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Meditation tips: Exercise for your brain according to life coach Rebecca Hass

Meditation can improve focus, memory and emotional control<p>The best way to deal with stress is to train your mind to appreciate the present, says life …

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in …

Italian entrepreneurs hope diners will get their teeth into 'kissing garlic'

Giant variety known as aglione is milder, odourless and easy to digest, say pair who have spent three years cultivating crop<p>Help is on the way for cooks and diners who love the taste of garlic but hold back from eating it for fear it will cause bad breath and indigestion.<p>An unlikely Roman duo, a …

Entrepreneurship

Gabrielle Bernstein's simple mantra to change your day - TODAY.com

<i>Gabrielle Bernstein is a meditation teacher, life coach and spiritual leader. She's one of Oprah Winfrey's "Next Generation Thought Leaders" and the author of "Miracles Now" and "Spirit Junkie." As part of TODAY's new series "One Small Thing," Bernstein shares her tip for #MindfulMonday with A.</i> …

The 3 different types of happiness — and what you can do to achieve them

It won't fit in your tiny house. Marie Kondo thinks it should be eschewed entirely unless it sparks joy. And there won't be any need for all your whisks and woks once you switch over to Soylent for sustenance.<p>Minimalism is hot, culturally, and for years, science has assured us that it was also the …

10 Easy & Elegant Recipes For Your Passover Seder

The Passover seder is a festive occasion for family and friends. And, of course, food is at the center of the celebration. From Chicken Matzo Ball Soup to Double Chocolate Pavlova, all of these recipes will make for a beautiful and delicious seder meal.<p><b>1. Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls</b><p>Making chicken …

'The Familiar Becomes New, the New Becomes Familiar': Changing Your Life Habits

In one of his Dharma speeches, my teacher Son Master Songdam uses the phrase "The familiar becomes new, the new becomes familiar" to describe the changes that occur through Son meditation practice. He says:<p>An ancient one has said, 'Where it is familiar becomes new. Where it is new becomes …

How to be happy: follow these five easy steps

From a young age we are told to aim high. Yet the more driven we are, the more likely we are to feel miserable, says happiness expert Raj Raghunathan. Here’s what we should try instead<p>The key to happiness, according to the latest research, is knowing where to look. We’re conditioned from a young …

Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister’s Quest To Design His Own Happiness

In his new feature film, Sagmeister puts himself through a series of self-guided experiments to see if he can “manufacture a happy moment.”<p>“I’m doing fine,” Stefan Sagmeister tells me on Thursday when I inquire about his current happiness level. “I’m at the very, very end of this process, and I’m …

How Buddhist Communication Tricks Could Improve Your Relationships

Cynthia Kane, 35, wasn’t always as happy as she is today. Now a successful writer and mindfulness coach, she bears an easy air of gracious …

Ridding Happiness Contaminants 7: Procrastination

As many of you know, procrastination is very common. I think of the university professor who can’t bring herself to write the paper she needs to …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Where Do You Stack Up on the Happiness Scale?

Where Do You Stack Up on the Happiness Scale?Your happiness is, to a high degree, within your control—this is one of the greatest psychological …

Happiness

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

I'm A Woman Who Doesn't Have Or Want Kids, And I'm Happy

How I stopped feeling “selfish” about being child-free.<p>Throughout my twenties, as it became ubiquitous among women my age, I waited patiently for my maternal instinct to kick in. Over time, I suspected I might be lacking it entirely. It’s not that I don’t like kids; in fact, I love spending time …

Parenting

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Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Psychology

It turns out money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it the right way

We’ve all heard the maxim that money can’t buy happiness. But remember how happy you were at dinner with friends last week, or watching <i>Star Wars</i> in the cinema, or buying all four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels? None of that would have been possible without good old money.<p>Now researchers …

Psychology

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

Happiness

True Meditation Is the Science of Observing Your Thoughts

<b>Jon Kabat-Zinn:</b> It doesn’t take long when you start to develop a practice of mindfulness before you realize that we are virtually continually …

Don't Let Clutter of Extraneous Thoughts Get in Your Way

<b>By Traci Evison UCF Forum columnist</b><p>I have the best conversations when I am alone.<p>This can be while I'm driving, brushing my teeth or cooking dinner.<p>I can offer opinions on what I think co-workers should do to advance their careers and I give insightful advice on disciplining children. I'm eloquent …

Mindfulness

Just A List Of Things To Remember When I'm Depressed

Because they're easy to forget.<p>1. Depression isn't a cry for help.<p>2. Depression isn't just about being sad.<p>3. Depression doesn't make me weak.<p>4. Depression isn't something I've done on purpose.<p>5. Or something I've asked for.<p>6. Depression doesn't make it OK for me to harm my body.<p>7. Depression isn't …

Numb

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

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