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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

10 Chefs' Tips for Upgrading Slow Cooker Recipes

Your slow cooker food doesn't need to be bland and boring. These tips will transform the way you think about Crock Pots.<p>Slow cooker recipes can be mushy bombs sometimes, but they don't have to. We've all had a watery, bland soup or an overcooked chicken "casserole"—and those dishes were victims of …

Cooking

Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Beginner's Guide

A smoking silver thurible swooped through the gothic arches overhead, richly scented incense pouring from its sides. Eight priests in heavy robes acted as the counterweight, controlling a rope as thick as my forearm. I shuddered to think what might happen if the cord snapped, spilling 175 pounds of …

30 Apple Dessert Recipes for National Apple Month

From iconic apple pie to more inventive granita, these incredible apple desserts are fresh, comforting and impossible to resist.

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity.<p>The theory, called Integrated …

Incredible artisanal cakes are decorated like mini-terrariums

Many reluctant gardeners who love plants, but don't have time to maintain fussier species, have great experiences with succulents. These drought- and …

Improving Company Culture Starts With Wellness

Surveys show that employees in wellness programs are 12 percent less likely to experience health issues caused by work-related stress.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An increasing number of employers have connected the dots between employee wellness and improved …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Literary icons Colson Whitehead and George Saunders agree: Work on the one thing you’re scared of

Last year, Colson Whitehead’s <i>The Underground Railroad</i> was the talk of the literary town. It was published weeks head of schedule, Oprah endorsed it, and it won the US National Book Award for fiction. But Whitehead said recently that it was for years an intimidating project, one he was afraid to …

Hack Your Mind: How Perception Creates Reality

<b>Perspective Is Everything</b><p>Every person lives in two different worlds: the world of ultimate reality and the world of subjective reality. Ultimate …

Consciousness

25 executives share their favorite books for inspiration, knowledge, and more

Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.

Books

Caregivers experience high rates of anxiety, depression, study finds - Scope

Caring for a dying person is challenging and all-encompassing. And, not surprisingly, that takes a toll on caregivers, according to a new …

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

We are overdosing on empathy

Feelings aren’t everything. Empathy might be making the world a worse place, not a better one. Kindness can, in some senses, be a weakness. As popular arguments go, these are right up there with “strangle more kittens” and “death to rainbows”. If asked to list everything that’s wrong with modern …

Empathy

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …