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19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

Healthy Eating

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable.<p>Life is full of …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science | Inc.com

Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have the ability to identify and respond to emotions both in themselves and others. Now, …

Emotional Intelligence

12 mindfulness habits that are hard to adopt but will benefit you forever

You’ve probably heard the hype about ‘mindfulness’ or ‘mindful living’. It’s one of the more popular topics in today’s mainstream media. But what is …

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias

There’s plenty of psychological research to back up the idea that facing a phobia can be the best way to get over it. But all the evidence in the world doesn’t necessarily make it easier to cozy up to, say, the spider that causes your pulse to quicken.<p>Researchers may have found something that …

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day | Inc.com

I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at dawn, it was because our third roommate didn't think we could do it. Our competitive side …

Time I

5 Crazy-Delicious Shrimp Recipes You'll Make Again & Again

From Greek Shrimp with Feta to Grilled Shrimp Tacos, these simple shrimp recipes will make any meal special. Just remember: unless you live on the coast and have access to fresh shrimp, it’s best to buy frozen shrimp. The “fresh” shrimp you see in the seafood case at the supermarket are almost …

Seafood

Chatbot that overturned 160,000 parking fines now helping refugees claim asylum

‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK<p>The creator of a chatbot which overturned more than 160,000 parking fines and helped vulnerable people apply for emergency housing is now turning the bot to helping refugees claim …

Chatbots

What Happened When I Started Meditating Before Every Run

In an effort to begin my runs feeling relaxed and not just end them that way, I started doing just three minutes of guided mediation before every run …

Meditation

How to Not Suck at Relationships

My latest recurring nightmare is that I’m back with one of my exes. I’m bewilderingly unhappy, because I know there was a time I was deeply loved and …

Relationships

5 Mindful Attitudes That Will Help You Cope With Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a big problem for people in America. According to The Kim Foundation, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about …

The Science Behind Heartbreak And How To Heal

Going through a breakup or a heartache? Here's the science behind why your heart aches and how to get back up.<p><b>It's the chemicals that are causing you to idealize your ex</b><p>When we are in lust, we have rose-tinted glasses that highlights only the positive qualities of the apple of our eye, and not the …

Chemistry

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

20-Minute Meals You Need In Your Life This Week

You don't need to spend two hours in the kitchen to cook something delicious.

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

Books

Neuroscientists Say These Are The 5 Best Ways to Clear A Troubled Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …

15 Hacks for Working Out Indoors

You stare at the icicles dangling outside your window and suddenly you’re not feeling that run…or walk, or really <i>anything</i>. Repeat every single day of winter. That’s OK: You can...

The 7 best language learning apps to use abroad

Being able to speak the local language of the country you are visiting is one of the best ways for travelers to become deeply involved in the …

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

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These 3 Questions Will Instantly Help You Make Any Tough Decision

The best decisions are made when we use rational thinking in combination with our gut.<p>Employer or employee, we all struggle with tough decisions on a daily basis.<p>Should I quit?<br>• Should this employee be fired?<br>• Should we take this client on?<p>When making decisions like these, you need to consider the …

Self-help

The German Language of Fighting

Fightland Blog<p>When one thinks of swordsmanship, one typically thinks of the Japanese warrior, welding a katana, or perhaps a Celtic warrior swinging a broadsword. And empty-hand fighting is attributed to the British boxers or the French wrestlers. But in the Middle Ages, Germany surpassed itself as …

Martial Arts

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

Mindfulness

9 ways sleeping can save your life

A new study has provided evidence that taking naps during the day after a lousy night’s sleep can help reduce stress levels. As someone who is a fan …

Sleep

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Physics

The smart superset workout program

The classic bodybuilding superset—two exercises done back-to-back for the same muscle group, with no rest in between—is one of the most commonly used …

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

Self-improvement