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The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Weight Loss

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

Why you need to try eye yoga

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that 72% of adults in Great Britain use a computer every day, whilst a 2015 Ofcom survey …

Put Your Shoulders in Place: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 3

Welcome to week three of my four-week program for better posture and alignment. The focus of this week is shoulder alignment.<p>Miss a week? Click to …

5 Life-Changing Realizations About Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende</b><p>I was lying on the sofa in my tiny flat in …

Mind

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

What happens when narcissists become parents

By Jody Allard<p>Narcissistic personality traits seem to have risen as quickly as obesity in recent years. Entitlement has become a defining characteristic of millennials, and everything from selfies to the everyone-gets-a-trophy mentality has been implicated in increased narcissism. Yet in and among …

Parenting

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss<p>My friend told me he doesn't read.<p>What?<p>I was in disbelief. It's like saying you don't want to be healthy, so you don't exercise. Or that you don't want to impact the world, so you …

Penguin Random House

Chill Out Instantly With These 6 Relaxing Yoga Poses

When life gets crazy stressful, one of the best things you can do for your mind and body is take time for a few relaxing yoga poses. And sure, …

Restoring the Mind to Kindness

An excerpt from <i>Happiness is an Inside Job</i>.<p>I wish it were true that regular meditation and prayer guaranteed equanimity, but it’s not that way for me. …

Meditation

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

How to tell if you're magnesium deficient (and what to do about it)

Are you constantly exhausted? You could be magnesium deficit.<p>Magnesium is an essential mineral for vibrant health and wellness.<p>As the fourth most …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

9 Toxic Mental Habits That the Most Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

To avoid being caught in the grips of negative and unproductive thinking, emotional intelligence is your antidote.<p>Whether you're running a business, leading a team, reconciling a friendship or trying to be the best spouse you can be, we are all prone to irrational thinking that can hurt our …

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times | Dana Nuccitelli

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly support someone who's having anxiety to feel safe you're helping them feel better in the long term, too.<p>First I'm going to show you the steps. Then I'm …

Communicate

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

Study Skills

Keeping Anxious Thoughts at Bay

Anxiety can feel like a swarm of flies, buzzing inside your head.<p>You’re stuck in traffic. You’re going to miss your flight, and the game-changing meeting at the other end of it. Your presentation is poorly executed; you’re not going to win the new client. There goes the promotion, and maybe worse. …

10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

There's no question that life is difficult. And even if you don't suffer from depressionor anxiety, just managing the day-to-day can take a toll. Between hectic schedules, balancing work and family responsibilities, and everything else in between, we all could use a little help. Here, therapists …