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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius

In 1787, one of history’s most prolific and influential music composers had just arrived in Prague for a second time.<p>Over the next few days, Wolfgang …

Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him …

7 weird signs that could mean you're really unhealthy

Sorry, ignoring them won't make them disappear.<p>Your body's got your back. Whenever something isn't <i>quite</i> right wellness-wise, your body will often try …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

In Signing Sweeping Tax Bill, Trump Questions Whether He Is Getting Enough Credit

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed the most consequential tax legislation in three decades on Friday, even as he complained that he has not been given credit for his administration’s accomplishments during a turbulent first year.<p>Mr. Trump decided against doing a formal signing ceremony early next …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Try Any of These 6 Habits of the Happiest People

End the year strong with these rare (and counter-intuitive) habits for a better life.<p>Now that 2018 is just around the corner, perhaps you're a person who prescribes to a growth-mindset. You're looking for innovative ways to improve your well-being, get that productivity edge, and maybe achieve more …

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

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An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Meditation

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness

It's time to re-think your approach to happiness.<p>Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also …

Everything You Need to Know About Mindful Running

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

10 Powerful Business Networking Skills to Build Rapport Quickly

Effective networking never happens by taking. It happens by giving.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time in my life when I didn't focus on building my network. Although I knew the utility in business networking, I ignored it. I left it for others to do for …

Self-improvement

The Story You Believe About Yourself Determines Your Success

The list of things that could have stopped Les Brown from becoming successful is lengthy and heart-wrenchingly dismal. He entered the world on the …

How to read people: 5 secrets backed by research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

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11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Successful people who lose their spark come to me for help — and I find many of them fall prey to a tendency we all have

Success is never certain. It never comes without risk.<p>Even if you're the smartest or the hardest working, there's no guarantee of anything.<p>The people who go on to do great things in their lives know this. They also embrace it.<p>Reflect on that Teddy Roosevelt quote for a minute here. Missing the …

Motivation

Too Busy for Mindfulness? 9 Little Tricks You Can Actually Do

These simple mindfulness techniques require minimal time and effort.<p>You’ve heard all about the health benefits of practicing mindfulness: It can help …

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Body Language

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

Happiness

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image leaks ahead of August launch event

It has a gargantuan screen<p>Samsung is slated to unveil the next iteration in its Galaxy Note line on August 23rd, but a crisp image of the handset was just leaked to <i>VentureBeat</i>’s Evan Blass and posted to Twitter. The Galaxy Note 8, which Samsung hinted at in its New York City launch event invite …

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It

You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how …

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: What Should You Buy?

From the OnePlus 5 and LG V30 to the iPhone, the new Galaxy Note 8 faces some stiff competition. But for Samsung fans, the biggest decision will be …

The Mindfulness Controversy - Buddhism vs. Psychology?

Buddhism vs. Psychology?<p>In recent years many practicing psychotherapists have adopted the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as part of their …