

Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream trend championed by therapists, scientists, and …

Mindfulness is not passive: How to practice mindful acceptance

<b>Co –authored by Betsy Parayil-Pezard</b><p>Betsy coaches executives and teams who are open to exploring a deeper dimension of their potential. She is an American leadership coach based in Paris, France. She is the founder of Connection Leadership, and organizes leadership labs and mindful leadership …