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Why Mindfulness Apps Might Be Making You More Anxious

At first glance, it looks like America has never been more connected. According to a 2016 Pew study, social media use among women is at an all-time high: 72 percent of American women are active on social outlets like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Compared to the five percent who …

Social Media

Yes, You Can Relax—With These 15 Easy Stress Relief Apps

When it comes to stress, we working moms have it rough. Kids, work, home, parents, pets—and that's just for starters. No wonder we feel stressed out. …

Apps

How to Avoid Confirmation Bias at Work

Where do you get information about the issues you care about?Do your most common sources confirm or challenge your perspective?How much time do you …

Psychology

Creative Mindfulness Activities: Meditation

Meditation is one of the best creative mindfulness activities<p>This meditation will help clear your mind and allow yourself to concentrate while the …

Meditation

3 Reasons To Invest In Workplace Wellbeing

<b>A healthy and happy team is a productive one.</b><p>When our businesses are busy and we’re swamped, it’s easy to overlook our own health and that of our …

Self-improvement

5 Tips For Improving Your Wellbeing At Work

Depending on who you talk to, estimates are that most of us will spend somewhere between 35 to 50 percent of our waking hours either working or thinking about work. If you are like me, that number is much higher. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that work is one of the largest influences on …

Self-improvement

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>5. Use calming colors

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Suffering

<b>We should not be afraid</b> of suffering. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering. Handling our …

Mindfulness

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

Everywhere I Look People Are Stressed Or Burnt Out - Enough Is Enough

You know when you start learning how to drive, and all you notice when you walk around are road signs? They've been there all your life, but you …

Career Development

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

We know that mindfulness can transform the life of an individual. But did you know it could also change the world?<p>We are facing increasingly complex …

Mindfulness

Four important ways to chill out after a tough day

When something super embarrassing happens to you at work, or you flubbed a big presentation because your boss didn’t buy into your vision, it’s easy …

Mark Twain

Bringing Buddha to the newsroom: media with mindfulness

<b>How about a few minutes of meditation</b> to kick off your next newsroom meeting?<p>It’s a frequent practice at News Deeply, a New York-based startup that …

Journalism

Six Realms of Desire

The Wheel of Samsara<p>The Six Realms are a description of conditioned existence, or samsara, into which beings are reborn. Although sometimes they are …

Spirituality

The Seven Factors of Enlightenment

How Enlightenment Manifests<p>The Seven Factors of Enlightenment are seven qualities that both lead to enlightenment and also describe enlightenment. …

Meditation

Taking Refuge: Becoming a Buddhist

The Meaning of Taking Refuge<p>To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures. The Three Jewels are the …

Spirituality

The Six Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism

Guides for the Practice of Mahayana Buddhism<p>The Six Perfections, or <i>paramitas</i>, are guides for Mahayana Buddhist practice. They are virtues to be …

Meditation

The Eightfold Path: The Fourth Noble Truth in Buddhism

Realizing Enlightenment<p>The Eightfold Path of Buddhism is the means by which enlightenment may be realized. The historical Buddha first explained the …

Meditation

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Meditation

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism

The Buddha's first sermon after his enlightenment centered on the Four Noble Truths, which are the foundation of Buddhism. The Truths are something …

Meditation

Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion?

Buddhism—some Buddhism, anyway—is a practice of contemplation and inquiry that doesn't depend on belief in God or a soul or anything supernatural. …

3 Ways Leaders Can Instill Mindfulness At Work | Inc.com

Ask any leader in a growth company about their biggest business challenges and you're likely to hear there simply is not enough time in the day. Of course, that problem is not limited to the business world --it's one of the most pervasive of the century.<p>While there are countless apps, devices, …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness of Mind

The Third Foundation of Mindfulness<p>Mindfulness is a Buddhist practice embraced by many psychologists and self-help "gurus." The practice has many …

Mindfulness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Buddha's Instructions for the Practice of Mindfulness<p>Mindfulness is one of the most basic practices of Buddhism. It is part of the Eightfold Path …

Mindfulness

This AI Can Predict How Rich Your Neighborhood Is From Space

The patterns we use to organize ourselves in cities are visible to machines–and in a way that can predict the quality of our lives.<p>How do you identify a neighborhood’s affluence? Turns out, you can do it from space.<p>Th satellite mapping company DigitalGlobe tapped San Francisco design studio Stamen …

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Three Ways the Interstate System Changed America

On this day in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act, the piece of legislation that led to the creation of America’s …

Research: When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increases Around It

From Boston to Los Angeles, “mixed use” development, combining residential and commercial properties, is on the rise. The benefits that have been cited for colocating housing and retail establishments include reduced travel distances, more-pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, and stronger local …

Crime

12 developments set to transform Detroit - Curbed Detroit

There are development projects and then there are transformational projects—those that change how we live, work, play, and get around our city. We've mapped out 12 specific projects—either in progress or planned—that we think will be transformational to their neighborhoods at least, and possibly …

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