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12 poems for these trying days

A good poem is a tool to help you live and think. Since April is National Poetry Month, I've made a list of a dozen poems that I find useful and a thought on why. I've included a few lines of each. The full poems are easy to find online. They make good gifts.<p><b>1.</b> "To Be of Use" by Marge Piercy: A nod …

Literature

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Meditation

Why Time Feels Like It’s Flying By (and How To Slow It Down)

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you …

These 10 Charming Italian Cafés Make Us Want To Drop Everything And Go

Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you -- the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them.<p>While most of us don’t have deep enough pockets to plan an impromptu trans-Atlantic trip (oh, don’t we wish …

Italy

10 overrated beliefs about life that might be hurting your success

Here's my take on a few common beliefs that I think we often get wrong.<p>Being in motion is not the same thing as taking action. As a society, we've fallen into a trap of busyness and overwork.<p>More critically, we have mistaken all this activity as an indicator of living an important life. The …

TV shows

8 Secrets Smart People Know About Time Management

<b>1. You can’t manage time, you can only manage yourself.</b><p>There are 24 hours in each day. You can’t change that. As long as you focus on managing time – searching for systems, lists, and tools – you are ignoring the real issue: how to manage yourself.<p><b>2. “Too much to do” and “Not enough time” are</b> …

Time Management

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America<p>Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, …

Geopolitics

How to give and get more love in your relationship

<b>If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud.</b><p><i>This one is for Katie – I hope this helps!!</i><p>This is about …

Self-help

Could All Really Come From Nothing?

The origin of the universe is one of the most difficult realities we ponder.<p>It bends our logic, straining the words we have to describe it. If one is to say the universe started at the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, the immediate reaction is: "But what came before that? What caused the Big …

Physics

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

NASA Confirms Earth Will Have 15 Days Of Total Darkness in December 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between December 15 and December 29,

Astronomy

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of …

Loneliness - The Dilemma Of The Awakening Mind

Today I wish to address to you a certain brand of loneliness. It is perhaps the most debilitating form of the condition. The state is sometimes …

Friedrich Nietzsche Bio and Philosophical Style | The Art of Manliness

<i>“What does not kill me makes me stronger.”</i><p><i>“Eternal recurrence.”</i><p><i>“</i><i>Übermensch.”</i><p><i>“God is dead.”</i><p>Even if you don’t know much about philosophy, you’ve likely …

Friedrich Nietzsche