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Even in old age, philosopher Bryan Magee remains wonder-struck by the ultimate questions

A broadcaster, politician, author and poet, Magee once occupied many prominent roles. Now, in old age, he lives in one room in a nursing hospital – …

The most powerful tip I ever got from a self-help book

and it wasn’t “be yourself”One day at a social gathering a friend of mine who also suffered from long term writer’s block was talking to someone else …

American Experience

Roads to Memphis | Article<p>Dr. King's Bookshelf<p><i>To understand the people who've profoundly impacted history, we're exploring the books that profoundly</i> …

5 simple reasons why writing is hard, really hard

<i>Writing isn’t, or shouldn’t be, hard in the physical sense. And yet it’s a really hard thing to do.</i><p>Never mind doing it well. You sit there, or lie …

Creative Writing

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence | Inc.com

Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Published on: Jan 30, 2018

Communicate

Researchers Might Have Just Figured Out Why Deep Breaths Work

While we associate the term ‘breath’ with an autonomic function of our body—how often do you consciously tell yourself to breathe?—our ancestors …

Walking is apparently a better way to burn body fat than high intensity running

I KNEW there was no need to spend 45 painful minutes doing sprints on the treadmill.<p>Often, the reason most of us avoid the gym like the plague is …

Fitness

Understanding Nioh: A guide (update)

Like Dark Souls, but faster and more confusing<p><i>Nioh</i> is a complex and rich and brutal and huge action role-playing game. An example: It took us more than eight hours just to unlock <i>Nioh</i>’s core mission selection screen. That’s intensity by design, and although <i>Nioh</i> doles out its inherent complexity bit …

Dark Souls

16 Dystopian Novels To Read When You Need A Break From the News

The canon of Western literature has never been stingy when it comes to trying to scare the pants off readers with nearly believable situations that …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Spiritual Rage: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective

I had a spiritual revelation in my polling place last week in the presidential election. My partner and I chatted with others in line. There were many familiar faces and also many new acquaintances. It was a diverse liberal crowd. I smiled at a man wearing a blue "I'm With Her" t-shirt in the line …

7 Very Good Reasons To Work Out That Don't Involve Weight Loss

This goes way beyond the number stitched into your jeans.<p>There’s more to exercise than torching calories.<p>Scientists have long made the connection between a healthy body and sharp mind. And a 2013 study led by Jill Barnes, chair of the 2017 World Congress on Exercise and the Brain, has resurfaced …

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

Finding the Motivation to Exercise

There are a lot of ingredients that go into creating a consistent exercise program—having goals, being prepared, being disciplined, and staying …

How to Get into the Guitar and Actually Stick to it | Practice Routine

Image courtesy of Luis Llerena @ StockSnap.io<p><b>Written by Colleen from Coustii.com</b><p>Are you having trouble pulling your guitar out for another practice …

This Beautiful Read On Success Will Inspire You To Be Your Own Hero

Many a time in life, we face situations where our physical as well as mental drives are down in the dumps. Absolute zero. Motivation is at an …

No Man's Sky: 10 burning questions, answered

It's almost upon us, the long-awaited, highly anticipated space exploration game from Hello Games that will contain an entire universe but only take …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness

There’s a recent trend sweeping (pun intended) the internet: organization porn.<p>Organization porn, like food porn, has nothing to do with pornography …

6 Foods That Improve Your Mood and Make You Feel Happy

When you’re feeling sad and blue, did you know that you could eat certain foods that will instantly change the way that you feel? Studies that were …

3 TEDx Talks on the benefits of handwriting

Jake Weidmann during his TEDxMileHigh talk in 2014 (Photo: TEDxMileHgh)<p>As cursive handwriting continues to be dropped from school curricula, how does …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

How To Write Down Notes You Will Remember - PsyBlog

Study compares writing by hand with real and virtual keyboards.<p>Writing by hand strengthens memory in comparison to writing on a real or virtual …

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker For Anywhere, On-The-Go Quality Coffee

Jason Lazarus April 5, 2016 1670<p>Let’s face it, most people are hooked on coffee beans, coffee in a cup is the ball and chain of modern society, and …

The One Mixing “Tool” Many Of Us Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

When you think about mixing, where does your mind immediately jump to? EQ? Compression? Or what about delay and reverb? Or perhaps automation, sample …

8 tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

Getting Started With Audiobus

If you’re an iOS musician and you’re starting to take your portable flat computer seriously as an instrument, Audiobus is an absolute must. The …