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Science and Buddhism agree: there is no "you" there

Evan Thompson of the University of British Columbia has verified the Buddhist belief of <i>anatta</i>, or not-self. Neuroscience has been interested in …

Buddhism

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80-Year-Old Man

Number 32: Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.<p>From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I …

Emotional Intelligence

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Why Being Kind to Yourself is the First Step Toward Personal Growth | Heleo

“Self-compassion actually makes you more motivated and more resilient to setbacks.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why self-care is anything but selfish</i>• <i><br>Why</i> …

7 Foods That Could Boost Your Serotonin: The Serotonin Diet

Serotonin is a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It’s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost …

Wellness

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Dopamine

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

Dopamine

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Living Rooms

The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Hemp: A Recipe for Brain Health

My clients obtain consistently positive results for their brain health and savvy mental health nutrition when they add hemp into their diet. I …

I was expected to marry so I went to Antarctica instead

Meena Rajput was raised to be a "good Indian girl". To cook, clean and have a family. But she's already been arrested and cautioned for an environmental protest with Greenpeace.<p>Instead of settling down and getting married she's heading to Antarctica as part of a team exploring one of the harshest …

Why You Should Always Write Things Down

The human brain is incredibly powerful and capable of dealing with a flood of information every day. Our memory is a remarkably complex process that …

The Brain

How 20 Minutes Of Meditation A Day Helped Me Deal With My Anxiety

Last week we discovered that mindfulness is more than just a buzzword.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Like most people with a brain and a pulse, my life can feel pretty stressful.<p>We may be lying to ourselves about how …

Meditation

This Is What Will Happen When You Become a Minimalist

I have a confession to make. I used to be an addict. Not to alcohol, drugs or any other substance; I was addicted to stuff.However, after gradually …

David Rockefeller’s Estate Sale May Hit $1 Billion

David Rockefeller kept a $90 million Picasso nude in his living room, wedged between windows that overlooked East 65th Street. For him, art was meant …

Here's what Barbie looked like the year you were born

Despite being nearly 60, Barbie never seems to age.<p>Barbie dolls have, however, adapted to changing times with expanded career options, broader …

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Costa Rica

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Owners Make That Put Their Dogs At Risk

Advertisement<p>No dog is perfect, and neither is any dog owner. We make mistakes all the time, even as experienced owners. But some mistakes are more …

Arthur Mamou-Mani, temple architect for Burning Man 2018 - CNN Style

CNN

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Los Angeles

10 items for a year: A minimalist approach to fashion

Matt Souveny was feeling overwhelmed by the unworn clothes languishing in his closet when he began poking around Reddit's menswear forums, where style-conscious men debate different shoe leather and denim brands, or bravely seek constructive feedback on how a suit fits.<p>Souveny, a Canadian Air Force …

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle down. At 32, she had published a children’s book, won Jeopardy! three times and ridden roughly 1,400 miles …

Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity | Heleo

“We’d rather revisit old knowledge, doing things that work in exchange for putting yourself in situations that might not work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Creativity