Karl Steiger

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The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

British Museum

Please stop spouting nonsense theories about the meaning of consciousness

Why do humans have consciousness? The arguments surrounding this question make it one of the most animated debates in contemporary philosophy.<p>One …

Consciousness

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

These 7 Strange Therapies Might Solve Your Sleep Problems

Anyone who’s ever Googled “how to fall asleep” knows about the endless supply of sleep hygiene advice: tips, like “take a shower before bed” or …

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn't want to ever speak to them again? It's a common scenario: someone says something that's rude, accuses you of doing something wrong, or in some way makes you defensive. But does harboring dislike, revenge, even hate, …

The science of touch: why physical contact can make you happier and more successful

"What is the good life?" is one of life's most vexing questions. Knowing what makes us happy, and how to bring happiness to others, has been the …

University of California

Impulsive people may have less free will than the rest of us

Don’t blame impulsive people for their poor decisions. It’s not necessarily their fault. Impulsivity could result from not having enough time to veto …

The Brain

Free will is dead, let’s bury it.

I wish people would stop insisting they have free will. It’s terribly annoying. Insisting that free will exists is bad science, like insisting that …

Prejudice you aren’t aware of (what to do about it)

Employment, education, healthcare, justice, housing. These are some of the central services in society because they help people live the best life …

Science Says Being Grateful is Good for You

It's an evolutionarily derived joy.<p>With Thanksgiving left in the dust of November, we’re hurtling now down the holiday luge towards New Year’s, which …

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

Psychology

Learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Therapists

<b>Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)</b> is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. It helps people problem-solve. CBT also reveals the relationship …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Tipping

Yama: the five vows of the seeker

<b>S</b>pirituality is not a path for the faint hearted. Swami Vivekananda has said, “I need lions and not sheep.” Have you wondered why the great Master has spoken so? It is because every single moment we are working on our self. Every moment of our existence we are refining our lifestyle to ensure the …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Psychology

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

You can still feel angry about their decisions, but a mature adult chooses to handle that anger in a constructive manner so that they can experience personal growth and see the relationship ultimately thrive.<p>"Tim, why can't you ever get home on time? You know I need your help with the kids, …

Living Rooms

10 Mindfulness And Meditation Questions Answered

<b>1. Mindfulness, what's that?</b><p>It's simply the idea of paying attention to what you're paying attention to, and being aware of your thoughts and emotions.<p><b>2. Why should I care about paying attention?</b><p>Being mindful is seemingly universally beneficial. Mindfulness meditation has been scientifically shown …

There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger – Martha C Nussbaum

There’s no emotion we ought to think harder and more clearly about than anger. Anger greets most of us every day – in our personal relationships, in …

Is Christianity an Inherently Feminine Religion? | The Art of Manliness

Last week we began a series which which is exploring the relationship between masculinity and Christianity — mainly, why it is that the more a man …

After studying over a million people, my company found that top performers share this difficult skill — here's how you can develop it

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact).<p>The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control — a skill that unleashes massive …

Emotional Intelligence

Marriage Can’t Fix Broken.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p>(<b>ThySistas.com</b>) Ladies many of us aspire to get married at some point in our life. However, sometimes we are in too much …

There Are No 'Good' Fights In Marriage

It's a cringe-worthy but still common Hollywood movie formula: Girl meets boy, they clash at first sight but have to work together, arguing all the way. When they disagree they slap each other's faces or trade smart-arse one liners before jumping into the sack for some sexy time, APPARENTLY turned …

Ethical change in the Catholic Church

In just a little more than three years as the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis appears to have disrupted what many thought was a straight and …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

The 1 Lesson That Will Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of everyone.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

More High Tech Professionals Are Thinking Low Tech

<i>This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet,</i> Fortune’s <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>I thought about starting the busy week ahead by reflecting on how the …