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A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

Happiness

This Simple Habit Will Help You Make 2017 Successful and Fulfilling

Discover the root of your suffering so that you can overcome it.<p>One of the best ways to get moving in the right direction following the New Years celebrations is to reflect on the previous year.<p>While this is no secret, the odds are good that in combing through your previous shortcomings and …

Happiness

The 20 best ski resorts in America

Wanderbat, a travel data site by Graphiq, compiled a list of the 20 best ski resorts in America.<p>To determine the ranking, Wanderbat used a rating system that compares resorts based on mountain size, terrain, snowfall, and the magazine awards each has won.<p>Colorado and Utah dominate the list with a …

Skiing

An exercise scientist reveals how to get six-pack abs

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, explains what you'll really need to show off those six-pack abs.<p><i>Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Exercise

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

Books

An Inspiring Story of Weight Loss and Its Aftermath

The adornments in the office of Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, are hardly typical: a full-size refrigerator stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables; a work station where he prepares and blends these plant-based ingredients for his meals and snacks; and a convection oven and hot …

Diabetes

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers; it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

Programming
Parenting

45 Most Beautiful Places in the World

<b>E</b>ach and every day professional photographer discovers new and amazing places fully loaded with nature. Most of you had never seen everything what …

Niagara Falls

7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

Six Books (and One Blog) Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer

Bill Gates -- Microsoft CEO turned philanthropist, lifelong learner and fan of The Great Courses -- is recommending seven texts you should read this …

Big Data: The Management Revolution

Artwork: Tamar Cohen, Happy Motoring, 2010, silk screen on vintage road map, 26″ x 18″<p><i>“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”</i><p>There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker, and it explains why the recent explosion of digital data is so …

10 Unusual Routines That Will Bring Joy To Your Life

We can't always travel the world or win a million bucks. The secret is finding the unusual, small routines that will bring you joy every day.

Productivity

How to Learn Coding Online ? ~ 13+ Excellent Programming Resources

Learning “<b>How to Code ?</b>” had to be simpler but unfortunately it isn’t so. When newbie coders start to learn coding from scratch, the complex codes …

Teaching Online Could Be Your Profitable Side Business

What would you do if you had $1,000 in extra income each month? Would you travel more? Buy that extra gadget? Take a more rewarding job?<p>These days, almost anyone can create their own profitable online course. In the past few years, a new set of entrepreneurs have been earning a steady income from …

Small Business

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Time Management