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The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate

It seems most Americans struggle with procrastination at least occasionally. A simple google search will yield many promising solutions, and yet we …

Procrastination

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope …

Time Management

Blood cells, honed in the lab to kill cancer, lead to four-year remissions

Three of 14 leukemia patients are in complete remission<p>Four years after being treated with modified versions of their own blood cells, three of 14 cancer patients are in complete remission. And they haven’t had any additional treatment in that time.<p>The report published in <i>Science Translational</i> …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Looking at Vermeer's Paintings in Manhattan

By Robert Anthony Siegel August 4, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p>Johannes Vermeer, <i>A Maid Asleep</i>, oil on canvas, 1656–7, 2′ 6″ x 2′ 10″.<p>“Imagine you lost everything that really mattered to you, and then you had a dream, and in that dream you found out that you never really lost it, because it can’t be taken …

Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System Discovered

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>A new discovery by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) “may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

New York University

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

<b>Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.</b><p>In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of …

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

<b>Analysis:</b> A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Immunotherapy

Genetic test may predict patients' response to cancer drugs

After fighting colon cancer for 20 years, Kate Winnie's doctors told her she was out of options. "Anybody who has been at that, heard those words, …

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realized why people think it's impossible

I'd sit cross-legged and try to concentrate on my breath like the books told me to.<p>Then something frustrating would happen: Rather than resting in tranquility, I'd be thinking — about lunch, about the classes I'd teach that day, about the fight I'd had with my soon-to-be ex-girlfriend.<p>Those …

This Buddhist Monk Shows “Unheard Of” Brain Activity During Meditation

bodymindsoulspirit | April 2, 2015 | 4 Comments<p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without</i> …

5 Beliefs About Happiness That Make Us Unhappy

<b>“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to</b> …

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain's Amazing Malleability

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As time goes by, science provides more and more evidence that your brain is malleable and continually changing in response to your …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness<p>What is Mindfulness?<p>Mindfulness can be defined as simply being aware of what is happening in the present moment, without judgment. Many of …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Why We Should Stop Trying

<b>“If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>Several years ago a well-known Zen Master accepted me as a …

Positive Thinking

Divine genius does not exist: Hard work, not magical inspiration, is essence of creativity

Mozart knew it as well as anyone: Creativity is not magic — it’s work<p>In 1815, Germany’s <i>General Music Journal</i> published a letter in which Mozart described his creative process:<p>When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer; say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a …

Organize Your To-Do List into These 4 Categories

I’m busy as heck but not getting anywhere. What am I doing wrong?<p>Entrepreneurs say that staying focused is a huge challenge. So it’s crucial to have …

Time Management

Improve How You Feel by Changing Your Attention

Selective attention determines your experience and you can control it.<p>Most people think that the things that have hurt us in life are what cause us …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

How To Stop Procrastinating: The Only New Year Resolution You Should Set

Advertisement<p>Why do we need a new year resolution? Because we have put off some desired behaviour for so long that we need a trigger to finally act. …

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

The Pursuit of Happiness Is Folly

At this time of the year, we are consumed with consumerism. What are we going to get? What are we going to buy for so and so? Will all this result in a truly happy time? Happiness, what is it?<p>Itʻs enshrined in our founding document. The Declaration of Independence tells us God endowed us with …