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How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Meditation For People Who Don't Meditate (A 12-Step Guide)

Congratulations! You want to meditate, but you’re not sure what to do. If you’re one who can’t handle too much esoteric sweetener in your spiritual …

5 Ways Meditation Gives Your Brain a Boost

I never in a million years thought I'd be the type of person who meditates. I've had an aversion to all things airy-fairy since age five, when my …

The Official Day to Clean Off Your Desk: 7 Steps to Get Organized

(Image: Thinkstock)<p>There seems to be a “national day” for almost everything, <b>from celebrating rubber duckies</b> and <b>bittersweet chocolate</b> to advocating …

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

How to Maintain Healthy Habits and Stop Sabotaging Yourself

<b>“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha</b><p>About two years go, I felt horrible about myself …

How to Believe in Yourself

At times, it can be hard for you to believe in yourself, especially if you have developed negative feelings, like you have nothing to offer or are …

How to Embrace Your True Beauty (Not the Media’s Ideal)

<b>“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~Kahlil Gibran</b><p>A few years shy of my fiftieth birthday, I went on a road trip with one of …

Get Into Action With These Five “80% Principles”

At Strategic Coach, we don’t aim for 100%—we aim for 80%.<p>Why do we do this?<br>1. There’s no such thing as 100% because we learn and grow on the first …

15 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Self-help

Self-Help Advice That Works

We sifted through recent life-improvement books and found the can-do strategies to help you become more successful, calmer, happier, more focused and …

20 Awesome Side Effects Of Practicing Self-Love

Self-love isn't about being narcissistic. It's not about “me, me, me.” It's not about fighting the world to express ourselves or to get what we want. …

20 Ways To Maximize Your Motivation All The Time

Are you looking for effective ways to help you maximize your motivation? Look no more - these 20 tips are sure to help you stay motivated all the …

Pictures: 25 Motivational Quotes to Jump Start Your Week

Who needs a little motivation to get the week going? Check out these 25 awesome picture quotes to get you pumped to tackle the week. Let us know your …

Motivation

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

How to Improve Your Personal Awareness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The one person above all else, whose opinion counts more than anything, and who should know you better than anyone else, is yourself. Most people …

How to Reduce Stress

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure becomes stress when you feel unable to cope. Everyone reacts …

Self-improvement

6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

Mindfulness

Enjoying Our Passions Instead of Focusing on Status and Approval

<b>“If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your</b> …

Remembering Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away peacefully in his Johannesburg home at 20:50 pm on Thursday November 5th the year of our lord 2013. I am …

The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

Will the robots be our friends or our overlords? With robots learning how to love and imagine, the day of reckoning is getting closer.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• Infographics<br>• …

Google’s Schaft robot takes top spot at DARPA Robotics Challenge

Built by a Japanese start-up recently purchased by Google, Schaft isn’t what you would call photogenic. It stands 1.48 m (4.8 ft) tall, weighs in at …

Google already looks poised to dominate the robotics industry

If robots are indeed the future then Google is getting a big head start on the competition. <i>Technology Review</i> notes that robots created by …

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder: