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Today we honor the man who was not afraid to share his dream. #MLK (Image: AP Photo, Charles Harrity)

Selfies and Self Esteem: A Photo Project

We asked 14 women to pick their favorite portrait of themselves. Then we picked our own. The results were, well, revealing.<p>How does how we see ourselves compare with how others see us? We asked 14 women to let us photograph them "as they are" (no make-up, no stylist, no airbrushing); then we had …

Daily Meditation: Music For Healing

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a composition by producer Steven Halpern, a former jazz musician who …

Sexual Healing

Shares 519<p><i>A new vision of 21st century male sexuality.</i><p>—-<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>In a deep …

Examining the Concept of Self-Care | Mark's Daily Apple

December 04 2014<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Once in the midst of a dinner party conversation while I was describing my work, a smart and eccentric woman …

How to practice self-care (without spending crazy money)

I don’t know about you, but often I tend to fall into the trap of thinking that buying things—new boots, nail polishes, Korean sheet masks—will make …

The Truth Many Americans Are Trying to Keep From Their Children

100 years ago, it would have been absolutely UNTHINKABLE to teach this subject.<p>Sadly, it still is pretty controversial today.<p>Lots of parents don't …

How Mindfulness Changes the Brain - Mindful

There’s some research behind all that mindfulness hype.<p>Sara Lazar, an associate researcher in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General …

Mindfulness

Note-taking

<b>Note-taking</b> (sometimes written as <b>note taking</b> or <b>note taking</b>) is the practice of recording information captured from another source. By taking notes, …

Midori Traveler’s Notebook Passport Size: How I Use It with Field Notes

OK, so yeah. I bit the bullet. I’ve been hearing about the Midori Traveler’s Notebooks for a long time now, and I am kind of surprised at how long I …

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

How To Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques

You might associate note-taking with school, but it's something most of us continue doing for the bulk of our lives. If your techniques are feeling a …

create.share.love

I have a moleskine notebook where I keep all my projects I'm currently working on and all future project ideas. I like to have all projects in one …

The Most Important Thing You're Not Doing at Work (and How to Get Started)

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>“Write this down—it’s going to be on the final …

Productivity

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Your Calendar Habits & You

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” — Charles Richards<p>365 days. 52 weeks. 12 months. All …

Time Management

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

University of Pennsylvania

Foods that Induce Insomnia

Because I've been having a little trouble with insomnia, I am writing one post a month on the topic.<p>By reading about and then writing about insomnia, …

What if when you die you will be re-incarnated into… yourself?

In the last few moments of your life, your consciousness — the quantum energy that “powers” your mind — will lose its ability to read and write to …

Consciousness

Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Suppressed Unwanted Memories Are Harder to See

My grandmother spent the last several months of her life confined to a hospital bed in a vegetative state. Diabetes had taken her eyesight long …

The Brain

Transhumanism and Religion

Transhumanism is: The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

NDP’s shift to centre unsettles socialist caucus

<i>The Globe and Mail is hosting a debate on the economy among the leaders of the three main political parties on Thursday at 8 pm (ET). Click here for more details.</i><p>Thomas Mulcair's deliberate move to the centre of the policy spectrum has disillusioned some long-time, left-leaning elements within his …

The Problem of Augustus

Michael Grant asks whether Caesar Augustus, sole ruler for forty-five years, was honest and sincere, or a 'hypocrite of genius'?<p>To read this article …

Killing Kennedy

• <b>Author:</b> Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard<p><b>A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln</b><p>More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's <i>Killing Lincoln</i>, the …

Killing Lincoln

• <b>Author:</b> Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard<p><b>A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly</b><p>The anchor of <i>The O'Reilly Factor</i> recounts one of the most dramatic stories in …

Hubble Views 'Third Kind' of Galaxy

Most galaxies fall into one of two categories, spiral (like our Milky Way) or elliptical -- but NGC 6861 is neither type.

Emma Watson Talks Feminism

This girl isn't afraid to use the F-word.<p>Over pizza in her hotel room in Montevideo, Uruguay, Emma Watson puts the finishing touches on the HeForShe speech that will be heard around the world a few days later. The 24-year-old is on her inaugural mission as a U.N. Women global goodwill ambassador to …

Feminism

Your 12-Month Guide to Staying on the Right Financial Track in 2015

Ah, January -- the time when we reminisce about the past year and vow to do better over the next 365 days.<p>Money, too, is never far from our minds during this season of contemplation.<p>According to a recent Fidelity study, about a third of the roughly 2,000 people who responded to the study plan to …

Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space

Elon Musk, the man who's determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an Internet in space.<p>The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX said Friday night that he will use a fleet of satellites to make the Internet speedier and to bring it to those without access, according to media …

Space Travel