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7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

Night owl or early riser? What to do when your sleep schedules don't match

My husband Sean and I have been married for five years, and by day, our relationship is fairly robust. We laugh at the same things (<i>It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia</i>; dogs in cars; my mum’s profligate use of emojis), get furious about the same things (misplaced commas; the price of organic carrots; …

David Bowie

The Stupa of Mother : Buddha Hanging in Air

Description<p>Nestled at the foot of Mangwol Mountain in the northern part of Seoul, Junggak Temple recently bid welcome to a remarkable re imagining of …

56 Mindfulness Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

<b>“Mahatma Gandhi”</b> one of the world’s greatest soul, an inspiration for millions and billions of people’s, a life of wisdom and celebration. An example …

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.<p>A while back, I posted a column describing five scientific ways to become smarter. Since then, I've been reading more about neuroscience, hoping to find additional easy techniques to improve brain …

The Brain

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Small Business

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

Meditation

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

The Relationship between Science and Spirituality

<b>This article was an original essay written for Sutra Journal</b><p><i>Dr. Fritjof Capra is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international</i> …

How Weather And An 'Interstate of Renewable Energy' Could Save The Climate By 2030

Rethinking how energy is delivered to our homes and businesses is not what I knew outgoing American Meteorological Society (AMS) President Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald to be working on. During my tenure as 2013 AMS President, the recently retired director of NOAA’s Earth System Research …

Renewable Energy

The Role Self-Awareness Plays in Love

It was the summer of 2010, I had just exited the Marine Corps and was about to start college. I was lost, lonely, depressed, and was 24 years old with another failed relationship under my belt that ended explosively. I decided to seek a therapist for assistance in getting my life back together …

[Viral Now] 13 Small Daily Habits To Practice Mindfulness

“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations You cannot change the past ...<p>A+ A-<p>Email …

25 Questions Predict If Depression Meds Will Help

A simple questionnaire filled out by people suffering from depression can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help …

Depression

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress and Improve Performance

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>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 …

Mindfulness

15 Mysterious & Fascinating Locations Discovered On Google Earth

Google Maps has become an invaluable tool for so many of us interested in not just finding the quickest route, but investigating the world around …

Mindfulness: Just Becoming Aware of Something Changes Its Fundamental Nature

<b>Jon Kabat-Zinn:</b> When you sit down and observe your own mind on purpose just for fun as a kind of scientific inquiry into what drives you, it doesn’t …

Mindfulness

Water bear DNA: How the only animals to survive in space do it (VIDEO).

Tiny tardigrades are amazing: the seemingly indestructible animals are the only ones known to survive the vacuum of space, and now researchers …

Biology

Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

YouTube

How to Stop Envying Other People’s Seemingly Perfect Lives

<b>“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steve Furtick</b><p>It’s in our …

Happiness

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Scientists say being funny is associated with having above-average intelligence

In one 2011 study, researchers at the University of New Mexico asked 400 psychology students to complete measures of abstract reasoning ability and verbal intelligence before writing captions for a series of New Yorker cartoons.<p>Sure enough, captions that were rated funnier belonged to students who …

6 Habits To Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the …

The Brain

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Bipolar Disorder

5 (More) Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Back by popular demand: 5 more talks to help broaden your emotional horizons.<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Self-improvement