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PBS Idea Channel Explores Why People Are So Infatuated With Disney’s Animated Film ‘Frozen’

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores why people are so infatuated with Disney’s animated film <i>Frozen</i>. Rugnetta argues that it’s at least …

Watch This Brain-Shaped Colossus Burst Into An Alien Light Show

At the New Media Night Festival in Russia, design studio Radugadesign brought a wooden sculpture to life through video-mapping.<p>On July 5th at Moscow's Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, the New Media Night Festival kicked off with with an extraordinary video-mapping spectacle by media design studio …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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3 Powerful Reminders For When You Feel Stuck In Life

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/NOcngC<p>1. You don’t need to know where you are going to get somewhere great.<p>A car’s headlights …

Fear is the Root of Your Problems

Every problem you or I have (and they are many, small and large), is rooted in fear.<p>For some, that might seem obvious: the question is how to beat …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

7 Life-Affirming Things Grateful People Do

Gratitude has been linked to stress reduction, increased happiness, and better physical and emotional health. Here are some ways to reap those benefits.<p>Dr. Laura Gambrel, professor of psychology at La Salle University, recommends keeping a journal specifically for gratitude, in which you write …

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

61% Of US Adults Don't Keep Track Of Their Money

That's 30 days dedicated to educating consumers about the contents of their wallets, spearheaded by nonprofit credit counseling agency Money Management International.<p>And why do we need an entire month of learning? A survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling gives us a clue.<p>The eighth …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thích Nhất Hạnh.

<i>To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.</i><p>~ Thich Nhat Hanh<p>I was visiting a friend …

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old Share Their Secrets to a Long Life

To live a long and happy life, just listen to sisters Rubye Cox, Ruth Branum and Rose Shloss, who are each over 100 years old.<p>So how exactly did the …

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6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

8 Ways to Manage Someone You Don't Like

In business, you are bound to cross paths with people you don't care for. Here are some tips on how to improve your working relationship with them.<p>As a manager, you ideally want to work with employees who are pleasant and agreeable, but of course you're going to have some you simply don't like.<p>If …

Making Your Body Your Temple

Think of your body as the temple in which you do your spiritual practices. So instead of simply rolling out your mat or getting to the studio, make the process a part of it. The walk or drive you take to get there, the organizing of your time in order to make it happen, the delaying of calls and …

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Too Busy? 7 Ways To Increase Leisure Time, According To Science

<b>Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?</b><p>When researchers survey people, they say they’re …

7 Tips for Giving Great Feedback

Practice, do it early, and always be interested.<p>Not all gifts come in neat packages, and this is definitely true of feedback. It is one of the more difficult tasks that business managers face, yet it is crucial for making workplace relationships more functional and people more productive, says …

Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory | Madeleine Bunting

This increasingly popular tool for calming the mind, once seen as a New Age fad, could play a role in hospitals and schools<p>Mindfulness is selling millions of books and apps, it appears on the front cover of Time magazine, pops up in the Financial Times and is used by all kinds of people from …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

How to Meditate Daily

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned.<p>Amazingly, it’s also one of the most simple …

If You Knew Then What You Know Now: 6 Things We Don’t Realize Until It’s Too Late

By Ashley Walz,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1myUFYx<p><b>1. Quality is more important in any friendship than quantity could ever be.</b><p>As the years pass …