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Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida Keys by spring

In fight against Zika, British company Oxitec must seek approval from FDA for insects’ release into the wild following Monroe County referendum<p>Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys as early as this spring, an official said, after voters in Monroe County, Florida, …

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Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.<p><i>All images courtesy of the Field Museum</i><p>The history of tattooing spans over …

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

6 subtle signs of depression you should never ignore

<i>Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you are looking for help, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.</i><p>Friends and fans of Chester Bennington are mourning the Linkin Park singer after he apparently took his own life on Thursday. The 41-year-old husband and …

Mindfulness - Classroom Study Shows Remarkable Results for Kids, Teens and Teachers

Like physical health, mental health exists on a spectrum. We will all slide along that spectrum to varying degrees from time to time, and kids and …

A Single, Brutally Honest Truth About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an invaluable skill. But you'll never improve yours unless you acknowledge this first.<p>Just about every single decision we make is influenced by our emotions.<p>That's what makes emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) so valuable. Learning to identify emotions, to …

There's a Reason Your Friend's Gluten-Free Diet Is Actually Making Them Feel Better

Spoiler: It's probably not the gluten.<p>As more and more of your friends go gluten-free, you may be wondering: Is there something to this latest diet …

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6 Practices To Attract Love Into Your Life

So many people today are aching for love.<p>Almost every conversation I have about dreams, goals, failure, and success threads back to the essential need for people to feel and experience love. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, yet there is one factor that is often overlooked--or purposefully …

8 Habits To Help You Learn 100% Faster And Better

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This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

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French Guitar Virtuosa Performs an Incredible Metal Version of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

French guitar virtuosa Tina S, who previously performed such classic songs as Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Van Halen’s “Eruption”, and Patrick …

One psychological skill you should master if you want to be successful

All these traditions posit that being well, happy, and peaceful comes from practicing mindful living.<p>Today, mindfulness is less about a spiritual journey and more about focus and concentration. It is the ability to provide undivided attention to the present.<p>The scientific community now concurs that …

Mindfulness

Are Treadmills Good for Weight Loss? | Lose That Fat

Are treadmills good for weight loss? Getting on a treadmill is a very popular and effective way to burn the calories. Studies suggest you can burn an …

The 8 best animated movies for adults

More than a few think pieces started coming out about how the mighty animation house was outpacing most big studios in sheer storytelling prowess. In a way, the writers of these pieces were dead on. "WALL-E" showed a more nuanced and ironclad understanding of physical comedy than arguably any movie …

America's Insensitive Children?

Perhaps unlike their U.S. peers, kids in Denmark—where happiness levels are the highest on Earth—are taught in school to care for one another from a young age.<p>Contrary to popular belief, most people do care about the welfare of others.<p>From an evolutionary standpoint, empathy is a valuable impulse …

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

Handwriting is going out of fashion, but let's at least remember how to draw

Students given the chance to work with drawings in the British Museum by Michelangelo, Rubens and Cézanne (now going on an unprecedented national tour) surprised staff by wanting to take photographs, rather than making studies of them with pencil and sketchbook.<p>Like handwriting, drawing may become …

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Keep on running: train your brain

Even amateur sportspeople can learn to stave off exhaustion with a few mental tricks, says Amit Katwala<p>Where does fatigue come from? It doesn’t come from the body. Even when people exercise to exhaustion, studies have shown that there is fuel left in the tank – one found there was enough energy …

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Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more …

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