Jen

38 Added | 7 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Followers | @Jen5ree | Keep up with Jen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jen”

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not in Your Head, It's in Your Gut

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and in inflammatory microbial agents in the …

Practice 5-Minute Meditation

Meditation has many wonderful benefits for stress management. One of the most valuable aspects of meditation is that it can build resilience over …

Meditation

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

Get More Done by Pretending You’re Going on Vacation

Remember: done is better than perfect.<p>Have you ever noticed that you’re super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a …

Time Management

This is how you make better decisions, according to science

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones, according to Chip Heath's "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."<p>With careers:<p>In our jobs:<p>And in our personal lives:<p>We get a lot of sketchy tips based on unreliable …

Career Development

Get the Most out of Your Mornings With These 3 Incredibly Simple Habits

Mornings can be difficult to stomach, but including a few key behaviors to your post-wakeup hour does wonders for energizing mind, body and spirit.<p>The way you start your morning sets the tone for all your wakeful hours, so filling the first moments of the day with good habits can reap incredibly …

Wellness

Relationships can be good (or bad) for health - Futurity

"It's not being in a relationship that matters," says Ashley Barr. "It's better for health to be single than to be in a low-quality relationship."

Consciousness and the Modularity of Mind

Trying to characterize the “architecture of the mind” is one of the central projects in cognitive science. From understanding what neurons actually …

Consciousness

7 Inspirational Rules For Achieving Your Life Goals

Whether your definition of success is a happy marriage, a healthy bank account, or worldwide fame and adulation, we’re all motivated by ambition to …

Motivation

Alleviating symptoms without side effects may be possible by employing the placebo effect.

Due to the latest in imaging techniques, genetic research, and other breakthroughs, we know more about the brain than ever before. Still, much …

Placebos

Mindfulness Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief

There are many, many mindfulness meditation techniques that can be effective for stress relief and relaxation. Really, any activity that you perform …

On the Spot: Tips on tipping, and how to decide the currency

<b>Question:</b> We will be on a cruise and visiting 10 countries. Only four countries accept the euro. Can I tip tour guides and hotel staff with U.S. dollars?<p>J. Lesczynski<p>By email<p><b>Answer:</b> Ah, tipping. At its heart, a wish to express thanks. At its core, the topic of angst, arguments and occasional public …

6 Surefire Ways to Stay Constantly Motivated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“How do you stay so motivated?”<p>That is a question I’m asked on a constant basis -- by friends, business connections and readers of this column -- and it’s a question that all entrepreneurs should address on a regular basis.<p>You see, we are …

Motivation

This Handy Chart Will Settle Which Sunglass Shape Is Right for You

Every vacation shopping list should consist of a few crucial items: a super-flattering bikini; cute, comfy sandals; and, most importantly, …

The Secret of Happiness

Dragging my feet from one day to the next, what am I really doing? This one question is unavoidable in the life of every reasonable person. Call it …

Why forgiving others will improve your physical, emotional health

Your spouse cheated on you. Your business partner swindled you, or you had a falling out with a friend. When you’re profoundly hurt or betrayed, it …

12 Tips for Developing Greater Psychological Health

In the 11th edition (2015) of Kaplan and Sadock’s text, <i>Synopsis of Psychiatry</i>, six qualities are considered “mature defenses,” or qualities of a …

Psychology
Parenting
Parenting

When Your Inner Critic Keeps You From Happiness

Credit: alekseiveprev/Shutterstock.com<p>How often have you allowed stress to affect your happiness by placing unrealistic demands on yourself resulting in negative self-talk? Does this sound like you? I used to fall victim to this exact practice regularly and, at times, I still succumb to negativity …

Happiness

The One Thing You Should Stop Doing If You Want To Raise Happy, Successful Kids

We all have basic expectations of our children, such as good manners, following house rules, and meeting moderate academic requirements. That makes …

12 Fresh Ideas for Your Kids' Room

We've rounded up the best new trends for kids' room decor, so your child's space can be just as incredible as he or she is.<p>Dreamy Headboard<p>This</b> …

15 DIY Storage Ideas to Help Corral Your Kids' Clutter

Kids may be small, but they tend to take up a lot of space— at least their stuff certainly does! Between the toys, books, DVDs and craft supplies, …

23 Insanely Clever Ways to Beat Clutter

Are you sick of your littered living room, overcrowded cabinet, or too-cramped-for-comfort closet? Cure clutter around the home with one of these 23 …

Threading

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer

This is an image of my six year old's "decorated" alphabet. He gets to write his letters like this because we work on letters at home.<p>I'm a former university professor, and I spent nearly 20 years teaching freshmen in college. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my students is that something …

Parenting

Lab Exercise 31: Fast and Fabulous Scrapbook Layouts with Blocks and Layers - scrapbook sketch

I know I am not the only person to struggle with creative block or to struggle with finding creative time. It seems to be an issue we all struggle …

5 Insanely Clever DIYs That Are Actually Easy

With tips to make yours come out as nicely as the pics!

Motivational Boost #2: 10 Great Motivational Quotes About Happiness

”No matter how good or bad you have it right now, it will change. That’s the on thing you can count on, again and again.” <i>(Marc and Angel Hack …

What to Do When Your Life Has Gotten Messy

Your home is in disarray, you’re behind on your bills, your In box is overflowing, and your cat is in need of a visit to the vet. There are things to …

Psychology

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

Happiness