Erling Antonsson

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Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

A Buddhist monk at Salesforce's tech conference showed me a great way to reduce stress

He not only practices "mindfulness" sessions a few times a week, he's also built meditation rooms in Salesforce's new office buildings to encourage his employees to do it as well.<p>And now he's spreading the word to the entire Salesforce customer and user community by inviting 23 monks to Dreamforce, …

Meet Mojo, the monster Stanford and Harvard are using to teach your kids “growth mindset” and empathy

Mojo is a monster with a problem. He used to like school, but then math got hard, and Mojo decided he was not smart enough. School became less fun, and Mojo wanted to make a run for it.<p>But he didn’t, because Mojo was designed by ClassDojo, a Silicon Valley edtech start up, and a team of researchers …

Silicon Valley

Peak Fitness: High-Intensity Interval Training Workout Benefits

If you've been reading my site for some time now, you probably know how much I value having a comprehensive and regular exercise routine.<p>Exercise is …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

5 best CrossFit workouts for traveling

Traveling doesn’t mean taking a break from staying strong and healthy. Even if you are staying at a hotel without a gym, if you can find a little …