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The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Books

1 Simple Habit That Will Sharpen Your Focus

Shorten your list to get more done.<p>Busy, busy bees: That's all of us. Working amid the constant buzz of activity, we tend to overload our to-do lists each day so that we only cross off a fraction of the things we have on them. Instead of being a simple way to stay focused, our lists become …

Productivity

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Exercising

When you fall off exercise, you may feel like your fitness levels tank, and fast. Turns out, that’s not just a feeling. For endurance junkies, your …

Exercise

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

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Positive Thinking

The Trick That Helped My Lungs Stop Burning on Runs

If you're anything like me, running is not a sport that comes easily. In fact, I don't remember any sport that came easily to me. It wasn't for a lack of health — I've always eaten pretty healthy and had an adventurous lifestyle. I was never particularly sedentary, just not athletic. The reason …

Could Depression Be an Allergic Reaction?

Most people are still locked into the theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain — a shortage of feel-good …

11 Things to Do in Your 20s That Will Benefit You for a Lifetime

At the end of 2015, I started to take stock of everything that was going on in my life. On the surface, it all looked very together — the twenty-something equivalent of having it all. I was doing well in my career, I had a boatload of friends, I knew just about everyone in town and I liked the …

Self-improvement

What Procrastination Does To Your Happiness?

In September 2014, two British professors wanted to find out what happens when students do not hand over their assignments on time. Their study threw …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

Mindfulness

19 Books That Are Brutally Honest About Mental Health

Memoirs, YA, essays and more.

How Temptation Bundling Increases Your Workout Motivation | Men's Health

Lack of motivation may also play a large role in the reason why 68.8 percent of Americans are overweight or obese.<p>So are we all screwed? Or is there a way to keep motivation consistently flowing?<p>The key may be a process called “temptation bundling,” according to a study in <i>Management Science</i>.<p>The …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s efforts to refute standard arguments for theism. These efforts suffer from a variety of logical mistakes. His critique of the cosmological …

Easter Bunny

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Four Surprising Factors That Influence Creativity

Psychologists are finding connections between creative thinking and alcohol consumption, living abroad, and even your politics.<p>Some people–maybe even most of us–don’t think they’re creative. And while it seems anecdotally true, at least, that certain people are more creatively inclined than others, …

Creativity

How to Apply Success From One Area of Your Life to Another (That Needs It)

In New York, people say you're always searching for one of three things: a new love interest, a better job, or a better apartment. But that idea …

An Office Yoga Sequence to Restore and Rejuvenate

<b>By: Elena Brower</b><p>When we're happy, we can thrive in our work. This practice will make your whole body happier in just a few minutes at your desk. Yes, yoga at the office -- we dare you to try it! Based on my burgeoning understanding of Katonah Yoga, an alignment-based yoga system developed by Nevine …

Yoga

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

<b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very tough times. I was stressed, anxious and not being in the right place with myself.<p>One day something released in me. I started following the need to listen to my breath, enjoying …

Spirituality

7 Best Yoga Poses To Curb A Binge

What does yoga have to do with overeating? Research shows that yoga can diminish binge eating by 51%. Experts suspect that yoga may help by increasing body awareness, so you're more sensitive to feeling full and less likely to mindlessly stuff yourself.<p>The next time you feel a binge coming on, try …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

Time Management

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Understanding Brainwaves to Expand our Consciousness

The human brain is a complex entity constantly at work, sending electrical signals, communicating, building new neural connections and so on. This …

Allen Institute for Brain Science leads project to reconstruct 3D neural images with supercomputers

When asked what the “BigNeuron” project is all about, Hanchuan Peng quickly stands up and moves toward the window. He points to different trees …

The Brain