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How to Consistently be a Calm Person Even if The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to be a calm person<p><i>There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.</i><i><br>– Willia Cather</i><p><i></i>We have all been through times that have been …

Mindfulness

20 Simple Ways to Stoke Your Self-Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Once upon a time there was a small child known as you.<p>This child was born into the world pure and perfect, aware only of its own needs. If those …

Achieve True Beauty by Overcoming Low Self Esteem | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk</i><p>You know you need to start overcoming low self esteem when you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see a …

10 Unexpected Facts About Anger That Will Impress You

The last line before Zack de la Rocha spits the words “freedom, yeah right freedom” in his song of the same name, is “Anger is a gift.” This line …

4 Things You Can Learn From Therapist

Learn these 4 things from therapists in order to be calmer during arguments, be more accepting towards your own problems and increase your quality of …

30 Tips To Become More Confident Nobody Told You Before

Confidence is belief. It is the ability to rely on something or someone. Self-confidence is your ability to rely on yourself – to rest in the …

Self-improvement

15 Things To Tell Yourself Today To Live Better

Your mind is listening to everything you say! Do you want to improve your daily life? Here’s a list of things to tell yourself today!

An Anti-Bullying Campaign Narrated By Sir Ian McKellen Asks That Won't Be A Bystander

Ian McKellen

7 Powerful Questions to Get Unstuck Instantly and Moving Forward Again

“You will never rise above how you see yourself.” – Oprah<p>What’s holding you back from your desired levels of health, wealth, and happiness?<p>These 7 …

Self-help

How to Raise Kids Who Have Rock-Star Confidence, Even When You Don't

Where does confidence come from? How can you consistently build confidence in your kids? Learn what kids need to become confident & compassionate.

7 Practical Steps to Turn Around a Bad Experience

Failure sucks. But if your planning on doing anything important you are going to have to get used to it. Embarrassment, frustration and even bad …

How to Learn from Other People's Experiences

It's not just easy to learn, but also to learn from other people and their experiences:. Here are 4 tips for doing just that.

5 Reasons Why You Should Always be Yourself

<i>“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson</i><p>When it comes to …

11 Sleep Habits of Successful People

Sleep is the best meditation. ~ Dalai Lama<p>There are some people who just seem to have it all figured out. They manage their families, careers and …

“Designer Drug” Use and Abuse: Implications for Psychiatrists

Volume:<p>30<p>Issue:<p>11<p>Table 1: Common product or street names for “designer drugs”<p>Table 2: Common psychoactive and physical effects associated with …

Cannabis

Beyond 'Handholding': Supportive Therapy for Patients With BPD and Self-Injurious Behavior

"Well, even borderlines can use handholding," said a colleague when he heard about the supportive-therapy treatment cell of a research project funded …

Mental Health

7 Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Quarter-Life Crisis

1. Admit it sucks.<p>Say it out loud; a Quarter-Life Crisis is a #BagOfDicks. It’s an anxious period in a 20-somethings life where you’re directionless …

(Anxiety Hack) You Don’t Have To Figure Out Your Whole Life Problem Right This Second

I am a person who has anxiety. I was reminded of this today when I was reading a legal document and by the end I felt nauseous. I realized this is …

10 Important Things You Learn As The Oldest Sibling

1. When you drive, you become the chauffeur. There are no questions about this.<p>2. Your clothes are everyone’s clothes, whether you like it or not.<p>3. …

13 Steps To Becoming A Clean Person This Year

I am a really clean person. I love to clean. I used to beg my ex-boyfriend to let me scrub his grody bro bathroom clean and he would never let me, …

Let Go of Negative Thoughts in 5 Inspirational Steps

At 2 O’ clock Midnight, I tried to call Jon. It was more than half-a-hour, but still he didn’t pick it up. At first, I thought he might be too sleepy …

Self-help

These Little Things You Do Can Beat The Monday Blues But You Don't Realize It

If you sometimes dread Mondays with all those days stretching out to the weekend–that far out time when you can relax and have fun–then read on. …

