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8 Things That Happened After I Meditated For 100 Days

I am not a yogi, a life coach, or a yoga teacher. In fact, I am probably the furthest thing from what you would call a yogi. Like many, I struggled …

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Apps

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

Dance

15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”<br>–Peace is Every Step<p>“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply …

Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skin's pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve stripping the skin of sebum -- the waxy substance naturally produced by pores that makes your skin …

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing

Lack of Sleep Affects Our Overall Performance

The sleep state is one of perceptual shutdown for the brain. In this video, join Sonima founder Sonia Jones and Dr. William C. Dement to learn more …

Sleep

Understanding the Spiritual Causes of Depression

Open, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Can you believe it, 70% of Americans are on some kind of prescription drug and more than half receive at least two …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Great Strategies To Improve Your Mental Health Through Writing

Exactly what is mental health? There are probably as many definitions “out there” as there are books and articles written on the subject! For these …

Mental Health

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets

<b>Carol Dweck</b> studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within our control to foster …

Self-improvement

7 Terrifying But Honest Questions You Need to Start Asking Yourself

I recently had a minor altercation with a couple of friends. It was minor to me because I didn’t think it was a big deal. But a third party, who …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me

Debra Jarvis had worked as a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer. And she learned quite a bit as a patient. In a …

Cancer

Suddenly, my body

Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body -- …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

The mystery of chronic pain

We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. …

APIs

Smash fear, learn anything

From the EG conference: Productivity guru Tim Ferriss' fun, encouraging anecdotes show how one simple question -- "What's the worst that could …

Tim Ferriss

Our natural sleep cycle is nothing like what we do now

In today's world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science …

Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors

Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At …

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her …

APIs

Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, …

Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up …

Neuroscience

My stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- …

APIs

The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve …

Autism

A tale of mental illness -- from the inside

"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks …

Mental Health

What's so funny about mental illness?

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, …

The voices in my head

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was …

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Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, the …

Depression