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Are You Highly Sensitive?

Learning to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Soul<p>Do you often feel overwhelmed by your environment or the people around you? Has anyone ever called you …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Yoga

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite)

Stop praising kids for their innate or God-given abilities, and instead focus on their effort.<p>What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them …

Self-improvement

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Global Warming

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.<p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have …

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming | John Abraham

A new study from my colleagues and I vindicates climate models, which are accurately predicting the rate of ocean heat accumulation<p>For those of us who are concerned about global warming, two of the most critical questions we ask are, “how fast is the Earth warming?” and “how much will it warm in …

Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. …

Clean Energy

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

<i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune system, increasing blood pressure and even triggering heart attacks, which sometimes …

TED Talks

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

Fluoride: Poison On Tap - Full Documentary