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A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …


The Best Health Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: February 21st</b><p>It’s not easy for a many of us to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. Several factors can stand in the way — ill-conceived perceptions of food and exercise, emotional well-being, and economic barriers are only the tip of the iceberg. Sometimes we all need a reminder of …

3 Lower-Body Workouts From the 2017 Tone It Up Challenge

If you're not familiar with Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott—a.k.a. the forces behind fitness phenomenon Tone It Up—now would be a good time to get involved. The trainers and best friends, who launched their online fitness programs in 2009, currently have more than a million Instagram followers who …


29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

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The Brain Damage That Hides Half the World

A rare condition called hemispatial neglect reveals the invisible seams in human consciousness.<p>When I was a graduate student 25 years ago, I met a man I’ll call Mr. X, who had recently recovered from a stroke to the right side of his cerebral cortex. Like many people with a neurological disability, …


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 …

The Brain

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Get Healthier

Forget about willpower. You can’t rely on it. Willpower won't help you eat less, add more veggies to your meals, put down the cake you think you …


13 Feel-Good Movies That'll Inspire You To Follow Your Dreams

My whole life (even before I left my corporate job to pursue my dream of becoming a writer), I've been drawn to movies that highlight a journey of …


The 15-Minute Kickboxing Workout That’ll Zap Stress and Blast Fat

First rule: Lose the punching bag.<p>RELATED: Want Sexy Side Abs? This Workout Will Light Up Your Obliques<p>RELATED: The 20-Minute Workout That Whipped Olivia Munn Into <i>X-Men</i> Shape<p>RELATED: 10 Personal Facts About Kayla Itsines That Will Make You Love Her Even More

Another study is poking holes into the classic conception of introverts and extroverts

Do a quick Google of "only introverts will understand" if you need a sampling.<p>Somehow, it seems like we've ended up with stereotypes where introverts order pizza in bed and think deep important thoughts while extroverts prance around them setting things on fire and begging them to come out for a …


5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …


What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

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