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Biblical Hospitality: What Happened When Our Christian Family Stopped Inviting Our Church Friends to Dinner

Several years ago, my husband asked me a simple but life-changing question,<p>"Who eats at our table?" In other words, to whom are we hospitable?<p>The answer to that question was simple: the people who ate at our table were primarily our church friends. They were people who tend to see life like we do - …

The Other Side of the Mirror

Time as an experience is relevant to all of us because we are mortal. Everything that you think you are in terms of body, mind, and emotions, is a …

Consciousness

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Tiny, scientific changes that can make your New Year’s resolutions stick

New Year’s resolutions tend to be both ambitious and unsuccessful. We set ourselves vague, broad goals—to lose weight or be happier or more confident—and then abandon them just a few weeks later. It’s hard to transform your personality or lifestyle on the whim of a New Year’s wish, and if you want …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

Attitude of Gratitude

One morning a few years ago, my good friend Amandine was driving me to the Googleplex, where I work. On the Silicon Valley artery of Highway 101, keeping pace with the techies and business-people racing to their desks and heavy schedules, I asked her, "What are you grateful for?" Amandine was used …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Read These 3 Books to Make 2016 Unforgettable

These three books (plus a bonus one!) will get your mind right for the upcoming year.<p>There is one solid way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year: read. Tech mogul Bill Gates has an annual must-read list and trailblazing entrepreneur Jessica Mah reads a new book every week. It's not a …

6 Life Changing Tips To Stay Motivated

In order to truly become great and make our dreams into realities we have to cultivate superior levels of consistent motivation. This type of …

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

Google Maps

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

17 Impossibly Easy Kitchen DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Cheap never looked this good.

The 5 Worst Foods For Your Brain

What you eat can have a negative impact on your memory, cognitive function, and emotional health.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>White Rice<p><b>High glycemic-index foods increase your risk of depression.</b><p>Certain kinds of carbs can have a negative impact on your brain, resulting in an emotional health dip. A 2015 study …

Nutrition

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Self-Help for Business Owners: Useful or Useless? - Copyblogger

Self-help books, seminars, and retreats: People tend to either love them or loathe them. Sonia Simone has some thoughts on what’s useful for business …

Is It Love or an Illusion?

<i>This post originally appeared on mydailyvibe.com</i><p>There is something very magical and mystical about the experience of "falling in love." Emotions get stirred, imagination bursts to life and sparks fly igniting passion and unmistakable bliss. When the attraction is mutual, each person feels as if …

Relationships

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

University of California

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that nightmare you had after you watched <i>Se7en</i>. Normally, browsing through Facebook and the grossest subreddits known to man would ease the pain of this experience, …

Wi-Fi

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Success