Stop the Madness: Four Keys to help you Forgive

25 Questions That Will Guide You To Find and Follow Your Passion

It’s not easy to find and follow your passion. Actually, it requires all your strength, time, and effort to do it. You have to dig deep down inside …

The Little Things That Matter In Every Relationship

In this self-centered world, it’s hard to keep a romantic relationship going strong. Break-ups happen often for no reason at all, or a reason that …

Uncovered: 17 Married People Disclose How Often They Really Have Sex

As a sexually active, single, 20-something I’m incredibly worried about this. So, naturally, I consulted ask Reddit.<p>Truthfully… 3 times a month.<p>Sadly …

23 Tenacious Quotes To Inspire You To Jump Start Your Resolutions

I know for a lot of people New Year’s resolutions are a reason to be cynical and scoff, but I think it’s a great American past time. It’s a healthy …

Lungs 101: By the American Lung Association Why are the lungs important? Oxygen, a basic gas, is needed by every cell in your body in order to live. The air that comes into the body through the lungs contains oxygen and other gases. In the lungs, the oxygen is moved into the bloodstream and carried through the body. At each cell in the body, the oxygen cells are exchanged for waste gas called carbon dioxide. The bloodstream then carries this waste gas back to the lungs where the waste gas is removed from the blood stream and then exhaled from the body. This vital process, called gas exchange, is performed automatically by the lungs and respiratory system. In addition to gas exchange, the respiratory system performs other roles important to breathing. These include: Bringing air to the proper body temperature. Moisturizing the inhaled air to the right humidity. Protecting the body from harmful substances. This is done by coughing, sneezing, filtering, or swallowing them. The sense of smell. The Parts of the Respiratory System and How They Work AIRWAYS The SINUSES are hollow spaces in the bones of the head. Small openings connect them to the nose. The functions they serve include helping to regulate the temperature and humidity of air breathed in. The NOSE is the preferred entrance for outside air into the respiratory system. The hairs that line the wall are part of the air-cleaning system. Air also enters through the MOUTH, especially in people who have a mouth-breathing habit or whose nasal passages may be temporarily obstructed, as by a cold or during heavy exercise. The THROAT collects incoming air from the nose and mouth and passes it downward to the windpipe (trachea). The WINDPIPE (trachea) is the passage leading from the throat to the lungs. The windpipe divides into the two main BRONCHIAL TUBES, one for each lung, which subdivide into each lobe of the lungs. These, in turn, subdivide further. Lungs and Blood Vessels The right lung is divided into three LOBES, or sections. Each lobe is like a balloon filled with sponge-like tissue. Air moves in and out through one opening -- a branch of the bronchial tube. The left lung is divided into two LOBES. The PLEURA are the two membranes, actually one continuous one folded on itself, that surround each lobe of the lungs and separate the lungs from the chest wall. The bronchial tubes are lined with CILIA (like very small hairs) that have a wave-like motion. This motion carries MUCUS (sticky phlegm or liquid) upward and out into the throat, where it is either coughed up or swallowed. The mucus catches and holds much of the dust, germs, and other unwanted matter that has invaded the lungs. You get rid of this matter when you cough, sneeze, clear your throat or swallow. The smallest subdivisions of the bronchial tubes are called BRONCHIOLES, at the end of which are the air sacs or alveoli. The ALVEOLI are the very small air sacs that are the destination of air breathed in. The CAPILLARIES are blood vessels that are imbedded in the walls of the alveoli. Blood passes through the capillaries, brought to them by the PULMONARY ARTERY and taken away by the PULMONARY VEIN. While in the capillaries the blood gives off carbon dioxide through the capillary wall into the alveoli and takes up oxygen from the air in the alveoli. Muscles and Bones The DIAPHRAGM is the strong wall of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. By moving downward, it creates suction in the chest to draw in air and expand the lungs. The RIBS are bones supporting and protecting the chest cavity. They move to a limited degree, helping the lungs to expand and contract. Sand Sculpture by Michela Ciappini & Jan Zelinka - Featured in the 2013 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition Photo by Joe Russ of Anatomy In Motion