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These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

5 Buddhist Quotes in Response to Anger.

Everyone is angry.<p>America is angry—which is exactly what got us President Donald Trump, in my opinion.<p>There’s so much anger, and collectively, we …

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Arrival is a stunning science fiction movie with deep implications for today

One of the year’s best movies is about linguistics, metaphors, and aliens.<p>Science fiction is never really about the future; it’s always about us. And <i>Arrival</i>, set in the barely distant future, feels like a movie tailor-made for 2016, dropping into theaters mere days after the most explosive election …

To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind In Life

By <b>Jamie Varon</b><p>You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how …

No Time to Meditate? Try This Instead

You've been breathing since birth, but learning to do it right can change your life.<p>From the moment you came into this world, you've been breathing. And chances are pretty good that, in all that time, you haven't given the matter much thought. Our brains are clearly competent at controlling our …

6 Ways Embracing Mindfulness Helps You Thrive at Work

Many large companies have found that helping employees deal better with stress and being happier is a boon to the bottom line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Following a near-death experience, Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, raised eyebrows by offering free yoga and …

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Why Your Mindfulness Efforts Aren’t Working

The latest trend in leadership development is mindfulness training. There is a burgeoning array of apps, self-help books, and corporate interventions designed to help leaders become more mindful and thus more resilient, focused, and aware — qualities that many executives believe can make them more …

30 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Everyday

By Helen West<p>Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that has several impressive health benefits.<p>Interestingly, it also has a ton of different …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes Trainers See You Making at the Gym

Tips from trainers<p>Ever wish you could eavesdrop on the personal training session taking place across the weight room and snag some inside …

Seven Simple Daily Prayers

Prayerlessness is the great enemy of true happiness. If we give up on prayer, or refuse to pray, we surrender our seat at the very source of the …

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Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.<p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have …

6 Books to Change Your Life for the Better

Great books with a powerful message that will improve your business and your life.<p>Reading will set you free. Reading will challenge your intellect. Reading will inspire you, stimulate you and keep you growing. Reading can be the secret to your success, and the wise north star guiding you to …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration.<p>But I knew the life I was given was …

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How to Gain Strength in the Gym

It was always my goal to get as strong as possible, from as little as I could remember. Maybe it was because I was always a small kid, with little to …

Online mindfulness program receives praise from UBC researchers

​A one-month long online mindfulness training program significantly increases workers' satisfaction, performance and their ability to handle stress, …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

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Suck at meditation? You may just be doing it right

For me, successfully meditating has involved letting go of the need to do it well. So what if my mind flits from thumbprint cookies to lyrics by the Au Pairs?<p>I suck at meditating. I’m one of those perennially distracted people who knows they need to meditate, has meditated in the past with some …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

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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 …

Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift

<b>Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift</b><p>You sit quietly in the dark room with your eyes closed. Your foot itches, so you scratch it, which reminds you that you need to buy new running shoes. Maybe you should go for a run after this? You catch yourself - stop the thoughts, repress them. You will your mind …

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Daily Meditation: Enlightened

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a video on Buddhist prayer, produced by The Washington Post in 2015 for the …

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Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I’d forgotten when I had this realization: Although getting older, I am still healthy …

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Mindfulness Is the New Buzzword, But What Exactly Is It?

Learn what this art is really about and what it can do for you.<p>Have you noticed that the practice of mindfulness is the cool kid on the …